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Sippy cups

Tabitha - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I started using a sippy cup when my son was 6 months old. He would suck out of it then no problem but he needed help. Now when i try to give it to him he just bites on the spout and turns it upside down. How can i get him to drink out of the cup, instead of playing with it?

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Sarah - posted on 05/05/2010

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my pediatrician also recommended taking the valve piece out until they grasp how to use it. My daughter spills it everywhere when we let her do it on her own, but she's doing better when I hold the cup and tip it in her mouth. She lets some of it roll back out of her mouth, but she's drinking more and more each day.

Rebecca - posted on 05/05/2010

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I have not giving my son a sippy cup yet. What I did with my older son was when he was around 11 1/2 mos old was put milk in a sippy so he knew the difference between formula in a bottle and milk in a sippy. I just left the sippy out all day and he eventually drank from it and it made weaning off bottles really easy too. I was told they need to be off pacifiers and bottles by a year old.

Holly - posted on 05/04/2010

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my son will drink from it when he is thirsty but it will also chew on it when his gums hurt he loves taking my milk from it u might try that or formula however which way you are feeding

Amanda - posted on 05/04/2010

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my daughter has been using sippy cups since about 5-6 months old. She uses both the hard ones and the silicone nipple type. At first she only gnawed on the hard one but soon got the hang of it. I suggest just trying the silicone ones first, they feel more like a bottle nipple, to get the hang of them, then switch to hard, or use both

Cori - posted on 05/03/2010

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my pediatrician told us to start introducing our baby girl to sippy cups at 5 months old. she played with it and had no intentions of drinking out of it. now, she absolutely loves sippy cups. it took us awhile to find the right one..different nipples, different style cups, different flow. i would try experimenting with different sippy cups until you find one he takes to.

Hannah - posted on 05/03/2010

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prob feels good on the gums. my son does the same thing has a few sips then has a play i just let him go caues he is teething must feel good on the gums if he is thirsty he will have a drink. have been doin it for 3 months now.

Rashida - posted on 05/02/2010

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You know I had the same issue and I found these one sippys that really worked; Tommee Tippee (I got them at Babies R Us). The only issue is the cup has a lot of rubber on it so she tends to chew and chew when she is teething. I also tried the Nuby brand that looks sort of like a bottle. Way less to chew on and she did well with those too! lol

I was reading up on this a few weeks ago and they said to get them into drinking from it and not just playing, put something in you don't mind getting everywhere (water, apple juice, etc) and take the spill proof piece off for a while.

Victoria - posted on 05/01/2010

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He probably finds it feels really good on his sore gums. Our boy does exactly the same, I know he'll get the hang of cups one day.

Gail - posted on 04/30/2010

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i have the same issue, apart from he has never really got the grasp of drinking from it, but i just bring it out every day. Sometimes i gets a small cup and let him have a drink like mommy and daddy which he has a go of, wears most of it but you have to start somewhere.
As long as you dont mind the water going everywhere let him cont to play and just keep incouraging him to drink. Good luck

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