what's the best sippy cup for a breastfed baby?

Nicole - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )




My son is 7 months old and is breastfed and has been eating solids for about 2 months. I've tried giving him the sippy cup with watered down juice, but all he does with it is bang it on the high chair. But he has no problem taking my cup! He'll grab it and bring it to his mouth and tilt it up, or put my straw in his mouth but he doesn't realize he has to suck on it to get the liquid. Would the sippy cups with the straws be better for him than the regular sippy cups?


Meg - posted on 07/17/2009




Whatever one he will take! You can try the recommended ones, but son was very picky about which cup he would drink out of. We wound up using an evenflo cup with a soft spout because he wouldn't drink out of any other one for the first couple of months of cup use. Be prepared in case you have to try a variety of cups- don't buy more than one of each kind until you know that he'll drink out of it.

Rebekah - posted on 07/18/2009




What worked for us was the Munchkin "no spill" straw cup. I laid my son down the first time like he would for a bottle, then after he got breast-milk out of it, I sat him up. He thought it was absolutely the coolest thing that he could walk (he was 10 months old) around and drink milk at the same time. He figured it out the very first time and has never used another sippy cup. He's two now and only drinks from a cups with a straw or regular cup.


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Anna - posted on 07/18/2009




Gerber makes a sippy cup called "nuk" w/ a super soft and flexible spout. It's the only sippy my dd would take. The others we tried were too hard. You can find it in the aisle w/ the baby bottles. Also agree w/ the take and toss cups, those are great to travel w/ and the liquid will just come out and help him get the idea. At 7mths I would try the regular sippy first, especially if he already knows to "tip" the cup towards his mouth. Good Luck.

Katie - posted on 07/18/2009




Get him sippy cups without spill-proof valves- my son just could not drink out of them. It makes it hard for them to pull the liquid out. Also, most cups have removable valves so you can just pull them out. If he can't suck a straw now, he's probably not ready for those, but those cheap plastic "take n toss" sippy cups work great. They are available at Wal-Mart, and they come in different sizes for younger and older kids.

Jaime - posted on 07/18/2009




avent...they are perfect for transition, and you can put avent bottle nipples and tops on them. they have handles and are very easy for baby to hold. i also love the take and toss cups. we lose so many cups, that i don't feel as bad. the munchkin brand has lids that screw on... the other ones can spill if your little one throws cups.

Samantha - posted on 07/18/2009




ADVENT has a really good sippy cup, it says on it "esiest to transition from breast or bottle" my daughter is soo in love with nursing she would never take a bottle or any other sippy but she took this one no prob. goodluck!

Trina - posted on 07/17/2009




Nuby has a no spill straw sippy cup which I really love. I've spent tonnes on cups trying to find the right one for my son, and that one was the winner. It doesn't make a huge mess (though there is some, more often when he's playing with it rather than drinking from it).

Stephanie - posted on 07/15/2009




I love the nubby brand they have a soft rubber mouth piece thats easy for them, I would stay away from the straw sippy cups for awhile their a terrible mess when they tip them over.

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