Sippy cup....please advise!!

Rachel - posted on 06/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm trying to get my son to drink from a sippy cup with a straw. We've been using the Nuby soft spout ones and he quickly learned to tip his head back to drink, but now he will take it out of his mouth with his head tilted back which drips milk all over his chin, bib, and even t-shirt. It's a mess at every meal and dried milk on clothing really stinks....yuck. So I'm thinking that drinking from a straw wouldn't make quite a mess but he can't do it and gets really frustrated. Any ideas on how to help him??

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Rachel - posted on 06/08/2010

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Well I think the reason he gets so messy is that he tips his head way back and gets a big mouthful and then pulls it out before he's swallowed all that's in his mouth and it goes everywhere. So I'm hoping that with a straw he will drink a little slower. Just this morning he started drinking so fast that he got milk up his nose and started coughing and crying.

Eva - posted on 06/08/2010

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drinking from a straw isn't going to be less of a mess. My youngest could make a worse mess with a straw then a sippy cup. You can buy sippy cups that are drip proof. The sucking from the child is how the liquid comes out. If the child isn't sucking then nothing comes out. They were great, it stopped the mess.

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When we taught my daughter to drink from a straw, we would take a sip and pitch it to stop the flow and then put it in her mouth and she got a taste of what was in the cup and she then started to suck. It took some time but she got it and now that is the only thing she drinks out of is cups with straws

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