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sippy cup advice please

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deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:14:54

Finally I must get ds (16months) onto a blinkin cup. He drinks water from the basic tommee tippee cup but is useless with anything you have to suck hard on. Trouble is it doesn't hold enough liquid for me to give him his milk in it. Anyone know of a similar cup which will hold about 200ml???

babyblue2 Tue 21-Aug-07 21:15:53

I used the avent spout cups which have a rubber spout on them and which are spill proof. Available from Boots etc.

babyblue2 Tue 21-Aug-07 21:16:14

PS Both DD's were 6 and 7 months when they started on them.

mummymagic Tue 21-Aug-07 21:26:59

I have seen loads of people using cups with straws. Prob best not to have a 'spill-proof' one as they mean you have to suck really hard to get milk out (bad for teeth I think) and anyway, if they are gonna suck why not stick with a bottle?

Dd (16mths) uses bottle for bed/naptime milk, tommee tippee for water/milk during day (drinks a lot less from cup) or a normal cup at home/mealtimes. hth

worzella Tue 21-Aug-07 21:35:51

tesco own non spill cup - really fab - about 2.69

spill proof but easy to suck!

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:42:29

Is the Tesco one big enough worzella and does it have handles? Have tried cups with straws and he just chews the straw. He's only just this week learnt how to tip it up himself, has lazily reclined while I hold it until now.

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:44:46

babyblue, the avent one is one we've tried, he can't seem to get much liquid out, takes ages for him to get a sip of water, won't do for the guzzling of milk

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:45:43

he loves his bottle but we are going on holiday in nov and it will be much more convenient if we've ditched the bottles by then.

Twinklemegan Tue 21-Aug-07 21:48:01

How much milk does he take? Can you not just give him a refill? I love the simple Tommee Tippee cups and I totally agree about the non-spill cups - they also worry me because they encourage chucking around, because we're not worried about spilling. We've gone the other way, having tried a non-spill and being very underimpressed. I've just bought a Doidy cup for my one year old to try to encourage a "respect" for open cups and hoping he learns not to pour it all over himself. I'm hoping he'll master it with water first.

tori32 Tue 21-Aug-07 21:51:25

At 16 mths theres no real need for him to drink milk during the day, if his diet is adequate, which may be why he doesn't drink it out of the cup. Tescos own are the best I have tried. My dd is now 19mths but has used these for all drinks from 12mths including milk.

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:53:14

I haven't tried with milk yet. think the morning milk would be ok with a refill but I think he'd do his nut with a break at bedtime. Could just get 2 cups I suppose. have a doidy cup here which I haven't tried for ages, maybe that would be worth trying again. Think it will help if we do stories while he's drinking his milk, whereas now he has stories before his bath and just a cuddle and milk afterwards.

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:54:04

tori, he only has milk when he wakes up and before he goes to sleep

mummymagic Tue 21-Aug-07 21:55:10

Twinkle, practise drinking from a normal plastic beaker in the bath (with bath water if you are lax like me or bring water with you) - you can even use a floating bath book to try and get them to put it down on. Praise putting cups down correctly (show them of course). Of course pouring water is great fun too - so provide lots of opportunities for experimentation too I think

Twinklemegan Tue 21-Aug-07 21:56:36

What a great idea MM - can't believe I didn't think of it. I'll try that tomorrow, perhaps not with the bath water lol.

worzella Tue 21-Aug-07 21:57:01

tescos do 2 sizes - small one with handles 200ml and larger one without handles 300ml

tori32 Tue 21-Aug-07 21:57:03

tesco do ones with and without handles. Can he take his own bottle. My dd used the ones without because it was more bottle like except the spout. She associated the handles with juice ( fresh and well diluted obviously!) so wouldn't have milk from a cup.
I have had to resort to decaf weak tea for breakfast and bed drinks just to get milk into her.

worzella Tue 21-Aug-07 21:58:09

cross posted!!

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 21:58:53

he doesn't even touch his bottle and when I try to get him to hold it he just lets it hang in his mouth. He does drink bath water from a stacking cup with great style though so perhaps that's the way forward for his milk

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 22:00:19

that's my worry tori, don't want him to stop drinking the 16oz a day he currently enjoys from the bottles but feel it's time for them to go. Am still sterilising them btw

Twinklemegan Tue 21-Aug-07 22:02:09

If it helps, my one year old drinks hardly any milk now. Maybe a couple of oz if we're lucky. He has milk on his cereal, at least one good portion of cheese and a yoghurt every day and I'm told that's fine.

Twinklemegan Tue 21-Aug-07 22:02:42

Obviously he has other food too lol.

tori32 Tue 21-Aug-07 22:03:39

Sorry misunderstood bout amount of milk and when and no offence intended. Does he understand the word more or if you say "i will get you some more"? If so should be ok to wait while you refill his cup. After all waiting for things is part of life and his learning.

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 22:03:52

have just found a link for the open cup lids on the other thread btw twinkle

deaconblue Tue 21-Aug-07 22:04:44

none taken, don't worry. Doesn't really know "more" yet, but Ithink I could have 2 cups handy

mummymagic Tue 21-Aug-07 22:06:47

Glad I'm not the only one with a bath water guzzling baby!! (She also sucks her flannel )

Would def give a normal beaker a go. Its great to be out and about and know you can just give them a glass if necessary (i hold the glass obv). Would he go for it if you tried to introduce it by showing him how you do it at your mealtimes? Does he feed himself? I do have a v independent dd who wanted to do it all herself quite early.

(PS I am all for continuing bottles for bedtime as I figure if I was bf I would still be bf so as long as they don't go to sleep with it in mouth... its a comfort thing isn't it? Mine enjoys cups/tommee tippee so it will be a gradual 'weaning' on to cups at bedtime with her. One bottle on holiday won't be so bad? We just washed up in the sink, took a lil bottle of washing up liquid with us. no sterilising. you could take tablets.)

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