Sippy cup to regular cup?

Amber - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




Ok so my lil man is nearly 2 , and I think its time too get rid of the sippy cups. So I am just asking how some of you did this. I know that it would have probably been best to already have him off it or just not even started it. Any tips or advice? thanks



Kristen - posted on 09/21/2010




I was a toddler teacher at a daycare for over a year. We did not push the cup. Some children have better dexterity than others and may be ready sooner. I would not rush it. If you think about it, adults use sippy cups. What are water bottles and lids with straws? If he is ready then I say go for it. In my class I would give the children a plastic cup with a very small amount of water in it. It will take some practice but before you know it he will have it down. Just remember it does spill so don't fill the cup! Wish you the best ♥

Julie - posted on 09/20/2010




Mines going to be three soon and still has a sippy cup/straw cups. We have been trying to switch but he is too busy to pay attention to a regular cup or feels the need to play in it. When hes ready he'll let me know. They grow up to fast anyway why push them faster.

Donna - posted on 09/18/2010




i don't think your son is too old for sippy cups. when he's ready, he'll let you know. i have 4 kids, 21,12,11 & 5. they were all different in the way they grew. i learned that for my sanity, not to force anything. give him a choice & see what happens :)

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Elizabeth - posted on 09/21/2010




I started my son with water, and a very little bit, when he was seated at the kitchen table (since I could easily clean up the floor when he spilled). He is now 3 and is still using a sippy cup unless he is seated at the table. He is so active that I'm afraid he will knock over the cup and I'll have to clean milk out of my carpet! He is fine switching back and forth and I'm sure your son will be too.

Janet - posted on 09/21/2010




If you would like to get him off the sippy put water in the sippy. In a big cup put juice or something sweet in it he will get the hang of drinking from the big cup.

Megan - posted on 09/20/2010




Two is normal to still have a sippy cup.
My daughter has hers and I prefer she has it otherwise I am sure there would be a mess to clean up and she has access to water all day long instead of just certain times of the day. She also likes straw cups like the Dora or Diego ones you can get at Walmart.

Cara - posted on 09/20/2010




My daughter will be 2 in a few weeks and she still uses a sippy cup. She finds it amusing to spill regular cups and I really dont feel like having to stay on her butt constantly to keep her from spilling them just yet. She does great also with a cup that has a straw except she will sometimes lose the straw. lol If he uses the regular cup well then no prob but if he still has some trouble I wouldn't worry about it too much yet, 2 is still a fine age for a sippy cup.

Candy - posted on 09/20/2010




I loved sippy cups. I would use a regular cup with a straw for supper time. If mine wanted a drink around the house they had a sippy cup. Now the have those cups with the pop up straw and lead for walking around the house.

Amber - posted on 09/19/2010




I will try the Dixie cups and just start trying that. A little at a time.
thanks everyone for the info:)

Michelle - posted on 09/18/2010




when I was getting my son to use a regular cup it hand a handle and the rim had a slight curve to it rested in the mouth better. Just start slow and give him a cup to play with

Bonnie - posted on 09/18/2010




I don't think there is anything wrong with son still using a sippy cup at the age of 2. I didn't start my older son on a regular cup til age 3 (with gradually increasing how much is in the cup at a time) because he would miss his mouth. I have another son who just turned 2 and I feel I will do the same with him and wait til he is at least 3. They have sippy cups with straws on them which is nice to get them using before switching to a regular cup as well. Every child is different though.

Jodi - posted on 09/18/2010




My daughter is 18 months and I believe sippy cups have their place ina child's life for as long as they need them, within reason of course! That being said, my daughter drinks from a regular cup when at the table for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We started with dixie cups with only a few sips of milk or juice in them until she got the hang of not spilling and setting it back down flat and those things. At 18 months she no longer spills and drinks from a plastic juice cup a little over half full. It has been a gradual process, but it works GREAT for us! Best of luck!

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