At 19 months old, E is showing signs of being ready to transition away from the final strongholds of his baby ways and fully embrace toddlerhood.
He won’t touch a sippy cup (c’mon, that’s for babies!). He loves regular cups, though. If an adult drinks from one, E (predictably) wants to drink from it, too. We are following his lead on this one, after purchasing and trying roughly 87,436 different sippy cups, straws, thermoses, transitional lids and every possible transitional todder drinking apparatus available. Yeah. It took us a while to get the hint.
These kinds of transitions aren’t always ideal, and they are usually messy. But it looks like we are skipping the sippy cup phase altogether and heading right towards regular cups as our go-to. This undoubtedly means months of mopping up spills and changing clothes a few times a day while E masters his daredevil feat of drinking his water from a cup, because toddlers really are like tiny little drunk people.
Oh, and speaking of cups…
The makers of this ingenious little baby bath product are launching their next endeavor, the PhillUp. It’s a color coded plastic cup system for kiddos. Each child chooses a different color cup, which also has a corresponding hook on a suction cup. The child uses the same cup ALL DAY LONG. You can also hang them within children’s reach, so they become responsible for keeping track of their cup, and even filling it on their own. Your little-littles might have a hard time hanging up the cup if there’s any liquid in it, but it could be a fun way to hone fine motor skills. Potentially messy, but fun. This is ideal for older toddlers and kids.
While I would love to see a stainless steel version of this cup and more color options for larger families, I think this is a great start. You can pre-order yours beginning today here.