Sippy cups..

Alyssa - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My son will turn 9 months on Feb 7th.
I've tried an AVENT sippy cup with him before; but he doesn't like it.. I figured AVENT because everything else he uses: Bottles & Pacifiers are AVENT.

What do you recommend?

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Carolyn - posted on 02/03/2011

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I started my daughter on these Nuby ones that have a soft tip to where if they just bite down a bit on it, the liquid comes out. I give it to her only at dinner time with water. It's just for her to get used to. It's soft tip and that's why I like it. It also has 2 handles so it's easy to use as well. Let me see if I can find a link.

Annick - posted on 02/06/2011

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is there a reason why you want to use a sippy cup? my son, now 8 1/2 months drinks out of a cup and does great. at 6 months, when i started him on solids, i started offering him water when he ate. i gave it to him out of a sippy cup but took out the valve so that the water would just poor out of the little holes and he didn't have to suck. once he got good at that, i started him on a cup (around 8 months) and like i said, he's doing great! i'm actually amazed at how good he's doing, i thought i would take longer for him to get the hang of it. i've heard that sippy cups aren't the best for their teeth, but they sure are handy. my plan is to stay away from them unless we are out and about and i don't want the chance of a big mess. good luck!

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Raven - posted on 02/28/2011

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I started with advent too but it was like too big for her.. Try something small with handles.. They have some at walgreens for 3.00.

Christina - posted on 02/18/2011

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Nuby!! My son didn't like the Avent or Playtex! I then got a nuby sippy cup and he took right to it!

Kristi - posted on 02/17/2011

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My son has the Nuby one with the latex spout (it's a learner's cup), and a Born Free learner cup. Both are great and spill proof. Note: not leak proof if tossed in a purse!! LOL

Desiree - posted on 02/16/2011

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I too have tried various brands and types because my son sucks hard and gets too much liquid. He just turned 9 months and has been using the Playtex cup with the valve and semi solid spout since he was 6 months, he does great with it.

Kelly - posted on 02/13/2011

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We tried like 3 different kinds before we used this one at a family members house and she used it no prob! It has a soft nipple that is somewhat like the MAM pacifier she uses. (which is close to the avent paci shape). They have it them at walmart and meijer but the online link is for Kmart http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104...

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2011

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I use the Born Free sippy cup - it has a very flexible nipple on it (think soft and squishy like a bottle nipple) and doesn't leak at all. My son, who turned 9 months on Feb 5, just started taking it within the last couple of weeks. Harder nipples on sippy cups don't work for him, he just chews on them....good luck!

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We also used the Nuby ones for my daughter after trying Playtex ones that she hated. The Nuby ones were great and it took her about 24 to get the hang of things and only drinks out of sippy now, she'll be 9 months in a week.

Carolyn - posted on 02/09/2011

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What do you know, my sitter gave Jazzy a Nuby cup with a straw (I believe it was a Nuby) and she figured it out!! I was so excited. I'm going to go out and get a few more!

Isabel - posted on 02/08/2011

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I give my daughter the sippy cup with the straw she finds it eaiser than the soft tip ones that they have to bit down on to get it out. The brand is Tommee Tippee.

Vicky - posted on 02/07/2011

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My Son will be 9 months on the 12th, and we use Nuby soft spouts with him. He takes it pretty well, but we often give him an empty one to play with so he gets used to chewing on the right end. Occasionally I take the lid off and give it to him as a cup so he also gets used to that as well.

Carolyn - posted on 02/07/2011

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I also have the Playtex ones and they have a valve. I'm going to take out the valve and see how that plays out.

Chantel - posted on 02/06/2011

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My son would not drink out of the Avent ones either. I ended up buying on for $2 and he loves it and uses it all the time.

Jessie - posted on 02/06/2011

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I had that problem too, I bought cheap ones from walmart called 'take and toss' they come with 4 in a package and cost about 4-5 dollars for all 4. They aren't spillproof but work pretty good, by son figured out how to get the liquid out if I put the cup in his mouth and then squeezed the cup a bit

Kelly - posted on 02/05/2011

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My daughter is coming up to 9 months. We've tried every sort of sipper cup on the market. Had the most luck with the Nuby cup with handles, same as Carolyn I think. The other one we've had some success with is the Watties Baby Basics cup with the value removed. Has a hard spout though that she likes to chew on and no handles. She hasn't learned to tip ANY cups up yet to get the liquid out. I have to be with her and tip it for her. If she gets too much in her mouth she either coughs or just lets it run out the sides of her mouth. If I tip the cup quickly and then take it away from her she will swallow small amounts. If I leave it to her she ends up turning it upside down to chew on the bottom and gets completly soaked. Having said all this, if she sees me with a Pump Bottle, she'll cry till I give it to her but she still cant tip it or keep dry.

Jessie - posted on 02/04/2011

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My daughter is using only cups now. She uses playtex, nuk and avent. She seems to do best witht he avent as it doesnt seem to let as much flow thru at one time. She doesnt seem to have a preference tho. I say keep offering the cup. He may be chewing to experience the way it feels. My Hailey does that now and again, i assume it feels good on her gums as she still don't have any teeth. Good luck with it!

Candace - posted on 02/03/2011

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My son uses the same cup as Carolyn's daughter. We just started it yesterday and he seems to really enjoy it

Heather - posted on 02/03/2011

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Ive been trying since my son was 4 months old (born may 27) to get him to use a sippy. I tried many wit the soft tip and he wouldnt use any of them. He would just bite on the nipple. I then tried the take and toss cups which dont have a soft nipple. (not sure who makes them) I wasnt sure my son would use it but they are cheep and you get more then one to a pack so I figured if he didnt use it I wasnt out a lot of money. They do not have a valve but dont seem to leak. I put a lil juice in and gave it to my son and presto he drank from it. So I reccommend them. I think they are just called take and toss. They also make bowls and spoons. I was able to find ones with handles at walmart. They make all different sizes. Good luck.

Beth - posted on 02/03/2011

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I am using a munchkin soft tipped cup with my DD. It sounds the same as the advent...you just put pressure on the tip and the water will come out. Course, she got ahold of her brother's sippy cup that has a vent (so you have to suck harder) and just started drinking out of that with no problem. Silly girl! I think the ventless ones are the best to start with.

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