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Old 11-10-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Too old for sippy cups

What can I use now for DS who is 8 years old but still can't have drinks without spilling. We have used sippy cups but I wanted to know if there is something else we can use and in public.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #2
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You can just used the kids cups they have with the tops and straws. Restaurants normally have them. I just save mine every time we get one at a restaurant for travel.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks, we are starting to save those and they do tip and spill but at least it is contained a bit.

He is just too old for sippy yet is a spiller.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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You can buy disposable cups with lids and straws at target or walmart. What about using a sports bottle?
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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Put the wrong post here so here's what I meant to say:

I'm 26 and have dexterity issues and swallowing issues and still use sippy cups sometimes. My biggest complaint, in fact, is that they don't come large enough. I do have a couple that look just like a normal water bottle, but smaller.

Also, depending on his ability to do things like bite & suck at the same time, Camelback has some water bottles that are just as spill proof as sippy cups. You can't put carbonated drinks in them, but you have to bite down to be able to access the water. I've not spilled out of one yet.

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
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i like the cheap walmart brand water bottles. there plastic but look pretty grown up looking. I have these all over my house since I have sassy cats who help themselves to everything they want. Unfornally Ive got one whos master drinking from my sip bottles GRR
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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We use the camelback bottles- they work great
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:56 AM   #8
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For awhile we used sports bottles.

Heck my kid still keep them in their rooms at night (filled w/ water).
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #9
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I have some plastic glasses from Tupperware that have snap on lids with a straw hole. They came with a straw but soon switched to regular straws that are thrown out after use (sorry environment but I never figured out how to get the other straw clean). The lids fit on tightly and the straw hole has rubber like stuff in it to prevent leaks. If they get dropped or knocked over there is litte to no spillage.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:27 PM   #10
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You might want to try Kleen Kanteen. They sell a sippy lid, and then you could transition into a regular sports top.

The bottles are not baby-ish looking at all!!

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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I have some plastic glasses from Tupperware that have snap on lids with a straw hole. They came with a straw but soon switched to regular straws that are thrown out after use (sorry environment but I never figured out how to get the other straw clean). The lids fit on tightly and the straw hole has rubber like stuff in it to prevent leaks. If they get dropped or knocked over there is litte to no spillage.
This is slightly off-topic, but we use pipe cleaners to clean the straws to DD's straw cups. Just soap up the pipe cleaner & run it through the straw, then rinse. I guess it's not a whole lot better for the environment since we are now throwing away pipe cleaners, but we don't want to throw out the spill-proof straws that go with her cups.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #12
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The Wrightstuff.biz has several different cups that might work well for you.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:28 PM   #13
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Thank you for all the great ideas and solutions.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:17 PM   #14
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Even more off topic... I am embarrassed to admit this but I just found out (28) that pipe cleaners were not made for arts and crafts but for cleaning pipes....
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:49 AM   #15
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I really like the Contigo mugs/water bottles. You press a button to drink from them (the button is at the neck of the bottle, so you can drink from it one handed). When you release the button, they automatically seal. If you drop it, it seals on the way to the floor. If you knock it over, it doesn't spill because it sealed as soon as you released the button.

The insulated 16 oz mug in Stainless is awesome. My DD (3) just got the Trekker cups and they are coming out with a smaller insulated one in January. The website is gocontigo.com

Target and Meijer sell a few of the Contigo products.
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