What's the difference?

Melissa - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So after trying my son on Gerber Graduates sippy cups, and failing. I decided to try a sippy cup with a softer spout. He is taking to it wonderfully. But is it really any different than giving him a bottle?

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Stevie - posted on 03/04/2010

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i think so i think that its a good way cuz it obviously works(ed) i started my son out of soft and then i wanted to go to hard cuz he kept breaking the soft tiped nipple on them and he would only chew on his hard tip and gerber has a soft hard time that not really hard its just thicker plastic and then we went to hard we started this when he was 6 months old well really 3 was when he had used a sippy for the first time but anyways i think it is different because look at the nipples on them both it helps your child get use to the shape of it i mean the sippys arent going to keep the nipple shape of the breast like bottles do cuz your starting to get them to a cup like us and thats wide and open good luck

Crystal - posted on 03/04/2010

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They are mad to help train your son to use a real sippy cup. I used one with my son for about 2 months before getting him to use a real sippy cup. witch he took wonderfully too after the softer one.

Lorie - posted on 03/04/2010

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I say not really.

Both my boys didn't want to change from bottles to sippy cups so I would give it to them in the morning when they are really thirsty. Once we got that down pat I would move onto a cup for lunch and so and so forth. They were on sippy cups by the end of the month. ( they are now 4 and 19 months )

Vickie - posted on 03/04/2010

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Sometimes it just makes the transition easier for them. The sippy is harder to suck the milk from then a bottle so it teaches them to use the jaw muscles a little better, give him several months on that one then try to introduce another kind, they even make a sippy that has a more straw shaped top to it. Just try to build him up into the harder tipped ones, or even just into a straw type one. He will get there!

Good Luck and God Bless!

Felicia - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son is now 4 years old but when I was doing the transition he was the same way. I just keep trying different ones till I found one that he would use. I found the ones that have the curvy straw on them, he used really good. Also the ones that had the handles on both sides.

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