There comes a time in every infants life when they must make the switch from a bottle to a sippy cup. I am here to tell you that you can do it as early as 4 months old with Nuby's Clik-it No Spill Grip n' Sip. I haven't talked about this too much but I breastfeed my children. I breastfed LP until he was 1 year old and I plan on doing the same with MP. But there comes times when I am away from my kids and others need to feed them. I figure why have my kids get attached to a bottle, so I started using a sippy cup with LP when he was 6 months old and have started using a sippy cup with MP at 4 months old.
I like Nuby's Clik-it No Spill Grip n' Sip cup for a couple reasons:
- It holds more fluid than the bottles I own (the bottles I have are 5 oz and this sippy cup holds 8 oz), which is nice for those feeding MP so they don't have to make more than one bottle.
- The cup's spout releases the fluid easily and fast. MP sucks strong enough on a bottle's nipple that it dents in and she has to let go so the nipple can release and refill. (If you have a baby, you know what I'm talking about here.) With this stage one sippy cup, MP can suck as strong and long as she wants and will always receive an ample flow.
- The sippy cup really is leak proof! MP is young enough she isn't shaking and tossing around the sippy cup, so I did for her (her day will come...). I filled up the sippy cup with water, screwed on the top, heard the "click" and started shaking the sippy cup. There was no water coming out of the spout or where the lid meets the base. I have thrown away a lot of sippy cups through the years because they leak. This sippy cup passes my leak-proof test.
|MP kicking back and drinking from her stage one sippy cup|
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When did you switch your kid(s) from the bottle to a sippy cup? Did you have problems making "the switch"?