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Transitioning To Sippy From Bottle – Playtex Baby

The transition from bottle to sippy can be quite difficult. If you people remember that not so long ago we switched Brooklin from the bottle to a full on sippy. Now as she’s a full on little person it is time that she is given cups to quench her thirst. But being 2 it is important that the her cups have a spill proof feature that I can rely on.

We’ve used Playtex since Kai was even a baby and my favorite of their products is the Playtex Insulator Cups. We started with using the Princess ones years ago and slowly they’ve added more of our favorite characters and some new features! The Playtex Insulator Cups are the perfect transition from the bottle because the spout design is smooth and for while growing they will still know what to do. It’s the perfect transition cup from bottle but if your baby needs a little help with grips the First Sipster Cup is perfect.

For toddlers who are ready to move on, the Lil’ Gripper Cup has a straw like design. It’s easy to grip and is great for toddlers who don’t need the sippy anymore. It’s currently the cup that my toddler loves to use. I think it makes her feel like a big kid. Plus let’s face it, straws are just fun to use and my toddler can’t get enough these days. Plus I know that it will not make a mess while she does what she does throughout the day.

The cup that Brooklin will move onto next and that I personally think it great for small kids of all ages especially my six year old is the Playtex Lil’ Gripper Spoutless Cup. This spoutless non-insulated cup that is perfect for toddlers who have outgrown sippy cups. I also believe it’s great for kids of all ages because it gives moms the spill proof piece of mind. My six year old doesn’t look at it like a sippy cup either!

I am really happy to be working with Playtex again on another live event this week with my friends. We’ll have a lot of fun with our kiddos and trying to find the best sippy for them. I first wanted to ask my readers, what do you think about sippy cups? Which ones do your toddlers use?

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  1. Mattie Cradduck on November 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    My daughter is most likely to use the cups with handles and a spout since she is so young . She is at the beginning state of transiting to a cup. We praise her when she doesn’t refuse the cup to help her understand the transition is a good and fun thing to do.

  2. Katie on November 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    My daughter uses the sippy straw cup. It was an easy transition from the bottle. LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

  3. Marie on November 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    My son has moved past the bottle stage. He uses a straw well, but sippies work good when he’s thirsty. He still spills a lot with cups. The Lil’ Gripper cup would work well for him.

  4. McKim on November 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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  5. josephine smith on November 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    i have a 9month and 3yr daughters and they both love straw cup and its easier for me i love it..:)

  6. Elaine on November 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

    My daughter loved the sippy straw cups when we were on holidays in Europe when she was about 14 months old! There were great!

  7. Gladys Macias on October 31, 2011 at 10:26 am

    My son was an easy baby he started drinking out of a sippy cup at 6months ..he stopped drinking bottle by 1 ,and he is currently using the straw sippy cup! Went for a dentist check-up and his teeth are in perfect condition! 🙂

  8. Solducky on October 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The spoutless cup looks great. I am going to have to look for one!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  9. Lori B on October 29, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Lbrouse1 (at) gmail (dt) com
    My son is trying a “sippy” for the first time. He’s just 9 months old. The one we’re trying with him to start with is a NUK that has kind of a modified nipple for a spout. It’s shaped like a sippy cup spout, but you need to press on it and suck for the liquid to come out. His biggest problem is figuring out that he needs to tip it back to get liquid to flow. He’s young though so we’re not really trying to “transition” now. Just giving him a feel for it from time to time. I’m definitely going to check out the First Sipster Playtex cup though when we’re a bit closer to true transitioning.

  10. Rebecca Orr on October 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    My son loved his straw cups. Even though he doesn’t need them anymore, he still enjoys using them. He has some spoutless ones now that are great for him. It really makes him feel like a big kid.

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  12. Steph on October 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    My kids LOVED straw cups. Granted they were babies back in the stone ages. LOL

  13. Janet W. on October 28, 2011 at 4:16 am

    For some reason my grandson will NOT drink from a straw. Just hasn’t learned the concept yet. I hope he gets it soon because it’s much better for his teeth!

  14. Owen's Mom on October 27, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I think they are a nice bridge from bottles to cups, but our pediatrician warned us to transition quickly. I hate cleaning our carpets, so I use them with my 2 year old.