Sippy Cup

Raminder - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My Princess will be 6 in Jan 09 and she still drinks milk from a Sippy cup, is that bad/or she too old to drink from sippy cup?

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Suzette - posted on 11/07/2008

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Hi, Raminder! I am a speech pathologist, and I specialize in feeding problems. She definitely needs to be off of the sippy, as it can do stuctural damage to her teeth. (Cause them to push out or become "Buck teeth") Also, prolonged sippies could cause a low tongue posture that might interfere with her intelligibility. I recommend parents to move children to a recessed cup as soon as possible. I am not a fan of the spouted sippies for this reason. Playtex makes a sippy cup wtih a recessed top (It resembles a traveling coffee container). This makes the child feel like they are drinking from a regular cup, just like Mommy, but still saves the carpet or car from being covered in juice! The idea of buying a special cup just for her is great! Praise, praise, praise. However, i will warn you that tough love might be needed at this point. Right now, she is in control because she refuses to eat or drink; therefore, making you give in to give back the sippy. Put her milk in the recessed cup- I promise you no child will starve themselves- I have done this over 10 years and have not had it happen yet. She will throw a fit- but you need to be consistent and firm in telling her the sippy is gone. She is a big girl and needs a big girl cup now. DO NOT GIVE IN no matter what. I know I hate seeing tears from my own, but you have to take the control back. If not, she will continue to throw fits to get her way. Email me, if you have any questions or need more ideas on how to present the cup to her.

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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here is a trick that i learned with my kids... all kids are picky eaters right?? well i got scared that they weren't getting all the vitamins and stuff that they needed.... so thats when my hubby and i got the flinstones vitamins... my kids get one every night right before bed... and just love them to death... that is what i do...

also try this..............

when it comes to her milk... put just a little bit in alittle cup.. or even that bottom part of the 'Sippy Cup' and try giving it to her without the lid on....

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Raminder - posted on 11/09/2008

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thank you so much everyone. I will try my best to get her off the sippy cup.
Raminder

Pam - posted on 11/09/2008

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at six, your child is in school- what does she drink out of there??? she should get rid of her sippy as soon as possible. You can use sippy type cups in the car but at home you should only allow her to drink from regular cups in the kitchen- no mess for you. It's a big girl thing- she needs to feel confident in herself that she can do this and that you believe in her enough to allow her to have a big girl cup.

Tangela - posted on 11/09/2008

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it is not bad, but she really should be learning to drink from a cup or even a straw instead. they don't give sippy cups in school! for her benefit, get her to drink from a cup or straw

Timiann - posted on 11/08/2008

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My daughter was hooked on her sippy cup of milk too. Plus I didn't want it to spill! I switched her to the Platex straw cup. She still uses it sometimes and she is 8 1/2! ~T

Sarah - posted on 11/08/2008

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There are different things that might be encouraging her to want the sippy. Is she still wanting to be a baby (for attention, comfort, etc?) Try to determine the need she is trying to fill with it, and feed that need in an age appropriate way. For example - if she wants to be younger to have attention, plan regular outings with her aimed at her interests - while fazing out the sippy. I also used a Playtex straw cup for my kiddies for the transition. They were still sucking, but more appropriate for their age. She will drop it eventually...

Raminder - posted on 11/07/2008

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Hi Suzette,

Thank you so much! You are right..i need to be little more strong and get her off the sippy cup. Her dentist already told me that she will need braces in future. I will try my best to get her off the sippy cup before her 6th b-day.

thank you again, Raminder

Raminder - posted on 11/07/2008

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She takes Flintstones Vitamins every morning! Christine & Brenda you guys given me such good idea's. Thank you so much.

Brenda - She drinks water from a regular cup with no problem. You are right about a comfort thing...she loves to watch tv while drinking her milk on the couch. I will try ur and Christine's idea's and she how it goes.

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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Does she drink anything from a regular cup? The sippy cup is more than likely a comfort thing for her. Maybe try using one of those juice containers with the straw and spout thats made by rubbermaid, my kids love them and they are more "socially acceptable" for older kids. Praise her when she uses something besides her sippy cup, if she see's it as a positive thing instead of something she's being forced into she may accept a different cup more positively. Take her shopping with you to pick out a special cup thats just for her, they make some really great cup's with straws with characters from disney on them, maybe she would like one of those?



ttp://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/product/product.jhtml?prodId=HPProd210003

Raminder - posted on 11/07/2008

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Thx Christine!
She is a very picky eater and loves her milk. She drinks milk at least 3-4 times a day. Every time i take away the sippy cup...she don't eat and then no more milk either. I really don't know what to do.

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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well my oldest son was around 2 when he stopped drinking out of a sippy cup... and my daughter doesn't really like to... she actually prefers to drink out of a gadorade bottle... but it is what you think and what she thinks or feels she is ready... but if i were you, i would try and take her off of them...

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