Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gerber NUK learner sippy cup

Gerber NUK learner cup

This is currently Max's favorite sippy. He was weaned off bottles and onto this sippy with NO problem whatsoever. He took to it immediately. There are no valves, it's leak proof and the spout is soft (made of latex). The cup comes apart easily and all parts are top rack dishwasher safe. Why do I sound like a commercial?? LOL Honestly, these cups top my list of useful items for weaning babies and toddlers.

But the MAIN reason I am posting this info is to test the power of Google. These NUK learner cups are not easy to find in stores or online. Currently the only place that carries them that I can find is Drugstore.com. And NO PLACE has replacement spouts. The cup, handles and top ring on all Max's sippies are in perfect shape after months of use, but the spouts have seen better days.

SO, after months of looking, and as a public service to all the other Moms out there who love these learner cups, here is where to get replacement spouts! You need to call Gerber directly. Call 1-800-4-Gerber and ask for the NUK Learner Cup replacement spouts. They cost $1 each (with a min order of 5).

End of public service announcement. LOL

UPDATE 7/13/09: Spouts are now $2 each with a minimum required order of $5 (so you have to buy at least 3) and a shipping charge of $5. You may also be charged tax depending on where you live. At $2 each plus shipping I think it still beats the cost of replacing the entire cup when the spout wears out.

UPDATE II 8/3/09: The round hard plastic disk that comes with this sippy is NOT a valve. It is a leak-proof seal used along with the clear dome lid to prevent the sippy from leaking inside a diaper bag or during transport. REMOVE the plastic disk before your child attempts to drink from the sippy. All you need for normal use is the o-ring and nipple-like spout. The spout has a built-in valve to regulate flow and prevent most leaks. If you still have trouble with slow flow, just press on the inside of the spout on the little bump with the X cut through it to flex it outward and give it a bit of a stretching.

Update 4/4/2011:  After several reports that Gerber no longer sells these through their 800 number, I did want to mention that they are still available from Amazon (see above) and Walmart. The entire cup is also sold at Drugstore.com.  The trick is finding them in-stock. Complaints to the Gerber 800 number will score you a free replacement spout to tide you over. Be sure to request a restock at your local Walmart!

105 comments:

Unhinged said...

Wow. Just looking at it makes me want to try it.

Christine said...

Good to know... Thanks!! This is currently Noah's fav, too. :-)

Chris said...

When Trevor was that age, I just gave him one of those hard hats that hold two beers with straws:)

Donna H said...

Well my baby is 24 and we didn't have anything so high tech back in the day but if you ask me it looks like a bottle with wings. What exactly makes it different than a bottle?

Italy said...

I just discovered this cup today at Wal-Mart. I had never seen it before but I have a 13 month old that doesn't take well to sippies and thought I'd give it a try. Success! Yay. Anyway, wanted to tell you they have them at Wal-Mart. (at least at mine in Houston, TX)

Anonymous said...

I can't thank you enough! I have been looking for replacement parts everywhere. I called the number above and the people there were amazing. It just seemed to easy. My daughter is 11mo and decided to quit the bottle on her own however she did not like other sippy cups either so I felt stuck until I found this cup.

Anonymous said...

My 1 year old loves loves loves this cup. I have been looking everywhere for spouts and I am happy I found this site. Thanks for the heads up. She transitioned to this cup from a bottle and breast so easily.

Lauren said...

Thank you SO much. Just got some. This is the only cup she'll use, and I've gotten through three spouts already. Thought the cups were a loss, but glad I kept them anyway.

katiesofia said...

Hi,
Today was the day for no more bottles for my daughter Sofia.
I was so happy to find the nuk learner cup at Walmart - windsor california. Question: my daughter is 12 months...how long can she use this cup for...when should I get her use to the normal sippy cup? or do I transition her eventually from this sippy cup to a plain cup? what age appox. would I do this. thanks for the sprout tip! bye Katie

Anonymous said...

The best part is that it's very easy to position the spout at the correct alignment with the handles. I hate trying to align the top before I even screw it down on other sippy cups. My son is now 20 months and we have 3--have been searching for more and need new spouts. Thanks! Also--this one is truly air tight leak proof!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting the world know where to get replacement sprouts, I was getting desperate!!!!

Taylor and Dacia said...

you rock!!! thanks so much to you and google! it worked! my little girl (11 mo) has been using the nuk bottle all along and i tried the valve on the regular nuk bottle at target today and it works on the bottles (in place of the nuk nipple!) yay!! i didn't think you could buy the valves separately though! I'm so excited! (can you tell?)

also, i didn't check the original date of this post, but they sell these cups at target and walmart now!

Anonymous said...

I called today (9-12-08) and ordered 5 nipples. I cannot find replacements any where near me at a store. I know a few others I am passing this info on to. My little one is almost 1 1/2 and knows how to use a straw, drinking fountain, and a cup but in the car or when we are on the go this is his preferred cup. He turns his nose at the other ones we have purchased!!!

leo said...

I found your blog while searching for info on these cups. I got one for my son and having problems assembling them together. If I put the disc underneath the spout and screw it on, he can't get anything out. Am i doing it wrong? Or is it just his suction isn't strong enough? I'd appreciate any help at all.

Ferguson Family of 4 said...

This is great info! Does anyone also know where you can get just the handles, since they fit on the small bottles? Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much!! saved us $6 each for new cups, just change out the tops on the bottles!!

rydersmomma said...

My son is 6 1/2 's and he's taken to this cup very well. I'm alittle confused though. It seems to me that it's just like a bottle with the latex nipple. Do you think it's different? If so he's off the bottle. yeah!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! My son loves these sippy cups, we have 3. We lost the ring and the nipple to one, so we went out and bought another whole cup set.Since this is pretty much the only sippy cup he will use, we had to go buy another one as a back up. One day the valve/nipple to one got caught in the dishwasher and a little piece melted. So we were down to one valve, 2 rings and 3 bottles! I didn't want to have to go and buy more bottles so I googled "Gerber replacement Nuk" and your post was the first one! Thank you for this! I called Gerber and they acutally are sending me 3 complimentary replacement valves. I can't thank you enough!

Rose said...

WOW!!! You helped me, I have been looking for the spout alone and this just helped me a lot. thankx for the info!!!! My daughter doesnt want any other spout but in the 10 oz bottles, and it seemed like such a hassle to buy the small sippie cup when I was only gonna use the top.

themexian@hotmail.com said...

Thank you soooo much! I've been looking for these spouts everywhere. My son just loves this cup. He's getting his molars right now and needless to say, the spouts have taken a turn for the worse! Thanks again. Oh, and by the way, I've always purchased my learner cups at Walmart. They're about $4. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Great information! I have two youngin's on these fabulous cups and I too needed new spouts! I just ordered 10! They were $1 each plus $5 s/h. Yay!

Terry said...

Thank you so much for the info about the replacement spout. I have also been looking everywhere and was unable to find the cup yet alone the spout. You are a life-saver. THANKS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the info. i have looked everywhere for just to replace the nipples. my 1 year old will only use these sippie cups and the nipples are wearing thin. your information is a life saver to my pocketbook :)!!!!

Anonymous said...

When we found out that breast feeding was not an option when my daughter was born we tried out several different bottles before discovering that NUK was the best out there. Sophie loves her NUK bottles, binkies, and now her sippy cup. I am always recomending NUK products to any one who ask for my opinion on bottles, binkies, and sippy cups.
P.S.
Thank you for the information on how and where to order replacement spouts. Truely helpful!!

isos said...

My baby loves this bottle too. She weaned from the breast to this cup (after trying about 10 different bottles) at 6 months. Now I can't get her off of it (and it's kind of an expensive cup). She never used a bottle.

It's different than a bottle. The nipple shape is different. It's a sippy cup. The handles are removable (my baby stopped using them after about 6 weeks).

They are at Walmart and HEB (here in TX) and Kroger. Can also buy them online.

Pramod said...

Thanks a lot for this information. Better to buy $1 replacement spouts than the $7 replacements. My daughter is hooked on those cups because of the soft spouts she can chew on during teething.

Britney K said...

You just saved me so much money! Thank you for this!!! Blessings.

victim of Momnesia said...
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victim of Momnesia said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I cannot live without this cup, my baby is in love with this cup. But, this cup is no where to be found here, where we just moved to. I found your site as I was trying to find somebody online who sold just the spout.

I called Gerber & they're sending me 3 complimentary spout!! WAHOO! I'm so happy.

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

They are wonderful. They are also sold at Target but they don't really have a great deal of supplies there. You 'll be lucky to find them. Also, some Target vary on location are cheaper than others.

Susan said...

I cannot thank you enough for the number. My son will not drink out of anything else except the latex spout...and we have spent a small fortune trying every other sippy cup we could find. The spouts he has now are getting too old and we were desperate for new ones - just placed an order today - THANK YOU! My son thanks you!

JuicyGirl said...

Got and the baby loves it. its the only one he takes

Anonymous said...

I just placed a call to 1800-443-7237(1-800-4-gerber) after reading the post about replacement spouts. The rep on the phone was amazing!!! She informed me that BLUE is no longer going to be sold. However GREEN and RED will be. She offered to send a few complimentary replacement spouts because I didnt have my CC info on hand! Also she confirmed they are $1 min 5 per order plus $5 shipping.

Anonymous said...

i just called 1-800-4-gerber and confirmed the price of $1 each min of 5 per order plus$5 shipping. I didnt have my CC info on hand so she decided to send me a few complimentary!!! Also , she informed me that BLUE is no longer going to be sold. RED and GREEN are the only colors now.

Anonymous said...

oh my god thank you i have looked everywhere for these replacement tops and yeah they are hard to find you are a life saver thanks wondermom79

America said...

Awesome, I love google, you are at the top for Nuk replacement!

America said...

Man...they are out for a while and not sure they will get them back in..

Leigh Ann said...

I just got one of these for my 7 month old. Which way is he supposed to sip, with the spout at 12 o'clock or the 6 o'clock position? It sounds dumb, but milk doesn't seem to be coming out for him either way & I want to be sure I got the thing going the direction for him to get milk when he sucks on it right.
Thanks!

Tomii said...

OMGosh! I've been looking for these for my daughter for so long. I already have the bottle and this makes it so much cheaper to get sippy cups.

paintballchickie said...

I am just weaning my daughter off the breast after 8 and a half months of exclusivly breastfeeding. Needless to say things have been rought the last couple of days. I have bought just about every bottle ever made. Befor i started to wean her i had this NUK sippy cup for her, which she drank wat out of. She refused all bottles and nipples, latex and silicone, this is the ONLY way she will drink her formula. I highly reccomend this product, it has truly allowed to me do this, without it I dont know what I would be doing right now.

Anonymous said...

I Dont Know where i would be without this cup.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I been looking for these for about a month now. Does anyone have problem with baby not getting anything out after sucking on them for a while? Thanks for your help again.

AMY said...

Thank you! I was looking where to get the spouts!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Thank you...I have been searching for months....My daughter has teeth through her nipples and I have been search for the replacements....Your site is the only one with info on replacing them.

Shilpa said...

Hi all,
I just tried calling Gerber for the replacement spouts for the NUK sippy cup and they don't have ANY AT ALL! My 23month old daughter refuses to drink milk in anything else besides her NUK. I have to buy 2 more to hold me over until Gerber gets them in.

hippiemama said...

So your AWESOME!!! I was just looking for the replacement spouts online and came across your blog! Thank god! I will be calling them ASAP to get my new spouts! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I called Gerber and they said they do not have the Nuk Learner Cup replacement spouts available and that they were not sure if they would be getting any in or not.

Anonymous said...

I called 18004GERBER and they told me that they no longer carry the replacement spout for the learner cup.

Teo said...

I read all the comments and i fell stupid :( we received the sippy a a gift and think there's somethin wrong with it. The baby sucks but nothing comes out, I've tried it and the water only comes out if you keek the bottle on one side...could you pls tel me how to use it properly?

I have a lot of NUk normal bottles and the are all fine, I hold them with the valve on the upper lip, facing the nose. But the sippy doesn't work like this :(

Anonymous said...

Just called Gerber and the spouts now (5/31/09) cost $2 each with a minimum order of $5 (so you have to order at least three), plus $5 shipping. I asked about getting replacement handles (I'm turning my bottles into sippies, so that's the less expensive route) and they don't carry them. She said that if enough people asked for them that might change.

Good luck everyone! :)

Anonymous said...

Just called the 1-800 number and was told the spouts are $2.00 each with a flat rate of $5.00. $10.00 for 25 or more.

Anonymous said...

Just ordered the Learner Cup replacement spout from Gerber; they cost $2 each with a minumum order of 5, + tax + shipping cost. (June 2009)

Jesskttn said...

I just got off the phone with gerber. The spouts are now 2 dollars a piece and you have to buy a minimum of 5 with 5 dollars shipping. 5 will cost you $15.60 with tax.

Anonymous said...

Yes, my 11 month old son LOVES these cups... and won't use anything else. I JUST got off the phone with a Gerber rep and they are $2 apiece with a minimum order of 5, making it $10. There is also a $5 flat shipping rate with a 3-5 business day delivery, + tax. All this info as of June 28, 2009.

Carly said...

My son weaned off of bottles so easy after I gave him these cups. They are wonderful and a Godsend. Thank you so much for the information, I'm going to call them and ask for replacement nipples. His are so worn out!

Carly said...

My son weaned off of bottles so easy after I gave him these cups. They are wonderful and a Godsend. Thank you so much for the information, I'm going to call them and ask for replacement nipples. His are so worn out!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I came across your blog. I just got this sippy the other day, and being that I'm trying to convert her over to a sippy I need more than one nipple. I called Gerber like you had said in your blog and they are sending me 2 complementary spouts!! :0) My daughter is 10 months and refuses to take any other sippy besides this one! She took to it right away!

Kim said...

Wow. Thanks! I gave my daughter one of these sippy's 2 months ago (when she was just 8 months) and she took to it in a matter of seconds. We have tried several others since that time and this is the only one she will take. My only problem with these are that they tend to be a little difficult to drink from and the nipples cave in from suction frequently. At any rate, I mentioned this when I called Gerber today and they are sending me free new ones to try. AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Google works! I really need some new spouts & just got off the phone with gerber. Thanks so much for posting this!

Valerie said...

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? My baby can't get a drop out of these cups! I'm about to give up on them, but I keep reading such great reviews. Do I need to take the plastic valve disk out??? Please help!

Nurse Mommy said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My son who is almost two has suddenly developed the need for ONLY the blue Nuk sippies and I looked EVERYWHERE to no avail....so I just called gerber and ordered 6 of the valves to replace just in case this obsession lasts for a while! Oh my, I was freaking out not being able to find them!

www.thenursemommy.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I found the cup yesterday for my 9 month old daughter and she loved it. I looked everywhere for the replacement spouts. Im glad i found this post. I ordered for more and it was cheap. Thanks again for the help

Anonymous said...

All I can say is you rock!!! These are my little man's favorite cups!

Chuckleheads said...

Lifesaver. My 9 month old won't drink from anything else...and my last spout is ready to cave in. Living overseas...this was a godsend blog to find.

Anonymous said...

My 8 month old daughter has been a Nuk baby since she started taking bottles. I just bought this sippy today at Wal-mart and she will not give it up. I was pretty bummed when I saw they didn't sell the extra nipples in the store. So I'm very glad I found this post today. Thank you!

The Sams said...

I am SO happy to have found this! Just what I was looking for!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I found red ones in Target, but I need the blue or green for my little boy and I couldn't find them anywhere!!!!

Olivia said...

Thanks for this post. I just ordered 4 spouts for the 4 cups I have. I've twins and they both love this sippy cups.

brandi said...

my son is 6 months old and he only takes the nuk bottles. so you know of any where to purchase the handels seperatly? i have all the pieces to his nuk bottles and was wondering if there was any wasy to save money by buying the seperate pieces to make them sippys.
thanks

Mel said...
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Mel said...

Thank you so much! I just ordered the replacements. My 1 1/2 year old loves his milk sippy. It is practically the only cup he will drink milk out of. Thank you for making my day. I was wondering how to prolong the life of the cup and avoid buying a new one.

Bridgett said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. My little girl also took to this specific sippy cup well. I have been looking all over for the replacement valves. Thank you for your time spent researching this for all of us.

Gemma said...

I just found your blog when searching online for nipple replacements for my baby's sippy (he'll be 10 mos on Halloween). Thank you for posting this.

Allie said...

Thank you SO much!! you seriously saved me!!! I have been washing the one spout I have daily! And have been searching high and low trying to find just the spouts!!! Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I've been trying to find the replacement spouts with no success. Thanks a bunch!

JaimeSalada said...

awesome!! thanks so much, our cats have an affinity for nipples & pacifiers- all of our gerber nuk cup nipples were destroyed. i just got 2 of each color for 17.00 after shipping and tax. fabulous!

Anonymous said...

My 1 year old also has been able to transition with this cup. HOWEVER, the directions say that you can wash them on the top rack of the dish washer, but since we don't have a dish washer, I thought it would be okay to sanitize it in the microwave, in my sanitizing thing I have, with the rest of bottles and so forth. IT WELDED THE HOLES TOGETHER! So, just an FYI. I'm so thankful that you let us know about the nipple part of this cup, I'm calling tomorrow! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

PS I found mine at Super Target in Fridley, MN. It was in the bottle section, not the sippy cup section. I'm assuming it would be in other Super Target, and maybe even regular Target's.

KAT said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU
I tried to find these a year ago when my 2 yr old was using them to no avail - I also threw them all away but somehow the box got put in the baby's closet instead. I pulled it out because the baby is ready for them and did a google search to see if they were available yet - and I found your blog instead. I got 2 complimentary (she said you can get 2 a year for free) and ordered a few more.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Looking for the spouts is my main purpose online today. My daughter will only take drink from this cup. She will not drink from any sippy cups with a hard spout. its very frustrating and the silicone spouts she chews to pieces. I have been to many stores searching for the replacement spouts, with no luck. I break done and buy a new cup. I have a 7 month old who we are starting on the cup and I need to nipples. Again thank you for posting this site.

Anonymous said...

Actuall Greber makes some silicone nipples for these cups i found one at my walmart in Rogersville TN.but it is a 10 oz on the go cup but i only found 2 my son won't use any other cup i tried like 5 difrent ones before i found this wish they were easier to find

Anonymous said...

My son loves these cups. Have been looking everywhere for the spouts too with not luck. Called the # and they are sending me some complimentary! Said they should be in the stores soon also.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! i've been looking everywhere for a spout for this CUP!! and i called the number and they set me up with a new one!!! SOOO EXCITED

Deanna said...

My son Loves this cup, and what is so GREAT about it is that he also used Nuk bottles and the sippy spout will fit any of his nuk bottles, the handles also are changeable. He will be 7 months old on the 10th of this month and using this cup at EVERY feeding!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this or not but you can also get the replacement spouts at amazon.com. These are the only cups my daughter will drink milk out of. I haven't ordered before but I am considering it. Hope this was helpful.

Anonymous said...

this so funny. My husband ran across this. Our daughter also, loves, loves, loves this cup! we took her off the bottle at 12 months with no problem with transition to this cup. She is 21 months now, and uses a variety of cups, but this one is reserved for her milk in a.m. and at night. Not only will no other sippy cup due (I have tried several, and spent a small fortune)...but mommy or daddy will travel through rain, sleet, or snow to find one in a pinch if we had to. great to know about the replacement parts. They do carry the cup at wal-mart. it's the only place I have found them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I have about a dozen of the nuk bottles and my 10 month old up and stopped drinking from them. He took to the learner cup instantly but I felt so ripped off because I had to buy the whole cup at Target. I couldn't find the sippy nipples without the cup, but I already have a bunch of them. Now I can convert my son's bottles to sippy cups because ALL the parts are interchangable.

Anonymous said...

Gerber said the latex ones wear out after 2-3 months. My son loves the silicone ones! Best cup ever! He has been using them since he was 4 months old!

Anonymous said...

Just called them and got some run around. Was told by the rep that they are NO longer selling the Silicone replacement nipples. I have been SEARCHING for a silicone one! Thank you for your post! My dd is a breast only baby and has had a hrad time wanting to use a cup, She does play wiht this one for over an hour at a time. I am optimistic that she will actually drink from this one, soooooon.

Anonymous said...

Just called Gerber and they are no longer offering them directly by phone - referred to Amazon.com ;o/

Anonymous said...

just called gerber August 28, 2010 and they said they do not have direct sells anymore. so now we have to find somewhere else to buy replacement spouts. The lady was very nice though and she is sending me some complimentary because mine have worn out.

suntalon said...

I just called Gerber as well...and they did not offer to send me any. The said my local stores carry the replacements...which they do not.

Anonymous said...

I bought mine @ Meijer and i believe that i saw replacement spouts there, although i haven't bought any yet. I live in delaware, ohio

Christina said...

I have gotten mine at Walmart. Some walmarts carry them but most don't. The walmart in Bremerton WA does carry them, but no replacement spouts...Thanks for the tips, we do need more spouts so I will order some from Gerber.

Anonymous said...

I just called the 800 number and was told that you could not order through that. That you had to order online!

Anonymous said...

These learner cups are my Grandson's favorite too. He refuses all other cups.
We have bought at least 12 at our local Wal-Mart and due to carelessness of babysitters and other care takers the spouts and cups have been lost. We currently have 6 cups and 4 Spouts.
So we went to our local Wal-Mart to get some more and find that the store doesn't always keep them stocked.
Thank you for the information on getting the replacement spouts these cups are so nice to have. especially in the car.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the info!!

Kate said...

Sadly, they don't do direct sales anymore through that phone number. I am looking for replacement spouts (in the silicone, not latex) and they're out of stock on Amazon (and they're unsure if/when more are coming in). I also need replacement sealing disks as they keep going missing.

Bridgette said...

Thank you so much for posting about all the parts of the cup. I wondered what that blue circle was for!

Anonymous said...

This is THE ONLY cup my son uses. He is 11 months & switched right over from bottle to soft spout with no fuss! And, as stated, the best part is IT DOES NOT LEAK!!! Sad part is, I can't find replacement spouts either. SO, thanks for the info. I'm already on it!!!! If you've had any doubts about sippys, this cup will change your mind. PROMISE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Didn't know NUK was gerber until now ... explains why it is so good! Just called the 800-4-gerber and was told they no longer sell them directly & to try amazon.com. I told the rep that amazon was sold out & she sent one complimentary but said I was "SOL" on anything else. YAY on a replacement to hold my son over til we find some.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Thank you. My son loves these cups and I have a hard time finding replacements. Got them from amazon just now.

MS Do said...

I'm on the quest to find extra spouts for the bottles to make them into cups. I have found them on Amazon, but the prices are horrendous. I'm hoping that I can call Gerber and score one or two. Did you have any luck with finding any handles? I've tried ebay, amazon, and the nuk site but no go! I've also created a blog post about this adventure. So, your info has been very helpful! :-)

Anonymous said...

Nothing! Then you have to ween your baby off of these cups just like a bottle.

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