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Yes. I started giving him a sippy around 7/8 months and now he pretty much prefers that over his bottles.
He gets his sippy with every meal and if he gets thirsty during the day he's given a sippy.
He has always only ever chewed on it. He gets one with every dinner, and occasionally I just give him one for practice during the day.
I would say he got the hang of it about a month ago, and really got good with it in the last 2-3 weeks. DS had the Nuk trainer. He liked the silicone top, but struggled with tipping it up for a long time. I don't think it helped that the handles came up from the bottom.
I had to help him practice tipping it up and I would sing, "Tip it up, tip it up, tip it up up up." It got to the point where I could be across the kitchen working on something and sing that and he'd remember to lift his arms which kind of cracked me up.
I bought some Avent ones where the handles come from the top- those seemed to help with the tipping part. The last time he went to the sitter, he took his BM from a sippy. We offer it at every meal and snack.
No sippies here. He's been getting his straw cup since 6 months and around 8 months he really started to get the hang of it. Now he goes through 2 or 3 cups of liquid a day out of it.
My best friend is a speech pathologist and constantly lectures me about sippy cups being bad for their upper palate and causing speech problems so she's made me too paranoid to use them :)
Yes, and he's even figured out how to unscrew the top of one of them...
I give him water in the sippy at meals. I used to give the one with the straw before he figured out the sippy cup. After a few bites, I would hold the cup for him so he would drink. He finally figured out that he needed to tilt his head back. It took a couple of months.
Yes but it took forever!
We introduced the sippy at 5.5 months. After 2 months and 3 or 4 different cups, we gave the straw cup a try and BAM! She figured that out right away. We left it at that for a few months then re-introduced the sippy cup (used the Playtex stage 1) maybe 2 months ago and she quickly figured it out.
brismom=:This may be a stupid question but does the straw sippy work like a regular straw? I would be afraid it would shoot to the back of her throat.
Yes, it works like a straw. LO would have to suck pretty darn hard to shoot the back of her throat- I'm not even sure how that would be possible actually.
mananana: brismom=:This may be a stupid question but does the straw sippy work like a regular straw? I would be afraid it would shoot to the back of her throat.Yes, it works like a straw. LO would have to suck pretty darn hard to shoot the back of her throat- I'm not even sure how that would be possible actually.
I just re-read my post. I mean the juice would shoot to the back of her throat not the straw haha. But i think I'm going to try it anyway