Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sippy Cup Melt Down

Our doctor actually encouraged us to start using a sippy cup with the boys at 6 months old. We tried and it was just easier to give them a bottle. They just couldn't figure out what to do with the sippy cup. Since then we thought since it has been a year that they might be ready. I might be wrong on this one...

4 comments:

The Bormann Family said...

I'm loving reading your blog! Although you are bringing back bedrest flashbacks, I hope you don't have to do it this round.

Have you tried a sippy with a soft rubber top? that is what we used first and they took right to it. And I would just let them have it with their dinner more for fun. When I "replaced" bottles with sippy cups, we had some battles. They would throw them straight to the ground and scream!

mnlbauer said...

My son is the same way about the sippy cup. He is fine now for most of the day but when 5:00 comes around all he wants is that bottle!!! Sometimes it just seems easier to give him the bottle and make him happy than have him mad at me. It will get better and I don't remember it being this hard with the first. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya J-S said...

I was done breastfeeding when I transitioned both kids to the cup. I used to give them a choice "Do you want regular milk in a bottle or ‘special milk’ in a cup?" Special milk was also regular milk but with just a wee, tiny, tiny bit of chocolate syrup. (Seriously there was so little I don't think you could taste it and it definitely didn't turn brown.) After some time they stopped asking for the bottle and I stopped putting any chocolate syrup in it and they never noticed it was missing! Later when they were older I was able to reintroduce chocolate milk as a special treat (this time with a little more chocolate in it).

Aunt M said...

Oh Mommy, give him a bottle, he needs his bottle.....:)