Best toddler cups according to redditors

We found 211 Reddit comments discussing the best toddler cups. We ranked the 100 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Toddler Cups:

u/CaptainKernow · 107 pointsr/TraceAnObject

This is a 'Playtex' insulated 9oz cup in 'jungle/green'
They are sold in Walmart and Amazon, maybe other places.

See the 4th image.

u/pifflesnacks · 15 pointsr/beyondthebump

First of all, juice is absolutely not required! Honestly, it's never required. Water is much, much better. Water's also not required at this point yet, though. If she has constipation troubles, I'd aim for constipation-relieving foods (raw pears, grapes, plums, etc.) and reduce constipation-causing foods (cooked apples, cooked carrots, some bananas). Until a year, breastmilk or formula is all they need for fluids.

In terms of cups, though, you could try an open cup like the Doidy cup. We've been using it since we started solids.

u/imonlyhalfazn · 11 pointsr/Parenting

Is it specific that daycare needs him to drink from a sippy or straw cup? I know some daycares have crazy rules (ours won't let our son eat his food from a "pouch" and they instead squeeze it all into a bowl then spoon feed him which makes a huge mess).

My son is only 9 months, but starting around 6 months I tried numerous times to introduce a sippy and he just never "got" it. I picked up the Munchkin 360 and he loves this.

It mimics how we as adults tend to drink out of a cup (my son is keenly observant of everything DH and I do) and it doesn't spill all over the place if it gets dropped. I filled it up almost to the top when I first gave it to him, so he wouldn't have to tip it very far to get water out and that really helped.

The first time he tried it, I'd handed it to him while I was prepping his dinner because he was insanely fussy and about a minute later I'd come back and he'd chugged about half of the water! Since then I've had to supervise him with the cup since his pediatrician said no more than a couple ounces of water a day.

u/semanticdm · 11 pointsr/daddit

I've had a lot of luck with the Munchkin Miracle cups -
Our 3.5yo takes one with him anywhere he goes that we don't want him spilling, and even takes it to bed with him without fear of pre-processed water soaking into his sheets.

u/sekazi · 10 pointsr/oculus

Better yet invest in one of these. A drop kick across the room will not break it open.

u/LicketySplitz · 9 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

Is it the [miracle 360 cup] ( ? I know I saw Nova with one last episode. Those cups are my favourite! And the stainless steel version will keep milk cold for hours.

u/cawpin · 6 pointsr/daddit
u/pieceofcake317 · 6 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

it's pretty random and I know it won't be used for a while but I came by these sippy cups (recommended by a youtuber) that's 360 degree cup that helps teach toddlers how to drink from a regular cup.

Munchkin 360 degree cup

u/Bmorehon · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

get the 360 cup thing maybe without the handles? But it helps them learn how to drink from a real cup without the ability to waterboard themselves by tipping the cup too far and having it all rush out at once. This is the cup we started my son on and he loves it (at 7 months) and can already drink water from a regular cup, although it's still messy. Edit to say I am an asshole and didn't see the last paragraph about how you finally decided on one. Glad you were able to find one you like and hit the order button!

u/tofuchampion · 6 pointsr/Parenting

We love the Munchkin Miracle Cup. I bought one of these, realized it was amazing, then bought more and threw out everything else.

Amazon link (on mobile, sorry):

They are not 100% spillproof - when my daughter (who is now 19mo) throws them on the floor, a few drops fly out. But that's it. They're still way better than any other cup I've tried.

u/TinyPixieFairy · 5 pointsr/ABDL
u/married_with_cats · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Not exactly what you're asking for, but we use these and they won't roll away

u/crankycatpancake · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

It took us awhile to wean my son off of his before bed bottle. He drank milk and water in other cups, but he insisted on his bottle for bedtime. I know you said that you tried a bunch of different cups; however, have you tried this one: Nuk Learner Sippy Cup. Our son didn’t need a “learner cup”, but for some reason it resembled the bottle the closest. Also, I know it is SO hard, but you may just have to go cold turkey and only offer another cup. It’s so difficult, but there is only so much reasoning you can do with a two year old to help them understand a transition. I wish you luck!

u/Orangicot · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We got a set of contigo tumblers that don’t leak! Dishwasher safe too! here’s a link

They’re pricey but mine have lasted a full year of daily use with no issues.

u/jells_bells · 4 pointsr/Nanny


my little lady NK (5mo) has been having similar bottle struggles. It’s exhausting and stressful. MB and I did some research and ended up ordering a Doidy Cup and let me tell you... vast improvements have been made!

It’s kind of a mess, so definitely have a bib on baby and a burp cloth or 5 at the ready. Hold baby at about a 45 degree angle in the crook of your arm, and tip the cup enough that the milk reaches her lips, and let baby suck/sip the milk into her mouth. MILK WILL SPILL, be ok with that! Start with an ounce or so at a time to avoid wasting too much formula or breast milk. I suggest a bib with one of those waterproof layers to keep her clothes dry(ish).

After 2 or 3 attempts, my NK is getting at least 80% of it down the hatch with about 75% reduction in struggling and freaking out. Also I still have to hold or swaddle her free arm down because she’ll knock the cup around with it and end up slamming the edge into her face/spilling the contents because babies do dumb shit like that.

Anyway. Doidy cup. In all 10 years as a nanny I’ve never heard of or used one but in one week I’m an evangelical believer!

u/Temby · 4 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I found the cup with the Giraffe and Lion. Posting here to save others time in searching.

Image #4:

Yes, I submitted the information. If the image is still there in a few days I'll resubmit to make sure.

u/jobie285 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

> ... whichever one he'll take...

Yup. Also non-snarky, but this is the truth. We chose to buy one of a few different kinds.

When first trying a cup from a bottle at around 4-6 months, he liked the Nuk learner cups. We've also tried weighted straw cups (I found them sooooo hard to get the liquid out myself! So I rarely offer them anymore.) We really like the Munchkin 360 though. We also have a Think baby which is freaking horrible - the nipple completely collapses because there's no air vent. We had to puncture a hole in it to get it to work properly! I can't understand why they are so highly rated.

u/kater_tot · 3 pointsr/Parenting
Gerber graduates! They have a little valve inside. Rarely the valve part falls off and it's a mess then, but it doesn't happen often. Definitely immune to shaking.

u/allez_hop · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use the Munchkin 360 cup and love it. It does have a learning curve, however. Our LO choked on the fast flow a few times after getting the hang of sucking to get the water out. Just FYI!

u/noxdracoria · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I use enfamil a+ powder and I legit tried it because I was curious about what I was feeding my baby - it tastes like milk. Richer than regular milk even - and it smelled nice. I mixed up some simlac once and just smelled it and thought 'wow... I don't think that will taste good so never mind'. I haven't tried any other brands because I was so impressed with the enfamil powder.

I was cautious about it at first because the pre-mixed enfamil was gross, but it was what the nurses had to supplement my twins while they were in the NICU and I was trying to get my milk supply better.

Also - I do kinda agree that straws are not great - to my knowledge they are not as good for developing teeth and for the oral coordination for chewing and swallowing or drinking from a regular cup. However, if you don't want to get her drinking from a bottle (or she doesn't like it) maybe try the trainer style sippy cups - they are cup shaped like an adult cup but have a silicone insert in the lid that prevents spills and your baby just sucks on the edge of the cup to get liquid out. My heath nurse told me that its better for an infants developing teeth than a sippy cups with spouts or straws (also IMO straws just let a kiddo drink too much too quick and they get the idea to suck on EVERY STRAW so they will try to grab your drink to suck on the straw too...).

Anyway, the trainer cups are what my twins are learning to use - they are 6mos and just starting solids - and they are getting the idea pretty quick just like how to use a spoon. (I've been doing BLW and giving a variety of foods and textures not just puree as I want them to figure out feeding themselves and having those skills)

u/Roupert · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Try a doidy cup! My daughter has been able to drink from one since 6 months old (assisted) and unassisted since maybe 15 months. Handles make it easy to hold and it's slanted so they don't have to tip it very much to drink.

u/elektriktoad · 3 pointsr/daddit

That looks like the Munchkin 360 cups I have they're great, but my toddler just figured out how to get her thumb under the rubber lid and pour all the water out! Still a great cup, never leaks if it just gets left on its side.

u/Cealdi · 3 pointsr/Parenting

How old is LO? Neither of mine would ever take a bottle so we had to introduce sippy cups early. I don't remember when with my older one but with LO she was about 6 mos. She also learned to drink out of a straw around the same time. I would just pinch it so the drink wouldn't come out too fast.

[Here's one for 4 mos and up] (

u/PancakePolice · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Leak proof is a necessity. My toddler tries his best to dump out whatever he can. That being said, when I first started transitioning him, he did not get it! Wouldn't go for a straw either. We ended up going with a NUK soft spout (as close to a bottle as you can get while still being a sippy)

Once he got the hang of that we switched him over to the munchkin 360. Love that cup. It's the least spillable cup I've found, and he likes it because it makes him feel like a big boy.

Definitely a yes on the handles too.

u/sloanerose · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Can you try switching her to a straw sippy instead of a regular one? My son can't figure out a sippy cup for the life of him but he can drink out of a 360 cup, a straw sippy, a regular adult cup, and a water bottle. You can try giving her whole milk through one of those methods.

What foods do you give her? Maybe she just hasnt' found anything she likes yet?

u/barkusbrody · 3 pointsr/daddit

No personal experience (yet), but these spoutless cups seem like a pretty decent bet.

u/firstwaveintact · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

Not the OP but as someone who's gone through just about every sippy cup, my favorite are these.

u/abhikavi · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Household additions:

  • Handles in the shower

  • Removable shower head

  • Shower stool

    Temporary adjustments:

  • Water near the places he'll be sitting. A large pitcher in the living room & the bedroom.

  • Easy access to healthy, easy to eat snacks. Consider renting or borrowing a mini fridge if it's a long walk from a living space to the kitchen. Prepare snacks ahead of time.

  • These sippy cups are awesome for anyone recovering from anything (I bought them for my husband after a surgery). You don't need to sit up to use them and they're absolutely spill proof. The downside is they may be hard to unscrew for your dad.

    Go through the house and act out common scenarios (bathroom, showering, eating, drinking, keeping tidy) and make sure all the essentials are in place for someone with limited mobility. Small things, like making sure a waste basket is in every room & easy to reach, can make a big difference.
u/kimmyd · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

The doidy cup! My kid stopped taking bottles for some dumb reason but readily drank from these cups starting around 12weeks.

u/perfectdrug659 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Have you tried a straw cup? Like this one maybe?

If nothing else works, you might be able to get a large dropper from a pharmacy, just ask a pharmacist for a big one. My baby won't drink from anything, and I've had to give him formula that way. Gives him about an oz at a time.

u/VividLotus · 2 pointsr/Parenting
u/789123567 · 2 pointsr/toddlers

Mine likes the contigo one with the straw and the sports bottle looking one. I drink out of them and then he wants to. I like the contigo with a straw one because he can drink smoothies I make out of it too. Contigo Spill-Proof Kids Tumbler with Straw, 3-Pack, Sprinkles, Wink And Persian Green

u/atnw · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

There is a new cup by Contigo that I really like. It’s not too hard and not too easy to get out, it’s a spill proof straw cup (yea that’s finally invented Praise the LORDT) but we are going on two months with 3 and 5 year old using it and not breaking it.

Also I know some schools have them drink from shot glasses. Seriously. Montessori I think?

Edit- also she should be getting enough hydration if you keep BF’ing, just make sure she is having wet diapers. Don’t stress too much or go broke trying new cups. Keep with the 360 cup, both of mine use that, maybe keep introducing it once a day. Mine played with theirs a LOT then eventually just started using it

u/KI6WBH · 2 pointsr/ddlg

Well the first thing I would buy would be these

Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup, Green/Blue, 10 Ounce, 2 Count

Now It depends if you like sippy cups or for bottles but having a pair of sippy cups around is really helpful I'm a daddy and I use my little sippy cup when I'm sick because these are so useful since you can fully tip them over and they won't spill. They have smaller ones with handles too.

Other then that I would suggest of blankie something soft that you can rub when stressed.

The rest depends on if your a little/middle, do you like oral things (like gum, cigarette/vape, chew on your hair fingers or lip) or are you more touch sensitive where blankets and stuffies of multiple fabrics and fluffiness would come into play. Are you an artistic little then crayons coloring books glitter and the like would be good buys.

but what are you looking at right now?

u/midwestlover610 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our favorite straw cup is actually one of the Take n Toss cups. It's very basic but the lid has a seriously good grip to the cup. He tosses it on the floor and it only leaks two drips from what was in the straw. I've only had one crack open from dropping it.

The other we use for in the car or diaper bag is the munchkin click lock. It's spill proof but does leak from the straw a bit. He also has to work harder to use it. I tried it myself and it was pretty difficult. But, I don't have to supervise.

u/Rua-Yuki · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Yep, my daughter uses them. The First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Straw Cups - 10Oz, 4 Pack

u/mamaetalia · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Munchkin LATCH Transition Cup, 4...

u/Doriirose · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Not sure about formula ratio, I would assume if you needed to be perfectly exact, they would encourage the premixed more, though.

These are the cups I got my daughter, she's used em since six months, she doesn't drink a lot of them, but they are chewable, and easy to hold. And cite, too.

Nuby 2-Pack Two-Handle No-Spill Super Spout Grip N' Sip Cups, 8 Ounce, Pink and Purple

u/janetjane · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

So, I freaking hate how expensive this cup is, but my 5mo is loving it already with some help from Dad - and I'm going to have to order more when she starts eating dinner with us at night and all that. I'm probably going to get one for my niece too since she's been having a similar problem as you.

Doidy cup

u/charcuterie_bored · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My son has these Nuby straw cups. They are easy to clean and a really good size for his little hands to hold. He drops them a lot and the plastic hasn't cracked or anything.

u/t3hlazy1 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive
u/kanooka · 2 pointsr/beyondbaby

Why don't they just give him a normal glass with meals at daycare?

Failing that, show him how to drink from this sippy cup -

But buy it at a store, because 20 bucks for two of them is ridiculous.

Also - it won't kill him not to drink during the 8 or so hours he's at daycare. If he gets thirsty enough, I am sure he'll drink.

u/rosewhiskers · 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

My son was the same, wouldn't take any bottle and gagged and made choking sounds with every bottle or pacifier. Eventually I got him to use a doidy cup.
Might be worth trying as I spent a fortune buying different bottles before accepting that he hated them all, but he would use the cup to drink expressed milk from about 4 months.

u/TeslaIsAdorable · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I have something like this one and it works really well. He can open it now (18 months) and it doesn't spill even if the lock mechanism is open and the straw is out.

u/seahorse_lover · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I think for pacifiers, be thankful you wont have to take that away in the future.

As for bottles, I cant remember that far back (my son is 21 months) but I feel like he started to enjoyed straws. I know there are "transition bottles" that could maybe help?

Or this kind of "sippy" cup is my favorite cup (and we still use it now!!) is this one.

Hang in there! Your baby just loves you soooooo much and wants you by his side. :)

u/Kayoobe · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I bought like 10 different kinds of cups. Lots of people say the straw cups are the easiest but I could not get him to drink out of any cup other than a open cup.

What finally ended up working as a "sports top"

Which help him figure out this camelbak kids water bottle

CamelBak Kid's Eddy Water Bottle, Dino Party, .4-Liter

Now he also can use

Nuby 2-Pack No-Spill Cup with Flex Straw, 10 Ounce, Colors May Vary

Now that I look it seems like a logical transition. He couldn't figure out how to suck and once he figured that out he's been able to apply it to the other cups.

This took from 6 months to 15 months to find what works.

u/Oni_Kami · 2 pointsr/Surface
u/aleii1 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

They do have sippy cups with soft mouth pieces. Perhaps pick up one of those to try?

u/CupofTia · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I use this one. It's awesome but you have to make sure the bottom straw is pushed all the way in or it's impossible to suck. Honestly I only use it for water or juice. My LO is 14 months and for milk I'm trying to transition to a miracle 360 cup. That seems to be working. They sure love to keep us on our toes!

u/ernieball · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We use the Munchkin 360 cups and Contigo cups for water and Take and Toss for milk.

None of these have a chewy, durable nipple though. My son was EFF/bottle fed (Dr. Browns) so we did a few weeks of this transitional bottle before making the switch. But ultimately the 360 cups worked best from 6M-1 year and then the hard spout on the Contigo was just easier for him after his first birthday.

u/Longlittledoggie · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Both of my kids transitioned well using the Nuk Learner Cups

I swap one bottle a day with the new cup -usually a midday bottle and I offer it with a snack and water. If they don't drink it, they can just have the snack and water. At first they would do that, then maybe experiment with the milk cup a bit, drinking a little more each time. Once they start getting used to it, I start swapping the remaining bottles. Then use the same method later to switch to a more traditional sippy cup. I found this was a no-stress way to make the switch.

u/LetsGetJigglyWiggly · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter has never been a big fan of the bottle unless it's time to go to sleep, she hated sippy cups of all sorts and then I found this cup She absolutely loves it and it's great because it's pretty much exactly like drinking out of a regular cup minus the mess.

u/heaven_fang · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have so much experience with sippy cups lol. My son has sensory issues and straw cups do not work well, and he cannot drink out ofa normal cup.

The ones that we started with were these. They are great for just starting out. Nice handle, easy to clean, etc.

Ones that I love are Gerber. They have a very large insert that does not get lost and they do not leak.

Ones that I think are okay are Playtex and The First Years. Playtex are nice because the spout doesn't get gross (my son bites the spout of his cups), but they do leak a little bit if your child is like mine and shakes the cup upside down. The insert is easily lost but they sell replacements. The First Years are nice the first two months you use them, but they get gross. The spout has a little rubber part that cannot be removed, and it eventually grows mold. They also eventually will leak pretty badly because the spout gets stretched out.

I do not like the take and toss cups. Some people swear by them but they leak like crazy, and my son would just bite the lid off and dump whatever was in them everywhere.

u/jhonotan1 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We went through SO MANY cups! I finally found this one and it works like a charm (kid is almost 3 and still uses them). We just take the straw on the inside out, because he can't grasp the concept that you DON'T tilt the cup to your face.

I agree with the OP of this comment, too. Your kid is just doing normal 11 month old stuff. Early intervention isn't going to be much help when he's pretty much done with bottles!

u/krum · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We've used these and these for years.

u/bitterespresso · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This isn't gospel or anything, but just info I gleaned. If you plan on breastfeeding and want bottles for either - breaks for you or to give babe pumped milk when you're at work - then Dr. Brown's Natural Flow are popular, nipple size preemie or newborn to start. They don't let milk out as fast (sort of like a boob) so hypothetically your baby doesn't start being like "no boob - I want that fast flow!!" Also, if you're going back to work and/or just pumping and saving a lot, some freezer bags for milk, microwave sterilizing bags, and breastmilk soap (search: medela quick clean removal soap on amazon) are super handy to have around. If you plan on pumping some extra bottles (I just used medela plastic ones, they might have even come with my pump...) are nice for collecting milk (although lots of women do it straight into bags, i wasn't that talented :) )

If you're not planning on breastfeeding and want to go formula I know my sister in law likes the glass bottles because they clean nice. Things like a long handled mini scrubber or bottle warmer is nice too. I don't have a good guess of how many bottles you need in this scenario, but someone likely will!

You certainly will use sippy cups and kid cutlery at some point, so if you have the space for it - go for it. These are my favorite sippy cups because you can separate the lid into 2 parts and REALLY get it cleaned as opposed to the other ones which always smell a little funny no matter how often I clean them :/

u/CelticLass · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Its temporarily out of stock in Amazon, but here's the link:

Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup, Blue, 10 Ounce

u/Triplets_dad · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

That was the issue for us, weight gain, as they were born preemies (born @ 33 weeks). We had to prioritize getting them to eat food and gain weight, but that came at the expense of not learning to self feed. Will start with BLW efforts today, and try new type of sippie cups (I'm going to try the munchkin 360 cup and see how it goes). They both have 4 teeth (2 top, 2 bottom - prominent, and others are emerging). Thank you!

u/Theupixf · 1 pointr/breakingmom

I second the take and toss! They're the closest to the ones I used as a kid. They're just not leak/spill "proof".

I've also had pretty good luck with these ( Gerber Graduates Fun Grips Hard Spout Sippy Cup in Assorted Colors, 10-Ounce, 2 cups ) and another one that I can't remember the brand but it was like the cheapest one at Walmart. Good luck!

u/Hahapants4u · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Maybe I just have a forceful kid, here are the cups we have tried and how they stack up


u/nplovetoski · 1 pointr/workingmoms

Try this! I spent $100 and bought every bottle on the market. I went back to part time work at 3.5 months and we tried everything the month leading up to me going back to work. EVERYTHING. She would only breastfeed. I called my lactation consultant so upset after my first two weeks back (my baby drank nothing for 8-9 straight hours 😭). She suggested the nuk sippy cup. It worked perfectly. She knew exactly what to do. I came to the conclusion that the bottles, even slow flow, probably released milk too fast. She’s a great breastfeeder and I think she liked to be able to suck the nuk strongly and control the flow. Good luck!

Edit: this one saved our lives - nuk trainer sippy

u/maumacd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Salmon, skin down on a cast iron griddle. Get that skin all crispy and enjoy.


No soup for you!

Here's a kitchen related item

u/drummer_girl · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We just kind of dove in. We offered a cup at mealtimes, and once he got more of that in his mouth than on his lap, we started offering a cup throughout the rest of the day too. Right now, we offer a regular cup like this shot glass whenever he asks for water, and he has access to one of the 360 cups full of water on a low shelf in the dining room at all times.

u/snuggleslut · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My daughter went through a bottle refusal phase around the same age and we tried sippy cups too. She was a little better with them than the bottle but never took more than a ounce or so. What finally worked for us was forcing her to take a bottle for 2 feedings in a row. After we did that, she was back to take the original medela bottles we started with.

That said, she's now 10 months and her favorite sippy cup is this Nuk one.

u/sockalaunch · 1 pointr/breakingmom

You could try something like this It can get a bit messy but it might help.

u/littlemother · 1 pointr/beyondbaby

Rose went from bottles straight to straws. She didn't figure out sippy cups until she was 2. We went with a Tommee Tippee variety at first, and then bought some Munchkin ones like this. Now we use cups like these, and they have sippy cup lids too (my second daughter prefers sippy lids to straw lids).

u/iviolent · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My daughter refused traditional sippy cups at all costs. The only cup that worked for us were straw sippy cups like this:

u/DoublePlusGoodly · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/Grkgdss00 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Can you put something tasty in them, like diluted apple juice or even cold water? My girl has been on sippy cups since we started solids (with water) so we've tried several different kinds. These are our faves this and this

u/kat_loves_tea · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Have you tried these 360 cups? It's kind of awesome and way closer to the real cup concept. They can drink from any edge and the silicone molding still makes it spill proof.

u/rw0804 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I'd suggest a straw cup over the sippy -- sippys are more akin to bottles (to ease transition for bottle-takers) and since he doesn't take a bottle it may not be worth it. My daughter never reliably drank from a bottle either (no matter what we tried), I feel your pain. When I was away (which was full-time daycare at 3.5 months) it was so stressful but an open cup/doidy cup (with help) saved us and after six months we introduced a straw cup. First these because they are free-flowing/easier to learn on (for her), then these once she got the hang of it. What really helped her learn to use the straw was to get a regular ole straw, stick it in water/milk and cover the top (so it holds some liquid in it) and then drop the liquid in her mouth (slowly let go of the top of straw). Then move to her sucking on the bottom of the straw while you let the liquid flow, then put it in a cup and let her try. She didn't get the concept until we did this, then after two times she was all about it. Now at 22 months she drinks from an open cup on her own when seated, a 360 cup or straw cup when on the move. Good luck!

u/Anonosaurustext · 1 pointr/NewParents

We liked the 360 ones, but they taught him to bite on cup rims, so we phased those out.

Hands down, these work best for us. Easy to clean and no spilling or dripping at all. Not even when it gets thrown.

u/CompanionOfATimeLord · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have these Contigo straw cups. The package said 100% spill proof, I laughed and said if they leak once I’d return them. I have not returned them lol both my kids use them (2.5 y and 1yr) I toss them in the diaper bag etc, they never leak.

Contigo Kids 3 Pack Tumblers - Pink/Purple/Aqua (Red Purple Green)

u/luckyloolil · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I found a travel high chair that attaches to a chair WAY better than the ones that go onto the table. I bought one of those originally for travelling, and it only worked on ONE table we encountered. I got this one, and it works great! I only encountered one chair it didn't work on, and luckily it was a restaurant that had their own high chairs so it wasn't an issue.


My kid started throwing her cups at around 8 months, and since we used muchkin 360 cups, milk would splash out when they hit the floor. I didn't want to react when she did this, so she learned that it wasn't a game, and that if she threw her cup she wouldn't get it back, but I was getting REALLY annoyed with constantly cleaning milk off the floor. So I got these tethers which worked great. That way she'd still get the consequence of losing her cup, but I wasn't cleaning the floor. You can also use them to tether toys to a stroller which is nice.


Also teaching your kid sign language for "all done" "milk" and "more" is super handy. My kid only really has taken to "all done" but it's still handy.


For the first few months, I LOVED my silicone bibs. I would just hand wash them in the sink, and they rolled up small in the diaper bag. They have this pocket thing that would catch food, and were awesome all around. Unfortunately my kid rejected them around 12 months, so I had to switch to cloth bibs. However, not all kids do, so I highly recommend silicone bibs!


If your kid is like mine, try to find fabric bibs with snaps. I found the velcro attaches to things in the wash, so I only use ones with snaps now. Being crafty I actually removed the velcro on those bibs and replaced them with snaps, and made a bunch of my own fabric bibs, but not everyone has access to a sewing machine.


On the topic of bibs, I also recommend having one or two sleeved bibs on hand. I find them a bit of a hassle to get on and off for every day, but they are great when the kid is wearing a nice outfit, and dinner is going to be something that stains. I got this one, and it works great. I do find the neckline gaps a bit, but I would just put a cloth bib underneath.

u/thecatsmeowmeow · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Can you pump some and cut the formula with like 1/3 BM and slowly decrease it?

I've heard some people have success giving formula in this weird little cup:

u/briliantlyfreakish · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My son figured out the camelback straw cup at like 9 months. He snatched my cup and used it. We got him his own and he likes it. I wouldn't call it leak proof though. It leaks quite a bit after being bumped around a lot. We use these and so far they are the least leaky (it still happens on occasion but way less than anything else) and they can take quite a beating (our son throws his around a LOT).

u/1cat2rats · 1 pointr/toddlers

I would try 3 things:

  1. Can she use a straw? If she can they make spill proof straw cups that you can use. My daughter prefers to use straw cups to sippy cups. Not sure why but she learned to use a straw before a sippy cup.

  2. We used the nuk bottles with the sippy lid for a while to help her transition. Not sure if you have tried these ones or not but they look like bottles visually but the nipple is shaped more like a sippy.

  3. Try helping her drink out of regular cups. She might think it's cool to drink like the grownups. We started showing our daughter how to do this with help at about 18mo and once she seemed to understand the concept we bought her little plastic shot glass sized cups with cartoon characters on them. Now 6 months later she can do it on her own with supervision. She is still not trustworthy 100% because she thinks it's funny to dump them on purpose but she is probably 90% trustworthy not to spill it accidentally while drinking from it.
u/IN_wahine · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

They promote improper swallowing and tongue thrust issues. You should use something like this:
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup, Green/Blue, 10 Ounce, 2 Count
And try to have them drinking from an open cup (at least at mealtimes) by age two.

u/tlott · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Oh! My LO is the SAME WAY. We use these and she LOVES them. She also can't close them and then cry when she can't open them back up, so that's nice. We've also recently bought one of these for water because it holds more than a sippy cup. She LOVES hitting the button to open it!

u/ollieoliieoxenfree · 1 pointr/breakingmom

I too have a lazy 11 month old who refuses to hold cups. It's not the cup, it's the kid. I just decided one day to stop holding them for him (like 2 weeks ago). I would put it up to his lips, he'd start drinking and I'd just start tipping it back down and put it on his tray in front of him. It only took a few meal times before he realized I wasn't going to hold it and if he wanted a drink he had to do it himself. Now I just put it on his tray and he takes it from there. Now, if she's not drinking from them at all make sure it's not too hard to drink from. My son has some that you have to bite the spout in just the right way to get the liquid to come out, and he does not do well with those. I got one of those spoutless cups and he can't figure it out to save his life. I finally tried to take a drink from it and I couldn't get the liquid out either. Straws are also beyond him. Just a simple sippy with no fancy spill-free mechanism and don't give in to holding it for her! Good luck!

u/fish1479 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Here is a link to a great training cup that worked well for my kids.

Like others have suggested, water in the bottle, if he wants something else, its in the cup.

u/jvchilds · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Any toy that's sorting, stacking, and able to carry and move from place to place (a basket and Easter eggs at the moment). Leapfrog makes a tea set that she loves (but you'll be singing the songs for days). Sidewalk chalk and the box it came in. 360 sippy cup. Sturdy Velcro shoes. Extra utensils and cute bibs to take to restaurants.

LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party

PUMA Baby Smash Glitz Glamm Velcro Kids Sneaker -my LO is currently wearing these out and they are easy off and on.

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup, Green/Blue, 7 Ounce, 2 Count

u/doublecross · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My little girl will drink from her straw cup but loses interest at the breast. My logic is that the nursing slows her down, with a cup she can keep playing and drink whenever she wants to.
Try a straw cup like this one. There's a lot of bad reviews, mostly because the bottom straw is not long enough to reach the bottom so I'm trying to find these because you can trim the straws to fit the playtex bottles. Anyways, I use these for now, even though if she throws the cup it spills everywhere, I try to keep it contained by taking the cup away if I notice she's not interested anymore.

u/bickyface · 1 pointr/beyondbaby

We use the munchkin brand straw sippy cups from target. They are pretty cheap, and PJ does really well with them. We also have some cups with characters on them for when he is being picky. He will drink anything out of his Mickey Mouse cup. Haha.

I couldn't find them on targets website, but here they are on amazon:

u/PotatoPrincess79 · 1 pointr/Parenting

We found these and they're awesome! If he can take sips from a regular cup he'll probably figure this out in no time.
They come with or without handles and comes apart easy for cleaning.

u/Hopeful0never · 1 pointr/littlespace

It’s a munchkins miracle, 360 drinking edge no spill training cup. I got them off amazon, their 7 ounces but really durable. Here the link for them