Hello, We received a brilliant beaker from my Swiss mother-in-law when my daughter was 1. It is basically a cup covered with a top that the child has to press with their mouth to release the water. My daughter took a while to figure it out but learnt quickly and was then happy to use. It really is brilliant for making the transition to cup and without spilling water or making a mess (although now she knows how to use it, she releases the water to pour onto herself for fun!). I don't like to advertise for Phillips but it really is a good invention. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if you can get them in the UK yet. Here is the link to the swiss german site: www.philips.ch/c/avent-baby-fuettern-von-kleinkindern/becher-fuer-kleinkinder-260-ml-ab-12-monaten-scf782_00/prd/de/
We a have free flow one that the spout can be flipped down to the lid. I guess it's so you can travel with it full and it not leak everywhere. So when 9mo DS decides it's a bang it on the high chair, fling it about kind of day I just quickly flip the spout down. Then flip it back up when he wants to drink.
I don't have any help for the spit out part though!
lljkk I think you're right because it's all very well trying to look after her teeth but if she isn't drinking anything surely that's worse?! I'm going to keep trying but can see me shelving it for a bit.
Thank you for the cup suggestions. I am a dedicated collector of children's beakers so have a flip top one and I like the idea of branching out internationally!
Spitting and pouring out is a good thing though isn't it? It means your DD actually understands water comes out of the cup, and that she can play with it by spitting. If you look on the positive side, she understands what it is for, and how to use it. Don't stress, if she wants to drink, she'll swallow that water. Have you met any older children who can't work out how to drink from a free flow cup? I just leave the cup for DD at every meal. She spent ages just playing like yours, spitting, blowing bubbles, pouring water out. It's around 10mo she really started drinking from it. She now drinks cow's milk out from it too.
No doubt she knows what it is for Onelittletoddlingterror I have noticed her pretending to drink from her stacking cups several times today!
I gave her a doidy cup of water in the bath tonight thinking that would be a good place to practice with a completely open cup and have been flipping the lip down on the other cups when she starts up ending and flinging them.