the only sippy cup you will ever need... (and switching to whole milk)

I was terrified of switching from bottles to sippy cups and bought what seems like a hundred different sippy cups that Mason rejected or "did ok" with (what they told me at preschool).  A Mom from preschool recommended the NUK sippy cup and Mason went from bottles to only sippy cups in about 4 days with the NUK.  I was so excited to put away all the bottles and bottle parts.  Now we have 5 of these and just upgraded to the 10 ounce version for the mornings when he has been drinking a little more milk...

The switch to whole milk was an easy one for us that I stressed about for weeks.  The key was to mix in a little more whole milk each day over the course of about 4-5 days then suddenly it is just whole milk which I continued to warm up for him for another day or two.  Then to get him to drink the cold whole milk I gave him food first at each meal than the cold milk and he was sold because he was already full from the food so the milk didn't matter to him.  

Our lives have completely changed due to the whole milk switch - we can go anywhere now without having to lug around formula.  He is on a normal schedule where he has milk or water with meals making each day less regimented.  Living on strict feeding schedules for over a year was a grueling experience - one I am so excited to finally be rid of...

Also - I highly recommend the Orbit Labels from Inchbug.com for daycare - worth every penny...

 A few of the Sippy Cups we tried - from left to right - Oxo Tot, Munchkin Latch, Joovy Dood, Munchkin Click Lock, & NUK

A few of the Sippy Cups we tried - from left to right - Oxo Tot, Munchkin Latch, Joovy Dood, Munchkin Click Lock, & NUK