I shared earlier how Bella finally gave up the bottle about 2 months ago. She struggled to let it go, as she always reached for it when she wanted milk for nap or bed time. I tried to have her give up the bottle by bringing her to the store to pick out her own sippy cup or "big girl" cup. But, by the time we came home and it came time to fill her new cup with milk, she would fuss and want her baby bottle. Back when we were breaking Savannah of the baby bottle habit, she took to the picking out a new sippy cup and "big girl" cup and was eager to throw out her bottles. I thought I would get lucky when it came to having Bella give up the bottle. As many parents know, their kids are all different. Savannah wouldn't give up the binkie until she was 2 yrs. old, and Bella was 2.5 years old. Potty training was the same way -- Savannah was slow to want to learn, and only did it so that she could go to preschool. Bella, on the other hand, wanted to be like her big sister and potty trained herself at 2 yrs. old. :-)
While we no longer have baby bottles in the house, I still make a point to stock the shelf with cups that have lids and use straws, as a way to give the girls their milk at nap and bedtime. The last thing I want to have to worry about is having the girls spill a cup of milk all over the couch or carpet when they are tired. And, I don't want to revert back to sippy cups or cups that have nipples like bottles, and take a step back from the girls growing and switching to big girl feeding and drinking products.
Thanks to the folks at Nuby, they have made serving up milk to the girls a breeze, thanks to their Wash or Toss Straw Cups. Perfect for children ages 12 months and up, these BPA free cups hold 10 oz. of liquid and are made with little hands in mind.
And, like other Nuby drinking cups, these wash and toss cups are also durable, and can withstand your little one dropping them on the floor. Because I usually hand these cups off to the girls as they are making their way to the couch or their bedroom upstairs, I love knowing that once I snap the lid on, it will stay in place. And, the straw slides easily into the opening, and can be pulled out when ready to clean.
While you can toss these cups, I have found myself loving them, and even buying additional sets to send to the grandparents' houses so that they have when the girls visit. They are easy to clean and store inside one another, so you don't have to worry about them being to bulky and taking up too much shelf space. I store the straws in the utensil draw and place the lids on top of the cups -- so storage is a breeze. But, most importantly, the girls love these cups, in part because of the fun colors they come in.
I highly recommend these drinking straw cups for caregivers, daycare providers, parents, etc. who serve up drinks to children ages 12 months and older. We have had these cups for about a week now, and they still look brand new, even after being put through the wash.
You can find the Wash or Toss™ Straw Cups from Nuby at a number on retailers, including Amazon and Meijer. Each set includes 4 cups, 4 straws and 4 lids.
If your little is still using a spout cup, you will be happy to learn that Nuby also offers wash or toss cups in this drinking style, too --
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.