From Bottle to Cup

Little Man is no longer my baby, I’ve noticed. He’s growing up too quickly for my liking, but I can’t seem to do much to stop it! He eats his food and uses his cutlery really well now, better than his big sister, actually! He runs about after her confidently and steadily, and he says more and more each day. His independence is growing and he wants to do everything that his sister can do. I’d say the only real ‘baby’ things we still have are his bedtime bottle of milk at story time and he still sleeps in his cot.

Well, one thing at a time…! I remember moving Boo from bottle to cup and over-thinking it all, taking her with me to choose her cup, talking it over and explaining it to her, and to her credit, she was fine with it. As things often can be with your second, and with the fact that I know my son now and he does like change and being a ‘big boy’, I simply threw his bottle away and presented him with his new cup at bedtime – a slightly different approach!

I had been fortunate enough to be offered some Tommee Tippee cups, which are exactly the same as the one that I chose for Boo nearly 3 years ago now, and given that hers is still going strong, I knew they’d be perfect. We’ve had many cups and beakers over the years, between the two children, but I can honestly say that it’s the Tommee Tippee ones that have best stood the test of time. This cup is insulated, the cap screws on and stays on nice and tightly, and the straw that pops up is strong and sturdy and not prone to being chewed down or snapped. It’s also one where the lid simply screws on and the straw snaps up and down, so no need to have a straw inside to wash and potentially damage.

Here they are…

tommee tippee cups

They’re easy to clean, and I know that they last a very long time – I would highly recommend them.

And so bedtime came, I showed Little Man his new milk cup, and as I’d suspected, he grabbed it eagerly, and hasn’t been remotely concerned about the bottle to cup transition!

tommee tippee bedtime

How did your little ones get on with the move from bottle to cup?

Disclosure: I received Tommee Tippee cups FOC, but all words and opinions remain my own.

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16 thoughts on “From Bottle to Cup”

  1. Aww! Bless him!! It sounds like he’s doing really well….
    My girls had no trouble changing from a bottle to a cup….I had more problem finding one which didn’t leak! These sound great x

    1. Ah yes, that can be an issue! These are really good. As I say, Boo has had her for ages so I know they’re good! X

  2. Glad it went so well!! My oldest would not give up bottles until she was 3. I’d throw them out, but then she’d throw a tantrum for a new one every time we went to the store.

    1. My oldest was a tad trickier, but still OK, and Little Man’s been fab! It helps to have the older sibling, I think, as he wants to do everything he sees her doing.

  3. We never managed to get Evie to have a bottle in the first place haha! She started having sippy cups of water with her solids at 6 months and took to it very well 🙂
    Those cups looks fab, Evie has ones with an insidey straw and I always worry as you can’t get a brush inside to wash them up thoroughly x

    1. Yes, he’s been happy with water in a cup all day since he was small, but just had this bedtime bottle – not an issue, though! Yes, they’re really good like that & last so long!

  4. EJ wasn’t remotely bothered about his bottles. He used to have one at about 5am but I weaned him off that one (replaced with…more sleep!) months ago and about a month ago I noticed that he wasn’t really bothered about drinking his bedtime milk at all (given in a cup – we stick religiously to Haberman’s anyway up bird cup ( as it is the only one I’ve found that is totally reliable as a non spill cup (and he does like to sprinkle liquid around liberally given half a chance!) (it is also really cute looking!) X

    1. Little Man has been driving me mad with spilling his drinks – it’s his favourite thing and I hate it!! I’ll check that out, thanks. Doesn’t matter with this one as I’m there reading to him as he drinks it so no spillage issues!

  5. We still have those cups and my two are seven and five – they have them for water at bedtime, so I don’t have to worry about changing wet beds in the middle of the night!

  6. He looks totally at ease with his big boy cup 🙂 It’s funny how two children can be so totally different though-my eldest loved her cups and we used a couple of these with her. My son absolutely refused to drink out of anything other than a standard water bottle! I think it’s as much to do with the fact that his big sister had moved on to water bottles by the time he was ready for the change-and he’s very single minded 🙂

    1. Ah yes, the sibling factor is a big thing! Boo has these cups, so he’d probably been dying to have his, too!

  7. I see he is reading one of our favourite books! Is it Rabbit’s Nap? Our top favourite is Fox’s Socks but Rabbit’s Nap comes a close second.

    1. It’s one of them! Might be Hide & Seek a Pig. We love them all, too, though Postman Bear’s our favourite – ‘bear’ was Little Man’s first word, due to that book 🙂 (and good to see they’re still totally compatible & perfect for each other..!) x

  8. Little Man still has trouble with cups with valves in but he loves straw ones and silicon spout ones – We have cupboards full of them! x

    1. We have a few here! My son took to cups pretty well, it was just this one bottle he still had, but clearly he is happy with a cup!

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