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Steph - posted on 07/25/2010

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I started my daughter at 7 months. When she was able to hold it and drink more water. So she distinguish that a cup is for a drink and a bottle is for food.

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Kelly - posted on 07/30/2010

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START AT 6 MONTHS SO THEY CAN GET USE TO IT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE CONCEPT DOWN BY 8 MONTHS

Brittany - posted on 07/30/2010

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I started my daughter at 9 months.... but they make them for all kinds of age group so it doesn't really matter its whenever you think your little angel is ready

Megan - posted on 07/29/2010

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well it depends my son wouldnt take a bottle at 4 months but he like the sip cup my sister bought him and now he holds it by himself at 6 months so when you think its time try to introduce it

Nicole - posted on 07/29/2010

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I started my son on a sippy at about 6-7 months because he did not want his bottle anymore.

Erin - posted on 07/29/2010

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i think 6 months is a good age to offer it.....because i offered my oldest a sippy cup at 6 months and she didn't totally go off the bottle until 13 months.....

Kristy - posted on 07/29/2010

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I agree with Shelby. I started my son (almost 5 m) off with his about a week ago. He only plays with it ATM, but he does know how to drink from it, its the fact the liquid comes out a little faster and he needs to adjust, I am also in the process of changing all of his bottle nipples to the fast flow, so that might help out a bit

Emily - posted on 07/29/2010

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as soon as they will take it! i wouldn't give one to a small baby but i think once they get the idea of holding the cup/bottle on their own is probably a good time to start seeing if they are ready. if they take it, great! if not, there is plenty of time to work on the transition!

Amanda - posted on 07/29/2010

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I did when my kids where around 7 or 8mths. When they start eating a little bit more solid food.

Lacee - posted on 07/28/2010

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i didn't start till almost one but thats cause my son was really picky on the type. most of my friends started their kids at about 6 mos.

Britni - posted on 07/28/2010

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Id start as soon as u can, and try different ones, my daughter would only drink out one certain bottle (avente) and she will only drink out of 2 different sippy cups,( babies R us, cup) and her first cup was well GO to amozon and order a think baby transision cup for about 8 bucks and then about 3 weeks later try a new sippy cup from like target or something but Olivia is 10 months and she will only drink from a cup that has a rubbery nipple and it has to be built into the lid bc when they start teething on top and stuff they will chomp down on it and the nipple will pop out and bam milk everywhere lol no fun and especially hard when she is picky. I have went through so many sippy cups and just gave them away today actually but the 2 she drinks out of.

Marjolaine - posted on 07/28/2010

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i started my son on a sippy cup with only water in it at 4.5 mos he loved it cuz he could gnaw on it too as well as get a drink

Mandalynn - posted on 07/28/2010

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when they sit up good on their own and take finger food pretty well on their own thats what I did with mine

Jennifer - posted on 07/28/2010

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From 7 months. Some babies I've seen use one at 6 months. It just depends on your little one.

Tiffany - posted on 07/28/2010

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i first gave my son one at about 5 months but he didnt have a clue so i tried again at 6 months and he took to it, just keep trying once they know how to do it they will be fine

Nicole - posted on 07/28/2010

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I started my daughter on a sippie cup as soon as she could hold onto it. She didn't drink out of it but liked holding it and biting on the spout. Eventually she just started drinking out of it on her own.

Sheleen - posted on 07/28/2010

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I didn't start either on a sippy cup until they were up and running and mostly done with breastfeeding.....about 1 year with my oldest and around 13 months with my second. He had other health issues that a sippy just didn't work for him. Each kid is different and there isn't really a reason to put them on a sippy I don't think if you are strictly breastfeeding but each kid needs different things so go with what they are trying to tell you.

Sammie - posted on 07/28/2010

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I gave my son a sippy cup around 6 months and he was off the bottle by 8-9 months..

Cara - posted on 07/27/2010

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I started my daughter on a sippy cup at 5 months of age. Due to my experience with the sippy cup, with my next child i will start trying the sippy around that age but i will also start trying to get rid of the bottle. I made the mistake of not doing that with my daughter and it took me til she was 15 months to get her off the bottle. Tho I will say that NUK now makes a sippy cup that is amazing for getting a baby from a bottle to a sippy. It's a tad bit expensive, but it worked for me in one try, same with my friends daughter.

Carrie - posted on 07/27/2010

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I think its safe to use a sippy cup as soon as they are able to hold it up on their own and of course sit up on their own. I started with my daughter at 7 or 8 months - very little - she was off the bottle on her 1st birthday and when she got up throughout the night for a bottle I would sit with her and let her drink a little milk in her sippy cup. After a few days of that she slept all night without even missing her bottle!



The pediatrician also told me not to get sippy cups that have the soft bottle like top because it will make it harder when trying to get her off the bottle completely. I think the only reason she didn't reject the cup was because she was so used to waking up for that milk throughout the night even at 11 months and she realized that the cup was the only way she was getting it!

Tiffany - posted on 07/27/2010

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I let my kids tell me when they are ready. I offered the sippy cup to my daughter at 8 months and she was completely off the bottle by 1 year. My son on the other hand was offered a sippy cup at the same time and didn't want anything to do with it until about 14 months.

Kate - posted on 07/27/2010

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i breastfeed my son till he was just past 1yr. obviously it wasnt ALL the time thou haha. we started the transitition from breast to sippy cup at about 7-8 months i think... its hard to remember exactly when as hes now 2.5yrs! its like starting them on solids or when they start crawling or walking...every kid starts at an age that best suits them... just give it a whirl every now and then and see if it works :)

Claire - posted on 07/27/2010

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I started my daughter at six months. Did she like it or want it?"No!" You have to be consistant with it!

Brittany - posted on 07/27/2010

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we started my son on sippy cups at 6mths and within a week he was only taking the sippy! so yesterday i washed and stored all the bottles away! the sooner the better is what our doctor said! so he has been on a sippy for about two weeks with no bottles! GOOD LUCK!

Amanda - posted on 07/27/2010

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I started my daughter on a sippy cup at 6 months. I gave her the kind that she did not have to suck on at first to let her know what was kinda going on.

Ashley - posted on 07/27/2010

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I started giving my daughter a sippy cup at around 6 months. At that point it was more of an introductory stage she would drink from it every now and then that was it. But it didn't take her too long to get into drinking from it (about 8-9 months i think) but she needed help at first to tip it up.

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I started at 5 months. Now at 9 months she prefers the sippy cup with the spill proof straw. She always had a hard time grasping the concept of tilting the sippy cup. With the straw she is able to drink easier.

Gretchen - posted on 07/27/2010

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i started my son (now 18 months) to a sippy cup when i introduced solids. i gave him his cup at meal times, so he could play with it and try it out and become familiar with it. he took to it really quickly and we were done with bottles by age 1! good luck!

Neisha - posted on 07/27/2010

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I depends. When I went to go get my daughter one she was 9 months but there are starter sippy cups you can use at as young as 4 months.

Allie - posted on 07/26/2010

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My son was 5-6 months. He never used a bottle. I would put pumped breast milk in them for the longest time!

Erica - posted on 07/26/2010

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walmart has a brand called nuby...much easier to clean than a lot of the namebrands (like playtex) b/c they come apart more easily and have a narrower base, which is perfect for small hands.

Erica - posted on 07/26/2010

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it's good to start them when they can sit up on their own. (there will be messes, but it's the best way to learn!)

Babies generally start grasping their bottles around 4 to 5 months, and often are sitting up by 6. My girls were off bottles almost completely by 7 months b/c they learned!

Erika - posted on 07/26/2010

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a few weeks ago my son is 7 months and believe it or not he likes a straw better then a actual sippy he gets mad at the sippy and throws it

Serena - posted on 07/26/2010

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i gave a sippy cup at 6 months but she really never got very good with it until i gave her a sippy cup with a straw at about 9 months also dont buy a bunch of the same brand all at once i went thru 5 brands before i found one she liked

Mel - posted on 07/26/2010

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Any time that they're ready to drink from a cup. I started my daughter at 4 months on a sippy, but she'd rather drink from a "big girl" cup than anything else. lol

Maggie - posted on 07/26/2010

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We started at almost 4 months. He plays with bottles, hes now 7 months now likes bottles chews sippy cups but will drink straight from a cup.

Tara - posted on 07/26/2010

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My son is almost 5 months and we have just bought him his first sippy cup. He is always wanting to hold his bottle so we got him a non spill Tommy Tippee one...it's great and Korbin's getting the hang of it :) gl

Micah - posted on 07/26/2010

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the earliset i have seen them to buy for is 4months and there tommie tippie ones x

Kristen - posted on 07/26/2010

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I think once they learn to hold the bottle, they can learn to use the cup! less hassles of trying to break the bottle habit if you ask me! =)

Christy - posted on 07/26/2010

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I started introducing a sippy at 3 month. Not saying he took it or actually drank from it every time but he caught on. My son is 6 month and he only took a bottle for the first month and then went to full breast feeding and now I'm weaning him and hopefully never really going to use a bottle.

Crystal - posted on 07/26/2010

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You can usually start using a sippy cup when the baby can sit up fully on his or her own. Mine were usually around 6 months. The sooner they get off the bottle the better.

Katie - posted on 07/26/2010

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on the thing it tells ou when they are able to. once they can sit up on their own. usually.

Alana - posted on 07/26/2010

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I started giving my son a sippy cup around 6months, i didn't like the idea of anything apart from of milk in bottles (water was ok before he used sippy cups). He may not have got the hang of it straight away but he played around with it and taught himself what to do with it. I don't think it hurts to give them a sippy cup early, they are taking in new information all the time and its just another learrning experience as long as your keeping an eye on them and making sure they dont get into any mischeif! Good luck :)

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