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Old 01-09-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Can you recommend a sippy?

Title says it all. YDS will be 1 in a little over 6 weeks *sniff sniff* and I want to get him used to taking a sippy. He'll take a bottle no problem (he's been EBF) but has no clue what to do when I hand him a sippy. I've tried several - is there one that is better for breastfed babes? And how do I get him used to drinking from it, holding it correctly, etc.
My older son (who was bottlefed formula from 2 weeks on) never did use a sippy cup correctly until well over 2.5 years old. I don't know, maybe being sippy-challenged is genetic

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Old 01-09-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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You're trying a sippy at 6 weeks old?

When my kids' were around 6 months old I started a Nuby sippy with them. The soft spout seemed to help.....
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

No. He'll be 1-year-old in six weeks. His birthday is February 28th
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

subbing too...I need a new sippy. Well, DS needs a new sippy
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

i started with the nubby soft ones. they worked fine never had a issue when we stashed the bottles away. i think they are a good transition. that was the only way she would drink her milk. we uses other cups now but shes much older new.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #6
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

I second the nuby sippys. There are ones that are bpa and stuff free. They have large handles and most importantly ... don't leak! The spouts are soft and my granddaughter (who will be one in 2 weeks) loved hers from the start. (Adiri bottle fed tho')
Soft Landing has some reviews and info on them and I emailed her for advise and she was great. (I was looking for a soft spout b/c M didn't like the hard ones.)
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

The nubbies are great for kids struggle to move from a bottle to cup, but it can be hard to wean from the nubby...and it acts much like a bottle to the teeth....bathing them in the milk (juice etc)

I prefer to try a soft spout sippy with the valve removed, to make it like the old "tommy tippies" so them learn to hold it and "pour" into their mouth.

Obviously the unvalved cup will leak, so once they are "good" at it and you need more spill control, you can add the valve back....although we recommend only water in a cup that is being carried around....milk at meals in the highchair and before bedtime teeth brushing. (all these recs are in the name of oral health)
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My ebf babes hated sippy's and went right to the Playtex insulated straw cups. It only has about an inch of soft straw sticking out and they knew right what to do with it. The best for them was that it didn't have to be tilted. Packaging says 2+ but our pedi actually recommended it.

Also when these are snapped closed they are 100% spill proof. I do *not* recommend the straw cups that are domed on top, they always spill for us!
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Re: Can you recommend a sippy?

I forgot to mention the nubby it only being used with water.
Good to know about the straw cups.
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i hate sippys. my ds is learning cup now, to be weaned in 2 mo... straight to the cup... no straw no lid. Of course he won't be able to use that right away on his own, but I wasn't going to allow him to carry it around anyway.
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