Sippy Cup

Geneviève - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 months old and he's a pure joy. However, I feel it's time that he drinks from the sippy cup but refuses to. Does anyone have any suggestions in helping me achieve this goal?

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Heather - posted on 10/29/2009

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I tried a lot of different sippy cups and the only one my daughter will use is the nuby one as well. She only likes water, I've tried juice, as well as pumped BM, but she'll only drink water....She'll now drink out of a straw as well

Kristin - posted on 10/26/2009

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i started by putting my sons water and juice in sippy cups the last bottle i tried to get him to kick was his night time bottle it was something i learned from a neighbor she is also helping me with figuring out how to potty train my son while my husband is deployed...not looking forward to it.i started him with the nuby during snack time and when we went on walks. But he took to straw cups better...loves my waterbottle. start with changing his bottles to cups on at a time it seems stupid but it works.

Virginia - posted on 10/24/2009

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Have you tried a straw cup? I never did sippy cups because I was nervous about the damage that hard spout can do to their developing teeth so I jumped ahead and go the straw cups and they all took to it really well because the straw is soft like a bottle nipple. You little one may not like the hard spout because it's so different from a bottle nipple (or even your nipple if your still breast feeding :-)) Hope this helps!

Angela - posted on 10/23/2009

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i use a sippy cup thats a leak proof one, but the teat is soft like on a bottle, i also let him use it from 6 months, he loved it sraight away. but still prefers his bottles for his milk, so its sippy cup for juice, n bottle for milk.

Anmarie - posted on 10/21/2009

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The biggest thing is persistence, just keep trying and trying leave it lieing round where he can see it, he will eventually become interested, my son was drinking from a silicon topped one at 6mths and now drinks from a straw cup. I think you have to be more stubborn than them.

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My second daughter (10 mos) took to a straw very well, surprisingly! My first daughter (3 yrs old) took longer with a sippy... but took to the Nuby's very well. Trial and error.

Carli - posted on 10/20/2009

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nuby makes a 3 nipple sippy cup, one that feels like a nipple, a straw and a sippy cup top. go with the soft sippy cup tops, thats what i had to do. Good luck.

Dixie - posted on 10/19/2009

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I have been working on my son for a few weeks now. I tried many differnt types & the Nuby soft tip ones with handles work best. He faught me over and over but I finally set my ways & thought if he wanted his juice he would drink it from the cup. He wanted it so bad that he just did it. He is still messy with it but it takes time. they just need to know that, the cup is the only choice and then they will give in. It took a couple weeks but it worked.

Jackie - posted on 10/15/2009

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There is one that looks and is shaped just like the nuby one, also sold at walmart, but its even cheaper. Thats what we use. My daughter can drink from it no problem...but doesn't get she needs to tip the cup up so we have to hold it for her. I am hoping she will figure out that she needs to tip it up so we aren't holding it for her for too much longer. But its a long process, we also started with it when seh was about 6 mos old.



Just keep offering it, anytime we sit down for dinner she gets her cup - even if she is just playing with it. And we'll keep helping her take sips, eventually she's bound to realize through her play that she can do it alone.

User - posted on 10/14/2009

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the nuby soft tipped ones are amazing......they are cheap and the ones with handles are the best

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My best advice is to just persist. I've tried my son on one since he was 6 months and only now is he starting to drink from it. It's gradually increased from being 20ml a day to around 80ml, which I'm quite pleased with. For some reason he'll only drink if it's my husband or I holding it!

Brandi - posted on 10/11/2009

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I found a sippy cup at Babies R Us that was a starter sippy cup, the mouth piece on it is silicone so it's soft like a bottle nipple. I started giving it to my daughter when she was about 6 months old with a little watered down juice in it. She had trouble with it at first, she had trouble controlling the flow, but I kept giving it to her and eventualy she got the hang of it. Now she will drink out of a regular sippy cup no problem. They just need to learn to control the flow coming out of it. Stick with it, it will work eventually. Good luck!!

Heather - posted on 10/08/2009

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Try giving him something he really likes in the sippy cup - and let him see you put it in. For my son, it was water and apple juice (cut w/ water)... We haven't tried giving him milk in one yet (he is still nursing). We also found that using ones that don't require suction at first (you may have to hold it) may help him realize there is something good in the cup. You can get those at the dollar store. Then, once he realizes that he likes the drink he is getting, switch him to one that is spill proof (requiring suction). You can also get ones that are soft on the lip, which are especially good if he is teething - my son also chews on his like that. Gerber makes good ones - and in different sizes and handles, but the valve is the same for all of them - which is good.



Also, don't stress over it too much. If he gets the feeling that you are stressing over it, he will and that is counterproductive. When he does take the cup, make a big deal over it. Clap and cheer - this will encourage him to take it.

Kristina - posted on 10/08/2009

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There is a lot of different sippy cups out there. There is one in particular that comes with both a nipple and a sippy cup top.. Try getting him used to that one with the nipple first, and then switch it to the sippy cup.

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