does your child drink from a cup or sippy cup?

Julie - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My daughter still drinks from a sippy cup...should she be able to drink from a regular cup?

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Krista - posted on 04/01/2010

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what i do with my girl is inside the house i will give her a sippy cup because of spills and every opportunity outside i give her a cup ,as she got more confident because of practice she can have it in the house, it is good for her to drink out of a cup as it helps for when you are out

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Rachel - posted on 12/16/2010

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My DD uses both. Her sippy cups are the straw ones only though. She has been on them kind since she was 18 months. I just don't want to deal with the mess but she is good with a regular cup.

Heather - posted on 12/09/2010

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my son dranks from a cup now but my oldest son just stared this summer from drankn out of a cup without a straw i just didnt want to have to clean anything else havn boys that close in age was and is still hard sometimes

Stephanie - posted on 12/08/2010

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My daughter is able to drink from a real cup, I switched her from bottle to sippy cup when she was 1 and from sippy cup to real cup alittle before she was 2. You should try those little cups with Dora or her favorite character on them and put her favorite drink in there and i'm sure she will drink it....

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2010

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i started my son on regular cups by letting him use one in the bathtub. and when hes not in the tub i make sure he stays in the kitchen and only gets water. water is easy to clean up! lol but you just have to hang in there and be patient! they will spill it many times but thats how they learn.

Monica - posted on 10/01/2010

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My daughter uses a sippy cup or straw cup. I hadnt even thought about getting her to use regular cups till the other day i was at my friends house who has a daughter the same age as mine and she handed my daughter some juice in a regular cup, i instantly grabbed up afraid that my daughter would spill it all over my friends floor...i had to ask my friend if she had a sippy cup or a straw cup...it was then that i thought i may need to start getting her used to regular cups, but i havnt started yet.

Nilde - posted on 09/28/2010

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my daughter drinks from a cup she dont like sippy cups. its good 2 teach her to drink from a cup because when there i no sippy cup around she might not want nothing to drink if she dnt have her sippy cup.

Kathryn - posted on 07/29/2010

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We use the cups with straws. (like the ones at restaurants.) If we give him a cup, he will eventually space out and start tipping it until it spills. Meals, he uses a cup at the table. ... My son never got the hang of sippy cups. He would get mad and throw them.

Heather - posted on 07/18/2010

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both our sons use cups mostly (my 2yr olds little brother wanted to be a big boy and started throwing his sippy cup away :P) but they use sippies for car rides

Missy - posted on 07/15/2010

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my daughter drinks from a regular cup in the day and a sippy cup at night i just showed her how to use one by letting her have bits of my drink and being there to steady her clumsy fingers at first till she got the hang of it!! :)

Ashley - posted on 07/11/2010

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My son drinks from both mostly cups during the day unless we driving and he get a sippy cup of water at night

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My son still used sippy cups and still spills them but he can drink from a regular cup. I catch him drinking out of my cup when im not looking lol

Sabrina - posted on 04/24/2010

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My daughter uses cups. I threw out the sippy cups when she was about 18 months. She was always excited about using her "big girl cups" which helped. She made messes at first, but how else are they suppose to learn? Just keep paper towels handy and also, you can buy the kid size, hard plastic cups. You can get the cups from Walmart, Target,etc.

Stephanie - posted on 04/23/2010

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i have tried my daughter on regular cups but after 2 or 3 drinks she spills it all over the placce so she uses sippy cups

Carrie - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son usually just uses a cup. I don't let him take a cup anywhere but kitchen.

Tracey - posted on 04/20/2010

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my 2 year old still only uses a sippy cup. He has not had a bottle since his 1st birthday. I will continue to use sippy cups to avoid any spills until he masters the concept of taking little sips from a regular cup.

Molly - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son still has spills w/sippy cups, so don't think he's ready for a cup yet!

Lisa - posted on 04/15/2010

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My son drinks from a cup. He is only allowed drinks in the kitchen. We do have sippy cups to take for stroller rides to the park , car rides, and various outings where you don't want an open cup around to get spilled or have bugs land in it.

Latifa - posted on 04/12/2010

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My daughter drinks from cups at all times, but one problem.... her bottle (milk bottle) occupies her mouth most of the time. Don`t know what to do to get rid of it. lol

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2010

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My child does both. Sippy cups on outings, around the house, car
rides... but drinks out of a cup at meal times when seated in her
chair

Amanda - posted on 04/10/2010

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I suggest keeping one for car rides!!! I sure missed his spill proof sippy cup on our 12 hour car ride.... just a thought

Lorri - posted on 04/10/2010

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Mine does both, but I am thinking of getting rid of the sippy cups altogether. The problem is it is still comforting to her when she is tired.

Amanda - posted on 04/09/2010

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My son drinks from a cup. I threw all his sippy cups out in Jan. He is only allowed drinks in the kitchen, so if he spills a little of it, it is easily cleaned up. He knows the rules and follows them very well *knock on wood* I started giving him a cup at meal times in his high chair and when he got used to using them thats when i threw out his sippy cups.

Rumpa - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son started drinking from a cup 2 weeks before....... he is enjoying drinking with cup, feels like his daddy...

Deborah - posted on 04/04/2010

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My son uses a bottle (not a babies milk bottle) for general use during the day but uses a normal cup at meals time and if there is no other option.

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