Sippy Tips for Transitioning from the Bottle

SIP SIP HOORAY! Someone asked fellow members for recommendations of the best sippy cup. Here are the top winners!

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Munchkin Any Angle Click Lock Weighted Straw Cup – Recommended by the parent of an 8-month-old who is holding and drinking from it by themselves. This cup is described as leak-proof and the weighted straw allows for tipping while drinking.

Pura Kiki Straw Bottle – A plastic-free bottle that grows with your kid. This bottle was recommended by a parent who has had the same bottle for 3 years!

OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup with Removable Handles – Spill-proof and leak-proof for easy drinking.

Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup – A short straw bottle that promotes natural swallowing.

The First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Straw Cups – A pretty indestructible, easy to clean cup that a 3-year-old can’t even get the lid off of. However, these cups were not made for transportation as they will leak around the straw when thrown in a bag.

Munchkin Sippy and Straw Lids for Miracle 360 Cups & Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup – This combination also came recommended and helps with the transition to straw and open cups.


Grosmimi PPSU Straw Cup – "Totally worth every penny!"


Munchkin Cool Cat Stainless Steel Straw Cup – 'We use these and they’re great! They keep the milk cold and easy to clean."

 

Tips for weaning from the bottle and switching to the sippy cup


"The transition can be hard! We got a 'special' new sippy cup for milk (it had dinosaurs on it) - and introduced it casually during play, instead of during expected 'milk time,' so our babe could figure out there was milk in there and would recognize it the next time we offered it. We chose a clear cup so she could see the milk, but not sure if that really made a difference... You could also give a bottle for some of the milk, then offer the sippy cup for the rest until he got the hang of it..."

"Using a new cup is very important! We went cold turkey, and for about 3 days he refused milk entirely. Then he finally drank it. He's never drank the quantity of milk from a cup that he did from the bottle."


"We went cold turkey at 12 months, but practiced using a straw for fun starting at 10 months (with water) so I was sure he understood how to do it. We used the muchkin weighted straw cup. He wasn’t happy about it for a couple of days but drank more and more each time and after 3-4 days was fully on straw cups for milk. Also, I should say that it might have been easier as we had him only on open/straw cups for water for a couple months before we transitioned his milk as well. I think the progression helped."


"I started with just one milk feed a day from the straw cup, and eventually transitioned my twins to a straw cup for everything but bedtime. We switched to straw cups only around 13 months. We also tried the EZPZ training straw cups at first, but I don't think that was necessary (and my son was mostly interested in playing with the straw)."


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