do your kids drink out of a reg cup or a sippy?

Abigail - posted on 03/13/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )

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Okay, my son only takes a few sips off a reg. cup during meal times and I don't know if we are behind schedule...R yours drinking from a cup (real)

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Lisa - posted on 03/19/2011

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My son has been drinking out of a regular cup for about a year but only because he has an older sister, he sees her having one all the time and refused to have a sippy cup. My daughter still had her sippy cup until after her 2nd birthday though, occasionally she would have a regular cup but she tended to spill it 9 times out of 10 lol. Don't think it really matters too much, they're all different and do it in their own time. They seem to get to a stage where they want to feel grown up and no longer want a sippy cup x

Melissa - posted on 03/18/2011

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My little boy will be 2 April 16th, and he can drink out of a regular cup and my water bottles. I still give him his sippy at times since he likes to "chug" his liquids. There are still times he will make a mess with a regular cup, but I think it's more out of play.

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Delaina - posted on 03/26/2011

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still a sippy for the most part..He can do a regular one if it has only a tiny amount in it...

Natasha - posted on 03/24/2011

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WOOW yu def need to encourage her to use sippy cups more than work on a regular cup, yu dnt want her teeth gettin crooked im sure the doctor has mentioned tht too

Natasha - posted on 03/24/2011

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LOL my daughter dumps her cup too when she gets mad but its mainly water so it doesn't make such a mess

Natasha - posted on 03/24/2011

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i started my daughter on drinking out of a cup since she turned 1. She drinks out o a sippy cup in daycare, but she knows how to do it with no problem ~*april 6, 2009*~

Merry - posted on 03/24/2011

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At home Eric drinks out of open top cups, real cups. But I keep a kids straw cup in my diaper bag so if we are out somewhere I'll give him that one so it's less spilly.
He never had a spout sippy cups, only straw cups and regular cups.
He's been drinking out of regular cups at home for 5 months or so....

Diane - posted on 03/24/2011

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SIPPY!! my son is a total barbarian with food & drinks, no table manners at all yet, so there's no way he is safe with a regular cup.

Amanda - posted on 03/24/2011

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My son is 23 Months old he likes to drink out of a cup but he also dumps it every where so I still give him his sippy

Judy - posted on 03/22/2011

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I must be really far behind because my daughter won't let go of her bottle she'll do the sippy cup during the day unless she's up for a nap but she would rather her bottle over anything any ideas on how to get her off the bottle?

Judy - posted on 03/22/2011

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I must be really far behind because my daughter won't let go of her bottle she'll do the sippy cup during the day unless she's up for a nap but she would rather her bottle over anything any ideas on how to get her off the bottle?

Linda - posted on 03/21/2011

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my daughter never really got the sippy cup thing. she couldn't tilt it right so we went right to the cups with the straws and now she is able to drink out of a regular cup if there isn't too much in it to spill. however, we regularly still use the straw cups.. the Dora cups are her favorite!

Cassandra - posted on 03/20/2011

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My daughter always has drank out of the straw sippys not the other ones and I am fine with that!! But she does know how to drink out of a real cup also!!!

Rebecca - posted on 03/20/2011

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i hear u my daughter does that too i have to make sure i am there when she says done... shes starting to understand now no to that... getting better ♥

Rebecca - posted on 03/20/2011

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my daughter drinks from the big girl cup with supervision. she loves to pour her drinks n food on the floor when shes done. at night if she gets thirsty she drinks water from a sippy cup. but she alternates between sippy cup n big girl cup. i think it is based on each individual child. i have 3 kids n each did each milestone at there own pace......

Dianne - posted on 03/19/2011

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My son is still using a sippy cup, he knows how to drink out of a normal cup but is still a little unsure about the whole idea. But the sippy cup seems to be keeping him happy and me happy as well ( no messes ) he does extremely well with straws as well.

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If I'm daring enough to give my 23 mo. old one she will sip on it and spill most of it. My 3 &1/2 year old does well with a regular cup, but I still give him a sippy most of the time too.

Brenna - posted on 03/19/2011

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My daughter uses a regular cup unless we're on the go. But we use the "grown up" sippy cups with the straw instead of the "sippy" part. FYI, Dutch Bros. plastic cups with the lids are WONDERFUL at not spilling, so be sure to treat yourself and get a fantastic toddler cup out of the deal! :-)

Miriam - posted on 03/19/2011

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My son uses both. I try to always give him a regular cup at mealtimes and a cup with a kid and a straw when he wants tio roam. But he is getting better the more and longer I use it. I think we are on the same page here and I had my son evaluated recently so I know you should be good on this level. By the way, I'm sure you know every child is different abd progresses in their own way at their own time, so dont worry about schedules- your fine. Good luck!

Sue - posted on 03/19/2011

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mine has used a regular cup where we have no choice and threw it all over the floor, so I am keeping to the sippy cup for now

Jayde - posted on 03/19/2011

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mY lil 22nhalf month old could drink out of a cup 100% of the time but i prefer to give her a sippy cup for milk as she likes to tip it out still sometimes which is frustrating enough with water :)

Caroline - posted on 03/17/2011

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My 23month old has been drinking out of a reg. cup for 2 months now. He seems to like it better because he sees us drinking from them.

Trish - posted on 03/17/2011

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my 23mth daughter prefers a reg cup, but she's such a mess & I'm sick up cleaning up the water or sticky spills. Depending on the mood she's in she'll drink from the sippy cup, but when she won't I'll help her drink from a real cup, but only put really small amounts in it & once she starts sticking her fingers in it & playing it, then I take it off her. Meal times needs to be a sippy cup for Bella or it ends on all over the floor or all over the top of the high chair table, her plate & herself. But I'll keep trying to get her better with a reg cup & be more patient & mop 5 times a day lol

Michelle - posted on 03/16/2011

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my son can drink from a cup if he wants to and a water bottle too and with a straw but i still give him his sippy cup with milk at night

Andrea - posted on 03/15/2011

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my son drinks out of a sippy cup simply because I don't want to clean up the mess. He knows how to use a regular cup and does under supervision.
When I worked in daycare they had to transition to a regular cup when they moved to the 2 year old classroom. We only filled the cups 1/2 full or less until they got the hang of it. I figure sometime in the next year I'll make the transition with my son at least for meal time.

Michelle - posted on 03/14/2011

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My daughter is 23 months and she drinks out of a normal cup 75% of the time, we do however still insist on the sippy cup in the car and when she is off to bed as she likes one last drink of milk while watching her movie before bed.

Cristine - posted on 03/14/2011

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Mine still drinks out of a sippy. She dumps her drink all over the place if it doesn't have a lid on it. :)

Talia - posted on 03/14/2011

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my son drinks out of a regular cup if and when he wants to its amatter of when they are ready the kids dont know about the schedule lol so why worry they will be ok

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