Sippy cups

Kerri - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 months old. Is it too early for him to start using a sippy cup?

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Ruth - posted on 01/06/2010

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It may sound odd, but mine got the hang of a real cup (that I held) before a sippy cup! They took first to a sippy cup with a soft top (I think that they chewed it and got liquid out, so then knew that there was something worth trying for!) before the straw and hard top style.

Eleisha - posted on 01/06/2010

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No, my daughter started using one for water at 4 months and is now 7 months and uses a straw one!

Kerri - posted on 01/04/2010

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Well hes been holding his bottle for like 2 months now! and eatting baby food since he was 3 months! So I think he'llbe okay with the sippy cup!

Lindsay - posted on 01/04/2010

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I think the best time to introduce a cup is when they start trying to hold the bottle themself. I introduced sippies around 6 months with my kids. Even if your child doesn't take to it right away, he will if it is continually offered.

Dana - posted on 01/04/2010

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I say go for it. "They" say that sippy cups are bad for them though so I have my son using the cups with straws. It actually is much easier to get them to drink out of a straw then a cup with a big piece of plastic.

Danielle - posted on 01/04/2010

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No way, let him try it...I've been letting my son play with his sippy cups since he was about 6 months old. Even if he doesn't use it just yet he can still get familiar with it.

September - posted on 01/04/2010

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No. Our son started to use a sippy cup when he started solids at 6 months. Enjoy :)

Jessica - posted on 01/04/2010

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Never to early....My daughter uses the Munchkin Straw Cups. Those are the best for there teeth instead of sippy cups. The nice part about these cups is when you push on the top a little bit of fluid comes out so they know it have a beverage in it.

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no its not early at all. wic an my sons doc told me to give him a sippy at 5 months because they say that your never supossed to put juice in a bottle, cuz they can get bottle rot just like putting your baby to bed with a bottle they can get bottle rot, gerber makes a good learner cup it like 7 or 8 bucks for a two back

Debi - posted on 01/04/2010

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Mine was 6 months when they started one did it on her own because it was her sisters she never took a bottle again after that day. The only thing is dont confuse them with a sippy that is to much like a bottle. Good luck

Amy - posted on 01/04/2010

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My goodness no! Give it a try, if it works, it works! The earlier you introduce them , the better chance of it being an easy transition! You may have to buy a few different kinds at first till you find pne he likes, but I say GO FOR IT!!!

Mandy - posted on 01/04/2010

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No, if your just practicing but probably too early if you are wanting to do sippy cups solo. The best one I have found is the Nuk training cup and it doesn't leak and has a soft nipple. My daughter is ten months old and is just now getting into it. We hope to be rid of bottles by her first birthday. I started practicing with her at about six months.

Kerri - posted on 01/04/2010

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Thanks. the one we have is the shape of a sippy cup spout but soft like a nipple. and it doesnt keak to bad!!

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Just try it. My daughter didn't really get the hang of it til about 14 months but as with everything, every child is different. They do make sippy cups with soft spouts that are more like a bottle nipple for when you are trying to transition. They leak like crazy though. If he doesn't get it, don't fret, just put it away and try again in a few weeks.

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