Toddler Tricks – 7

Ways to Trick Your Baby:

Problem:  Baby is growing up and doesn’t want to drink out of a sippy cup when she sees her parents using mugs and glasses.  But she, of course, can’t use a mug or a glass because she will most definitely drop it on the hard tile of the kitchen and smash it to bits.

Solution:  To give baby a break from her tired old sippy, you can use little dixie cups for a treat every once in a while.  We use plastic ones.  They last longer, and there is no chance of the bottom falling out.

Ways Your Baby Can Trick You:

Problem:  Once your babies figure out that there is no top on that cup, no matter how small it is, messes will occur.  They will stick their hands in the cup (I don’t even know how they fit), they will walk with the cup, dribbling it everywhere, they will drop the cup, and while there will be no glass shards to pick up, there will be juice or milk or water everywhere.

Solution:  The cups can be a treat in their own right.  Put only water in them.  If you move to juice (like I did, mistakenly)  you will have a spotty carpet and sticky babies.  Keep an eye on them when they have the cups.  Don’t let them out of your sight.  Try, if you can, to keep them in the kitchen, or another room where cleanup is easier.

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