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
Mindy (Type 1 Dx'd 11/94..Insulin Pump)