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Old 05-14-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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What type sippy cup???

So, you hear not to use the spill proof sippy cups? Then what type of sippy cups are dr.s recommending you use? To avoid language delays I mean.

 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:13 AM   #2
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Re: What type sippy cup???

We use the Playtex sports cup with the straw now and it is working great for us. You have to do some behavior modification with the regular cups or you have big messes!!LOL My son is learning to leave it on the counter. He has a spill proof cup in the car when we go somewhere.

In short, any cup will work if you take the spill proof valve out of them. Cups with straws work great and if you are REALLY brave... an open cup from the start
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: What type sippy cup???

What's wrong with the spill proof cups? I haven't heard anything yet about this.

 
Old 05-14-2004, 11:42 PM   #4
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Re: What type sippy cup???

Most spill proof cups are fine for most kids. This discussion was started about kids with language delays and how sippy cups did more harm than good for that.

As babies grow into children, they need extra stimulation to form sounds and eventually words. The muscles in their mouths need to mature. You think you are moving up a step when you give them a sippy cup but if it has a spill proof valve, it is the equivelant to sucking on a bottle. The spill proof cups do nothing to mature the oral motor muscles. This can lead to further language delays.

By going with a straw cup or even an open cup, you give them the stimulation that then need. HTH
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Re: What type sippy cup???

Oh OK....I was just wondering because I have a 9 year old son and I gave him the regular cups and he had no problems with his speech. I now have a 5 month old daughter and was thinking about starting her on the spill proof cups.

 
Old 05-15-2004, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: What type sippy cup???

Ive also had no probs with my kids and spill proof cups! The things they come out with!

 
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