Post # 1
My dds are 5 months and today, because they seemed frustrated about having me controlling their bottles, I tested out giving them sippy cups (the starter kind with a soft spout). They LOVED them, and dd1 downed the second half of her feed from it in about 5 minutes. I think they like holding onto the handles and being in charge of it, plus milk comes out faster than it does from their bottles, which I suspect they also like.
Just wondering… Is it okay to give a sippy a 5 months? I’d like to transition to straw cups sooner rather than later, but this seems like a good way for them to be able to feed themselves at the moment as they (and I) like that they can be independent with feeds.
Post # 3
That’s awesome! Congrats on self-weaning kids!
I worked in an infant room (in a daycare), and we had parents struggle for MONTHS trying to get their kids to drink from a sippy cup. So it’s greats yours actually want to!
Post # 4
I started sippy cups with my kids at around 4 months, as they started eating solids. I keep the bottles for milk when I’m not there to breastfeed, and the sippy cups for water to drink after their solid meal.
If your girls love it, I don’t know why it should be an issue – except if they drink too fast and it upsets their tummies, but you’ll be able to tell and decide what to do about it.
Good for you!
Post # 5
So you guys think it’s okay? I couldn’t really see why it wouldn’t be, but I feel like I’ve heard anti-sippy cup stuff somewhere…
Post # 6
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@Twiglets: Anti-sippy cup usually steps in later on when they are still using them after 2 or 3 years of age. If they are ready to wean off the bottle then do it now while they are receptive to it and it will be easy.
On a side note, I can’t believe they are already 5 months old!
Post # 7
Our little guy weaned himself from nursing during the day and then all together. At about 5/6 months, he decided bottles were too annoying also because he had to lay down and he couldn’t see what was going on in the world. Darn nosey kid! We originally thought to try a soft sippy cup, but he didn’t get the fact that he had to hold it in the air…understandably so, he was only so old! We then tried a soft straw sippy cup and he LOVED it! He is 9mo now and gets all of his formula except one bottle right before bedtime in a straw sippy cup.
Post # 8
@Twiglets: Its definitely ok. Follow their lead! This way you don’t have to bottle wean later which can be rough.