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I’m having a super hard time getting my 2.5 year old son to use an open cup. He puts it under his bottom lip instead of ontop of it. He gets really upset when I try to help. He did well for a while but now we are back to square 1 and he just cries and runs away from me when he sees a cup that’s not a straw cup! I put chocolate milk in the cup to try to get him to try it but I’m at a loss. Any suggestions? I think the biggest problem is that he isn’t placing the cup properly on his lips and refuses help!

  • Larissa
    Apr 17, 2018

    Try starting with a water bottle its easier for them to get how to drink properly because the opening is smaller

  • Christine
    Apr 17, 2018

    Try using the munchkin 360 cups. You can search for them on Amazon or Google it. A lot of people use these kinds of cups to transition their kids to start using regular cups. Good luck!

  • Jennifer
    Apr 17, 2018

    I’m at the same spot. Really hoping for warn weather to let him try outside and not clean up. We practice in the tub, but them he tries drinking his bubbles

  • ValerieK
    Apr 17, 2018

    We started with a 360 cup like a year ago but then switched to straws to strengthen his muscle tone in his mouth. Maybe I should try the 360s again his feeding therapist doesn’t like them but it’s worth a shot!

  • Jessica
    Apr 17, 2018

    Munchkin 360 cup is awesome!

  • Yogalakshmi
    Apr 17, 2018

    He might need your help. Just pretend you are drinking from it and show it how to drink. Also you need to hold the cup until he find it to do it on his own. I have 17 months girl she loves to drink on glass but I have to give support to hold it otherwise I ll end up in big cleaning. He will get it soon.

  • Mafalda
    Apr 17, 2018

    Avent just have one training cup that he has to push a little bit with the ontop lip to get the drink! It helped my daughter to learn! :)

  • ValerieK
    Apr 17, 2018

    We have something like that! I just tried it the other day. He ran away from it. I also tried tiny plastic shot glasses. They were fun for a hot minute. The only cups that worked were plastic ones from target with a bear on it. He loves the pictures on it. We also have a cup that has a lid with little holes around the edge to reduce spilling. The shape of the lip was too weird for him. we have so many different training cups handed down from my siblings. Something has to work! I think the water bottle idea and going back to the 360 might be my best bets so far. Thanks for all of the advice!