Mschelseamac - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
My Son like most of your children is almost 11 months (so cool). He is getting less patient with the bottle and REALLY want to drink out of bottles and sippy cups!
I only let him drink out of the little bottled waters when I'm holding it, but he tends to suck way too much back and cough. So the bottle is a treat throughout the day.
I have sippy cups with no valves which he can use fine, but they make a horrible mess! Since they have just a bit more flow control than an water bottle he still gets too much and coughs from time to time with that as well.
I purchased a Gerber Suzy's Zoo sippy cup with the valve to help him not suck so much back (and maybe save a few mop ups during the day). It has two handles so he can hold it easily. He doesn't seem to get it though.
He tips it back expecting the water to come. Then rather than suck on it like a bottle, which I thought would be the obvious thing to do, he gets grumpy and starts chomping on it before tossing it aside.
I have no idea how to get him to make that simple leap from bottle, free flow cup, to valved cup.