Sippy Cups!!!

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Lisa - posted on 02/11/2009

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Thanks to everyones suggestions! My son is using the nubby cups and sort of getting the hang of it. He bites it and turns it over but at least he is drinking from it and not just biting it like some of the other ones.

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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my son gets only formula in a bottle. juice or water goes in a sippy cup. he has been using a sippy since he was about 3 mo old and drinks juice box thru a straw since about 6 mo old. the sippy i just handed him and he liked it. the juice box he actually picked up his cousins off the table and drank all by himself! I could hardly believe he could use a straw. my son uses gerber cups...the transition one with little handles on the lid. i found the dr browns and the nuby ones impossible for him to drink form...impossible for me to drink from actually.

Kristy - posted on 02/09/2009

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Keep trying!  I started giving my son a sippy cup at about 5 months(once in a while). He does like to lay down sometimes to drink out of it. At restaurants he sits in the high chair and just drinks out of his cup. :o)

Mellissa - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hey Lisa...I finally got Julia to drink with a sippy. I have the Dr. Brown's one and I took the rubber valve out just so that she could see what comes out of it. I did thata little bit so she could get the taste for it and then I put the valve back on and gave it to her again. She wanted it so much she finally started to suck on it trying to get the juice out! I still don't give it to her very often but she finally got the hang of it!! She still has a hard time tipping it enough to drink all by herself, though.

Barbara-Anne - posted on 02/09/2009

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We use the playtex first sipster cups - they have a valve in them so they don't leak.  We started with organic apple juice and then moved to water.  As mentioned in pp we started to offer it at meal times...actually, he still only gets it at meal times.  I breastfeed so he didn't like milk in it at first, so we started on juice and water and are now working on breastmilk.  He did more playing and throwing at first, but after a month or so (around 7 months) he just picked it up and started to drink one day.

Christina - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Lisa, We started out using the Nubby sippy cups. the ones with the huge top that is soft. I breastfeed so its most like the breast. I always start out with water so that we do not waste BM (BreastMilk). with my toddler we had to try a few different sippy cups before we found one that she liked. With my new baby she took to the nubby perfect.

Kerri - posted on 02/09/2009

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I started with the Nuby sippy cups because they are more like bottles and it was easier for my son to get the juice out of it. Now that he has those mastered I have offered him other types which he can now use. The only thing is that I still have  to hold it for him because he hasn't figured out how to tip it back far enough to get anything. I just keep offering and hope that eventually he will figure it all out.

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Offer it as much as possible. My daughter pretty much just chews on it. When she does want to drink from it, she lays down like she has a bottle.



I recommend the sippy cups from Gerber. We've purchased some other ones, but they either need a vacuum to get liquid out or it just pours out.

Christina - posted on 02/09/2009

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I offered her a sippy cup at lunch, dinner, and snack.  I would either give her water or diluted juice.  However, I had to find the right cup...after about buying 6 different kinds, I found 2 that she loves.  What is funny, is that her favorite two are ones that I found at the dollar store.  All those pricey ones I bought, she hated and refused to drink from.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/09/2009

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Just offer it to them. My son started wanting to nurse because he was thirsty, not hungry but didn't like the bottle, so I just handed him a sippy cup of water and off he went. Now he drinks water and juice out of that.

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