Sippy Cups

Marie - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Has anyone introduced sippy cups to their little one yet? My little girl just throws hers around and makes a mess.

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Helen - posted on 11/14/2009

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it's taken a few weeks, but oh joy when i picked maxence up from grandma's last night and he was in his highchair drinking from his cup all by himself! we only put water in tho or mix with a little apple or orange juice when he's constipated so that he doesn't get used to "sweet" tastes all the time, my eldest had juice as a baby and now at 9 he still doesn't want to drink plain water

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Kasey - posted on 12/07/2009

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I just started my daughter on the sippy cup. She barley knew the difference, although the first two times I had to help her figure it out. I got her a sippy that has a latex top, so its a little like a bottle, but a sippy cup. I have noticed that she plays with her cup more than she did her bottle, maybe try a neutral color sippy cup, nothing to colorful that looks like a toy. The first time I gave my daughter her cup I gave it to her at night so she would be to tired to care what it was.

BETH - posted on 12/07/2009

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OH I MY PARENTS STARTED GIVING MY LIL GRL A SIPPY AT 5MTHS AND SHE TOOK TO IT LIKE IT WAS NATURAL- SHE LOVES IT- SHE'S SIPPING THROUGH STRAW NOW-SHE'S BEEN FAIRLY EASY TO INTRODUCE TO EVERYTHING- SO FAR

Sarah - posted on 12/07/2009

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We just took the "sippy" top off a cup and help my daughter sip from it. It's still a little messy so we just use water and a little at a time, but we are confedent she will learn to drink from a cup faster this way. Instead of teaching a sippy cup and then learning a cup later.

Mia - posted on 12/07/2009

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My daughter has been on a sippy cup since she was 6 months old. Shes 9 months now and is only on a sippy cup, she refuses the bottle now

Patricia - posted on 12/07/2009

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I've been giving Alec a sippy cup since he was 6 months old but at 9 months, he is still mostly interested in banging it on his tray or "eating" the outside of the cup! He does drink a little bit out of it each time and I have found that the ones with the handles on the side are much easier for him than the cups that don't have handles.

AMANDA - posted on 12/07/2009

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I introduced a sippy cup at 4 months. My daughter took about a month to get it. She drinks from her cup every day. She has a pink and a purple. pink is for water and purple is for juice. At almost 9 months she knows which is which. She loves using her cups. I introduced early for an easier transition later!

Alison - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son had been breastfeeding, and some sips from a cup every once in a while. He has an older brother, and is very interested in the sippy cup. He drank from his brothers' and it was a mess...no seal on the sippy. I suggest the Gerber brand sippy cups that are spill proof, with an easily removeable seal. When the child gets older, you can take out the seal, so they can learn about fluid movement. So, needless to say, I put in the removeable seal, and he is a happy baby (I just use water for now). When he is THIRSTY, he can grab his sippy, rather than waiting at certain times of the day. I think this helps with development for him to take action when he has a need. Cups are great too for development, when they are sitting down to eat...Yes it may be messy, but it trains them.

Leanne - posted on 12/05/2009

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I personally hate the idea of using a sippy cup. I will not be introducing it to my son, he will be put straight onto a normal cup.

My grandmother, and myself, help him practice drinking from a normal cup once in a while and have since he was four months old (he is eight months old now). We hold it for him and let him figure out how to drink it.. Sure it makes a bit of a mess, but we are only using water to do this.. So it isn't a big deal to us.
I believe this will be better for my son than letting him run around sipping at something all day. I want to teach him that he must sit down at the table and drink properly.

Lindsay - posted on 12/04/2009

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I think the baby will start taking it when ready, but keep trying to give it to him, my daughter does very well with drinking out of a straw so we got the sippy cups that have built in straws and she would rather have that then bottle, just keep trying and when you'r baby is ready he will take it

Candace - posted on 12/04/2009

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My little one has been using a sippy cup with a straw for a few months now. It's made by baby einstein and it has a soft silicone straw so she doesn't hurt her gums. She loves it! I got it from Wal-mart...

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Good question! I was wondering the same thing. My 8 mo son doesn't really like sippy cups we've tried 2 different types. The ones w/ side handles, and the ones w/ straw thing on top, and he doesn't really wanna try either. He's demanding with that avent ventaire bottle. I mixed baby apple juice w/ water. So he's mostly on the bottle, but we're still trying the cup too.. [maybe I need to do as stated below and take him to grandma's!!]

Sindu - posted on 11/29/2009

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My lil one is 9months and I started sippy cup when he was 6 & 1/2 months when i started feeding him.Right now he chooses sippy cup over his milk bottle.Don't worry, he will take it when he is ready for it.

User - posted on 11/22/2009

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my little one likes to gum the opening on the cup, rather than drink what's inside the cup. i think he is only excited about the cup because he is teething.

Chelsea - posted on 11/16/2009

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i started to introduce my daughter to a sippy cup soon as she could hold a bottle, i didnt force it just gave it to her once or twice a week then slowly more and more. This month i started to only give her formula in bottles and juice in water only in sippy cups. she doesnt care which is which as long as she is getting something out of them. also if you try the soft tip sippy first they get use to the sape differenc and lliquid flow while only slightly changing the way it feels in there mouths

Kara - posted on 11/16/2009

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my little on is now 8 months old. My dad started sharing his big cup with her at 2 months and she didn't pretty good so I started giving her a sippy cup at two months. I would suggest to start with a sippy cup but leave out the plastic thing until she realizes that there's something in the - then put the plastic thing on - then take it off. Keep doing that until you no,longer have to remove the plastic thing to remind her that there is indeed something in there.

Sara - posted on 11/16/2009

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I have been giving one to my son for a couple of months, although mostly he just plays with it or chews on it. I don't know about where you are, but in Australia you can buy no drip cups. Although most of them do leak a little bit, they are a lot better than just an ordinary sippy/training cup.

Celeste - posted on 11/13/2009

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I introduced the sippy at 6 months and it took her about a month to figure it out (also when she started holding her own bottle). Like the other moms I started with water only so as not to cause a mess. I have since moved on to juice =o)

Anita - posted on 11/07/2009

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hi my son is 7 months and has had a sippa cup since 5 months he now is good with the cup but made a mess at first so i just put water in it and now he loves water to

Deborah - posted on 11/06/2009

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i just started my daughter with one a week or so ago. she does alright with it now but when i first started her with it, i had to show her how to do it repeatedly by putting her hands it and moving it to her mouth. this is what i did with my son and it worked very well. only water in it tho til she gets better with it.

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