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    Smile Introducing the cup

    My dd is 10 months old and I am having trouble with her wanting to hold the sippy cup. She wants to drink out of it as long as I am holding it but has no desire to hold it herself. Any ideas you can give me to get her to hold the cup would be help.

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    Megan

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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    Try filling one partially with lentil or beans, secure the lid, and let her play with it. (Be sure to supervise, of course.) I found that my son caught on to holding cups, spoons, etc pretty easily when I let him play with them a lot before trying to use them for their intended purpose.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    Quote Originally Posted by lorenzomama View Post
    Try filling one partially with lentil or beans, secure the lid, and let her play with it. (Be sure to supervise, of course.) I found that my son caught on to holding cups, spoons, etc pretty easily when I let him play with them a lot before trying to use them for their intended purpose.

    Good luck!
    -We help her with it at meals and we put a separate sippy on the floor with water and kept it out all day for her to play with whenever she felt like. She now picks up and tries to drink from sippy on floor but still hasn't figured out to tilt it

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    I would just keep putting it in front of her and she will probably pick it up at some point on her own- if only just to play with it.

    Nora got interested in her sippy when we put a piece of ice in it- she could play with it like a rattle that way.
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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    DD's going to be 1 next week and she still hasn't learned how to hold a sippy on her own yet. Besides that, she just learned how to DRINK out of it consistently within the past week or so. lol
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    We took the valve out at first, so that he could understand water would come out and that he had to tip it up. Once he got the hang of that, we put the valve back in, and he does great with it. Just lately (hes almost 1) when DH or I take a drink of water, he looks for his sippy cup to copy us.
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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    I was wondering why you decided to use a sippy intead of a cup w straw? There are lots of spill proof versions that are easy to grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynMama View Post
    I was wondering why you decided to use a sippy intead of a cup w straw? There are lots of spill proof versions that are easy to grip.
    Either way, I don't really see any reason to force it.

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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    I hated the straw cups...they were a pain to clean! Different strokes for different folks.

    My twins, although introduced to sippies well under a year, didn't start drinking out of them until they were 18 months old. My youngest got the hang of his at 9 months old. Just be patient. It'll happen!

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    Default Re: Introducing the cup

    straw cups get that weird capillary action deal, when the room is warmer then the liquid..

    Agree take out the value.. and toss it.. they are hard to clean.
    My last two used the cups with out the value in..
    IT can spill but it's easier for them to drink out of..
    The sippy with a value is just like a bottle they have to suck on.

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