Want to start with a sippy cup, need help!

Sarah - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




My son is 10 months old and I want to start him with a sippy cup. I've been trying on and off for about a month now. I even show him that I'm pouring the formula from the bottle into the cup and give it to him right away, but he refuses to drink from it.
Maybe I should be using a certain type of sippy cup?
Any ideas would be much appreciated!


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Shannon - posted on 06/08/2010




we stated using straw sippy cups at 7 months when he started solids. I only give water. Other than that, he is breastfed....he doesn't like bottles.

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try different sippy cups. also try giving him water or juice in the sippy cup at first cuz then maybe he will drink from it if he knows he will only get juice or water from it

Cristina - posted on 06/07/2010




im having the same problem--my son just throws the sippy cup on the floor. He doesnt even attempt to bring it to his mouth and when I try to do it for him he turns his face!

Sarah - posted on 06/07/2010




Thanks for all of your ideas! I'm definitely going to try them out! I had Playtex sippy cups and the spout was hard, so a friend has lent me an Avent one to test it out because of the soft spout. Hopefully he gets the hang of it sooner rather than later! I'm also going to test out some of the other ones that were mentionned here.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010




my son is 9 months and i got the nuby sippy cups without the handles they have the rubber tip so they kind of feel like his bottle im slowly winging him off them kind to the hard nipples

Tracey - posted on 06/02/2010




I tried sippy cups with my daughter (who is 10 months today). All she wanted to do was bite the handles and the part she is suppose to drink out of (because it's hard and she's teething). I tried the Nuby BPA free sippy cups and they worked. They don't have handles, but a place for their little hands to grab in the middle of the cup. Also, the nipple is soft like a bottle, which I think helped her. This worked for my daughter, maybe it will work for your son. Good luck!

Alicia - posted on 05/31/2010




we started my daughter Gracie at about 5 months just to see how she would do since the goal is to throw formula and the bottle out the window her first birthday. she wasnt so great with it at first, but now shes a pro and its kind of an incentive since she can ONLY have juice if its in the cup. when we first started her on sippys we used the munchkin trainer cups because it had a soft nipple, and was really easy to use with the handles. the hardest part i think was her learning that she had to tip it up to get it out. (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...)

now that shes 9 months old we use the 9mo+ ones because the munchkin ones she can now pour all over the place haha.


Tracy - posted on 05/31/2010




with our oldest we tried several different types until we found one she liked, now with our son he's just over 9 mos and has no interest in a sippy. it's pretty much just a weapon in his hands, so I've opted to wait it out a bit. by 18 mos they want the bottles gone, so my thought is I have some time to get him off the bottle. With the change to a sippy they initially do go down in the amount of fluid they drink but it does pick up again.

SarahJane - posted on 05/31/2010




We used a Nuk starter sippy cup... awesome.. We started Ben at 5 months.. he is now on the 2nd level of the sippy cup from Nuk. Lost the first one in the car or left it in MI with family. Got to find it b/c it had juice in it.

Emily - posted on 05/31/2010




You might want to start with water or juice, and save the formula for bottles for now. Try several types of sippies.. they all have slightly different spouts and your baby may just prefer certain ones. I always start out taking the stopper out so the liquid just pours out and they don't have to suck so hard to get it. You can also try just using a regular cup instead of a sippy.

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