Ok, let’s talk about sippy cups.
Every sippy cup we have tried with Jack, prior to this one, has been a bust. The first one we tried was from the Nuk brand, the same brand as his bottles, which are great. That one was a no, because Jack was too focused on the handle attachment. He was about 6 months old at the time, so we just put the sippy cup thing on hold for a while.
Fast forward a couple of months, and Jack will drink milk from a regular cup, (that I hold) and water from a regular bottle of water, (that I hold). Now, that is wonderful, I’m fine with this arrangement for the most part, but I wanted him to have a little independence. He’s not ready to handle a regular cup by himself, (what a mess) so I needed to find something.
For Jacks first birthday he received some sippy cups as gifts. Very cute sippy cups with Star Wars, and Marvel characters. These cups were also a bust, because Jack didn’t understand he had to crane his neck back and suck the hell out of the mouth peice. He also didn’t like the hard plastic mouth piece on his sore gums. I didn’t like any of those aspects of those cups myself. Thankfully, they are still great cups, for when he can use them without the lids. After those I tried another brand of sippy cups I picked up from Target. These stackable sippy cups work fine, but I had to hold it for him. He just would bang it, and shake it, when he had control of it.
Then my sister in law told me about a nine month old baby she saw, drinking from this spoutless cup with handles. The baby could press her mouth to any part of the rim, and draw the liquid out. Jack had to try one of these cups. I found one, the next time I was in Walmart, it was the last one they had.
Jack LOVES this cup. He still bangs it, and shakes it, but he also drinks from it ALL BY HIMSELF. Eur-FRIGGIN-eka. Plus, he doesn’t have to crane his head back. Awesome. I love it because it’s more like a regular cup. No sucking, no spout. Fantastic! This same cup is also available in a larger size, without the handles. Hooray! I’m definitely getting more of these. I suggest you one for your little one(s).
You can find it here.