Regular cups/plates, etc When did/do you make the transition?
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:53 PM
We would keep the cups for long car rides, but they have water bottles for soccer, so they would probably just use those. Annabella I think has a bit more time with the sippy cup. She has quite the tendency to spill. But even still, I think it's more of a comfort item for her as well.
So all that to say-when did you move on to regular cups/dishes, etc?
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:41 PM
As for the plates, mine could eat on regular now too. But I kind of like the dividers keeping everything separate! Seems like it takes up less space in the dishwasher too. But they're on their last leg and I don't see myself buying new ones, so those will be on their way out too. I also don't know why we still used toddler silverware most of the time. Out of habit, I guess. They do fine with regular. And the toddler spoons are ridiculously small. But they still prefer them. Maybe we'll do a clean out this summer. Hopefully by then we'll know if we're done having kids or not.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:48 PM
Dannielle-yeah, they've been drinking from regular cups for awhile. I've been giving them the sippy cups less and less...just because it's a hassle. But if I don't want to be bothered for a bit-I just give them the sippy cup and that keeps them quiet. Generally it's right after nap time. And like you-it takes up an ENTIRE cabinet with their dishes/cups/bowls/etc! DH wants it GONE!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:59 PM
We ditched sippies about 5 months ago, but we didn't have the straw ones because my kids love chewing straws (and yeah... they're a pain to clean!). We could have done it earlier, but we still deal with spills occasionally. I just got really tired of watching all those parts and they were starting to stinks... Now we use small tumblers (6oz ones I think?).I still use the plastic plates (and divider plates), but I tend to use regular plates for meals (small plates). They still use toddler utensils and will probably use them a long time (they can use adult ones, it's just easier with the kids ones).
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:35 PM
They turned 4 last month and I really can't remember the last time I used divided plates. It was most likely when the rest of them were dirty. :laughing:
I have even begun using my regular dinnerware for their meals and they get a big kick out of it but most days they eat off of the plasticware.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:27 PM
They do use open cups -- and spill them almost once a day. We use straw sippies for the car, and leakproof sippies for the bedroom.
But on the other stuff, I say switch them now before they think they have a choice!
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:01 AM
We use the plastic plates and cups for snacks in the garden or when I have a crowd of kids where I do not know if all of them are used to, or ready for, glass and porcelain. it does not make sense to worry about things like that on a playdate.
We still have sippies for their early morning milk which they have in the bathroom while I dress for the office before they dress for daycare - it is the one time where I want to make sure they do not spill too much. For travelling we have straw cups.
DD drinks more milk from her sippy, DS more from a regular cup. So I guess it evens out over the day. I also found that once they accepted that sippies were not a choice anymore, they began drinking water just a regularly from their cups (which are always available, but stay on the table).
Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:15 PM
As for sippies, the twins still have theirs. Mostly straw kind but a few other types of sippys and we won't be getting rid of those for quite a while. For supper tho we do use open cups. I found some juice cups from a Montessori site. They are thicker and none of ours have broken. My oldest ds has a Tervis cup with McQueen on it. Found it Bed Bath and Beyond. When the twins are older they will each get one too. We also have an array of stainless steel water bottles to use too.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:35 AM
Dh is itching to get rid of the plates too, but I like how they are divided. All I need is them to freak out because food is touching! Lol! But they only have those plates here and are fine elsewhere.
Baby steps, right? Lol!
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:04 PM
I have some Corelle bowls that they use, and some other random ceramic plates I got at IKEA for them. I didn't want them to accidently break any of my "set" of dishes. So they still use these other plates/bowls. I use small glass glasses for water and milk, and have a few stainless steel cups too.
We started all this last January, so they were 2 yrs 8 months or so. Just recently when I've given them access to the silverware drawer are they INSISTING using our big spoons and forks... I try to steer them towards the small ones, but sometimes they are wielding the big ones too. Their job now is to help set the table with their fork/spoon and a napkin.
we use their stainless steel insulated sippies for school lunches or the car, but otherwise they are drinking from cups.
go for it!