USE OF A SIPPY CUP

MELISSA - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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OUR SON IS NOW 6 MTHS AND I AM WONDERING WHEN I SHOULD START HIM ON USING A SIPPY CUP? ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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Nichole - posted on 06/30/2009

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I wonder that myself all the time. My son is only 4 months but already holds his own bottles. You know what I got for him and I absolutely love them. It's the non spill bottles with handles on the sides, they are great. Here is a link so you can see them. They also have nipples in the cups so it gives him a good start for a cup.
http://www.nuby.in/designbottlesnuby.php...

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my daughter started at 4.5 months and was fully on one by 7months.. they are aged at 4mths and 6mths so if it was too young they wouldnt be allowed to label it like that x

Angie - posted on 07/01/2009

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We tried a sippy cup at 6 months. She sometimes uses it. She used the trainer ones with the soft spouts as a teething toy so we went to the hard spouts. She has trouble with the tipping motion of the cup.

Alicia - posted on 07/01/2009

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My oldest son broke himself from the bottle at 6 months old and my youngest I introduced to the sippy cup at 5 months and he was broke from the bottle by 7 months. They both continued to get formula, but drank it from a cup instead of a bottle. Honestly, I think it's up to the parent to decide when they think their child is ready for a big step such as this. Introduce him when you think he is ready and when you are ready. My oldest decided that he no longer wanted the bottle on his own and drank all his formula through a straw. I spoke with the pediatrician about it and she said as long as he's growing and getting the nutrients he needs there's no reason why he has to stay on the bottle.

Ashley - posted on 06/30/2009

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From the information that i got through wic and my doctor they both said to start on the sippy cup she is 6 months old right now. It is really up to you and what you feel is best for your child.

Colleen - posted on 06/30/2009

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six months is too soon. The amount of fluid that comes out of a sippy cup will be too much for him to handle and he will probably gag and spit it all back up

Lisa - posted on 06/30/2009

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6 month old babies should only have around 2oz of water a day.

We have the monchkins sippycup and it's great. :)

Donna - posted on 06/30/2009

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My son started drinking from a cup at 4-5 months he drinks water from it and has come off his bottle brilliantly i offered water at every meal and every hour or so. there arew special ones from 6 months its much better for the basbies teeth and alsomakes the bottle weaning process so much easier.

Lisa - posted on 06/30/2009

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My daughter is 6 months old and we already gave her a sippy cub. They have special ones for 6 month olds. It has a soft spout and the handles are easy for her to hold onto. She got the hang of it pretty fast :)

I just use it for a little bit of water on hot days.....not for her formula.

Stephanie - posted on 06/30/2009

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We just switched on our son's first birthday. It worked well for us. No problems at all.

Jill - posted on 06/30/2009

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I started tp give my daughters a trainer cup at 6 months old. They were totaly off of a bottle by the time they a year old. Drs and Dentist will tell you that they need to off the bottle by a year old

Demetria - posted on 06/30/2009

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i think 6 months is too soon for a sippy cup but you know your child best, try it and see if he takes to it

Rachel - posted on 06/30/2009

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I think 6 months is early to start. My son is 16 months and we started him on a sippy cup around 10 months but he's also on the bottle. I think you could try if you want and see how it goes and if he doesn't like it then don't sweat it. Try another time.

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