The pressure to transition your baby from bottle feeding or nursing to a cup can be difficult and expensive. There are many choices in the marketplace, and the folks at Philips Avent have put lots of thought into helping parents with this all important milestone.
Philips Avent offers a series of toddler cups with a full range of features – straws, spouts and training cups. In my experience, since you are trying to take away a bottle nipple that babies find so comforting you need to let them take the lead and figure out what works for them.
The Avent Spout Cup is made of BPA free materials, is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Priced at $8.99, the Spout cup is available in pink, blue and green. Key features include:
- Non spill spout with patented valve
- Snap-top lid keeps spout clean
- Easy-sip; Fast flow and bite resistant spout
- A measurement scale on the cup
My thoughts: I like how the lidded spot cover is attached to the cup making it easier to track and keep it clean. The measurement scale is also really useful as I track the amounts my 12 month old is drinking as we make the move away from solely nursing. Other cups were making it necessary for me transfer liquids from a measuring cup to get a truly accurate number for how much he was consuming. There are 5 pieces to this cup to take apart to clean and the spout piece would require a small brush to truly scour any dried milk or food. The spout is made of a harder plastic material which seems like it would be more difficult for kids to chew through compared to the softer versions. Recommended for children ages 12 months +. My 13 month old son figured it out. Although the cup is pretty intuitive as far as taking apart and building back up for seasoned parents, in my experience visiting babysitters and grandparents always do seem to forget that all important small filter piece that makes the cups truly leak proof. This hasn’t been tested in our household yet but does seem possible on this model. Reminders will need to be posted for those parties 🙂
The Avent Toddler Drinking Cup is also made of BPA free materials and dishwasher safe. Priced at $6.99, the drinking cup comes in shades of red and green. Key features include:
- Drinking from all around the rim, just like an adult cup
- -poutless and strawless drinking
- Unique spill proof valve; Lip activated valve encourages grown up drinking
- Protective hygiene lid always keeps the cup clean
My thoughts: Also recommended for 12 months+, this one is going to take a little more practice for my guy. He easily grips the side handles but is still surprised that he doesn’t need to sip in the same manner as every other cup he has used so far. To clean I did need to pop apart six individual pieces. They are all easy to clean without any special tools or brushes, but it did take up some serious space on my drying rack.
That’s IT Mommy Jill
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My first son was 12 months, and my 2nd was a little harder, finally got him off at 18 months.
at his b-day party when he turned 1 year old
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Id say 1 and half
About 14 months.
I think my boys were around 10 months
Out of my 4 kids …. only one of them held on to her bottle and hated sippy cups. Thats my oldest daughter, she was breastfed but when she had water it was from a bottle because she just hated sippy cups for the longest time. I guess she was about 20 months before she liked the cup. My son came along 12 months and a few days after she was born, so we really didn’t push the issue either and she make the switch when she was ready. All my others were using cups here and there around 9-10 months.
about 1 year
11 months 🙂
We haven’t hit that milestone yet.
About 1 year, I believe. Thanks!
I havent gotten to that point yet
we’re still at the bottle stage, 5 mo.
ALL OF THEM WENT RIGHT TO AN ADVENT SIPPY ONCE THEY STARTED REGULAR MILK. AT OR ABOUT 1 yr
about 18 months
My last child was 1 1/2!
He was one. We had a easy transition
Hes not born yet
a year old
he was one, but still breast fed
about a year.
Thanks for the chance.
11 months, and she did perfect.
I don’t have a baby old enough yet to know.
My son was 14 months old. We had the hardest time finding a sippy cup he would take. He’s almost 2 1/2 now, and is still very particular on which cup he will use. We have to make sure we take a cup with us when we go to his cousin’s house, because he won’t use the kind they have.
at 13 months
when she turn 1
About 1 and a half.
My son is almost 8 months old and he was introduced to a sippy cup at 6 months but he still can’t drink from one properly .. so he still prefers a bottle.
About 18 months.
At about 18 months –
10 months and never missed her bottle 🙂
My youngest was nearly two. He loved his bottle!
One year for one, 18 months and 10 months for the other two.
off the bottle @ 13 mths
About 1 and 1/2 years old depending on the child
She was 1 year old.
about a yr and a half
My son took forever with both he was almost 2 when we finally did away with the bottle ( in the end he only got it at night) and he was three & a half before we were done with sippy’s.
my son is still on a bottle
with my daughter, she went straight from breastfeeding to a cup around age 1 1/2….. my son, however is 2 1/2 and loves a bottle still….. although he can take a cup, he loves that bottle….
i dont know….my baby isnt old enough yet
We are working on this. My son just turned two. He loves his bottle at night.
Fifteen months to be completely on the cup!
11 months with one and 10 months with the other.
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around 1 year
My daughter stopped using a bottle at 14 months, but she’s still using different sippy cups.
My first child wanting his bottle until he was 2. My second child was off it before he was 1
My kiddo was 13 months old when he made the big switch…Time goes so fast!
12 months is the transition for us.
At 1 yr
About 14 months old.
12 or 13 months
I am not at the stage yet!
our daughter was about one when we did that
id say 14 months
The day before he turned 1, and luckily it was a smooth transition! Here’s hoping the next one will be that easy 🙂
He was 15 months old
I believe she was about 10 almost 11 months
None of my kids have ever had bottles. I tried the cups around 7-8 months.. some got it and some didn’t at that age.
I believe my kids were about 16 months when they quit drinking a bottle
I haven’t made it to that point yet.
From bottles to sippy cups, 1. From sippy cups to regular cups 2.
About 13 months
around one year old
My first two kids hated bottles and never used them. They both cups with a straw around 8 months. My 11 month old though is bottle fed and can’t figure out the sippy cup yet so I’m not sure when we will use a real cup.
Hasn’t happened yet!
I think between nine months to one year old!