View Poll Results: What do you put in the sippy cup??
water 112 69.57%
breast milk 7 4.35%
juice 26 16.15%
other...explain 16 9.94%
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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What do you put in the sippy cup??

Braelynn is only 6 months, so we have just started trying the sippy cup, but today she went nutts over it, and can even pick it up off the highchair tray buy her self, so should I do a few ounces of water a meal, or put breast milk in it...I won't do juice untill she's older.

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

If you put breastmilk in it she *might* go on a nursing strike and want ONLY the sippy. and that is a huge pita! Water will help her get used to it without taking away from the breast (after all, sweet breastmilk tastes a lot better than water)

Juice is really a load of unnecessary sugars and it's good you plan to wait on that.
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DD is a year old and loves Juicy Juice White Grape Juice in her sippy cups and ice water too, sometimes i give her some watered down cow-milk in it w/meals. She didn't really take an interest in juice for a loooong time though.
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I have a 6 month old DS and I give water in the sippy. I think it helps prevent constipation while their tummies get used to solids.
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

DD is 11 mo old and we now do water and water/juice. I feel like a horrible parent because she still drinks formula from a bottle, I am on the search for the perfect sippy this weekend. DS was drinking breast milk and water from a sippy at 6 mo.
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

I should add that my DD didn't actually drink from a sippy until 11 months old though, I had breastmilk in it and she went on a week long nursing strike after that. I first introduced it at 6 months and she wanted nothing to do with it.
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

we didnt really start a sippy till close to 12months and i started with water. only in the last few months have i started a juice/water combo (a bit of juice then a LOT of water) he also drinks Lactaid in it now
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

I didn't really offer the sippy until Austin was around a year old At that point he got ice water then it went to homemade sweet tea and now he has been asking for juice but we do a VERY watered down juice for him when he gets it We also transitioned to a glass glass about a year ago with is SO much better then the dang sippy which he would loose and throw all around
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Re: What do you put in the sippy cup??

I put milk, water, and juice in them.
But mostly water since that is mostly what ds drinks.
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Madeline gets water and Almond Milk in her sippy cup (she is 19 months). She won't drink BM out of it she knows where that comes from and wants it right from the tap!!! She didn't start with a sippy cup till she was over a year old...it's been only a few months since she has really gotten the hang of it.
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