my 6 month old is using a sippy cup

Jessica - posted on 04/07/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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but is haveing a hard time drinking out of it but he sucks and its a soft tip sould i keep trying or not

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Bobbi - posted on 11/14/2015

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oh i forgot to mention that at first i took the valve out to let her know that water comes out,just little bits at a time until she learned how to drink out of it,i hope this is helpful

Bobbi - posted on 11/14/2015

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i had problems with my daughter to,she knew how to drink out of it but getting it to her mouth was hard.so i filled it half way and now she can to it by herself...she does try to drink it upside down sometimes and i still have to kind of watch her because she drinks it to fast and chokes a little,but shes getting the hang of it and loves that she can do it by herself

Bella - posted on 10/15/2015

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Try the Poli sippy cup with a soft but firm spout for chewers. It has a great easy flow and easier to drink from. It was a quick and easy transition from bottle to sippie. Good luck!

You can order at www.usapoli.com

Stifler's - posted on 04/11/2011

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I gave mine a sippy of water at about 4 or 5 months and just kept giving him a bottle for milk so he would drink it all. He eventually got the sippy at 10 months so I put the bottles away.

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/10/2011

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Nuk makes a "learner cup" seems too be alot better then most sippy cups. according to reviews.

Karli - posted on 04/10/2011

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My son is also 6 mo and I got him the Munchkin sippy with a soft tip, but he can also chew it. If that makes sense. There are a few sippys where the tip is soft, but not very flexible. His highchair also can recline back so I started by giving him the chewy tip and reclining him back. It took 2 days, but now it's been 3 weeks and he can use any sippy and doesn't have to be reclined back. Stick with it, it just takes practice! :)

Jenni - posted on 04/10/2011

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He'll get the hang of it. It takes practice. Just keep offering it to him. No pressure though. It's not a big deal, really. I introduced the sippy cup to both my kids at 6 months but they weren't able to drink independently until between 8-10 months. All babies are different. I always offered a sippy cup a meal times in the highchair but never forced to issue.

Stephanie - posted on 04/10/2011

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Do what you feel is right just keep an eye on how much air he may be swallowing... gas is not his friend and it is a little early for him to be using a cup regularly so definitely not worth an upset tummy... but if he likes it and he's not swallowing air then more power to him, he'll learn on his own time but it doesn't hurt to let him play with it.

Kacey - posted on 04/08/2011

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My daughter was 1 1/2 years old before she wanted to use a sippy cup. Every kid is different. There are a lot of different kinds of sippy cups out there too. Just keep switching till you find one that works!

Raychel - posted on 04/07/2011

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my son started a sippy at 6 months and didnt really get the hang of it until about 9 months. He was bottle fed and I would give formula in the bottle and water in the sippy.

Kimberly - posted on 04/07/2011

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my six month old uses one he let me know he was ready and showing signs of getting ready for a cup

Jenny - posted on 04/07/2011

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Upto you. If its too frustrating for the both of you, give it a brake for a couple months and try again when baby is older. No rush with these things, and as they grow they'll catch on quicker. No use stressing over it. :) Just give baby water in the bottle in the mean time.

Donna - posted on 04/07/2011

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keep at it, it will come with practise. With all these things, once you start it is a bad idea to go backwards, as it makes life harder in the long run. They are still so little, so just enjoy every development and don't rush them!

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2011

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Keep going with it. It can take a little while before they get the hang of it.

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