Ink - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is 1 year, 3 weeks. I used the Playtex Nurser bottles with him.. the ones with the bag that you can get all the air out of. Loved them. They were GREAT!
Now we have a problem, stemming from them. When he picks up his bottle and it had some air in the top, he will suck the air out and the bag would be air tight again, allowing him to drink.
Problem is.... the sippy cups. I offer him a sippy cup and he takes it just fine, he understands there's good stuff in there... but he stands there trying to suck the air out of it like he does his bottles. He doesn't get the air out.. he never gets his drink.. he gets disgusted, and the bottle is in the floor.
I can't seem to get him to understand that you have to tip the cup UP to get the drink. I've tried several different brands of cup, when he throws them to the floor, some leak on the floor, some don't. I can clean up the little dribble, that's not my problem.
When he stands in front of me with that "I want that' grunt.. I will make exaggerated moves to show him how I have to tip the cup UP to get the drink. I will give HIM sips from the grownup cup, turning up the cup and it's not making a connection either.
How do I get this kid to learn to turn the cup UP?