Sippy/ Trainer Cups

Posted by Alina on Monday Dec 8, 2008 Under Baby Products

At his 6 month appointment, my son’s pediatrician said that he should start drinking water with a goal of 4-6 ounces a day. I started him with a Born Free Trainer Cup and he has been taking in about 0.5-1 ounce/day. The flow seemed to be quite strong, and my son began to choke after a couple of sips. At 7 months, although he tries, he is not able to drink independently. Because the spout fills up with water and my son tends to bite down on it, he ends up pretty wet all over if I let him play with the cup.

I decided to try a different cup with a soft spout. I chose the Avent Magic Trainer cup, and it seems to work much better for my son. He is able to drink without choking and is actually taking in 3-4 ounces per day. Because the spout is less voluminous, biting down on it does not cause a much of a leak, so that I can let him practice drinking independently without having to change his outfit.

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