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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 #321 of 332
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Originally Posted by Mindy82 View Post
I am very supporting of mothers and mothering, as well as breastfeeding in public. why would you suggest otherwise? I believe you should breastfeed for as long as it's giving your child the nutrition he/she needs and deserves. I believes that's 2 to 2.5 years old. (AHA says babies should breastfeed for 2 years) roughly, any longer than that, I believe is just for comfort and old habits die hard... JMO... I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I upset anyone., that wasn't my intention.

I feel really unwelcome here, so I don't think I'll be back
I meant Mothering the magazine, not mothering in general, sorry for that confusion, I should have been more clear. Your post does not indicate that you are supportive of extended breastfeeding in public, this is why I would assume otherwise. Breast milk does not lose nutritional value at a certain age, it's always good for you as a PP explained. Even if it was just for comfort, well I have no issue with comforting my children.

No one is trying to chase you off or make you feel unwelcome, I'm sorry if you feel that way. Just trying to educate.
post #322 of 332
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Originally Posted by Mindy82 View Post
Yeah, I get it. You want me to get lost. No I don't subscribe to Mothering Magazine. This site was recommended to me by a friend.
I never said that. I do recommend you pick up the magazine at the news stand however.
post #323 of 332
I still use sippy cups with my 28 month old. I was thinking about this last week though and decided that perhaps it was time to break that habit. It is mostly for the spill factor (at the table she always has a regular cup). I went through the cupboards and got rid of all of the baby sippy cups that I still had (with the soft spouts) and pared it down to just the straw type cups. We will go on from there.
post #324 of 332
Okay, I just curious Mindy, but how in the world did you find this thread? Did you do a search or did you find it some other way. I'm just asking because it always confuses me when I see old threads getting bumped.
post #325 of 332
LOL good question! I am a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of boards here, and I'm not used to navigating it yet... I found this thread by searching "two year olds"
post #326 of 332
My twins will be 2 next month and use a sippy and honestly, I'm in no hurry to get rid of them. I guess I just dont see the rush?? I used a sippy for so long that I can still remember drinking out of one when I was a kid!! There are by far more important things to worry about then 2 y/o's and sippy cups. If people are seriously worried/concerned about this issue, they need a life.:
post #327 of 332
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Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post
Exactly on all counts. One doesn't have to agree with everything mothering stands for, but one should keep those things to oneself instead of being rude to those who do practice extended breastfeeding.

Perhaps a more mainstream parenting site would be a better fit?
You could be a bit kinder yourself - she has already said that she is new here and didn't know that her statement would anger some mom's here. As for heeping her feelings to herself, this is an open message board, she can say whatever she wants, I would just suggest being careful stating your feelings if they go against the norm. Lighten up and try playing nice with the new menbers..

Mindy - hope you hang around!
post #328 of 332
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Originally Posted by angie7 View Post
My twins will be 2 next month and use a sippy and honestly, I'm in no hurry to get rid of them. I guess I just dont see the rush?? I used a sippy for so long that I can still remember drinking out of one when I was a kid!! There are by far more important things to worry about then 2 y/o's and sippy cups. If people are seriously worried/concerned about this issue, they need a life.:
Yup. Well said.
post #329 of 332
I really never meant to be rude, and If I had known I was being rude saying it bugged me, I wouldn't have said it, honest.

Is it not rude then to talk about kids with sippy cups when one knows there are parents that are fine with sippy cups and give them to their kids? Just kind of the way I saw it, or I wouldn't have commented.

I'm sorry if I hurt anyone who breastfeeds beyond that age. It wasn't meant to be a judgement of anyone.
post #330 of 332
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Originally Posted by TCMoulton View Post
You could be a bit kinder yourself - she has already said that she is new here and didn't know that her statement would anger some mom's here. As for heeping her feelings to herself, this is an open message board, she can say whatever she wants, I would just suggest being careful stating your feelings if they go against the norm. Lighten up and try playing nice with the new menbers..

Mindy - hope you hang around!
I actually was being kind.

And no she cannot say whatever she wants.
post #331 of 332
I admit it, my three year old still uses a sippy cup. Not the baby type ones, one with a straw type lid. He doesn't run around with it, and he can use a normal cup at restaraunts, it's just easier to be out and about and have some portability. We do use regular water bottle type ones too. And I don't feel bad about that at all.

Mindy, sorry you're feeling unwelcome. When I first came on here I had never seen many of the ideas presented. It was a little overwhelming and I wasn't sure I belonged. But I've stayed and learned so much. The main point I think these mamas are trying to make is that these forums are based on Mothering magazine, and therefore are attachment parenting based. Extended breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, etc...that's what it's all about. I would just urge you to keep an open mind as you're browsing, and to respect that fact that the moms on here are passionate about their parenting beliefs. We get enough flak outside of these boards for many of our choices, and shouldn't have to face critisicm here too. Before this board I had never considered BFing beyond even a year, and now I'm still happily nursing an 18 month old, and plan to continue for as long as DD and I still want to.

Welcome to MDC, sorry you got out on the wrong foot. You don't need to agree with everything, just be aware that there are very strong opinions here. Hope you stick around!
post #332 of 332
I'm putting on my mod hat to take a moment to remind everyone that Mothering Magazine has very specific ideals that we as members of its message boards must uphold in our posts here at MDC. Mothering's Core Value and Purpose -- Natural Family Living:
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