Sippy Cup: Two-Step Approach to Transitioning

Sippy Cup: Two-Step Approach to Transitioning

It’s getting hot in here…like all of a sudden winter disappeared and the warm weather is upon us. Early morning walks with the dog have me opening my eyes and ears to all of the buzzing (literally) in my neighbourhood. This is the kind of weather a girl can get used to and one that demands daily walks to the park…where it is HOT!

I am going to admit to not taking my kids bottles away at one…or two…or to be completely honest I won’t take it away at three either. I’m a strong believer that kids eventually grow out of things when they are ready. My 1-year-old son wants nothing to do with my boobs anymore–he legit gives me dirty looks when I try to take the lazy way out and breastfeed him. My 2-year-old girl though is still on the boob at night with no signs of stopping. C’est la vie.

Back to the bottles though I have never really cared that my kids drink bottles because it saves me from cleaning up a mess. I DO cry over spilled milk, juice and water AND I don’t want to listen to my kids cry for bottles. I don’t have it in me to listen. Why I don’t sleep train, why I don’t force them to eat stuff they don’t like and why I let them tantrum it out licking public washroom floors if they need to. I’m running on empty.

Two-Step Approach to Transitioning to the Sippy Cup

It is getting warmer and I am realizing that I do actually have to give my younger kids water. We are spending a small fortune ($9 a day) on milk because our whole brood is lactose intolerant. So I have been taking a 2-step approach to ensure an easy transition and the best part is they didn’t even notice.


Step 1. Swap out the body of the usual Philips bottle with that of the Philips sippy cup. Spend 20 minutes showing your kids how cute that penguin is. Make them forget that there was ever a different shaped bottle.

Step 2. If you are my neighbour I apologize for the kids screaming at the door about wanting to go to the park. It is in these hazy moments of banging doors and screaming kids that I do the ultimate trick a roo–I put ice water in the sippy cup with the proper lid and give it to the hot, parched children. Without looking they take a sip and are amazed by this amazing relief. Mom-1 and Kids-0

my sippy cup

Part of the reason why the transition was so easy was because Philips Avent makes it so easy to mix and match all of the bottles and tops. The Philips Avent My Penguin Sippy Cup has a fantastic silicone spout with a valve that stops the leak no matter what position the cup lands in. Fancy little trainer handles are attached to the lid and they help even my little guy get the bottle in the correct position. As for clean-up, it’s a breeze as all parts are dishwasher safe and BPA-free.

My Sippy Cup


I am teaming up with PTPA, Philips Avent and the other brand ambassadors to give you the chance to win one of forty Philips Avent Penguin Sippy Cup Sets. Each set comes with twp cups so you will be all set for a while. Contest is open to Canada & US excluding Quebec, Alaska and Hawaii. Ends June 15, 2016.
Philips Avent Penguin Sippy Cup Giveaway


“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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1 Comment

  1. Lynda Cook
    May 24, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    This would be perfect for my grandson, so if I won I would gift these to him!!