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I Like Sippys

By Nicole Hill Gerulat |

Big Girl Sippy Cup!


I don’t know why it’s so cute/funny for me to watch Evie do big people things. Maybe because she’s so tiny? Or maybe because I’m one of those nauseating moms obsessed with their baby’s every move.

Regardless, one of my favorite things is to watch Evie feed herself. She seems to have the same passion for food as I do.  Evie’s been drinking out of a straw ever since she pulled my drink away from me at 4 months and sipped out of it, so I knew she’d love the sippy cup.

Then my mom bought a sippy cup with a straw in it? Have you see those? I’m a big fan. No messes when it tips and gives her a little bit of control for the 5 sips I let her take. (Because if I didn’t monitor, she’d drink us all under the table.)

For a little hydration in the middle of the day, she gets equal parts apple juice and water. What’s your baby’s favorite juice?

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Nicole Hill Gerulat

Nicole Hill Gerulat was part of the Babble team as an editor and blogger on the Baby's First Year blog. She is a writer and professional photographer who showcases her work on her personal website, Nicole Hill Photography. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Glamour and Design Mom. Read bio and latest posts → Read Nicole's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “I Like Sippys

  1. the emily says:

    Zoe loves apple juice and water, but even plain water is good enough for her. But if she sees a cherry coke, watch out. She’d have the thing down in 10 seconds flat.

  2. Seren says:

    Cute! We have just water here at the moment.

    Nicole, do you mind sharing what brand of sippy cup she bought Evie? I’m having trouble finding a straw one for my baby – I find that the straw inside the cup always detaches when she bangs the cup around! it’s driving me crazy, and we’ve tried out so many different cups. Thanks!

  3. Nicole Hill Gerulat says:

    Hi Seren!

    i think its the Munchkin brand that I linked to (look for underlined words) in the post.

    I love it because it DOESN”T detach!


  4. suzanne nelson says:

    Sweet Baby E is 8 months old, and we don’t give her juice. She eats lots of fruit-purple grapes are her fav-but she’s in the 99th percentile for weight and i’m concerned about the sugar (Not to mention arsenic, thanks for that worry Dr. Oz) in juice. Am I being overly cautious? But thanks for the link to the sippy! That looks great! E loves water in a cup.

  5. Virginia T. says:

    I don’t give my daughter juice because there is absolutely no nutritional value in it, even the 100% organic juices are still mostly devoid of nutrition and loaded with sugar. The few times I have tried to get my LO to drink juice to aid with a bit of constipation she refuses it. She does like orange juice which we will give her sips of when hubby or I are drinking it. But since DD was about 7 or 8 months old we started letting her drink as much water as she wants everyday. She is still breastfed as her primary source of food at 12 months old and eats whatever her dad and I are eating at meals. LO also took to a straw right away (she never liked a bottle and refused to take anything from it and also refused any pumped milk, lucky I am a stay at home mom, so for this entire year and counting she has only had breast milk straight from the source LOL) and loves ice cold water, we tried a regular sippy cup but she wouldn’t have it. I found I really like the Playtex cup but I do have to re-insert the straw once or twice a day, but find that it has the best cap and closes and stays closed (unlike the Munchkin cup) and never leaks even a drop.

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