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Dec 15, 2008
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
question about sippy cups
hi Ladies

Sorry I have not posted in a while but I have been reading everyone's posts.

Joslyn is doing well... she is now army crawling. Not every time but maybe 50% of the time!

Her reflux is back but not hurting her. So that is good.

The problem we are having now is that she can not drink out of sippy cups. We tried a beginners sippy but she can't drink out of it. I took the plastic piece out so the juice would come out... but she got freaked and drooled it out. We did that for 2 weeks.

Today I gave her a sippy with a straw. But she chews on it like the other sippy. What can I do?! She still will not drink from a cup. (She is 8 months)

Any ideas on sippy cups? The last cup we got was 4 bucks! I know she will use it eventually.... but dang!



Dec 15, 2008
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
My oldest didn't use a sippy cup until she was at least a year. so, I'm not sure what you would do. What we did with both our girls was just buy several different ones. The ones that Morgan liked were the cheapy ones from walmart. We found them in a big bin and they were like $1 or something. Adriane is a little more picky but we finally found some that she would use and now she will use just about anything but prefers the ones with a straw. I don't have any other ideas except to try different ones and don't force it. She might not be ready yet.
Dec 15, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I think you just have to find the one she likes..even though that will cost you $1000. I finally found that Maggie liked the playtex one that has two handles and the little playtex ones that are white with a colored top and bottom. I don't know what makes the diff. The only thing is the flow.

I guess it's just another trial and error thing.

Dec 15, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Rory didn't drink from a sippy until she months, lol. She *could* drink from it per se, but didn't get enough to sustain herself with just the cup.

Anyway, since I own pretty much every sippy cup manufactured, I can offer some suggestions :)

The ones we first had success with were the 4 oz clover take n' toss ones you can get at wal-mart. They come in packs of 6, and are really cheap. There is no plug. Just a cup, and a lid with a spout with holes in it. But, not too good for a choker, because there is no control of the flow.

Another option is the Nuby soft spout ones. The top of the cup is a silicone insert and the spout is chewable. In fact, chewing aids in the liquid coming out. Downfalls are that the spout is huge and flow can sometimes be difficult.

We use the double-handled playtex ones now, with the plug...more for messiness than anything. Rory finally has a good enough suck that we can use the plug.

She is still only 8 months, though, so you have plenty of time for her to catch on. You might want to look at buying the handles that attach to the bottle, so she can learn to tip the bottle in the same fashion as she would with a cup.

Also, Avent bottle nipples fit Avent sippies, so there is another way to try to transition.

I think it will take a little more time to find what works best for her. Cups ARE expensive, but trust me, you WILL use them ALL eventually!!! Once you no longer have to wash bottles, the more cups that are in the cupboard, the better!! Grab and go. Good luck!!!

Dec 15, 2008
Mom to Eddie 1/07 and Nicholas 6/08. Eddie allergic and refluxer now on cow's milk!!!! Nicholas also a refluxer on prevacid and breast milk. Mom on elimination diet AGAIN!!
I taught eddie how to use a straw by starting with a juice box, I would squeeze it then he finally figured out to suck swallow, he would choke on it a bit at the beginning until he figured it out, I think he was 8 mos or so
Dec 15, 2008
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
We tried sippy cups earlier on but Donnie wasn't actually able to tilt the cup up to drink until he was 14 months old. We bought every sippy cup under the sun too and he actually preferred the plain ones like Michelle said that were just the cup with the lid, no frills about them. Good luck, hope you find one that works! -Liz
Dec 15, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Oooh! I forgot! Liz is right! The first cups Maggie took to were the toss & go cups. That's actually the name of them. They are dirt cheap and she loved them. They're not good for playing the dropsy game though bc the lids pop off!
Dec 16, 2008
ethan's mom
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
Ethan adores the NUK soft spout cup with the two handles that I've found at Wal-Mart. He turns it sideways and sucks down the juice. He however will drool water back out.
Dec 16, 2008
I am the Mother of 3 children, Alix, Aaron, and Aidan. Alix (5) had "silent" reflux until she was 5 months old; Aaron(age 2) has had GERD since he was just days old but was officially diagnosed with it at 4 months old and has had many tests to confirm it since. Aidan (8 mos) has no signs or symptoms to date thankfully. I never knew what it meant to have a "normal" baby since I had 2 pukers! Nobody understands how hard it is to take care of GERD babies unless they've had one themselves.
Sippy cups
We've been through a few different ones as well. it takes some getting used to for them. I have the NUK one as well with the handles and soft spout. It's not bad but I have found that Aaron will dribble quite a bit of the liquid down his face and beyond. The spout can come out if it falls or if he plays with it so that's not a great thing. I just bought this pack of Munchkin cups--2 sports bottles and 2 cups with straws at BJs. He does great with the sports bottles. I also have some Gerber transition cups both with and without handles and the soft spouts. Those are good but if he throws it hard enough, the plug will come out. But he can drink pretty well from them now. It's all trial and error. Aaron is now nearly 11 months and is finally drinking a lot better out of these cups. I started him around 6 months! Good luck! I hope this helps a bit.
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