Tom, 9 months
Did you know sippy cups are optional?
One of the easiest ways to clean a sippy cup is to use the dishwasher, but easier than that is not using one.
Our kids learned to drink from small glasses. We start by giving them a little water. If it all dribbles down their chin, it’s no worry. It doesn’t take long for babies to figure out how a cup works.
I like that I never discover a three-day-old sippy cup on the floor of the car with milk gunking up the straw.
If you’re worried about glass over a tile or concrete floor, you can use a plastic medicine cup instead.
And our broken glass count? Kids: 1 Me: 100.
Lane, 14 months
One thing that helps us is our household rule to keep food and drinks at the table. The kids don’t wander around our home carrying their drinks.
It’s easier to go places when my kids can drink from a regular cup or water bottle. (There is a small amount of confusion at friends’ houses or the church nursery. All the kids are given sippy cups, and my kid didn’t know how to use them.)
What baby advice have you been glad to know?