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blessedby3
09-16-2008, 04:12 PM
I have been looking at sippy cups- DD is going to be 1 in a couple of weeks- and there are so many I am amazed. She has a playtex one with the hard spout and wont drink out of it. I was trying to find one with a soft spout, thinking maybe she would take to it better like the bottle, and I bought a Nuby at Walmart today. It has the handles with the no slip grip. Well, she took it okay, but after she sucked on it for a bit the spout was collapsing. I would have to unscrew the cap to get it to pop back out. Needless to say I will be returning this cup, but does anyone have a sippy cup that they think is really good and no spill too? The soft spout is a must, I think at this point since she took that but wont take her hard one. Thanks

tinkerlisa
09-16-2008, 04:20 PM
I had that problem with the Nuby one! My DS would push it in though! I threw them all out and went with the hard spout gerber ones. I liked the idea of the soft spout ones, and i found others but they say they are spill proof but they aren't!!! he has one with mickey and 2 that are elmo. I keep them cuz i don't want to throw them out(he LOVES the mickey one) so i only put water in them.
But like i said the gerber ones i have found to be the best. It takes a while for them to get used to the hard spout. What i don't like about the hard spout is that my DS chews on it and i am afraid it will hurt his teeth!

laughinplace199
09-16-2008, 05:36 PM
When my youngest was transitioning from bottle to cup, I bought some Avent cups. They have handles and a soft spout, and they really helped DS with the transition. The only thing I didn't like about them is that they sometimes leak. But we really only used them until he had the cup thing figured out. After that, I bought Playtex (I think it's called First Sipster). They have handles and a soft spout. However, DS is now chewing on the spout and has torn one, so we'll be switching to hard spouts now.

LadyShea
09-16-2008, 05:44 PM
We used this Nuby (http://www.goodforthekids.com/item.php?item_id=511&category_id=33) transition system. We liked that we could change out the top to give him his night bottle, and use the other tops for juice/water during the day.

We didn't have any trouble with the spout collapsing that I remember though! I would be angry as these things aren't cheap!

thegrimdwarf
09-16-2008, 06:26 PM
These things: http://www.munchkin.com/products/detail.html?section=prodCategories&ID=10021&pID=1096 ROCK!!! They also make a straw style, which my DS2 loves.

blessedby3
09-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have the Avent cups too, but the spout doesnt seem to be "soft" enough like the nuby one was. It is soft, but firm. I like the look of the Munchkin cup, but have never seen them in stores. Guess I will have to look for them. Do you remember where you got them, thegrimdwarf? Thanks again

soontobewed07
09-16-2008, 07:21 PM
We Use Nuby too. I have not had them leak on me yet.

We LOVE these ones http://www.babyearth.com/nuby-sports-sipper-10oz.html

Good Luck by the way we have tried them all and now he uses anything. He is 16months old.

thegrimdwarf
09-16-2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have the Avent cups too, but the spout doesnt seem to be "soft" enough like the nuby one was. It is soft, but firm. I like the look of the Munchkin cup, but have never seen them in stores. Guess I will have to look for them. Do you remember where you got them, thegrimdwarf? Thanks again

The only place I've seen them is Target. Good luck!

Josh'sDad1974
09-16-2008, 08:47 PM
We used the Gerber transition/training cup with removable handles and a soft spout. We got them at Wal-Mart. We transitioned DS off the bottle at nine months to this sippy cup and now we are on the Gerber Graduates hard spout and DS is 15 months old. They worked great and it was pretty easy to get him off the bottle.

Lstar311
09-16-2008, 09:12 PM
We have used the plain old Take and Toss sippies, I think they are by The First Years. My LO has been using them since he was 8 months old and now that he is off the bottle they are the only ones I use anymore. They don't leak, they are cheap, and they work fine for us. I was also on the hunt for the perfect cup but had some of the same problems that the pps mentioned so we are sticking with these. Good luck!

cancer_survivor_06
09-17-2008, 01:34 AM
gerber NUK learner cup and sip and smiles have soft spouts, dr. brown's training cup, born free trainer cup, these are all of the cups I know of that are soft spouts you can also check some of the avent cups the older ones have soft spouts but as for the new ones I know the green spouts are hard but I am not sure about the white spouts. these all available at walmart, toysrus or target.

jaymesmommy2004
09-17-2008, 02:47 AM
We love the munchkin straw cups and the regular sippy cups. I have seen them at CVS, Meijer, Walmart, BabiesRUS, etc.
My daughter is 4 and still uses the straw ones so she doesn't have to worry about spilling.

Goofy'slady
09-17-2008, 10:13 AM
This past WDW trip my husband searched high and low for water bottles for our family that were BPA free. He found all of us bottles inculding a sippy cup for our 3yr old DD from REI. He got this one for our Madi. http://www.rei.com/product/776172

We love it and it's much easier to clean since it doesn't have a straw.

HTH's.
T.

blessedby3
09-17-2008, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. I saw the Nuk one in WalMart and almost got that one to try. I think I should have now. I may go back and get one of them. Anyone have experience with this Nuk? I also found a very cute purple Cinderella cup by The First Years with a soft spout, but havent seen them in stores. They also have it with Elmo, Cars, and Mickey. Does anyone have these?

puffkin
09-17-2008, 01:21 PM
My son would only drink out of the Nuby Flip Cups (with a straw). He did not like to tip his head back so the other sippy cups were out for him unless he could suck.

They are the ones on the bottom of this link:
http://www.nuby.platformtwo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=28&Itemid=44&lang=en

HGD24
09-17-2008, 03:20 PM
We have used the plain old Take and Toss sippies, I think they are by The First Years. My LO has been using them since he was 8 months old and now that he is off the bottle they are the only ones I use anymore. They don't leak, they are cheap, and they work fine for us. I was also on the hunt for the perfect cup but had some of the same problems that the pps mentioned so we are sticking with these. Good luck!

We have the 7 oz Take and Toss sippies too and DD loves them! She's been using them for about a month now (she's 7.5 months old). Her daycare uses them for all of the kids. We bought the Avent sippies with the soft spout, but they are too big for her to hold right now and even though we removed the discs that make them leakproof, she still had a tough time drinking out of them, so we're sticking with theTake and Toss sippies.

blessedby3
09-17-2008, 08:12 PM
The only place I've seen them is Target. Good luck!

Went to Target tonight and the only Munchkin cups they have here are the basic ones for 99cents with the hard spout. I bought a Nuk one to try. I also ordered a Cinderella First years cup that I found on the internet. We shall see. Thanks for all the suggestions.

LovePug
09-17-2008, 09:03 PM
My son just wouldn't/couldn't do a sippy cup, but he took to the spillproof straw type very well. Speech therapists tell me that the straw type are actually better for the child for speech development:confused3 so that was an unintentional bonus for me.

cancer_survivor_06
09-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Went to Target tonight and the only Munchkin cups they have here are the basic ones for 99cents with the hard spout. I bought a Nuk one to try. I also ordered a Cinderella First years cup that I found on the internet. We shall see. Thanks for all the suggestions.

can you tell me where you found the cinderella cup

Anonomom
09-18-2008, 08:44 AM
I third the recommendation for Take and Toss cups. Not only are they cheap and recycleable, but they last forever! The spouts are firm,but they're not really hard plastic like some more expensive cups.

Also,when you're just starting, you can buy a package of their snack containers to make things easier. They're small and well-shaped for gripping, and can take the sip tops from the cups. We found that DD had a much easier time learning to use a cup when we put the sippy top onto the smaller, grippable snack cup.

tiggger1
09-18-2008, 08:57 AM
We tried the take and toss ones but by son pops the top off. we did just by their new ones that screw on but haven't tried them yet

we currently use these

http://well.ca/images/large/products/gerber-transition-cups_1211387489_LRG.png

My son loves them

blessedby3
09-18-2008, 12:15 PM
can you tell me where you found the cinderella cup


I ordered them from allaboardtoys.com
It is a Disney Princess Meal Mates 10 oz soft spout cup

Click on the Disney Princess catagory and then click on Disney Princess Dinnerware (its a picture of a fork and spoon with Princesses on them). That will take you to the page and scroll down toward the bottom. Its a purple cup and it is $3.57. Shipping is a flat $5.95. I ordered 2 of them and hope that they will be good.

robandkelly13
09-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Nalgene makes an awesome, unbreakable sippy cup. You can find it on the rei or dick's sporting goods website.

Dannielle_1
09-18-2008, 08:43 PM
we currently use these

http://well.ca/images/large/products/gerber-transition-cups_1211387489_LRG.png

My son loves them

My DS also used these as a first "sippy" cup, but we used it with out the valve. He wasn't crazy about having to suck but just drinking he was good with and he actually moved very quickly to a straw cup.

That could be an issue as well for your little one as well, she might not like having to work for her drink. You could try what you have with out the valve. Now this does create a small spillage factor, but we just didn't let DS have a free for all with his cup (unless it was water.)

blessedby3
09-19-2008, 01:40 PM
I ordered them from allaboardtoys.com
It is a Disney Princess Meal Mates 10 oz soft spout cup

Click on the Disney Princess catagory and then click on Disney Princess Dinnerware (its a picture of a fork and spoon with Princesses on them). That will take you to the page and scroll down toward the bottom. Its a purple cup and it is $3.57. Shipping is a flat $5.95. I ordered 2 of them and hope that they will be good.

Just posting back as I got the cups in today. That was fast shipping as I ordered them on the 17th and today is the 19th. They came UPS. I really like the cup. The spout is soft, yet firmer than the Nuk cup I bought and the spout is built in to the lid so no pulling it out.:thumbsup2

NJFabFour
09-19-2008, 06:13 PM
My son just wouldn't/couldn't do a sippy cup, but he took to the spillproof straw type very well. Speech therapists tell me that the straw type are actually better for the child for speech development:confused3 so that was an unintentional bonus for me.

I was happy to see this post! I work as a speech therapist in Early Intervention and highly recommend going straight to a straw cup (or open cup but 12 mos. is a little young for that!). Of course, as a mom of twins, I also recognize that there are times when you need a really good spill-proof sippy cup but if I had it to do over again, I actually would not have given them to my kiddos. The soft spout cups are strongly discouraged as they are very much like bottle drinking and promote the same suckling pattern that a nipple does.

brandylouwho
09-19-2008, 08:03 PM
These things: http://www.munchkin.com/products/detail.html?section=prodCategories&ID=10021&pID=1096 ROCK!!! They also make a straw style, which my DS2 loves.


I have a few munchkin ones like this and I LOVE them too, we also have a few Nubys and the muchkins pretty much never leak, the Nuby's often leak. DD is 16 months old and will only use the soft/silicone spouts. And she chews through them everytime a new tooth comes in. So I buy more and more and more.