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18/06/2014 at 14:44
I've been giving one at dinner time when he has his solids but he's really not getting it! He basically just gives himself a bath which makes the orange food stains spread even further all over his clothes. Do I just persevere? How much water should I put in it? Also in this hot weather I would like to give a drink of water so do I just put it in a bottle or will that just confuse things more?
18/06/2014 at 15:35
18/06/2014 at 15:37
Z still mainly throws hers around now and she's nearly 11 months. She is better though and will take sips from it if she wants to at meal times. With it being hotter I just offer it to her through the day but I 'help' her so I'm not always clearing up a puddle! At nursery they just offer it through the day too. Practice makes perfect, he'll get it eventually!
18/06/2014 at 16:22
We gave Isobelle a tommee tippee sippy cup without a lid from just after 6 months. We didn't put much in it initially & would support her to drink from it, took a few months for her to drink out of it independently. We put the lid on it when she wasn't sat at the table. I wouldn't go back to using a bottle, the more practice they get with cups (as with anything else) the quicker they get the hang of it. Keep going & they will get there eventually x
18/06/2014 at 17:08
It's only really at a year F 'gets' a cup and can do it himself but we still get mini water baths here. Until now we needed to tip the cup up for him but really he isn't a huge drinker from the cup and still gets his cows milk in a bottle even though guidelines say not to. X
18/06/2014 at 17:10
We started out trying to use a Doidy cup at 6 months, as this was suggested by the HV team, however being an open cup just meant that more water got spilled rather than actually drank! We then tried the Tommee Tippee First Cup which worked quite well but the cup we found to be absolute magic was the AnywayUp 360 toddler cup. He may have been a little older than 6 months when we discovered it but it's brilliant - it helps teach them to sip.
18/06/2014 at 17:27
We use a doidy cup with support!
18/06/2014 at 20:35
TP that makes me feel better! I think I'll still offer water in a bottle as it's been so warm here the past couple of days and I would prefer that he had some water rather than just pouring it on himself. I do help with the cup sometimes but he just lets it pour out the side of his mouth and smiles!
I'll keep giving it at meal times and just let him figure it out in time!
I did have to look up a doidy cup, I had no idea what it was! Plus my H's baby cousins called their dummy a doidy so I was confused!
19/06/2014 at 09:53
We persevered with water in a cup and all of a sudden, he got it. I think it was about 4 weeks ago so 7.5 months but I know friends whose LOs don't get it and they're older so I wouldn't worry. I actually found that almost filling the cup up to the top helped as he didn't need to tip it so far to get water out.
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