66: Sippy Cups with Melanie Potock

Parenting Podcast – Episode 66: Sippy Cups with Melanie Potock

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Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is an international speaker on the topic of feeding babies, toddlers and school age kids. She is the co-author of the award-winning Raising a Healthy Happy Eater: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating (2015) and Baby Self-Feeding: Solutions for Introducing Purees and Solids to Create Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits (2016). The tips in cookbook for parents & kids, Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables with 100 Easy Activities and Recipes (2018) are based on the latest research and Melanie’s 20 years of success as a pediatric feeding therapist. Melanie’s children’s book, You are Not an Otter: The Story of How Kids Become Adventurous Eaters takes preschoolers on a food adventure, exploring all the ways that various animals eat and revealing one magical thing that only kids can do! Melanie’s advice has been shared in a variety of television and print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal CNN.com and Parents Magazine.  Contact her at www.MelaniePotock.com for more articles, professional tips, and helpful videos to raise your adventurous eater and follow Mel on Instagram and Facebook too!


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Show Notes

-When and why should you wean your child off the bottle and introduce a sippy or straw cup?

-How do you handle that transition?

-Why is it okay to completely skip the hard spout sippy cup?

-What do you recommend to start with instead? Do you have specific cup suggestions?

-What makes a short straw better than a long straw?

-Can you switch back and forth between straw cups and open cups?

-A lot of parents prefer the spill proof sippy cups over open cups to prevent the mess – do you have any suggestions for kids that like to throw or dump their cups?

-Why are the 360 cups not a great option?

Resources and Links from the Show: 

How to drink from a straw: https://mymunchbug.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/How-to-Teach-Your-Nine-Month-Old-to-Drink-from-a-Straw.pdf 

Melanie’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/author/melaniepotock?fbclid=IwAR31X2XFCM4PToRbrPC5ZP_bZC_fzVaFDOW1KqFn6ACGhALMsZqZGzUk_10 

Website: http://melaniepotock.com/

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