sippy cup

Ewelina - posted on 03/18/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My 6 1/2m daughter doesn't know how to use a sippy cup. How can I teach her to drink from it? Should I wait until she's older?

PS: she doesn't drink from a bottle at all (hates the nipple)

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Brittany - posted on 03/21/2010

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they say that just once a day is all you should give the sippy! the only other time i give my daughter her sippy is if im feeding her a thick solid food!

Alicia - posted on 03/18/2010

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my daughter will be 7 months on the 19th, and i decided that we would start her early with practicing with the sippy cup. we started at 5 months. and she could kind of get it out of the silicone nippled sippy, but the one she is a pro with now is made by "tomee tipup" from babies r us. its little, and fairly easy to get stuff out of but doesnt leak AT ALL. we just kept with it, and showed her she had to tip it up further that her bottle. and now we give her her juices and water in the sippy cup.

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my daughter has been drinking out of her cup since she was 6 months. i tried several cups before i found one she liked (Nuby). i gave her water mixed with a little juice at first in it and kept giving her milk in the bottle. now she's 7 1/2 mths and drinks anything out of it like a champ. you may just have to try a different cup. i still give her her bottle right b4 bed but she uses cups mostly throughout the day. good luck. : )

Andrea - posted on 03/30/2010

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I taught my son to hold a sippy cup, by holding the handles for him and tipping it up for him, to show him how it works. Then putting the cup into his mouth and putting his hands on the handles. He can now do it himself for a few seconds (he's 7months). Tommee Tippee do a great sippy cup which can be used from 4months on wards. Get the 'FREE Flow' cups not the 'Non Spill' as these are easier for babies to start with, as they dont have to work so hard on getting the drink!.

Kristin - posted on 03/27/2010

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My son's doctor told us at his 6 month appt. to start him on a sippy cup so we did. We started it that day and at first he didnt like, i think it was because it was a rubber top. So we tried a hard top kind and he drank out of it no problem. It only took a day to get him to use a sippy cup and hold it by himself also. We stopped him from using a bottle all together because we were afraid of him wanting the bottle and not the sippu cup. Now he will be 7 months old tomorrow and he hasnt had a bottle since he turned 6 months.

Amanda - posted on 03/25/2010

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my daughter is 7 1/2 months and I have just started letting her try the cup. I have one that is hard plastic and has the rubber piece to make it not leak. I put juice in it and took the rubber piece out. I helped her get a drink so that she would see what was in it. Then I put it back in and helped her hold it and she sucked some, she got a little bit of a drink. I have only done it twice, but it seems to work with her. Maybe you could try something like that.

Heather - posted on 03/24/2010

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I honestly can give you advise on how to get her to use a cup because my son wont either! But i can tell you kids are different, my first was 1 1/2 when she finally used a cup, my second was 8 months and loved the cup so much she refused bottles and my son now is having alot of trouble with cups... we have tried EVERY cup possible, only drinks out of the "nipple" like ones, but at that point its not really a cup anyway:(

Trista - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi, my son is still nursing and hated a bottle too. I started him on a Nuk sippy cup with a silicone nipple different from a bottle but after playing around for it for three days, he picked up on it immediately. He just turned 7 months Tuesday and he now puts it in his mouth by himself.

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We were advised by our dentist and health visitor not to use the sippy/anyway up cup because they are so hard for little ones to get water/juice out of. If u ever have a go yourself u will realise that some are very difficult. We were advised to use a free flow cup (which of course they are able to tip the water out of) It does take a bit of getting used to but i started my daughter on it around the time we started weaning and she is now a little expert. The one we have is a Tommy tipee and as well as the lid with the free flow spout u also get a sort of lid clear plastic lid with a hole in it which looks as though u should put a straw through it but but it sits in the cup in the way and its actually quite clever because once baby is ready to master sipping from a big cup this allows them to see the water coming and because it is only a small hole they get just enough water and it doesn't tip out all over them. Hope this helps.

Brittany - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son is 7 months (today). He has been drinking from a sippy cup since 5 months old. The only issues I have encountered are he doesn't like hard top sippy cups, he's getting too much liquid, or he's not getting enough. We got him a very nice sippy cup that is only 6 oz and has a rubber top on it.

Angie - posted on 03/22/2010

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Try drinking out of it yourself. If it's hard for you to get any water, then it's going to be especially hard and frustrating for your baby. I got the Nuk brand sippy cup that is just a different top on a regular small sized Nuk bottle w/ the two handles on the bottom. He uses Nuk brand bottles so I thought this was a smart choice. But it is nearly impossble to get any liquid out of it! Both my husband and I had to nearly suck our organs out to get any water!! I went out and bought a few different brands to try. Those are much easier to drink out of and still don't spill. Still need to get my son to be a fan, though....

Cheray - posted on 03/22/2010

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We started our daughter Reign on her sippy cup at 5 months. It took us several try's with different cups until she found the one that she really liked. We have her on the Foogo cup by thermos from babies 'r" us. It's lightweight and keeps her beverages nice and cool or warm. I think the fact that it's metal and rubber(still very lightweight) entices her to drink form it. Babies like things that are shiny and different textures. How we started her on the sippy cup was by giving it to her when she was really thirsty, so instead of having a bottle first thing in the morning we gave her the cup, which made it very easy for her to be open to accepting it any other time. Hope this helps.

Alexis - posted on 03/21/2010

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My lil guy will use a sippy cup if I lay him back, he hasnt figured out that he needs to lift the cup up to get anything out of it. Same thing with the bottle. It will just take time and letting them to play with it and figure it out.

Samantha - posted on 03/21/2010

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I am also using the Playtex, no spill, 2 handled sippy cup. Around 6 months I just let my son "practice" and I would show him how to tip it up to drink the water. After a few tries he seems to be a pro. My question is this...my son is breast fed and I am wondering how often I should let him use the sippy cup. Currently, he is only drinking about 1/4 cup a couple times a day, but I am wondering if, at 7months, is this too much? too little? Is there a standard amount needed?

Susan - posted on 03/21/2010

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same with my daughter i have bought her so many sippy cups for her and she doesnt like any of the she will have it out of a bottle but doesnt seem to understand how to use the cups even though there the same concept. i dont no what else to try

Daralee - posted on 03/20/2010

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hi same with my daughter i have got her a sippy cup she knows how to get the water out but it comes out way to faast and it just about drowns her so need a different cup,
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Maryjean - posted on 03/20/2010

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I started my daughter with the sippy cup at 5 months, she doesn't use a bottle. We use a avent from philips. You can get them at zellers, very easy for them to use. She's 7 months now and she drinks out of the sippy cup herself.

Brittany - posted on 03/20/2010

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My daughter atuomatically drank from her sippy cup on the first try! I used the platex "my first sippy", i put water in it and a little juice for flavor and she loved it! I gave it to her for the first time at 5 almost 6 months! Just keeping trying until she gets it, it may take a while but it will eventually happen!

Erin - posted on 03/20/2010

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I am in the same boat, my 7 month old will not take a bottle or sippy cup!
I can't get her to suck and now she has her 2 bottom teeth!
I would love suggestions on how to get her to suck on a plastic nipple
we have been trying for a month and a half.

Keysha - posted on 03/20/2010

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She is at a perfect age to learn to use a sippy cup. My LO started at 4 and a half months. The best way to introduce her is to give her one. I have only put water in the cups my LO is now seven and a half months. Each kid is different but mine like the Nuby silicone nipples. If you go that route please watch closely as your child teethes. Like Alicia said the Tommee Tippee cups are great. Good Luck

Emele - posted on 03/18/2010

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Having the same issue... He hates it, but also doesnt use a bottle. Still bfed.

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