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At what age does a child stop using a sippy cup? or should stop?

i was just wondering what was the apporx. age for a child to stop using sippy cups?

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Asked by ldylancer03 at 4:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My older two were four and three when I took them away. but they only drank milk in them for that long, cause they refused to drink it out of a regular cup. But they got over that real quick.

    Answer by Mimomof3boys at 4:40 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • I switched over at 3 years old to sippy cups that have a straw... My daughter really never liked the other sippy cups... But my daughter now uses both a sippy with a straw and regular cups.

    Answer by sweetpea04 at 4:45 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • i switched at 12 months as soon as she hit age one the bottle was gone

    Answer by Merediths_Mommy at 4:46 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • Bottle was gone by a year old and sippy cups were gone by 2yrs of age.

    Answer by s_r_d3 at 5:11 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • 3 1/2 is the best age. My 18 month old already knows how to use a cup and use one when we are at home.

    Answer by hollinicole at 6:50 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My son is 22 months old and drinks fairly well out of his own little cup (no lid). We usually only give him water in his "big boy cup" and prefer to still use his sippy cup with a straw for when he's around the house or traveling.

    Answer by Home_Interiors at 7:42 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • my 14 month old is now using them I think around 4 or 5 is a good age

    Answer by Autumnlover68 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • I took my kids off the sippy cup when they were 2.

    Answer by crazymomma05 at 2:37 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • My 3.5 yr old began using a reg. cup at 2.5, but only at the table, of course!! I can't get my 2.5 yr old into using one, she just like the sippy I guess. Use your judgement and instincts, when they seem ready/steady enough.

    Answer by Gretchensgirls at 9:51 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • My daughter started on a sippy cup at 10 mos, swithced her to a straw cup at 2 and at 3 we switched her to a regular cup with a lid and a straw.

    Answer by redtang912 at 8:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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