Sunday, January 07, 2007

One more thing I don't need

I start early training the baby to sip water from a real cup. Eventually she'll go from breast to cup with no bottles in between. Expect some extra spills, but it's easier than you might think.

10 comments:

Queen of Carrots said...

I like shot glasses for babies and toddlers; the smaller area leaves less room for spilling and the small size makes them quite manageable for a 12-16 month old to handle independently (if they're wearing a bib with a pocket!) And you can often find them at thrift stores.

So far I've made it through two children bottle-free. I do have sports bottle-style sippy cups for trips in the car.

Taleyna said...

I did this with my second child and was impressed how well it worked out. I did use some sippy cups but mostly just use regular cups. I did read somewhere that a great place to practice is in the bathtub which is funny but makes sense.

Elizabeth said...

I do the same thing... my kitchen is too small to store tons of sippy cups! Though I do straw cups b/c my dd likes to drink water in the car.

Anonymous said...

I would be so scared that baby would drop the regular glass/cup and injure him/herself.

Anonymous said...

I use a plastic cup. I think it needs to be light so they can pick it up easily.

Honey said...

And I thought I was doing well to use the tupperware type of cups with the spillable spout or straws. I like your idea for going striaght to an open cup! Our lactation consultant said in other countries even newborns who are not able to nurse are fed right from a cup! That's pretty neat.

Meredith said...

I should clarify that I do have a couple of baby bottles and a hand pump for times when I have to leave the baby (this fall's dental emergency, for instance). In real life, everyday, I'm too lazy to bother with bottles!

Birdie said...

I did this with all four of mine, too. We also avoided sippee cups. It worked out beautifully with all of them.

thehomespunheart said...

We try not to use bottles either - it is one less habit to break later!

hsgbdmama said...

Neither of mine took bottles (especially #2), but we do a lot of sippy cups. #2 can drink out of a cup, but I don't trust him to carry the cup around the house at this point, and the sippys are just easier on my stress levels. LOL