Sunday, October 16, 2011

Playtex Sippy Cup 101

Transitioning to sippy cups can be very overwhelming to a parent.  If you walk down the aisle at any store, you will see TONS of different options for your child and it definitely helps to know which kinds of sippy cups are intended at which ages and stages of a child's development.  This is definitely where I went wrong with our 4th child.  It had been several years since we had dealt with sippy cups and I had no clue which one's to start with or when to transition so our baby refused them for the longest time.  Finally, I did some research and educated myself on the types of cups my son should be using and things went MUCH smoother after that! 

I am going to be holding a Playtex Sippy Cup 101 Party next week here in Ohio but since you all can't be there, I wanted to share all of this great information with you too so you can be a part of the fun!!!  I love getting together with other Mom's and sharing our experiences and tips with each other so I am really excited for my party but I am equally excited to hear from all of you too!!!!  Please feel free to share your tips in the comments below!!!

Thanks to Playtex Baby, I have some great tips to share with you so if you are facing this same dilemma right now, hopefully this will take some of the stress out and make it a much easier transition for you and your child!

Expert pediatrician Dr. Bill Sears and Playtex have some tips and cups you’re sure to love—specially created for this exciting stage of baby’s development. If you’re considering a cup, consider this:

• Do enjoy this wonderful milestone with your baby who will proudly master a cup at her own pace.

• Don’t be in a hurry. Wait until baby can sit up and hold an object with both hands — usually between 6 to 10 months.

• Do choose a first cup with easy-to-grasp handles and a soft spout that’s gentle on baby’s sensitive gums — like the Playtex® The First Sipster® cup, designed with a feeding specialist.

• Do make it fun for your baby by playing a little game. Sit face to face with him and place an empty cup within his/her reach. Drink from your cup and see if he/she grabs the sippy to mimic your actions.

• Do consider a cup that your child can hold and control easily, and can help them transition from bottle to cup. Developed with a child development expert, The First Lil’ Gripper™ Straw Trainer Cup is an easy-to-use cup that helps moms teach their babies how to suck and drink from a straw. Ergonomically designed with easy grip handles for little hands, First Lil’ Gripper™ has a squeezing feature, such that a parent can squeeze, but a child could not easily do so.

• Don’t overfill the cup when baby is first learning to use it. Start by adding water or diluted juice into the cup only to about one quarter-full until baby’s skills mature.

• Don’t worry about spills or leaks as babies graduate from trainer cups. With the Playtex® Twist ‘N Click lid — you’ll see and hear it click closed — and you’ll know it’s Leak-Proof Guaranteed*!

• Do enjoy every moment of your baby’s newly blossoming independence as he makes his way up to the big-kid cups.

Want a chance to WIN some of these awesome products?!?!?!??!

All this week, from 10/17 to 10/23, you can visit the Playtex Baby Twitter Page for a chance to participate in a Playtex Sippy Cup giveaway and win some GREAT prizes! They will be giving away five fun prize packs-one each day- so you have 5 chances to win!!!!!!  Be sure to follow them @PlaytexBaby!!! 

For more information, check out Playtex Baby's Facebook Page and visit!  Also, be sure to come back here next week for an awesome giveaway just for our readers!!!!  
*Playtex is paying me and providing the prize(s) for this promotion at no cost to me.  This promotion is not being administered or sponsored in any way by Playtex or its affiliates, but solely by The Crazy House. Any questions or comments regarding this promotion must be sent to me at and not to Playtex*

1 comment:

  1. We are getting close to the point of starting sippy cups with my little one. Great article!


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