Michelle admits what many of us have experienced: that weaning kids away from sippy cups isn't always as easy as it sounds. Here's her solution:
If you can believe it, my kids are 5 and 6 and until recently (I'm a little embarrassed to say it) they were still drinking out of sippy cups. It's been hard getting them to transition to big kid cups; plastic cups tip too easily and regular drinking glasses are too heavy and cumbersome.
My sister-in-law came over for a visit and left some large baby food jars (my niece is 1). It dawned on me that they might be perfect for little hands and mouths. And they are! The kids love them. And the best part? We're leaving the sippy cup behind and we're cutting down on spills.
Great idea. We had the same issue…in fact my seven year-old daughter still asks for a sippy cup "because of the happy memories." She's sentimental, but the fact is we often forget how comforting these items can be. It wasn't that long before that they were weaning from the breast or bottle!
We still use these little yogurt containers as drinking glasses…nice size, never spill. Trader Joe's used to sell this yogurt, but I haven't seen it in a while.
Related: Sake cup or shotglass for beginner cup-drinkers (lots more great ideas in the comments of that post)
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