sippy cups

Cassandra - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Olivia is not a big eater and at 10 mo still has me feeding her. If she takes the bottle it ends up upside down or on the floor. We are trying sippy cups but right now they are making a great toy. we are trying the nuby now with the soft tip. she gets it to her mouth and will hold it but won't drink.....where is everyone on this topic and any suggestions?

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Erika - posted on 09/15/2009

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My daughter just bites on it the sippy cup and the bottle tips.So i tried given her juice out of a straw and she drinks it like a big girl and now she think she can do it with out a straw, so you just have to try different things to see which no fit your child , every child is different.

Abbey - posted on 09/13/2009

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Since we have been switching from the Nuby brand, which are messy but they will generally take them and understand the concept, unless he is really thirsty he mostly just plays with it. But it is good to let them play with it and become familiar with the cup. Keep it really full so it isn't too hard to get something out. We do watered down juice, but daycare tends to forget to water it down and he always drinks better there, wonder why.

Kristy - posted on 09/13/2009

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I started Zoe on a sippy cup at 6 months since she would not take a bottle ever. I am breast feeding and any time I needed to have someone watch her she would not take a bottle so we gave her a sippy and she liked it right away, She uses the Playtex ones, I think they are the ones called My first sippy cup with handles on either side, they work well and don't leak.

Kristi - posted on 09/13/2009

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Maybe she's not a sippy cup girl?! Maybe she just needs to drink from a regular cup - or maybe a cup with a straw?

Cassandra - posted on 09/13/2009

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i just bought the nuby ones with the soft tip as per recommendations. I tried avent and that was useless. she didn't like the tip. i had a doc browns but again no go.,we worked on it yesterday with the nuby and she can put it to her mouth and she will try to drink if i tilt it. she gets the motions of it just isnt' interested and i don't want a 16 year old drinking form a bottle while i hold her...heee ughh so frustrating.

User - posted on 09/13/2009

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I started Mia off with a cup when she was 6 months. I bought the Gerber cups for beginners and Mia really liked them because they had a soft tip, and they didn't make a big mess because they had a valve in them. she still uses them. I would recommend that brand. Also, when I introduced the cup I held it for her then I started putting it in front of her and she was able to recognize what it was, and she started doing it by herself.

Kristi - posted on 09/12/2009

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We have been trying since my son was just less than 6 months old ... and he's now one day over 10 months old, and he chews on the sippy cup, and then throws it on the floor!! He can drink from a normal cup if we hold it up to his mouth for him though?!?!

Kristi - posted on 09/12/2009

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We have spent about $50-$75 trying to find "the right cup" and we haven't succeeded yet! My friend told me to try the Avent Magic Cup, as it worked for her and a number of her other friends. That would be my recommendation. But if your daughter doesn't WANT to do things by herself, that might be why she doesn't want to use a sippy cup - she would have to do it herself!

Cori - posted on 09/12/2009

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it took my son a goood while to get used to the sippy cups.. we tried the nuby ones with the soft tip and all they did was make a mess. of everything! i threw them out after 1 use.. good waste of money there! he prefers the munchkin brand ones from target.. its the same concept as the nubys but we havent had the same results with the mess.. now we have moved on to the playtex ones..

Kelly - posted on 09/12/2009

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I started my son on a sippy cup at about 6 months....and at first he also thought it was a toy...i just kept offering it to him and it took a couple weeks for him to get used to it....now he drinks out of one anytime that he is in his highchair, and i have also started to give him milk in it so he can get used to drinking milk....i would just keep offering it to her and she will get the hang of it...........

Kaitlyn - posted on 09/12/2009

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I am having the exact same issues. I have no idea what to do. I'd love to read anyone elses suggestions also =]

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