(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday: Ditch / skip the sippy cup

Recently over on Twitter, Amy from Hearts into Home was asking about skipping the sippy cup.  So I thought I’d share a few photos of Becca and her mad cup skills. 

You can google why you’d want to skip one as I don’t really feel like hosting another round of the great sippy debate here.  I’d just want to share this to demonstrate that it is totally possible to move straight from breast or bottle to a cup.  Feel free to add your experience to the comments.

We have used one here and there, mainly when we’re at someone’s house where spilling will equal screaming but generally Rebecca has used a cup.  We sometimes use a straw for fun and have some unbreakable silicone ones, but what she likes best is this little vintage juice glass with cherries.  
A shot glass works well too and its helpful to just start with a bit at a time and have them help mop up any spills with a dish cloth.

Homemade pickles and local apple cider
Lots of dipping 

 

She’s saying mmmm…

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4 Responses to “(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday: Ditch / skip the sippy cup”

  1. Laura says:

    Here's a great post from Sew Liberated about their montessori style water station: http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2010/09/quenching-thirst-montessori-style.html

    We did try something like this for a few weeks but it was a little too messy. Especially when other toddlers visited. We'll try again in a few months.

  2. Meeling says:

    Great pics and I love the "sweet & sour" thing she's got going on with the cider and pickles!

  3. Dallas says:

    Mine drank from a 'real' cup really early on. She's six now and some people are still surprised that she eats from regular non-plastic plates and cups. We've never had an issue!

  4. Laura says:

    Dallas, that is wild, but I can totally see it.
    I have served kids meals on real plates only to be asked for plastic. Not only can they handle the real plate, I wouldn't have given it to them if I couldn't see it smashed. It happens.

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