how do i get rid of my almost 3 year olds sippy cup?????

Beth - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son will be 3 in october. He is potty trained, he has an amazing vocabulary that includes spanish and very little chinsee. but i can not get rid of the sippy cup. What can i do??? I have tried throwing it away and letting him cry himself to sleep, having him throw it away after he has bitten holes in them, accidently losing them like we did with the pacifer but nothing seems to be working.

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Willow - posted on 07/03/2009

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i really dnt see it as an issue i agree a 3 yr old shud not have a dummy or bottle and shud be toilet trained but a sippy cup is a just a easyer way to giv them a drink n it may wel b comfort they nt ready to part with dont stress as children giv stuf up naturally when they r ready xx

Lorraine - posted on 07/03/2009

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throw it away and dont buy more. how can that not work. if he has none he cant use them just stand strong and do not buy him more. eventually he will get thirsty enough that he will use a cup. Its called tough love and it works.

Rachel - posted on 07/03/2009

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There seems to be a stigma that children of a certain age need to be off the sippy cup. But he might be using it as a comfort. Why do you want to get rid of it? But I understand why you would be thinking about getting rid of it...put water in it instead of milk or juice. It may lose it's effect. But really if you throw it away and stick to the decision that you are no longer going to use it, he will eventually get used to the idea if he is thirsty. But don't throw it then bring it back again, etc as it will only confuse him and make it harder for when you really are serious about it

Kimberly - posted on 07/03/2009

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my daughter still uses a sippy and she just turned 4. she is slowly starting to understand that idea that big kids dont use sippies. i started her with those little juice cups, our drinking glasses came with tiny cups that are meant for juice. they are perfect for training. not too much to make a mess with.

Willow - posted on 07/02/2009

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hi i asume u mean by sippy cup like a beaker ? in which case i dont see a problem if he is healthy happy and developing wel then havin a sippy cup shouldnt be a problem, my son is 3 and a half and stil has a sippy cup it doesnt afect his development as he is very bright ....donr worry is my advice x

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