Looking for Sippy Cup Suggestions

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Hi Everyone!



My Son like most of your children is almost 11 months (so cool). He is getting less patient with the bottle and REALLY want to drink out of bottles and sippy cups!



I only let him drink out of the little bottled waters when I'm holding it, but he tends to suck way too much back and cough. So the bottle is a treat throughout the day.



I have sippy cups with no valves which he can use fine, but they make a horrible mess! Since they have just a bit more flow control than an water bottle he still gets too much and coughs from time to time with that as well.



I purchased a Gerber Suzy's Zoo sippy cup with the valve to help him not suck so much back (and maybe save a few mop ups during the day). It has two handles so he can hold it easily. He doesn't seem to get it though.



He tips it back expecting the water to come. Then rather than suck on it like a bottle, which I thought would be the obvious thing to do, he gets grumpy and starts chomping on it before tossing it aside.



I have no idea how to get him to make that simple leap from bottle, free flow cup, to valved cup.

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Charity - posted on 03/10/2009

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The Nuby cups with the soft spout are alot like a bottle.  I have found that my daughter likes them and treats them like a bottle. 

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Niki - posted on 03/09/2009

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I tried everything with my daughter when we started with sippy cups but she hated them all. We did the Nuby with the soft spout as well as the Gerber hard spout with two handles. She did not get how to tilt the cup and suck, and since it was harder to get liquid out due to the valve, she just became frustrated. On a suggestion we tried the sippy cups with the straw, and she took to them immediately. She does not get too much and does not choke. Those cups were a God send and now she uses them all the time and is even off the bottle!

Catherine Wilson - posted on 03/04/2009

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We are using Dr. Brown's sippy cups.  She used their bottles just fine, so we thought we would stick with the brand.  At 11 months, we went "cold turkey" by using just the sippy cup.  She threw a fit at breakfast, but was completely transistioned by lunch.  It does take an extrodinary amount of patience, so just remember that it's good for the long haul!!!  



 



Good luck!!!

Missy - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have made numerous attempts trying to get my son to use a sippy cup, but so far I have been very unsuccessful. He loves to drink out of a 'big boy' cup, but can only get the liquid when I hold it. He doesn't seem to get the concept that he needs to tip his head back to get anything out.

Crystal - posted on 03/04/2009

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We love the nuby cups because of the similar texture to a bottle nipple. I dont mind the mess, its kinda funny. And its never too bad. My sons been taking the same cup for 4 months now, it took him some getting used to how to control the amount of water but after about a month he was a pro! Good luck

Charmaine - posted on 03/04/2009

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Nuby cups seem to be the easiest transition sippy cups! My son never took a bottle and other than breastfeeding, he would only drink through a straw from 5 months old on! I found those Nuby cups at walmart for $1.99 or something and figured I might as well try it since I had a cupboard full of unused bottles and sippys anyway, and luckily he took to them (although he still wouldn't drink expressed milk or formula from it)
My youngest is the same way and started to drink through a straw from around 6 months and wanted nothing to do with a bottle or sippy cup until about 9 months. I bought the Safe Sippy which has a hard straw-shaped spout and a valve that isnt too hard to drink out of, but she did not get the concept of tipping it back because she was used to a straw so I put them away for a month. We borrowed a Nuby cup while at a friend's house and was surprised that she figured out she had to tip it back to get a drink! She now has no problem using the Safe Sippy, or the Nuby cup which my mom prefers when she baby sits because there are less parts to clean :)
The problem now is that when I have a drink with a straw, especially my yogurt smoothies which I usually share with her, she tries to tip it back and spills it all over herself!

Kerri - posted on 03/02/2009

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We used the Nuby sippy cups first and once he got the hang of that he learned how to use all the other types, the ones with straws and the ones with valves. Because the nuby ones are more like a bottle it was easier for him to figure it out.

Michelle - posted on 03/02/2009

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My son uses the Sippy cups with the straw, that they have to bite down to get the drink out. His older sister uses straws for everything cuz she likes them - and he picked up on it at an early age, so we just used the straw sippys since it was easy

Lisa - posted on 03/02/2009

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My son had a hard time with the sippy cups with the valves. So I found the nuby cups and he does much better. He is now trying other sippy cups that are like the nubys.

Ericka - posted on 03/02/2009

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try to let him suck out of a straw. i have always usually before i introduce my kids to the cuppies have let them take sips out of my drinks with straws.well only water. neways they learn the sucking and maybe that will help.and my sone like the the small spout ones easier to do.

Julie - posted on 03/01/2009

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We use the Nubby's with the tops that are the same material as bottle nipples.  GA shakes it like crazy some times and very little comes out.  It seems to be teaching her how to drink out of a normal cup since she has to tip it pretty far to get anything out.  She just doesn't get the straw thing at all but since we've been using the Nubby's she is doing much better when she does drink out of my bottles and cups.

Jenny - posted on 02/28/2009

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Just stick with the ones without valves and persevere. I got ones with soft straws, etc and my daughter just chewed them to bits straight away. Ones with hard teats and valves, even I had trouble sucking anything out of them. The Tommee Tippee sipper with the hard teat but no valve is the best. they learn to tip like a proper cup, neither of my kids get the straw thing, at least until they're about 3. Isobel likes to spinkle her juice everywhere but she's improving. I keep drinks to snack and meal times so she's pinned to her highchair limiting the mess. make sure they don't leave them upside down in the car seat, yak!

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I've never seen the 4 ounce take and toss cups. Since I posted this though I found them at Zellers and bought a package. I'll be giving them a try as soon as I get around to rinsing them.

Thank you for your posts :)

User - posted on 02/27/2009

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We have the nuby's but just recently my doctor said just to put water in the sippy's and to get rid of all of the ones with the valves. He also reccomended just giving her a tiny glass with some water in it and no lid. It makes a HUGE mess so we try it at the end of her dinner time right before she has a nap! 

Kristy - posted on 02/26/2009

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We have the take and toss cups that were mentioned above, the liquid doesn't seem to run out to fast. My son doesn't do well with the valve ones unless he is laying down to suck on it. I don't know why.  But he does just fine with the take and toss cups. We found 4 ounce ones at Target on clearance, that is why I thought we would try them. Now everytime I'm at Wal-mart I think about buying more but I don't.



Good Luck!

Alisabeth - posted on 02/25/2009

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I love the bottle to cup time.  If you take a step back, it's pretty funny to watch at times.  My biggest suggestion is be patient.  If he likes a free flow cup, where he doesn't have to suck on it quite so hard try the Take and Toss cups.  They are fairly inexpensive and can transition to a regular cup when he gets big enough.  My 11 mo. old loves drinking out of regular cups, but tends to make a mess, so we just put a few drops in the cup so he won't gag, or make a huge mess, but can start to get used to the idea of controling how fast the water comes at him.  It will happen....just be patient and enjoy the new experiences.  Good Luck.  The Take and Toss cups are at almost every store I've been to.  I don't know the brand, but the name is "Take and Toss"

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