Who's there? Anyone working on it? How are you going about it/did go about it?
My goal is to transition Aiden to a regular cup by sometime this winter at the table. If Aiden has a regular tumbler cup it spills EVERYWHERE. We have a couple of those cup trainers where you drink around the edge and the middle is all covered and the kid sees it as something to take apart. Mommy isn't getting down on the floor to clean up that mess right now. I remember as a kid having tumbler cups with the clear snap on lids that had a spout that was completely open. I think Aiden would do great with this since he does fantastic with regular water bottles and those bottles of milk that you sometimes get at restaurants. Do these exist anymore? I can't seem to find them.
Ooh, good question! We are not really there. I do let Addy drink from open tumblers sometimes (because she insists, and she does need to practice) but only with a half inch of water in them because she ALWAYS ends up spilling it so that way at least it's not a giant mess.
I haven't seen the open spout kind, but that does sound like a good start. We do have a no-spout sippy, which you could take the plug out of and use that way, though...Hm. Woah--what is this??
At home we mostly use her sippies for water (especially at bedtime) and she takes either one of those or a Camelbak straw bottle to school (apparently the hot thing since nearly every kid in class has one!) For almond milk or juice at home, we have those take-n-toss straw cups (we do not toss them--we've had them for a couple of months now and they're still holding up fine!) which she likes and mostly uses appropriately, although sometimes she does pull the straw out.
Last edited by cactuswren; 09-21-2012 at 11:43 AM.
Madison is still using the no spill sippy cups because she'll just throw them down sometimes. But she is getting good about drinking from a straw in our glasses and I've gotten her a couple sippys with the straws and she does okay with those for the most part.
But I love this topic!
We have a Sassy one similar to your link (short version) only we can't figure it out. If the thing is in the cup, nothing comes out period. Ever. So then you have to take it out and that's just a regular cup. I mean it'll be useful one day when we want to bring a cup of drink with us out of the house....but right now? Not so much.
We have an Advent one like that that does work well. Only Aiden plays with the top and tries to take it apart.
Just 1/2" of water pisses Aiden off because mommy and daddy have more in our cups. Kid doesn't get he's a toddler.
Straw cups were fantastic last winter and spring....but then the kid woke up one day and was lost with them. Thinks they should tip back. lol
ETA: I saw reviews saying you have to bite the rubber part....but ummm how the heck is that teaching how to use a cup properly?!
Last edited by alwayssmile; 09-21-2012 at 11:51 AM.
So Jackie, what you want is a spout cup with a screw on lid so he can't take it apart? I'd think any sippy with a spout would work, just take the insert out so the liquid flows through the holes faster.
Yeah, biting the rubber...fail.
Ds has been using the covered cups with full straws for awhile now. He just never wanted or took to pacifiers..bottles... Or sippies. He even drinks from a small tumbler that's open in the morning with breakfast. He actually does really well. The other day he tried to say that he just wanted water out of a regular bottle so he carried it around but then every ten min was asking for help because he couldn't always get the capped untwisted.
Olivia gets one open tumbler cup a day with water. She's slowly getting better at not spilling it all over herself! LOL Once she learns better we'll use it more. But honestly we use open cups at meals and sippys the rest of the time for DS, who's 3. We are on the go in the car too much to only use open cups!
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Good point, Mel. I mean, even I use water bottles and not open cups in the car and in bed at night!
Lyla sometime gets a regular open, plastic cup at mealtimes and does beautifully with them. We do the 'just a little in the cup' thing too and then she'll drink that and then slam the cup down and say, 'juice' (Juice is whatever we are drinking, generally water) and we'll pour her a little bit more. She starts out okay with any open cup but if there's a lot of liquid in it, she'll end up pouring it down her front.
Lyla did amazing once upon a time with straw cups and then, same as Aiden, decided at some point that she needs to tip it back to drink out of the straw. For the most part she's still using her regular old sippy cups.
DS1 still uses a sippy at home. Mainly because he throws it where ever when he's done and him and Tobey share drinks and Tobey is no where near using a proper cup yet (today he spilt half a cup of juice down his front and cried about it for half an hour )
DS1 can obviously use an open cup perfectly well And does do when he's not somewhere he's going to be tossing it to one side when he's half way down the cup!
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