At what age should they stop drinking from a sippy cup?
Shelly - posted on 04/25/2009
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.
Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009
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.
Stacy - posted on 04/21/2009
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!!!
Emily - posted on 04/21/2009
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.
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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