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toddler sippy cup troubles. help! Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12

DD (18 months old) has been strictly on the sippy cup for several months now. But for the past few days she has been taking drinks of water/milk/juice, then proceeding to spit it out all over the front of herself! She doesn't do this when she wakes up in the morning or before she goes to bed, it usually just happens in the afternoon.
She's soaked about half a dozen outfits in the last two days! Is there any reason why she is doing this or is there anything I can do to get her to stop?

Riley+3 Due June 5; 18 kids; Washington 638 posts
9th Nov '12

Don't give her anything to drink unless she's thirsty. It's probably just fun/funny. My LO did it too, so she didn't have her sippy except for meals for awhile.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22985 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting October Rust:" DD (18 months old) has been strictly on the sippy cup for several months now. But for the past few days ... [snip!] ... dozen outfits in the last two days! Is there any reason why she is doing this or is there anything I can do to get her to stop?"


oh man! i remember that phase. it was short as I made sure she knew it was NOT acceptable. i think she did it again at about 2 1/2 but that was it.
If you scold her a bit or take it away and say "no spitting" she should understand.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting TheNuge:" oh man! i remember that phase. it was short as I made sure she knew it was NOT acceptable. i think ... [snip!] ... it again at about 2 1/2 but that was it. If you scold her a bit or take it away and say "no spitting" she should understand."


I have been taking it away from her when she starts doing it. It's been hard though because when she starts acting like she's thirsty I'll get her something to drink and she'll be fine at first, then not more than a minute or two later I hear her gargling it and then she spits it out all over herself.
I'll keep trying to make sure she knows it's not acceptable, and I'm just going to give her water in the afternoon for now, it's less of a mess to deal with.
Hopefully she'll get over this phase soon. She's hasn't done it in public, but I fear the possibility of it xO

Riley+3 Due June 5; 18 kids; Washington 638 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting October Rust:" I have been taking it away from her when she starts doing it. It's been hard though because when she ... [snip!] ... to deal with. Hopefully she'll get over this phase soon. She's hasn't done it in public, but I fear the possibility of it xO"


Tell her to take a drink and then put her cup up so she has to ask for it. And tell her if she spits she won't get it until lunch/dinner. Be firm and don't give in.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Riley+4:" Tell her to take a drink and then put her cup up so she has to ask for it. And tell her if she spits she won't get it until lunch/dinner. Be firm and don't give in."


I'll be sure to do that. I admit I sometimes let her keep it with her for a few minutes if I'm trying to feed or change LO. I suppose I'll have to keep a better eye on her and stay on top of her if she starts the spitting. I always take the sippy away and tell her she is not to do that, but it just seems like it's not phasing her x(

Riley+3 Due June 5; 18 kids; Washington 638 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting October Rust:" I'll be sure to do that. I admit I sometimes let her keep it with her for a few minutes if I'm trying ... [snip!] ... the spitting. I always take the sippy away and tell her she is not to do that, but it just seems like it's not phasing her x("


Toddler's are a pain. I know how you feel haha. Next year I'm going to have a toddler and two babies. I may admit myself. haha.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Riley+4:" Toddler's are a pain. I know how you feel haha. Next year I'm going to have a toddler and two babies. I may admit myself. haha."


Yeah, I'm dealing with my toddler and a high maintenance 3 month old xD I can't keep track of how many times I've felt like throwing myself out the window lol.
We want to try again for a boy, but we're going to wait about 2 years so we can get both the girls potty trained and in pre-school.