Sippy Cups

Kaylyn - posted on 11/05/2008 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hi! I am new here and have just one daughter born on March 17. I was wondering if anyone has tried to use a sippy cup? I've tried to get Layla to use one but she doesn't hold it at the right angle to get the juice or water. Any suggestions?

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Krystal - posted on 11/10/2008

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My little man has been using a Gerber sippy cup with handles. It took about a month for him to realize he can get juice from it. It takes some kiddos longer to figure it out. But I would really recommend that cup. And only put juice or water in it, so they don't get confused (is it eating time??) Also show her how to do it, babies at this age love to mimic you. Take some pretend sips, then put it in her mouth for her and eventually let her hold it by herself. Also let her play with it. She will get it! Such a fun age, of them exploring and checking everything out!

Monica - posted on 11/10/2008

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Katie (march 9th) has been using straws and sippy cups from around 5months. (she is exclusively nursed and never took a bottle.) it helped to just put a little water in at first so the cup is not too heavy for her to lift then i lay her high chair back a little so she could lean back and hold the cup herself. Nubby cups are great to start with cos they are kinda just like a bottle anyways. I mostly use hers for teething purposes. I put it in the fridge with a couple of ounces of water. when she is teething she chews away at it and it seems to help (she has 6 teeth already)....

Tori - posted on 11/09/2008

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Hi there...my daughter was born on March 17 as well. She has been using a sippy cup for little over a month now. She can't quite hold it up far enough to get anything out, so I kinda help her out on that. I've been using the Take n Toss and those seem to be working well.

Lorna - posted on 11/09/2008

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hello, my son was born on the 14th march, and hes been using a sippy cup for about 2 months now, i gave him the free flow ones to start of with, with his dinner and now he has the ones with the valves and hes drinks from them really well.

Suzanne - posted on 11/09/2008

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Hi, My daughter nurses, but stopped taking a bottle at 4 weeks. So we started cups then! She does very well, finally with a sippy cup...the free flow ones are what we started with because she would not suck! Now she is sucking on the Nubby kind, which is a really easy flow kind but leak free!!! My friend's daughter, who will be a year at the end of Nov, is a bottle baby and will not take anything but water from a cup. She does not hold it great and is reluctant to suck as well. She just got the AVENT one and she is doing better, but still refuses formula/milk from it. Our girls are so smart!

Tara - posted on 11/08/2008

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Give her a little time..they always figure it out. My daughter 3/19 has been using one since 4 months to drink water. She LOVES it!!!

Nicole - posted on 11/08/2008

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My daughter born March 16th, doesn't get the sippy cup thing either. She holds it and plays with it but when I hold it up to her mouth she tries to suck but since there is no water right away she gives up. She doesn't understand the concept yet but I think she is still too little to understand. Im just going to keep trying and let her pick it up on her own time.

Becky - posted on 11/08/2008

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I've been using the sippy cups with the little handles, my daughter (March 13th) figured out that there was juice in her cup after i let her play with it in her walker. It worked out perfectly because shes at the stage where EVERYTHING goes in her mouth.

Laura - posted on 11/07/2008

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I have been giving my daughter (3/21) a sippy cup since she was 6 mos, I alternate between the avent and the playtex cups. She doesn't have the coordination to hold them on her own yet, but she loves her water! It also helps that she has a big bother that uses the playtex cups (monkey see, monkey do)

Melissa - posted on 11/07/2008

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I haven't tried sippy cups yet because i think they are too young yet at this age. My daughter is 8 months today and I will probably try next month. She is just getting the hang of sitting up yet.

Bridgette - posted on 11/07/2008

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My daughter just turned 8 months this week. We tried sippy cups too maybe a month ago, but had the same problem. I just bought a sippy cup for older babies that has a straw that goes all the way down to the bottom and she loves it. This way she can suck while sitting upright instead of having to tip her head at right angle to get the juice or water.

User - posted on 11/06/2008

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My son (March 4) has been using sippy cups for a couple of weeks now. We had purchased the Avent cups and the problem was, the spout was too much in the middle of the top so it has to be tipped up almost upside down for him to be able to get anything out. I've found that the Playtex sippy cups work much better. I have just sat him in his highchair about 30 minutes before he is supposed to eat with some toys and a cup and he's figured out how to use it.

Missy - posted on 11/06/2008

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Hello! I have been trying the sippy cup with my daughter ( 3/7) for quite a while. I bought two types- one from gerber that has a less firm spout and another from nuby which has a flexible spout. She doesn't really use either of those. She really just uses them for chewing. She does much better just drinking from a regular drinking glass. BUT I agree with Anne when she said the ones with out the valves work best because I just happened to be at MIL's and she had an old one from when my hubby was a baby ( I think it's from Tupperware which is why it has actually held up! ) and she loves it. She will drink water or diluted juice from it, but not formula very well.

Amanda - posted on 11/06/2008

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I started giving my son (March 18) a sippy cup a couple of weeks ago. I just let him play with it on the floor and after a few days he figured out that there was something in it and that he could drink from it. He also had problems lifting it up high enough. I basically let him figure it out on his own and now he's doing great.

Rebecca - posted on 11/05/2008

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I have been using avent bottles so I just switched the nipple to the trainer spout that fits the same bottle and added the handles that come with it. She seems to be doing well when she is actually thirsty as opposed to when she needs a comfort bottle.

Davitta - posted on 11/05/2008

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my son was born on 3/14... he hasn't gotten used the the whole sippy cup yet either.. but I just hold it for him.. i had to take the stopper out also because he hasn't got the sucking part down either.. but I have HOPE that he soon will

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My son was born March 27th. He hasn't tried sippy cups, but I do let him have open regular cups with just a bit of water or juice in it. He does very well with that with a little help.

Valerie - posted on 11/05/2008

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I have also tried a sippy cup with my daughter and she doesn't seem at all interested. She was born March 13th. Sometimes it seems to gag her. She can hold it but doesn't bring it to her mouth. I think that she just needs more time. I let her play with the empty sippy cup to get used to holding it and I imitate using it. She watches me and I'm sure that in their own time, they will come around. Even if she doesn't hold it or bring it to her mouth, just her drinking from it will help her get used to it.

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I am starting to also use sippy cups with my son (March 13) and find that the best ones are the ones without the valves, like the Take n Toss. It's easier for them to get anything out of those! For right now I am holding it up for him so he can drink until he gets the hang of it. She will figure it out eventually! Good luck!

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