ok so my son will be 1 Thursday! and I am having the hardest time getting him on a sippy cup!!

Erin - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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any ideas what I should try?!!! is there a good kind that will help him want to use a sippy cup!?

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Kristin - posted on 03/25/2010

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My boys never got bottles, but when they started using cups we used the Avent cups. They have two different kinds of spouts(?); one for teethers and one not. We waited on giving anything wih straws until they were comfortable with using a cup.

You could always take him and let him pick out a few. Good luck.

Shannon - posted on 03/25/2010

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When my son was 6-7 months I started giving him water in a playtex soft spout sippy to get him used to the idea but continued to give his formula in his bottles. When he was 9 months old I bought Nuby sippy cups that had a soft nipple like spout and started giving his formula to him in that...he never minded and took to it right away. I just gradually changed the cups till it was a regular hard spout sippy. He has been completely off his bottle since 9 months and we never looked back. Good luck!

Brandis - posted on 03/23/2010

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we bought my son a sippy cup (spongebob cup cus thats his favorite) and we told him if he wanted to drink anything then he would drink from the sippy cup and he did...we didnt offer him anything but that sippy cup...i was surprised it happened as quickly as it did

Kathleen - posted on 03/23/2010

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Only put water in the bottles. Put his milk & other drinks in sippy/regular cups. After a few days, he'll get it.

My oldest daughter had 1 bottle after dinner until she was about 2 with just water, it comforted her before bedtime. Otherwise, she used a sippy or big cup from the age of 1.

The twins breastfed for a year & went straight to sippy... each child is different....

Do what is right for your son while implementing doctors instructions. You'll find a happy balance!

Sharise - posted on 03/23/2010

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I spent tons of money trying out sippy cups. I think someone should come up with a way that parents can try cups for free first. lol. anyway, the nubby cups were ok but the leak alot and are difficult to clean. for a first time cup i would suggest the nuk cups. They r great. and they have them for diff stages. the first has handles and the nipple is so soft and seems to feel good to their gums too if they r teething. also munchkin cups r good too. very durable n they dont leak. but they arent soft unless u get the ones with a straw. but my best suggestion would be the nuk beginners cup.

Danielle - posted on 03/23/2010

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A lot of people I know have had success using nubby cups, they have a soft top like and bottle. And they are cheap.

Rebecca - posted on 03/23/2010

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my twins use the playtex sippys they have training ones with a softer spout on it. They were off their bottles completely by 13 1/2 months. I would just switch 1 bottle a day with a sippy with milk in it until finally they didnt want a bottle anymore. A few days take one bottle for the sippy then a few days or a week later switch another bottle so now thats 2 sippys a day instead of a bottle and just do that until poof no more bottles...My doc also recommended putting water in their bottle and they wont want it. i didnt need to try because my girls did so well.

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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I started my son on a sippy at 6 months, it was a hard spout. After a week, he refused to drink out of it. So I stopped trying. At about 8 months, I bought a soft spout sippy, he took to it right away, I haven't given him a bottle since! If you haven't tried soft spout, try it. Other wise your baby might be more likely to drink the way you do. If you get a straw and drink out of it, you may get your baby to drink out of a sippy with a straw. He will probably want to do what mommy does!

Amy - posted on 03/23/2010

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my son likes straw cups. nuby makes a short lil straw cup that he loves. my son will be 1 in a couple weeks. he's not so hot on sippies either. i nurse him though, so we have no worries about bottles. I have heard that if you use bottles, the same company makes sippies that are similar to the bottles for an easier switch.

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In the UK health professionals recommend that you use a sippy cup from 6 months so that they are off bottles by the age of one. As your son is way past the 6 month stage the best advice I could give is to keep letting him use it and as Simran said if he makes a mess that's fine! Also the good old you're a big boy now phrase may help. You could give him a littlev reward each time he uses it.

Simran - posted on 03/23/2010

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hi,

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my son is 10 months now, and it was really hard for me too.I started by giving him the empty cup, now that he can hold, i put juice n water.He makes a big mess but its a start.I think its just having patience.Let him make a mess, he will learn if you give him daily.

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