My 4 year old still likes a sippy cup once in a while, should I still give it to him??

Lisa Louise - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old still wants a sippy cup after I give his little brother one. Should I give one to him too? What should I tell him??

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Jennifer - posted on 09/21/2009

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Well I took my 3 kids to the dentist about a month ago and we asked her was it ok for them to drink out of a sippy cup. I give my boys a sippy cup when they eat lunch and dinner so they want make a mess. She said that was okay as long as we don't let them drink out of them all day. I have a two year old and two four year olds. Hope this helps.

Cristina - posted on 09/15/2009

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If his little brother can set down a sippy cup without spilling, I would start offering the uncapped cup to the younger, and have your older boy help his little brother learn to use a big-boy cup. Reverse psychology, maybe the older boy will become proud to use the big-boy cup, and enjoy teaching his little brother. If the younger isn't old enough yet, try giving him an empty cup to practice with so his big brother can see him practice being a big boy.

KISHA - posted on 09/15/2009

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MY DAUGHTER STILL USES THE SPILL PROOF CUPS AND SHES 6 I NEVER SAW A PROBLEM WITH IT WE GRADULLY MOVED UP TO THE ONES WITH THE STRAW BUT HEY IT AVOIDS CLENING UP SPLLIED DRINKS

Theresa - posted on 09/14/2009

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Meh, I still gave my four year old a sippy once in a while. Like, in the car or someplace you don't want a big spill. :) I don't think it's a big deal.

Flor - posted on 09/13/2009

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you can still give it to him once in a while but encourage him to use his own glasses with his own name written on it.The more time he uses his own glasses give him a reward and when you go out for lunch or dinner pretend that you forgot to bring his sippy cup .thanks i hope this one will help you.

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