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I am transitioning from bottle to cup and tried the take n toss brand but it let in so much air my little one was in so much discomfort. What is a good cup to use?

Posted anonymously, 5th May 2015

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  • Jabelle it depends how old you baby is when you dispose of the bottles whether or not it is wise to swap straight to a cup. For a little one who still needs drinks in warm weather, or long long trips and there is nowhere safe to pull off the road a leakproof container is a better option. You do not want wet upholstery that you may notice straight away. you can end up with a very smelly car, or an ant farm if the drink has any sugar in it at all. If a baby/toddler is too young there is more risk of the cup being dropped. I have yet to see one that can be held and gripped the same as a bottle.

  • We got the baby pack from Tupperware. There’s a cup that can be changed from handles/ no handles. Sippy cup, drip cup and then normal cup. It’s great for them to learn from.

  • I am in the middle of the same thing for my son, however though I have previously done this for my daughter and she transitioned easily my son has not. My daughter took one of those non spill, two handled sippy cups, I honestly do not remember the brand, however it was the only one that did not let air in at the time (this was 8 years ago). My son however refused to drink from a sippy cup, up until two weeks ago. This has become an expensive excercise as I have tried four different sippy cups, however he wants to drink from a normal cup like his big sister. I found the tomee tipee one and the playtex ones pretty good, they did not let in air. However if like my son your kid wants something different, he is now drinking from an Avent sippy cup, with no spout, essentially it is a cup with a lid that lets drink out of it when the child presses it with there mouth, works wonders, however it does tend to spill a little. See the pic for what he is using…

  • Swich to a leakproof sippy cup with handles, then to one without handles……..especially if they have drinks in the car. Our youngest one started to ask to have the lid taken off when he was ready to change at 27 months then gradually gave up the lid of his own accord. Make sure they either sit or stand still while drinking them.

  • It may not be the way for you, but we don’t wean as such when transitioning from anything much. In this instance we would get rid of all the bottles in the house. Explain to little one that they are now big enough to be able to use a cup. replace bottle switch cups. Don’t give them too many options.

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