Transition to sippy cups...what is the best sippy cup?

Chairettie - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )




My girls are just turning 9 months next week-they aren't holding their bottles yet but I'd like to transition them to a sippy cup is it too soon...there are so many out there which have you had the best luck with?


Michelle - posted on 04/15/2011




By that age my boys were already holding their bottle so we went on and introduced sippy to them but not really to drink from it but to just get the hang of holding it and practice tilting to get the liquid out of it. We just put water in the cups. We used the Avent trainer sippys. By the time they're ready for cow's milk, we transitioned them to straw sippys, which they were able to use in a snap! After so much review we decided to go with Tommee Tippee Exlpora straw sippys and they work wonders!

Amelie - posted on 03/31/2011




I started giving my daughter a sippy cup when she was 7 months old with just water in it so she'd get used to it so I could get her off of her bottles by a year old. She also didn't hold her own bottle but she loved holding her sippy cup. She didnt start drinking out of it until she was a year old though, before that, all she did was chew on it.
I tried all kinds but the one she took to the best was the Take'n'toss ones and cups with straws. I live in Canada so I dont know if you get the take'n'toss stuff but its affordable and doesnt spill very much.

Leslie - posted on 04/17/2011




I LOVED the Gerber Nuk cups. I started out with the little ones they kinda look like rocket ships! Then the Nuk EZ cups I think they are... My twins were on cups by 6 months and the hard spout cups by a year. The little ones have handles that make it easier for them to hold and they are small and light, and the Gerber Bottles actually fit with the handles that slide off. They are soft spouts so it is similar to a bottle. I had great luck with them! I started out giving them formula out of them and then went from there! LOVE Nuk cups! ( i used soothie bottles I don't know if that made a difference in transition or not)

Melissa - posted on 04/16/2011




My girls wanted nothing to do with a sippy cup until they were 14 months old. I have found that the Nuby brand works the best.

Laura - posted on 04/03/2011




We used the NUK sippy cup- two handles, soft kids refused to take a bottle after they got their hands on it! They nipples don't last very long, because they chew on them, but it was a great intro cup!


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Jeanie - posted on 04/02/2011




I have 3 kids right now and 1 one the way. The oldest is 5 and my twins are 16 months and with all 3 of them I started them with the sippys with the soft nipples like a bottle and once they got the hang of sucking on them the transition them to a harder sippy top. you can find them at wal-mart. Do not cost very much. Here in Illinois they are under $1.00

Elizabeth - posted on 04/01/2011




I started out using Nuk sippy cups with the soft silicone tip to transition my twins from the bottle. They did great with those until they bit through the tips with their teeth. Then I tried a few hard spout cups, which didn't go over well. They couldn't figure them out. I have had the most luck with Tommy Tippee cups that have a spout that is in between the super soft silicone and a hard spout. I got them at Babie R Us. Haven't seen them anywhere else. They are almost 2 now and still prefer those cups. I am going to try straw cups soon.Good luck!!!

Kim - posted on 04/01/2011




When my girls were walking and able to carry their own bottles, that's when we switched to the Playtex sippy-cups and it worked great for us. I don't remember how old they were - they were preemies and were a little later doing things than other babies their age, so we went with following their lead. It worked great for us, but every family is different. Best wishes.

Jill - posted on 04/01/2011




my daughter had a hard time with sippy cups in the beginning bc she didn't know she had to hold it up to get the liquid out. So I tried 8 different kinds and the playtex straw sippy cup is all she would take to. It only took a few tries and she got it. She was 11 months old when she switched to them. They are fairly inexpensive also so that helps the budget. Any other questions email me

Sara - posted on 04/01/2011




I started with the Playtex sippy cups when they were about 8 months old, for water. It took them awhile but they figured it out finally. I go between those and the Born Free cups with the straw. They love the straw! They are 13 months now

Heather - posted on 03/31/2011




I was thinking you didn't start with cups until around a year old, and most doctors will say to skip sippies and go straight to regular cups. Sippies are bad for the babies teeth and gums (or something like that), that being said, Playtex makes the best sippies in my opinion. There are some with soft plastic nipples to make the transition easier, but I prefer the hard plastic ones. When they get older the sippies with straws are nice too :)

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