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Old 09-18-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I never did sippy cups with my son, we went straight to the straw cups. He started using one at about 9 months and sill uses it great! (13 months now)

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My kid first used a straw at about 9 months old. We were amazed he figured it out, but he has consistantly been able to ever since. Not much in the way of words going on here so I'm not sure they are related either.
that, but I think it was a few months earlier actually.

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I think 6-7 months old. He also wanted whatever I had, so when I had a cup of water at Chick-fil-a, he would beg and I put the straw in his mouth and within a few attempts, he got it and has been sipping straws ever since. People would stare at him drinking for a straw because of his age. It was so cute.
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We first tried it at 6 months, and he got it right away, he loves drinking from any type of straws.
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DD started using straw cups at 10 months. She didn't 'get' traditional sippy cups until months later.
That's how my DD was too. We ended up getting some metal straws for her because she only wanted to drink out of straws.

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Put the straw in the water, put your finger firmly on the top, and pull the straw out so the water stays in the straw, and then let him drink from the bottom.
We started doing this with DS at about 9 months b/c he wouldn't (couldn't?) drink from a sippy and at 11 months, he learned how to drink from a straw normally. He still cannot drink from sippy cups so we're just going to skip them.

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DD just started using straw cups a few months ago. She's 2 years old. But she'll only drink water from it and nothing else
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DS started drinking from straws at about 6 months and now mostly uses straw cups & a camelbak with a bite valve. Like some of the others, he's not too proficient with sippy cups though.

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DS was using a straw about 9 months, but took until nearly a year to figure out how to lift and tip a sippy cup. Go figure.
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We discovered DD could do it before a year, at a restaurant, and she didn't get sippies/the ones we had spilled easily so we got the foogo straw bottles and she STILL prefers a straw. At 3yo we're finally making progress on drinking from a cup We were all too in love with how a straw was fine and would never spill.
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For my DD using a straw was like a light bulb going off -- all at once one day she suddenly knew how to do it even though I had been trying for ages to show her how with no luck. She was...nine months old? ten months old? She was definitely talking already.

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