Sippy cups

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My baby is 6 months and 1 week. We have already introduced the sippy cup and she does great with it! Anyone else out there already giving their baby a sippy cup? When and how often? What do you put in it?

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Treva - posted on 01/30/2011

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I don't see why not? I give him baby food fruit with his rice cereal. I would not give him anything straight yet or non- pasturized (spelling?) But It's suggested for "crawlers" and he is pretty much there already. His pediatrician said there is nothing wrong with a little juice even if he wasn't plugged up. Just to stay away from refined sugars and to make sure he still gets his recommended 32oz of formula a day.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/30/2011

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Yep about once a day and apple juice. Our doctor suggested it for his constipation.

Erin - posted on 02/11/2011

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i heard it's a good idea to start giving them water as soon as they start solids. I don't see anything wrong with giving juice.

Amy - posted on 02/10/2011

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ive started giving her a sippy on occasion all i put in it is 2 ounces of water

Genina - posted on 02/07/2011

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I just bought my daughter a sippy cup today, because she's ready for one. Holding her bottles and everything and WIC gave me this pamphlet about feeding. It says you can put water, breastmilk, or formula in it. It does say not to put juice yet, I assume because of the sugar... I'd just put water or milk/formula in it for now!

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Crystal - posted on 03/16/2011

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my son is 8 monthes when he wuz 5 monthes he decide he didnt want tha bottle i tired 2 give it 2 him but he throw it so i gave him a sippy cup an he took it an i put juice in it cuz he hates formula!!!!!!!

Doti - posted on 02/13/2011

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My daughter is 6 1/2 months and we gave her a sippy cup about 2 weeks ago. She is doing well with it. I put 1 oz juice mixed with 1 oz water in afternoon and then give her breast milk with it at dinner.

Kirby - posted on 02/09/2011

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Ellie is 6 month and 4 weeks and we have tried sippy cup the last few weeks. She does ok, drinks well with it but not holding on to it yet. We have put water in hers and she seems to like it

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Thanks Genina!! I need to get back to WIC mines ended and i havent gone back to reapply they do have a lot of good pamphlets if anything! haha

Jen - posted on 02/05/2011

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I haven't done the sippy cup yet, but my daughter's doc gave the green light for it. She suggested putting water in it, and even having it available for her when she's in her high chair eating her baby food.

Katrina - posted on 02/05/2011

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i tried giving my 6 month old a sippy cup i tried the flat tip one the none drip and she just played with it but i gave her the one with the nipple and she likes it much better but she wont suck on it she is breast fed too but the only way i was able to give her water or anything if she drank it out of a normal cup like slightly pouring a little bit in her mouth and she will drink water, my doc said no juice at all and so shes been drinking ocassionally water and she has breast milk.

Lyndsey - posted on 02/05/2011

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no squash as in juice orange /blackcurrant etc just very diluted you can also use fresh apple cranberry etc but still dilute it a bit with water.

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Yea Kristin my daughter has the sippy with the two handles. She can hold her own bottle but i think gets lazy and doesnt want to hold it all the time haha. So when do you think would be a good time to upgrade to the sippy cups without handles?

Kristin - posted on 02/04/2011

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i've introduced my son to a sippy cup and he does extremely well with it. i give it to him to play with on the floor and during meal time. he does great. it's on with two handles on it. he doesn't do that well with the ones with out the handles.

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BAILEY: Thats awesome that your baby loves so many different kinds of food!! I hope my daughter is the same and stays like that! Also what is bread n butter pickle!!??

CHESILIN: My daughter was exclusively breast fed for the first three months and then due to my own faults had to put her on bottle but she also gets breast as well. I know i cant believe how fast she is growing 6 months?!! Wow halfway to one!! This is all happening TOO fast! haha Also i read that you should introduce the sippy cup cuz when they get closer to the age of one they are more resistant to change. I bought her the sippy cup not thinking she would take to it so easily but more so she can see it put it in her mouth play with and then slowly get used to it.

ADRIENNE: I would suggest just continue to give it to him at every feeding like you said. Also maybe try putting his milk in it so he knows whats in it maybe some diluted juice so hell think the cup equals a sweet treat or sugar water?? But just keep it up he'll get it eventually!

LYNDSEY: What do you mean you put diluted squash? Like the baby food and water in the cup?? Thats interesting! Never heard that before!

Lyndsey - posted on 02/04/2011

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mine have had their cups since they were 5 months and i put very diluted squash or water in it for inbetween bottles whenever they want it really! XX

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2011

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my son loves his sippy cup, I sometimes give him apple juice but mostly water, he also likes to chew on the end, at dinner time he eats a couple spoon fulls of food then grabs the sippy cup for a drink, he has it down pat! I have pictures of him with a farleys cookie in one hand and the cup in the other hand he goes from one to the next!

Crystal - posted on 02/02/2011

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my son is 6 monthes an he took tha sippy cup on his own he just didnt want tha bottle anymore but he weather play an eat then drink it

Alli - posted on 02/02/2011

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at first all they do is chew, he'll figure out concept, my son gets that he can drink out of it, but its weird for him.
just gotta keep tryin

Adrienne - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son just chews on his nipple to the sippy cup. He might get a sip or two out but he mainly just plays with it. I give him a sippy cup with all his jar feedings but he just wont take. Any ideas?

Chesilin - posted on 01/31/2011

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Are your babies breast or bottle fed? We haven't tried yet with our six month old... I didn't realize it was that time already! We gave my daughter one at four months. She did NOT like anything other than the breast so it was a struggle at first- she never took bottles (much to my "just-give-me-a-break!" frustration) and she finally caught onto the sippy cup around 7 months. Wow I can't believe I haven't even thought to try one with my son yet! Time has flown!

Bailey Jane - posted on 01/31/2011

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I tried to give my 6 months old daughter a trainer cup and she HATED It. She didn't understand that flattened type of mouth mechanism rather than a dome-like nipple shape. Ugh. But she loves loves loves ODD foods like apples, asparagus, Hollundaise sauce, chili, green olives, and bread 'n butter pickles. Lil punk! I don't know HOW to get mine to accept the cup-like idea, but she seems to have quite the refined palate. I'm not sure there's an answer!!

Alli - posted on 01/31/2011

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my boy is 6 months and i give him his too! i put some juice in it with water, two or three times a day

Natasha - posted on 01/30/2011

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i started water in a sippy cup from 4months when we started solids and drank it himself after 2 weeks ...still wont hold his own bottle of milk though..i did have to put a tiny but of baby juice(which is already 2 parts water 1 part juice) in it but i still do baby juice 1 part to 4 parts water so it is very very diluted but he wont drink water alone and in this 40 deg weather he needs extra fluid

Treva - posted on 01/30/2011

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Same here- I forgot to mention that I give him the juice due to horrible constipation and his ped suggested it.

Treva - posted on 01/30/2011

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We started giving our son a sippy cup about two weeks ago. He is currently 6 months 3 weeks old. We give him the sippy normally a day. Sometimes I will give him a little milk in it if we are in a hurry and heading out the door. Everyday he gets some apple prune or other juice in the sippy with his snack. He is doing extremely well with it also and it seems to have helped his "grasping" ability (it may just be coincidence). :)

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Yea thats true so im gonna hold off on the juice thats really good to know. And i did not know that about the water either. The one i gave her i bought from HEB ( super market idk if you have those where you live) And yes it is spill sproof. And actually to my amazement as soon as i gave it to her she took to it like a duck on water!!! She knew exactly how to do it. I dont kno how but she did!

Nikki - posted on 01/30/2011

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I was told that she could have water once she started eating baby food. I keep reading that they can have juice too, but I don't give her any at all because she doesn't NEED anything from it and most have a ton of sugar. I can't wait until my daughter can use her sippy the right way. She just wants to chew on it right now. How did you get your daughter to suck on it? it hers spill-proof or can it just pour out? I gave her the sippy without the plug and she just poured it all over her and I worry because its winter, so I don't want her soaking wet. LOL

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Thats a great idea! yea at first i just put her formula in it but then i bought that baby juice and diluted with water cuz i wasnt sure when you can give them water. But i read that juice isnt good so i dont give her anymore. But thats a good idea to give her the cup when shes eating her baby food. thanks!

Nikki - posted on 01/30/2011

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we introduced the sippy cup to her, but she hasn't figured it out yet. we just put water in it, but I would think that if she's doing really good with it and drinks everything that she gets out of it, why not put her formula/breastmilk in it, maybe just when she has her food too, so she gets used to having a cup with her meals. ;-)

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