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Old 10-31-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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She's turning down the bottle... And the hard spout sippy cup was kiiiiind of kind of working, but too slow for her, I think.
Any thoughts or experience with this one?


Edit for more info: yes, I expect this cup to be used with help... not on her own. I just am going to likely be working very part-time (very) soon (unfortunately). My husband needs to be able to give her sustenance. This will hopefully not be more than a couple/few times per week. If she was a little older, he would probably just do solids... but we are planning to do baby led weaning. She is a bit young for that (and not quite sitting up).
Thank you for all of your opinions.

Oh, and yes, pumped milk.



Double edit. Haha.: anybody use a doidy cup?? I just found these things. Tell me if I am making a mistake getting one...

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Re: How about this sippy cup for a 5mo EBF baby?

Those cups with a 5 month old would just equal a huge mess. They are really designed for toddlers that are transitioning to regular cups. Have you tried using a straw cup? The straws are supposed to be better for oral development then the sippy cups, and I think they are easier for them to figure out. My DS started using one probably around the same age as your daughter. The Playtex Lil Grippers are nice because they have two handles and the straw is soft and flexible.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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I think that cup looks great! As long as she supervised of course. My dd wont use a straw and hate nipples (fake ones that is )
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Re: How about this sippy cup for a 5mo EBF baby?

Is this to give her pumped milk? How often do you need to use something?
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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I'm not sure about OP but we start giving water at about 5 or 6 month old.
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Re: How about this sippy cup for a 5mo EBF baby?

If you use this cup, don't expect your 5 month old to hold the cup. It would get all over everything. However, a 5 mo old will want to hold the cup. Like a pp mentioned, try a straw cup or even a soft spout sippy cup like this one. I did have to cut the spout open a little bit to increase the flow for my DD. DD also prefered cups with handles so she could feed herself. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000KWOTY6/ref=nosim/chrisficti-20

Good luck! My DD never took a bottle. She reluctantly took a soft sippy cup and did a bit better with a straw cup.
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Re: How about this sippy cup for a 5mo EBF baby?

Only way to find out is to try it! If she doesn't like it, at least you'll have a cup to use in a year or so.
That said, my DD would not have liked it...she preferred to "work" to drink if that makes any sense. If it just ended up in her mouth, like a little bit poured from a cup, she immediately spit it out. But if she sucked (we used soft spout sippies starting at 5 mo and straw cups around 8 mo) then she would drink.
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Re: How about this sippy cup for a 5mo EBF baby?

How long will you be away when you're working, and how far will you be? Would it be possible for your DH to bring her to you and nurse on a break?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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How long will you be away when you're working, and how far will you be? Would it be possible for your DH to bring her to you and nurse on a break?
I'm not sure yet - I don't actually have the job! (The job that I am crossing my fingers for is Saturdays and some weekday evenings). Haha. It will likely be around little one's bedtime.
So, Hubs probably wont want to bring her in, but it is pretty close! I'm sure we'll figure something out.
Thanks for even mentioning that - don't know why I hadn't thought that one through yet...

Probably because I just don't want to leave my baby at alllll! <3
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