NB I am not saying that it is bad to take sippy cups away, just that not doing so isn't dooming your child to a lifetime of assisted cuppage. However, I do have to say that some adults are quite attached to their adult sippy cups (Starbucks).
According to my family my boys were never going to sleep in their own beds without being rocked/fed to sleep. They were never going to learn to behave without a smack. They were never going to learn to play alone. They were never going to learn to read if I kept reading to them.... The list was endless...and pointless.
Needless to say that neither of my two strapping teens walk around with dummies, nappies, sippy cups and the are both perfectly able to sleep alone without a boob or being rocked. And they have still never had a smack but manage to behave and are polite. Oh and they can both read
Well, I am a nice normal person. Nurse. Kind. Then I had kids. Patenting doesn't come naturally to me. * I don't know* what to do. How to discipline. How to ' get them' to do things. I'm the person who needs the books. Because otherwise I wouldn't have a flipping clue what to do. And I turn into a screechy lady with zero patience-that my kids lUgh at! And people may say just use your instincts, you're a mother, you'll know what to do. But I don't! I was forever panicking about making mistakes that would damage my kids forever! I still do a bit. But I have also realised as they grew up, that they will grow up. And one day I imagine they will want to grow up, and be more independent. And not want the sippy cup, and go to sleep without me! So I know they will head off one day and be ok. But while they are small I need advice. The helpful kind.
Jacks, one of mine insisted on a regular cup with a straw. He promptly scratched his eye up when he misjudged the distance. Cue older baby/toddler screaming at me and doctor when we stuck antibiotic ointment in his eye and than trying his hardest to get the tape and patch off his eye every second for a week. Ugh. Sippy cups rock.
No kids, are you sure, your kids aren't at college in nappies because you rocked them to sleep?
I had a bottle till I was 7, I do have very fond memories of my bottle and hope one day ds will have a bottle so I can have a secret go. I have tried him on a special nipple shaped bottle and he refused, I tried the nipple shaped bottle and it was not the same as my lovely old bottle, I should go out and buy a 99p bottle for old times sake.
There's alot of information out there, some works for some and not for others, and some is just total bull that apparantly worked for someones neighbours' sisters' brother in laws' bin mans' wifes' cousin so must be true