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Poll Results: Sippy cups for two year olds

 
  • 8% (42)
    despise them!
  • 17% (89)
    Don't hate them, but why not a cup?
  • 40% (207)
    Get a life, who cares?
  • 20% (105)
    I use them
  • 13% (68)
    I love them, as much as I love my Starbucks adult sippy
511 Total Votes  
post #141 of 332
We use Klean Kanteens both in the house or when we're out and about somewhere. Something with a lid is necessary when we're out of the house, otherwise it would spill out in my bag... before we had KKs we used sippy cups or water bottles with sports tops... I don't see a difference between those things. We spend a lot of time out of the house and everyone needs to stay hydrated (life in the deep south).

When we're sitting at the table for a meal we use cups, but the rest of the time we all have something with a lid.
post #142 of 332
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Originally Posted by Abi's Mom View Post
But I don't care about the sippy cups.
My first thought, less spills, cleaner home.
: My 2 yo dd can use a regular cup the problem is she makes a mess and frankly I don't want to spend all day wiping up spills. So I am all about the sippy especially when we are out. I can't even imagine being bugged by this, especially with all the adults who use water bottles aka the adult sippy.

Shay
post #143 of 332
I really don't mind them... HOWEVER my brother's friends' kid walks around with the darn thing hanging out of his mouth- litterally! :Puke
I didn't know that people used them in that manner. I use them like a cup- we have a drink and put it back on the table. Or they go in the diaper bag, not attached to the hand or MOUTH at all times. Yuckey!

I really like the Sigg bottles- they are metal and have a sports top on them. My kids have them for bedtime right now and cups all the other times.
post #144 of 332
I think that sippy cups for two or three year old are perfectly acceptable and quite frankly a good alternative to something else I frequently see - toddlers toting baby bottles of juice everywhere.

I think that once they hit 4 or 5 (old enough to go to school), the sippys need to go, though. Unless children have a specific motor delay that makes using a regular cup really difficult for them.
post #145 of 332
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Originally Posted by lemurmommies View Post
ce they hit 4 or 5 (old enough to go to school), the sippys need to go, though. Unless children have a specific motor delay that makes using a regular cup really difficult for them.
Well, I think that's silly.

What's wrong with a water bottle?

Suddenly, when kids reach 4 or 5, they don't need to drink water anymore?
post #146 of 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abi's Mom View Post
Well, I think that's silly.

What's wrong with a water bottle?

Suddenly, when kids reach 4 or 5, they don't need to drink water anymore?
Woah. I didn't say that there was anything wrong with water bottles. I said that *I* personally think that sippys needed to go for kids over 4 or 5. They can certainly still drink water. Out of a cup, or water bottle if you're out and about. Or even a cup with a straw. No need for extrapolation.
post #147 of 332
So no one else is concerned about the plastic? My ds uses sippys and lately I wonder/worry about the chemicals etc.
post #148 of 332
The plastics totally worry me.
Some moms here have said they own stainless steel sippys.
I'd love to get my hands on those!!!

I've never seen them in the stores, although I admit I don't go shopping much (once a year for birthdays), so I'm not a local store expert by any means.

Shopping is a luxury for us and our budget.

If anyone knows of a store in Anchorage, please tell me, and I'll make an exception and go shopping for two stainless steel sippy cups.

Pre-kids, yeah, plastics were of such a concern to me, that even my pets all have stainless steel bowls.... the cats, birds and dogs.
post #149 of 332
Eh...

Looking at this thread reminds me of threads in mainstream mom's groups that start out with "Wow, BFing beyond 6 months just skeeves me...do you loathe it too? I mean jeez...as soon as they can ASK for it, you should stop doing it!"

Like I said...eh..whatever. I roll my eyes and move on to bigger issues.
post #150 of 332
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Originally Posted by lemurmommies View Post
Woah. I didn't say that there was anything wrong with water bottles. I said that *I* personally think that sippys needed to go for kids over 4 or 5. They can certainly still drink water. Out of a cup, or water bottle if you're out and about. Or even a cup with a straw. No need for extrapolation.
i better throw out my tea mug thats got a sippy lid then. thats alright, my ds wont mind getting burnt by spilled hot tea.:
post #151 of 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abi's Mom View Post
If anyone knows of a store in Anchorage, please tell me, and I'll make an exception and go shopping for two stainless steel sippy cups.
I don't know of any stors in Anchorage per say but the cheapest I have found swiss army siggs, online, is on amazon. Or if you dont like supporting amazon...it's something like swissarmyshop.com. If you're not particular about the patterns the clearance is more affordable.
(i noticed recently there is a link at the top left of this page for amazon with some perks to mdc if you use it.)
post #152 of 332
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
i better throw out my tea mug thats got a sippy lid then. thats alright, my ds wont mind getting burnt by spilled hot tea.:
To me, a sippy is a cup with a spout that comes up, kind of like a plastic nipple. Like this, for example. I think it would be rather odd to drink tea out of a cup like that.

I know what kind of cup you are referring to, and I don't consider that a sippy at all. It seems that there are different definitions of sippy cups going on in this thread.

I'm bowing out now. This is futile.
post #153 of 332
We use them when necessary until the child is adequately coordinated to go without the sippy part. I usually take straws or cups with athletic spouts instead if I can.
post #154 of 332
I do use them, but usually when requested by dd. She will ask for a sippy cup lid most of the time. Yesterday in the car she had one and was looking at the cup saying "these are baby pictures on here!" all disgusted. I said yes, sippy cups are for babies. And I think we'll be using less of them since her revelation. She does use a sigg bottle at preschool and lids with straws at home too.

But don't get me started on bottles! I have seen too many big toddlers like 2 or 3 carrying around a bottle at the store.
post #155 of 332
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Originally Posted by lemurmommies View Post
I'm bowing out now. This is futile.
Futile, as in, no hope of convincing everyone who has a different opinion than yours, that you are right?

I am only using you as an example, but I see this attitude all the time here on MDC.

'I'm right, you're all wrong if you disagree with me, so I give up'.
post #156 of 332
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Originally Posted by Abi's Mom View Post
Futile, as in, no hope of convincing everyone who has a different opinion than yours, that you are right?

I am only using you as an example, but I see this attitude all the time here on MDC.

'I'm right, you're all wrong if you disagree with me, so I give up'.
Again, wow, no. As in I am clearly not making myself well understood, so it is futile to keep trying. Because it also seems that there is an attitude on MDC to read more into other poster's comments than is actually there.

I actually voted "Get a life, who cares." Because again, as I stated before, it is only *my* opinion that sippys with spouts seem silly for older children. Other people can do whatever they like, as far as I'm concerned.
post #157 of 332
I used them with my girls when they were toddlers. They knew how to use other kinds of cups- these were just convenient away from home. DS never really used sippy cups- he was happy with a standard water bottle (the kind I used) for water, or a baby bottle for ebm or juice. I never bothered getting him onto sippy cups because I kept using bottles when he was at the age where spills were a big issue.

I see bottles and sippy cups as being pretty much the same thing. I used sippies with my girls because they never used bottles as infants. I used bottles for DS when I was working, and never bothered with the sippy cups.
post #158 of 332
My son is 18 months old and like to have a drink with him when we go places. I do too. I've always got a Sonic cup, or something similar, lid and straw so I don't dump it all over myself when I'm driving. I see sippy cups for kids the same. I love them and plan on using them forever. lol. *I* have used my kid's sippy cups when I wanted a drink for the road but didn't want a lidless cup!
post #159 of 332
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Originally Posted by lemurmommies View Post
To me, a sippy is a cup with a spout that comes up, kind of like a plastic nipple. Like this, for example. I think it would be rather odd to drink tea out of a cup like that.

I know what kind of cup you are referring to, and I don't consider that a sippy at all. It seems that there are different definitions of sippy cups going on in this thread.

I'm bowing out now. This is futile.
but I can buy a toddler sippy cup with the similar spout to my tea cup right now with dora on it if i wanted to.....so how is it not a sippy cup?

and on occassion to prevent spills in the car, i use a large sippy cup with the nipple spout for water. ice fits in it better than a water bottle.
post #160 of 332
We use them at about 2 or 3 I transition to sports type tops. But out of concern for the plastic we use metal ones.
I hate anything that gets toted around all the time- so my kiddos drink and set it down. But that is my prefernce- I don;t really give a fig what others do.
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