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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Cup Update

Cup Update

She loves to stick her tongue out, especially if she's looking in the mirror. I wish I was as easily entertained.

Emily's gone seven full days without her soft sipp bottle and I think it's safe to say that we're rid of the thing forever. She's now drinking from the Munchkin Healthflow Big Kid Sippy, even though she's still a little kid. The spout is much wider than a normal sippy cup, and since Emily can already drink from a regular paper cup, she had no trouble drinking from it. In fact, I think it's easier then a smaller sippy spout which requires she purse her lips more.

We give her juice in the Healthflow with a valve, but Jim widened the valve so that she doesn't need as much suction to get the juice out. Still, she needs suction so that means....(drumroll)...she's got suction!! She can't get milk out of this cup with the valve in, I guess because milk is thicker. So we take the valve out for the milk and she does fine. She was on a milk strike over the last couple of days - would only accept the juice from the cup, but once we put milk in the Healthflow (instead of the Gerber cup), she started drinking it again.

She's still not truly walking. She can take 6-7 steps at a time, but she's extremely cautious and will only do it if I'm sitting close to her on the floor. She's started standing up and sitting down by herself though, which is a great sign. She'll just do that over and over again and giggle.


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