I've been reading online, and I read that babies can learn to use a sippy cup at 6 months. My daughter just turned 8 months, so I decided to buy one for her. It was the Avent brand, and I must admit that it's very cute. But, all she does is chew on the spout. She's teething (in fact, she has two bottom teeth), so I understand why she does this.

I just want some advice on how to introduce her to sippy cups. Or is it too early?

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Xande...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:05 PM I started giving my son a sippy occasionally at about 6 months. He wouldn't do anything but chew on it until he turned one...then I started taking away his bottles and gace him no choice. He's a sippy cup boy now! lol. Don't sweat it.

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2prec...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:21 PM

I don't think you're too early at all! Eventually she will figure it out. If nothing else, she has something that soothes her teething right?

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gothm...
Feb. 6, 2008 at 1:15 PM Jeric, at almost 15 months STILL refuses the cup!  I've got one of each different kind, trying to find "the One".  He slings them like an Olympic discus thrower and I'm just happy these things aren't made of glass.  Good luck with the cup!

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Hayle...
Apr. 23, 2008 at 9:19 PM i started Haylee on the sippy at 6 months. just let her play with it pretty much. shes now a year and 6 days.. and she is down to one bottle right before bed and thats it. she still makes a mess with it though. lol. she thinks its fun to shake it and splash it everywhere , so my carpets have been wet for a while now.:-p

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