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Transitioning from bottle to cup - which cup is best

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kitkat321 Wed 30-Mar-16 12:44:42

My 16 month old is still on 2 large bottles a day - one early morning and the other before bed.

She likes drinking water out of a cup - she has several types from the wee red one you get free from the dentist, a tommee tippee one plus a couple of munchkin ones including that 360 no spill cup.

I don't think any of them are great for giving her milk though as she likes to snuggle in and not quite snooze but start to get sleepy when she drinks it (she goes back to sleep after her morning bottle usually).

The free flow ones end up getting her soaked, there is one that you've got to suck but I want to get away from that and the 360 no spill - sometimes she likes it but often if she's thirsty she doesn't as it comes out too slow.

Any suggestions of which types are best to replace the bottle?


Artandco Wed 30-Mar-16 14:28:20

I just used an open glass by then. If they aren't using a bottle they can't really continue laying down to drink unfortunately so have to change habits.

First milk here was after up and at dining table though. They would be frustrated drinking sips through a non spill type thing. Also glass is heavier so they don't tip over easily like plastic

icklekid Wed 30-Mar-16 14:33:34

We had one like this at first. now he uses a variety of sippy cup, 360 and sports bottle but generally has one over breakfast and one after tea

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 14:40:18

I like the doidy cup, John Lewis and Amazon stock them 😊

kitkat321 Wed 30-Mar-16 14:57:52

Thanks all - Artandco that's the thing that I'm most aware of - it's not just a different cup it's a whole new way or taking milk and removing that cuddly/drowsy element.

My intention had been to start giving morning milk in a cup but for the past few weeks she's been waking at 4/4:30 for her milk (she's teething so I think that's causing her to wake more) so it's not an option for them otherwise we'd need a full outfit change before putting her back down again!

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 15:04:56

DD has used a doidy since 5 months, it's designed for use from birth and the design. if it means it's sloped sp doesn't spill over like a regular cup.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 15:06:52

this is the one

kitkat321 Wed 30-Mar-16 15:25:16

Thanks - have just ordered a doidy cup! I think the sippy cups are too much like a bottle - she has something similar for her water and spends most of the time carrying it around and chewing on the top of it.

Jackiebrambles Wed 30-Mar-16 15:32:46

We moved to a 'cow' cup at about that age. I bought it from sainsburys and it's got a cow pattern. It's reasonably non spill so they can have it in bed/unsupervised.

My 3 year old still has morning drink of milk in it!

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 16:04:20

I'd be er heard of them til the HV reccomend it, and it's ace! They use them for cup feeding newborns at our local hospitals NICU.

DD holds the handles and drinks by herself and because of the slant it doesn't spill.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 16:05:45

I'd never, even! this bloody phone gives me the rage lol!

kitkat321 Wed 30-Mar-16 16:07:00

Ah but does it spill if your little one throws the cup around - that my wee ones favourite game - that and banging it off the high chair tray!

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 30-Mar-16 16:11:20

Ahhhh,sadly yes its not chuck-proof!

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