Sippy Cup?

Kristina - posted on 03/12/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Hi there. How many of you have introduced a sippy cup to your little one? How's it going? What do you put into it?

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My 9 mo. old daughter has been using the NUBY sippy with formula for about a month now. She drinks water from a sippy with a straw. Hasn't had a bottle for a month. Our now 3yr. old son never used a bottle after he was 9 months. Our pediatrician had suggested removing the bottle early to keep them from getting to attached. We haven't had any problems at all. My niece is 2 1/2 and still will seldom use a sippy of any kind. Hope this helps.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2009

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We introduced a sippy cup to our daughter when she was around 8 months...not to actually drink, but more to just introduce her and get used to the idea. We found that she really didn't like the tip of the sippy cup, so a friend suggested one with a straw! (I believe it's a Nuby brand, with two handles) And she's taking to it a lot better. She doesn't drink a whole lot from it, but she's getting the idea. We give it to her a few times a day with both water and juice.

Michelle - posted on 03/29/2009

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We introduced the sippy cup two months ago and it took about one month for him to figure out that he could get the juice and water out of it. We just handed it to him approximately once per day to play with and he caught on eventually.

Pamela - posted on 03/29/2009

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My little guy has figured out how to use the sippy cup, just doesn't have much interest in it. We keep trying and I work at not getting frustrated and remind myself he will pick it up when he's ready. He did well drinking straight from a cup when I offered it, but that's not always practical at this age. I noticed the other day when giving him his fluoride that he was sucking on the dropper so we may try a soft straw sippy cup and see how that goes.

Kasaundra - posted on 03/28/2009

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I start my little boy on a sippy cup at about 7 months.  I  give him juice and water in it.  It took him a little while to figure out how to hold it himself, but he will finaly do it himself.  Now if I could talk him into swallowing what it sucks into his mouth it would be wonderful!!  Right now he will swallow a little of what is in his mouth and the rest dribbles down his chin.  But his big sisters enjoy laughing at him and helping.  So that may be one of my problems!

Jessica - posted on 03/28/2009

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My son have been drinking with a sippy cup since he was 6 month old. At fiirst, he didn't know how todrink with it and how to hold it too. But now he's almost 10 month ols and a expert with the sippy cup. He love it so much that sometime he drink his formula in it but usely I put water or juice in it.

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We skip the Sip. At one Year we go from bottle straight to cup. I find that it helps the children learn that they don't walk around with a drink, don't get to just lay it about, and to be aware of how to hold the glass with out spilling. Plus it totally saves me from having to remember it at restaraunts. lol

Melissa - posted on 03/24/2009

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I have been using the playtex training cup and only used it for water. She was taking in too much water though. Plus she was not that interested in it. So recently I purchased a gerber nuk learning cup and it works great. She loves it so much that I don't need the bottle anymore.

Lisa - posted on 03/21/2009

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I started my son on it when he was six months.  He loves it!!!!  He started with the playtex ones with the handles.  He can also now use ones without handles.  He just picks it up, puts in in his mouth and leans back for a drink!  :)  Only water for my little guy. 

Megan - posted on 03/20/2009

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My son loves the sippy cup.  I put juice or water in it.  I think the Avent works well (no problems with leaking)

Olivia - posted on 03/19/2009

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I just got my little girl to take a sippy cup.  She always pushed away the scillicone tipped ones so I got her the First Sipster by Playtex.  She loves it and is able to pick it up and hold it herself.  She doesn't quite understand how to tip it up enough toward the end to get any liquid, but she'll get there.  It works great when she is reclined alittle.

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My little guy does great with the sippy cup. He gets juice, water or milk in it. He loves to eat in general so we haven't had much of a problem - he can tip his bottle up fine, so he can do the same with his sippy cup.
I really like the Nuby brand sippy cups (they have the soft top so liquid only comes out when it's being sucked on, like a bottle) - I've found them at Walmart, among other places. Other ones we have are from Gerber - a couple with handles (doesn't do too well, but he manages with them) and a couple without handles.

Angela - posted on 03/17/2009

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Bianca has been using her sipper cup for about 3 months now...we started with one without a handle so i had to hold it for her to now having one with handles which she holds herself. I only put water in it and it took about 1 week for her to get used to the water. She loves her sipper cup. Sometimes she plays with it and uses it as a teether but most times she drinks from it.

Diane - posted on 03/16/2009

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We started at 5 months and he drinks water or a little baby juice water combo.

Jennifer - posted on 03/16/2009

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I introduced it at about 5 1/2 months, and the first time I put formula in it for her to get used to it, and since then I just put water in it.  I don't offer juice or anything else yet as I don't want her to fill up on other stuff. 

Colleen - posted on 03/15/2009

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I have a couple different brands.  So far I have only put water in them, cause i am trying to get him used to drinking water.  He has no problem holding it but gets frustrated if nothing drips out on its own.  I usually will remove the plug so the water comes right out.  He really prefers drinking out of a regular cup, but obviously I don't put that in his control!  I might try breastmilk with the plug.  It just might be enticing enough!

Katie - posted on 03/13/2009

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My daughter has had a sippy cup for about a month now. I put juice in it, between meals, kinda for a little snack along with her puff snacks. At first, she didn't know how to suck out of it. I took the stopper out to let it free flow...when she tasted the juice, I put the stopper back in, she knows how to suck out of it now! It too a little while, but she got it. The sippys with the softer nipple I have found are better for my child.

Julia - posted on 03/13/2009

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My DD has had a sippy cup for a couple of months now. She has recently learned how to hold it. I use The First Years disposable cups (cheap and comes with like 6 in a pack). They don't have handles on them, but it doesn't matter to her. I've also tried a Playtex one and a Nuby one, but we revert back to the First Years one. I don't know whether she's used to it or what. I give a splash of juice and fill the rest up with water. She'll suck it dry!!! I give it to her for snacks and with meals. I've also put breastmilk in it and she really liked that.

Julia - posted on 03/13/2009

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We had introduced the sippy cup but like many others Ora has not quite figured out how to hold it properly.. But she wants a regular cup! She gets juice at dinner in her sippy and that is it.

Kaila - posted on 03/13/2009

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I use the nuk soft spout sippy with my daughter, and she does great with it. When I brought it home, she stole it right away and has refused the bottle ever since. so i put everything she drinks, her juce and milk, in sippy's otherwise she wont drink it. I like the nuk's because the do not leak unless baby purposly makes them leak.

Cheryl - posted on 03/12/2009

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Ironically we just had our 9 month check-up at the doctors, and that was one of the questions I asked. The doctor said that now is a perfectly good time to introduce the sippy cup. I was also told by the doctor that water and formula are the best to use in the sippy cup. Juice is not recommended until after 1 year old (I think because of the sugars and lack of nutrients). If you need to give juice they recommend not more then 2 oz. a day. But everyone knows their baby best and if it's in your own opinion and intrest to give juice that's okay too.

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2009

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My daughter has been using a sippy cup since she was 6 months. I started putting formula in it once a day. She still takes 3 bottles a day bit her 4th bottle is in her cup. She does pretty well with it. I just gave her juice for the first time last week & she takes that in a cup also. I like the Munchkin brand. It has the soft spout & handles so it is easy for her to hold.

Frances - posted on 03/12/2009

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I tried & he just likes to play with it. I put a little bit of water in it one time & I put it to his mouth & he got surprised at the liquid coming out. He just holds it & tries to chew on it..it's a silicone tip so he thinks it's a teether lol. We have the Nuby one. I'll probably try again sometime this (next) week to see if he'll take it. I hope to get him used to it by the time he is a year!

Angela - posted on 03/12/2009

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I use a sippy cup designed for younger babies... no spilling!  It has a silicon top so the liquid only comes out if pressure is put on it (like when in his mouth).  Although he did push it hard on his tummy one day and his shirt was covered :)  However that was only once.  It has two handles which makes it easier for him. He can use it but mainly explores it at this point which is fine.  The bottle  and breast are still our major dispensers but we are getting there.

Angelise - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hi. I introduced the sippy cup about a month ago and I have had little success! He does not like it. I bought the one with a soft tip and I put juice combined with water in it. I give it to him a couple times a day. He will drink from it if I hold it for him, but he refuses to hold it himself. I need help! :) Maybe he will catch on eventually b4 his 1st birthday!

Dagyana - posted on 03/12/2009

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My DD is on her training sippy cup. I have been using Born Free Bottles since birth , they have the training sippy cup which i really like and so does she...but the same as the mommy above me =)

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My little girl drinks water and juice out of a sippy cup. She still has a hard time holding it all by herself (she still hasnt grasped the concept of tipping it to get the liquid out) but we are working on it. I tried a few different ones before we found one we liked but my (and her) fave is the First Sipster by Playtex. It is spill proof and has handles. I also tried the Nuby brand too and it was a nice transitional cup because it has a soft silicone spout like a bottle. Hope this helps!!!!

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