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    Default BLW and cups?

    So we are doing BLW and is goin good. But I have a question about what cups everyone uses. In the book it says it's best to use a baby size normal cup.
    Is this the norm or do you use sippy cups and which ones are the best. At the moment she had a Tommy tippee sippy cup with a valve but she mainly just chews on it.
    Any advice?
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    we used those little plastic toy cups you get with tea sets....

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    We stuck with sippy cups or straw cups (mostly take n toss)
    They *can* drink from normal cups now (3 and a half) and have been able to for about a year or so.. but accidents do happen.. and I just got tired of cleaning up all the time... It was one thing I was happy to compromise on

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    I used nubby cups until dd was 7 months. Dd would have water when it was really hot at about 5 months otherwise she wouldn't bf.
    Than we switched to take n tosses and the cheap sippers from Kmart. At 7 months when she could hold it herself, every other drink apart from
    Breast milk was put in her cup. She started using child size cups at 2ish.

    I'm an early childhood teacher dd comes to the long day care I work at. I knew by 2 she would be getting child size cups not sippers and by 3 she would be pouring her own drink at meals times etc.

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    DS had a pigeon mag mag spout cup but didn't actually start drinking decent amounts of water tim I got him a straw cup. I have nuby and tommee tippee.

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    DS had Nuby straw cups from 6 months and at about 10 months started giving him minuscule amounts of water in a small cup I found at Ikea ( looks like a dolls cup) then at 1 in a bigger cup , now at 19 months a sports bottle when out and a normal cup ( I take plastic ones to restaurants just in case !) I just only fill it 1/4 full as he needs it , people seem quite surprised he drinks from a cup at his age

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    It really depends on the child.

    DD1 was exclusively breastfed, and couldn't handle sippy cups and went straight to an open cup - at 4mo. When she got older (10mo) she managed to master sippy cups, and eventually straw cups (13mo). As a young bub, as soon as she decided she had had enough to drink, she would upend her open cup spilling the contents everywhere.

    Conversely, DD2 was comp fed (breast and bottle) and had no problem with sippy cups at all. She even succeeded with her first attempt with a straw cup (at only 7mo).

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    DD is 10.5 months and drinks water out of a regular cup. She makes her 'I'm thirsty' noise and points at the cup. We hold it for her though. It would be a disaster if she tried it herself.


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