I am constantly worrying about my kids not reaching milestones when they are supposed to. I know, kids move at their own pace and everything. But when I see other kid’s Eli’s age, or younger, doing certain things I freak out a tiny bit.
I tried the whole, this is what big boys do, big boys drink from a cup approach.
He told me he can be a baby and use his “normal” cup.
I told him that he needs to drink from a cup to go to school.
He said that Ms. Tonya doesn’t make him drink from a cup. Which is probably not even true.
The only time he willingly drinks from a cup is when he is brushing his teeth. And then he sort of keeps refilling it and dumps it all over the bathroom. So I’m not even sure that counts.
I researched it, using only the internet and my mommy friends, of course. And found that by age 3 or 4 the AAP recommends that toddlers should use regular cups. And his 3 year old friends can use a regular cup.
I wanted him to give this Clik-it No Spill Insulated Cool Sipper by Nuby a try. He is typically a straw cup only boy, so I thought this cup would be a good way to transition him to open cup drinking.
And he likes it.
He likes to let out a big “ahhhhh” after he drinks from it. Maybe tilting a cup is more refreshing than sipping out of a straw. And he grasped the tilting concept immediately.
This cup is legitimately no spill and easy to clean. I tested it out and you don’t have to suck hard, it kind of flows as soon as you put your lips around it. (I know I can’t be the only mom who tries out most of the stuff my kids use.)
This cup is recommended for ages 18 months and up, but Emmy can totally drink from it too, and she is 15 months. It’s BPA free and insulated so it keeps Eli’s apple juice cold, just how he likes it. I did find that it sweats in the heat, like at our recent picnic at the park, but sweating isn’t a deal breaker for us. In fact, we embrace sweat of all kinds, as seen in these photos…I mean, just look at Eli’s unruly hair.
If you have any tips or tricks on how to get a stubborn 3 year old to drink out of a regular cup, please leave it in the comments. I’d love to hear them.
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