Want to transition your baby from a bottle to a sippy, or from a sippy to a regular cup? Check out these options for the best transition sippy cup.
From leaks and messes to your baby’s outright rejection, it’s not always easy to transition him into using a sippy cup. Maybe the one you tried keeps spilling, or he still prefers his bottle over the cup. Perhaps the valves make the liquid come out too fast, or he pushes the spout out of his mouth.
It doesn’t help when you’re so over using bottles (and cleaning the zillion bottle parts) and want to make the switch.
Or maybe you’re looking for the best sippy cups to help your toddler start using regular ones. He may have been using sippy cups for a while, but now you want him to learn how to drink without the safety of a spill-proof, soft silicone spout or straw cup.
Not all types of sippy cups are equal. The first one I bought for my son was so heavy, I accidentally dropped it and ended up with a bruised toe for days (I hate to think what would’ve happened if it fell on his toe!).
Finding a sippy cup also starts with knowing where you want your child to go, not just where he is right now.
Do you want him to use straw sippy cups instead of bottles? Has he already been using a sippy cup but now needs to transition into an open cup?
To deal with this challenge, I took a poll. I asked several moms in my Facebook group what they thought was the best transition sippy cup for their kids. Below are their recommendations. Many of these have removable handles that transition into open tops, ready for your child as he grows.
Best transition sippy cup options
What makes a good transition sippy cup?
- Plastic-free or BPA-free plastic
- Easy-grip handles
- Valve-free option
Take a look at my top picks:
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OXO Tot Transition Straw Spout
Philips Avent My Easy Sippy Cup
Tip: When introducing open-top cups, fill them up with liquid so your child doesn’t have to tip them all the way. Just make sure you’re also holding the cup so it doesn’t spill. When he’s ready to try on his own, add only a few ounces of liquid at first so it doesn’t gush all over his face.
Get more tips:
- 7 Easy Ways to Transition to a Sippy Cup
- 9 Things to Do If Your Baby Goes on a Bottle Strike
- How to Wean a Baby from Breastfeeding
- 15 Samples of a 1 Year Old Eating Schedule (From Real Moms)
- 4 Effective Tricks to Handle Your Baby Not Drinking Milk
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