Sippy cup.

Stacey - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 51 moms have responded )

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Has any one started giving their child a sippy cup. If so how are you doing it? Is your child taking to it?

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Ashley - posted on 02/19/2010

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I'm having somewhat of a difficult time with the sippy cup. i buy one, its great for the one day, she gets it again and wont drink it. so i buy a different one, and the same thing. i have like 5 different ones! but my daughter also isnt walking yet, and my husband and i have both agreed after she starts walking the bottle will be taken away fully. she only has the bottle for naps and bedtime now, and is forced to have only the sippy cup during the day. Other people have also told me you may need to buy different ones if one doesnt work. at walmart they have a training sippy cup, i havent tried it yet, but it has a softer spout part, no drip. you could give that a shot. and any others that are soft silicone and are small for your childs mouth.

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I wean my daughter from bottle right after her birthday.. i had a hard time beacuse she doesn't want to drink form a sippy cup at first. what i did was give her milk during meal time and now it works good to her..

Krysteena - posted on 02/17/2010

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i started giving my daughter amelia a sippy cup at 8 mon well i stll let her have a bottle every now and then she transfered well i fully took the bottle away at 10 mon now she dose well good luck

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010

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We gave our twin daughters sippy cups around 6 months. At first they just played with them and threw them on the floor. We showed them how to drink from them, and the more we gave them the cup to explore, the more they got used to it and now are drinking out of it all day ( they are 13 months old). The only bottle they still have is a night bottle. They will drink water and milk from theres. They like the sippy cups with the straws b/c they are similar to my water bottles that they like to drink out of. Keep trying, and if they aren't taking to it try a different style.

Natalie - posted on 02/09/2010

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My twins started drinking from a sippy at 6 months and took to it right away, I had to help them learn to tip their heads back as to not suck air. They are now 1 year old and drink all their milk and water from sippy's. They were weaned from the bottle at 10 months and learned to tip their heads back to get the last bit of liquid out of the cup. They also can drink from a straw sippy but don't take as much fluid that way.

Heather - posted on 02/09/2010

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my son hayden is now a year old but i tried starting him on sippy cups when he was about 7 months he refused to have anything to do with them and i never gave up kept trying and trying and till this day he wont drink out of a sippy cup but he will drink out of the leak proof straw cups that walmart sale for like $2.50

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2010

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yep shes had one since 9 months. my daughter loves it. but she also likes he bottle when she needs to be close to mommy

Jaclyn - posted on 02/09/2010

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We started Chloe on sippy cups at about 6 months but stuck to the soft silicone spouts until about 9/10 months and now we use all kinds. We are starting to learn the straw now at 1 year

Patricia - posted on 02/08/2010

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My one year old only has one bottle a day and its at night...The rest of the day he drinks only from a sippy cup or straw cup. I started at like four months when he started cereal to get him used to it.

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We tried the sippy cup with our daughter for a few days, then just started giving her a real cup and she's been drinking from that for months. I think it's probably easier to just go right to the cup...it will be one less thing to wean them from.

Natalie - posted on 02/07/2010

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Both of my twins are on sippies. they love them. They prefer the ones with the handles compared to the ones without. I started about 6 months and the boys love them....especially when they toss them on the floor and I have to pick them up!

Rachel - posted on 02/07/2010

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I started giving my daugther a sippy at every meal when she first started on soilds. At first she didn't really know what to do with it and just played with it. The trick is to just keep offering it, even if they don't get it right away. My daugher is now all sippy and no bottle!

Jillian - posted on 02/07/2010

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Owen has used a sippy cup since he was 7 months old for juice and water. He really likes the soft spout cups but will not use a regular hard sippy yet. We'll see what happens when we start putting his milk in the sippy to transition him away from his bottles.

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2010

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I have started using sippy cups. We started integrating them in at 4 months. But, we threw the bottles out about 2 weeks before their 1st birthday! They are both taking the sippy great! They make a little bit of a mess at times, but they did that with the bottles!

Leslie - posted on 02/06/2010

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My twins have been taking a sippy cup since 7-8 months old. I figured out that at first they wouldn't take it because they couldn't suck on it because they make must holes in sippy cups kinda like a nipple on a bottle but it isn't easy to suck like a nipple so I punctured the hole bigger where it would just come out and they started taking it really well.

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I gave Isaac a sippy cup when he was about 9 months old. It took him about a month or so to get used to it and now he uses it like a pro.

Ashley - posted on 02/06/2010

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Ethan started at around 7 months old and that's all he drinks out of now. He prefers the cup to the bottle!

Misty - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter was 6 months when I started the sippy cup, it took awhile to get the hang of it, But she got it and no more bottle, just her cup :)

Ramikka - posted on 02/04/2010

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MY SON HAVE BEEN USING A SIPPY SINCE HE WAS 8MTH. HE JUST TURNED 1 IN THE MIDDLE OF JAN. HE LUVS HIS CUP DOESNT TAKE BOTTLES AT ALL, NOT EVEN AT NITE.

Jodi - posted on 02/04/2010

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Thanks for you reply Danielle, I did start him on a cup when I moved him over to cows milk and was surprised to find he took to it with no problem. Even took it in a cup for his night feed so no more bottles .

However since then he has had gastroenteritis which has left him wary of milk. Week and a half on and he will now take about 1 cup a day but no longer wants any before bed. Been told not to worry as long as his eating well which has never really be a problem with my little monkey as he loves his food.

Leanne - posted on 01/27/2010

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I introduced it at about 8 months and it was the one with the straw and she took to it, but now I am cutting out her bottle now that she turned 1. It was difficult at first because it was an adjustment for her not getting her bottle. But now she has taken to it and I have been consistent and veeeeery patient. It is a work in progresss as every transition will be.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010

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Tucker turned one on the 12th. I started him on a soft nippled sippy cup when he was 5 months old and he never wanted a bottle again. He is now using only hard topped spillproof sippy cups and drinks from regular cups, cans, and bottles as well. all children are different

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DD has never had a bottle. She does have a training cup. Our sippy cup is not in use because the lid pops off! She does drink out of my water bottle and even straight of young coconuts, she loves it!

Danielle - posted on 01/13/2010

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Jodi,

I started giving Ryder 1 cup of milk a day at about 11 months. He turned a year on the 5th and is down to two bottles a day. His morning and night. I was told by family and friends to not warm the milk. Some kids will get used to it and only take it warm.

Amanda - posted on 01/13/2010

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I started both my kids at 5-6 months when I started solids. I'd suggest using a cup with handles and a soft nipple to start out with. That way they can learn to hold it themselves pretty easily and can bite the nipple to drink until they learn to suck it properly. I just used the cheapo Nuk brand until they were 9 months or so when I bought the nicer Playtex brand cups with the harder nipples.

Christina - posted on 01/12/2010

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Honestly I don't think it is a problem. Babies lurn in there own way, they know what they like. Just like you and me, we know what we like and what we don't. Sometimes we feel like drinking from a normal glas when drinking water and wanting to drink out of a wine glass when we drink wine. Your baby know what to do.............Don't worry...........Christina

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2010

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oliver although unable to use it independently straight has had a sippy cup since the start of weaning at 4months.
he'll drink juice or water of it. but won't touch milk in a cup.
he's now learnt how to drink out of a straw of a boxed juice and from sports lidded bottles (fruit shoots .. you know like the ones bottles of water come in)

Nicola - posted on 01/12/2010

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I gave my child a sippy cup a while ago. I bought a leak proof one from asda. He doesn't really drink much out of it though prefers to drink out of it like a normal cup

Karen - posted on 01/11/2010

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A few months ago, we started introducing the sippy at meals with water, juice, or cow's milk. It was a challenge at first (waterfall from lower lip), but she's good at it now. For months it was only a few sips here and there, but now she will regularly drink half of a small sippy for her milk.

With our older daughter, we had to try a few different types. She started with the flexible silicone tops and then progressed to the hard plastic Gerber tops (around 16 months, after ruining the silicone ones by poking her finger in the top). My January baby went right to the hard Gerber ones no probs.

Marideth - posted on 01/11/2010

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We started the sippie cup at six months with water in it. The ones with the handles and the soft mouth piece, I found, work the best in the beginning. Once they figure it out, you can move on to the bigger cups with no handles and harder mouth pieces.

Susan - posted on 01/11/2010

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Jamie drinks from an open (regular) plastic cup at meals. Water, juice or decaf unsweetened tea. With a sippy cup he likes to shake all the liquid out. He still does sleep bottles and water overnight.

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2010

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Yea my daughter loves sucking from the straw and has since been using a regular cup as well i think the hardest part of it all is having to put up our soda cans because she has figured out how to drink from a can by herself.

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Danielle:

The last few weeks we have been transitioning to milk and he is doing great.


 



Hi Danielle,



 



How old was your son when you done this, I hoping to start it soon and was wondering do you heat the milk or is it cold?

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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I started my son on a sippy cup at 5 months (when he started drinking water) and he was fine with it after a few goes. Also since have introduced sipping from a normal cup and through a straw. The straw was more an accident as I forgot his drink and was squeezing a little juice from a cartoon into his mouth and he just started to do it. i guess I was don't doing it quick enough for his liking :).

I say the sooner you introduce a cup the better!

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2010

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I started giving my daughter her sippy cup at 7months and now she is almost 1 and almost completly off the bottle. She has really enjoyed the transition to Milk it was way easier then it thought.

Martine - posted on 01/11/2010

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My 1 yo girl is in learning process with the sippy cup. So far, I gave her only water in it to limit possible mess.

Dorothy - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have the same problem a lot of moms have here, my Daughter will only drink a little and then play with her sippy, yet, she will down a bottle. I keep introducing it to her in hopes it will catch on.

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have give my little one a sippy cup ever since she started eating solids at about 6 months as I am breast feeding she just has water in the cup !

Lebogang - posted on 01/10/2010

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I started my LB on the sippy cup when he was 10 mnths and he is in love with his sippy cup he doesn't want to drink from the bottle anymore.

Nicole - posted on 01/10/2010

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Well I have 3 kids and my first daughter drank from a sippy cup when she was 5 months old and My son started at 7 months but My daughter now is 11 months will be turning 1 on the 17th of this month she just throws in on the floor and yells at it lol She just prefers the bottle but I will do what I did with my son throw out all the bottles and then she has no choice lol And maybe also you can try the sippy cups with the jelly like sipping spouts instead of the hard ones because Haylee will NOT drink out of the hard ones but she will most of the time drink out of the soft ones lol

Sarah - posted on 01/10/2010

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I gave Margaret a sippy cup at about 5 months at first with a little juice and then gradually increased the dilution so that it was only water and that is all she hasfor most of the day. She will have a drink from me before she has her slepps but otherwise she loves drinking from her cup herself.

LaRissa - posted on 01/10/2010

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I first gave Gavin a sippy cup around 5mths and he took right to it. Now he drinks from a sippy cup at all meal/snack times. I only use the bottle at bedtime now, and I'm going to try a cup tonight for that too! We'll see how he likes that (finger's crossed)

Carrie - posted on 01/09/2010

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We started with a little water in her sippy around 5 months (it's hot here!), but even now she mostly just plays with it. We tried the firmer top ones and she won't even attempt to drink from it. But she's also breastfed and doesn't take bottles, so maybe that's part of it too.

Tamara - posted on 01/09/2010

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My twins turn one at end of january I have been giveing them only sippy cups except at night bottle.. Sometimes they play and take 2 sips and that is it. sometimes whole thing is gone.. my dr said sometimes they just arent thirsty.. just keep doing it they will eventually get it.. plus i have a sippy with a soft almost nipple like top they liked these to start them slowly move over to firmer tops..

Laura - posted on 01/07/2010

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I started giving my daughter a sippy cup a couple months ago, it took a little bit but now she is a pro at it, she will only drink water from it, and juice if I give that to her which she only gets once or twice a week and even then that is mostly water. She refuses to drink her milk from it though, she will take a few sips and once she realizes what it is she won't drink it anymore. She also only drinks from the sippies that have handles she doesn't like the ones without

Deanna - posted on 01/06/2010

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I started giving my daughter a sippy cup around 5 months. She turned a year old yesterday and she is down to one bottle at bedtime. She uses her cup during the day. I hope to have her off her bottle by the end of the month! :D

Mary - posted on 01/06/2010

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we started about 7 months, she can drink from it but i only give it to her during meals with water in it. Sometimes it is more of a game but it is all about learning skills at this stage.

Nancy - posted on 01/06/2010

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I started giving it to Jaeden since a few months ago...he just turned one yesterday. But he doesn't seem to be interested in drinking but playing with it. He does drink from it, but he spends most of the time playing with it and I have to be putting it in his mouth. I hope it gets better soon!

Stacey - posted on 01/06/2010

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I started giving on to Wyatt at 6 months. He still wants his bottle. He will drink from it like 2 times and then he wants his bottle. I have put water, juice, formula, in the sippy cup and nothing is keeping him with it.

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