2 Year old and sippy cups

Rochelle - posted on 02/14/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My child 2 and in daycare. He drinks only out of a cup there. When he gets home, he wants his sippy cup and wont stop talking about it until we give him one. He has 1 when he gets home and 1 when going to bed. I need help to stop this. Is this wrong? He relies on it so much. I don't know how to not let him have one?

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**Jackie** - posted on 02/25/2012

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That's what I don't get, why is he only getting 2? My daughter goes through 4 sometimes 5 sippy cups a day. I made her a ham omelet and she, of course, was extra thirsty that day. Also, some days she runs around more than others.

April - posted on 02/25/2012

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whats the issue with sippy cups? i dont understand....my kids drank out of sippy cups until they were comfortable using a regular cup...they are 9, almost 8 and 6...they all moved on to using regular cups when they were ready. i didnt rush them off of sippies... I may be harsh here but i dont understand why taking away a sippy cup and throwing them on regular cups is so important at 2 yrs of age......why rush them growing up? theyll take to the regular cup when they were ready.



its fine and dandy that he uses a regular cup when hes at daycare, but whats wrong with letting him have the sippy at home? what if its a security thing? like "im home, i want my sippy?"...my girls used to go to bed with sippies. they grew out of it when they were ready.



thats just my opinion.

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Stacy - posted on 03/22/2012

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I only allow my daughter to use a sippy cup for milk at bedtime. I stress to her she is a big girl and does not need sippy cups anymore. Now we are dealing with the thumb issue!

Jessica - posted on 02/29/2012

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I don't think there's anything wrong with a 2-yo using a sippy cup. My daughter is almost 3 and uses hard-top sippies at home. She can drink just fine out of a cup but I like the convenience (and spill containment) of a sippy. IMO, if a kid is thirsty, they can have a drink - my only limit is after a certain time of night to help with staying dry overnight.

Samantha - posted on 02/28/2012

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The post clearly states that he is in daycare so drinks then through the day. Its on a night when he gets bk from daycare that she gives him a sippy, Then one for bed.



I personally dont have a problem with them. My daughter is 2 and a half and uses sippy cups at daycare and also at home. She sometimes uses a proper cup when having a meal but mostly its her sippy.

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Oops, shame on me then...my four year old still gets a bottle every now and again. I find they have to grow up so fast as it is and if it's a comfort to her, then she gets a bottle....so sue me ;-)



Just let him have his zippy cup, he is still such a little boy.

User - posted on 02/25/2012

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we just took my son off the sippy cup and he just turned five...i wouldnt worry about it now since he is only 2

Brittney - posted on 02/25/2012

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My daughter is 16 months old, she gets one sippy in the morning after she eats breakfast(8:30a), one after she eats lunch(11:00a), one after she gets up from her nap (3:30p), and one before 6:00p. I do not give her fluids after 6.



She can drink from a regular cup too, but I don't want her knocking it over when shes done, so she gets an actual cup with supervision at snacks (filled with juice or water).

April - posted on 02/25/2012

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and i agree with Deborah as to why hes only getting two...you mean to tell me if your son is thirsty and theres nothing in his cup, youre gonna tell your 2 yr old son "tough, wait til bedtime"????

Meredith - posted on 02/25/2012

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When I went on a business trip, Lily became attached to a sippy cup- it continued for nearly a year & I did not stop it. When she was nearly three i took her to the dentist.... a lot of cavities! The dentist said it was all about the going to bed one:( I would trash those sippy cups ASAP.

Tracy - posted on 02/23/2012

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i think the best way is to not have any in the house.....have a chat with him and explain that hes a big boy now and let him throw it in the bin.....let him choose his big boy cup....it will then feel like its his decision and he has taken charge ....x

Claudia - posted on 02/21/2012

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As far as things go I give my granddaughter a sports bottle.When I first started to live with them she dumped(on Purpose)her cup on the carpet. As I am the one cleaning things up, I wasn't going to have that.I gave her a sports bottle and it helps alot. If she has a glass she has to stay in the kitchen. She drinks alot so it is easier. She will be 4 years old soon.

Mary - posted on 02/20/2012

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For my son, he used sippy cups until he was 3. We got plastic cups from IKEA when we knew that he could handle the regular cups. My daughter on the other hand can drink out of cups and sometimes she prefers that. She will be 2 in may. At the daycare where they went they used sippy cups for a long time. DD was not yet 1 when she stopped going there so she didn't use sippy cups there.

Jocelyn - posted on 02/16/2012

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Deborah...We do the same thing...My kids are getting older and I still make them leave drinks in the kitchen haha...



My kids have drinks all day...they just use the same cup for the day and then get a new one the next. It sits on the counter and they get water through out the day on their own...



I'm wondering, is the sippy cup being used as a bottle??? Is what you mean? Or just that he wants a sippy at home and a cup at daycare? As long as he is drinking...Sorry...was just another thought...

Deborah - posted on 02/16/2012

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Why does your son only get two cups a day while he is at home? is it the 'attachment' issue to his cup that you're concerned with?



My son goes through at least 4 full sippy cups a day (*He'll be 2 in March*). My son also knows how to drink out of a cup, we just don't encourage it because he thinks its funny to spill his entire drink down his face/clothes.



Kids get thirsty sometimes...I guess I don't understand why you limit them so much...



When my daughter switched from Sippy cups to big cups, though, we made her keep her drinks in the kitchen (we still do, and she's almost 4...but that does have a lot to do with her brother's overexcitement about drinking from a cup)

Jocelyn - posted on 02/16/2012

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Are you worried about it for him or for others? I heard it from others about my 3 year old with a pacifier, since I didn't care I didn't let it bother me. Eventually she grew out it. If you don't care if he has a sippy cup then don't worry about it. He will eventually grow out of the need for it. If you do want to take it from him then ween him off or go cold turkey. It will seem hard at first but they learn and then it will be another faze to go through! :P Good luck mom! :)



P.S. Mine drank out of them for awhile just because of spilling. I still like cups with straws best or lids! That's just a preference even though many times they still use a cup!!! Just a side note!

Kimberly - posted on 02/15/2012

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My daughter still used the sippy cups when we are out or in the car but will mostly use a cup when at home. I also got her a stainless steel water bottle that she thinks is so cool so that will be used more then sippy cup. Also she likes drinking out of the same water bottles as me so I let her use mine too. Does he have a drink when he's going to bed or does he take it into bed with him? I would stop that one only because it will make night training that much harder later on. My daughter only has water in her too as we live in such a hot climate!

Sarah - posted on 02/14/2012

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Throw them out if you think it's time to. That way you don't have a choice and neither does he. If he is thirsty he will drink from a cup

Kaitlin - posted on 02/14/2012

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Oh man, are you still using soft tops? Are those obnoxious to clean?! you can always 'break' them- or throw them away. I would say, in general, you're the mom, he's the kid, he just has to deal with your decisions ;). I bet it will suck for a day and then be fine. But I don't know him (or you really). But whatever you choose- he won't go to college with a sippy cup, so you're fine.

Rochelle - posted on 02/14/2012

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I dont know if I can break it. Should I start using the sippy cups with a hard top? And dont give him one at bed time?

Kaitlin - posted on 02/14/2012

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could it 'unfortunately' break? Maybe try giving him the same cup, but tell him the lid is broken? So it's some form of familiarity. My son (28 months) uses a cup with no lid half the time and half the time (especially in the car, or on the go) has a hard top sip cup. I think the only reason he likes it is because he knows it has his name on it. Note to self: buy a mug style cup with his name on it already ;)

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