Friday, June 22, 2007

No more straw cups!

If you are not the parent of a child who uses a straw sippy cup, or specifically, the person in charge of washing them, then you won't care. BUT I CARE. Ryan was never able to tip his own bottle. NEVER. So, for an entire year, he had to be held to drink his bottle. I tried every sippy cup out there but no luck. He would put it in his mouth, but never tilt it back. At 1yr we got rid of the pacifier and bottle all at once (Thanks Davis!). We also realized he was really good at sucking with a straw, especially if it was soda. I found this great sippy/straw cups by Nuby. They saved our lives. Ryan had the big cup for water/juice, and the smaller cup with handles for milk. But like all good things, they must come to an end. The cups started leaking. The threads were worn so the caps wouldn't stay on or tighten correctly. And the tubes...ug. The actual straw is built into the cap, but there is still a tube that needs to be attached. You have no idea how many went down the drain. We had 5 milk cups, and 2 tubes. I just couldn't take it anymore. So, last week I put more juice than water in a regular sippy cup and gave it to him. He was like "no problem mom." Like he had been tipping forever! I no longer have to keep track of tubes, or which cup leaks the worse, or which green lid goes best with which green cup, etc. Woo hoo.

B&N update: i got an e-mail confirming they got my e-mail and i'm supposed to get a response between 24-48 hrs. The 48hrs will be this afternoon. Hmmm.

Look...a shorter blog. Seriously, the blog about last weekend was outrageous. Sorry.

2 comments:

Judy, Rich, Molly, and Leo said...

I hear you on the sippy cups. Although they are incredibly convenient, I hate cleaning them/disassembling them for the dishwasher. May all my problems be so small.

YAY for you and Ryan!!!!

Jenn said...

Allie still isn't into the straw sippy yet. But having them know how to drink from a straw is very handy....like those times when you ooops forgot the sippy and your out and the closest thing you have is a bottle of water and straw.

yea....I really need to teach her that.