At what age should they stop drinking from a sippy cup?

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Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009

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I forgot to add we did have a problem with my son chewing through the cups with rubber straws and had to find ones that were a harder plastic.

Stacy - posted on 04/21/2009

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My boys were done w/sippy's around 2 1/2 - 3years old....Around 2 I start letting them take sips from my cup(which is what I'm doing w/my daughter now)and by 3 the sippy's were gone from my boys. They both still have a Diego straw cup for any long car rides but other than that no sippys for them. Working on it w/my daughter - can't wait to pitch sippy's for good!!! Another step to no baby stuff in the house!!!

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Rachael - posted on 01/23/2011

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no later than 2, but the earlier the better. In fact it is better for their teeth to never use a sippy

Doreen - posted on 01/23/2011

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My daughter was drinking out of cups at 2. I got tired of the sippy cup, so I threw them out and made her drink from regular cups. She is 3 now and she drinks out of cups like a pro!

Shelly - posted on 04/25/2009

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My daughter turned 2 last August and I'd say In may of last year before she turned 2 she was done with sippy cups. I used those little Dixie cups and filled them a little up with Water. Start with only water til they get the hang of it because there's gonna be lots and lots of spills til they get it right. She'll be 3 this August and she still spills when she gets too excited or not paying attention.

Shanon - posted on 04/22/2009

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I personally think sippy cups are good to a certain extent, my son had one up until about 2 yrs old....but i think when they start biting the tip its time to give them up! Good Luck!!!!

Tonya - posted on 04/22/2009

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My son is almost 2 and he decided to end the sippy cup himself. He prefers the cups with the straws. I haven't introduced him to regular cups yet.

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009

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My son favored straw cups starting at around two and it was nice getting rid of the sippy cups all together! At about 2 1/2 we had him start using regular cups at meal times (at the table). He will probably continue with straw cups for a long time as far as having a drink in the car or not at the table, even if it's water. Also I have noticed that the younger siblings of my friends tend to move to sraw cups sooner. My one friend's son is only 15m and that is all he uses now.

Shanna - posted on 04/21/2009

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My daughter turned 2 in December. She has just started drinking from a small plastic cup at meals and when we are home. When we go out she has her sippy cup still to prevent spilling.

Emily - posted on 04/21/2009

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I forgot to add that due to dental concerns I think only water should be allowed in sippy cups once they know how to drink from a regular cup (18 -24 months).

Emily - posted on 04/21/2009

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I think it is pretty subjective. I personally don't like sippy cups. They are hard to clean, harbor mildew, and encourage kids to walk around with them. SO I chose never to give my kids sippy cups. they went strait to regular cups. If your child is four and only drinking from a sippy cup I'd say you are doing him a disservice by not allowing proper development. If it is an occasional thing, though, I don't think it is a big deal. By the age of two though, the child should have at least been exposed to how to drink form a regular cup and how to put it down without spilling it everywhere.

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I would say by 3 they should be done with it, but my son never really took a sippy cup much, I had a few and gave them to him sometimes, but he mostly went from the breast to a cup. I started him using a cup at 6 months old.

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My son will be three In October and he still drinks from a sippy cup, but not all the time. The only time when he drinks from a sippy cup is when we are in the car. Its so nice not having to worry about him spilling all over the car! I think that by the time he starts preschool we will have no more sippy cups. I think it is like so many other issues and is really up to you. I know a six year old who still drinks from a sippy cup! (which I personally think is too old!)

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