Drinking cups

Caitlin - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My oldest daughter turned 3 a few months ago, my second daughter is about to turn 2. My older daughter knows how to drink out of a cup just fine, but her little sister still uses sippy cups during the day.



The sippy cups I use for my oldest are pretty much at the end of their usable life, and I need to throw them out, but my 2 year old just spils juice/water from glasses and such and thinks its funny to make puddles to splash in.



What kind of cup do you think would work in this case to keep the water in the cup and not all over my floor (I like to let them have their water with them during playtime during the day and not limit access).

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MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/07/2012

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Joy has a good suggestion. I think it is important for them to learn from a regular cup (big boy cup, in my house). However, we do give my son a regular cup but it is during meals or when he comes into the kitchen and points for a regular cup, it is under our supervision at all times. We have hard wood throughout our home, it would wreck it if water spilt and stayed without knowing. For the rest of the day he gets his Avent sippy cup, so he can have his water all day long, as well... We do not do juice ever but he doesn't even like it anyhow (probably because we never gave him it, until lately we have tried a couple times for a treat but nope, he won't drink it).

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I know you said you like to give them access to their water during play time, but honestly, I think giving them regular cups of water under your supervision is the better way to go. Spills are gonna happen, some on purpose and some by accident but like the old saying goes, "Don't cry over spilled milk." Or water, or juice.....

I got rid of all sippy cups around my son's 2nd birthday. Up until he learned not to dump his drink on purpose, he could have a drink anytime he wanted one. He simply had to ask me for it. Once he learned that it's not so fun to help Mommy clean up his spills, then I started letting him have his cup when he wanted it. Now, he's 4 and even though he still accidentally knocks his cup over (as we all do from time to time), he has unlimited access to water and I have no problem giving him a cup of whatever he's drinking and letting him keep it with him wherever he's playing.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/06/2012

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I have tried millions (or at least it seems like that) and then I stumbled on the Avent hard spout (for 12+ months). I have since bought 4 of them, they are so awesome. My son throws them down the stairs, biffs them to the floor while in high-chair and never ever do they leak or spill. Sometimes they lay upside down on the hardwood floor for hours and never leak. You can leave the handles on or take them off. They are the best in my opinion, for not leaking, since it is very hard to find any that do not leak. I just love them! ;)



I am the same as you, I like my boy to have his water available all day long...

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