Did you know it took us 3 years to wean Charlie off his baby bottles?
When Charlie was younger, he found comfort in lying on his silk pillowcase and drinking milk out of a baby bottle. We were worried because his doctors were concerned it would impact his teeth. After a while we just gave up because you have to pick your battles.We tried every straw cup and sippy cup on the market but he wouldn’t take them. We decided to focus our energy mostly on Charlie’s communication skills and decreasing his screaming. We figured, he’d drop the baby bottle when he was ready.
Pura stainless sippy cups
When Charlie was about 3 years old, I discovered the brand Pura on Instagram. I gave it a shot mostly because I loved the way the bottles looked, but also because they’re stainless steel instead of plastic. For some reason I just prefer stainless steel to plastic, even the BPA-free ones.
Well, we received our Pura stainless straw cups and to my surprise, Charlie liked them. I don’t know why he likes this brand but we take what we can get! The straws are thicker and he has to suck a little harder to get the liquid out. You’d think it would be annoying for him but no, he likes it. My guess is that he likes the sensory input he gets when drinking out of these thick straws. I ended up throwing away all his baby bottles and since then he’s been able to drink from straw cups and sippy cups. Just like that, it happened overnight! Now if he could start talking overnight, that’d be great 😉
Stylish and interchangeable baby bottles
You know how much I like baby clothes and cool accessories. Pura has a bunch of different interchangeable color sleeves. Jude loves this orange one. We also have a green and a blue one. Another cool thing about Pura is that the tops are also interchangeable so you could screw in a baby bottle tip to one of your big 9oz bottles. I like mix and match products.
I recently got a Pura bottle for big kids hoping to ease the transition so Charlie would drink out of an open cup since he’s now 4. Well, he’s doing okay with it but it’s a work in progress. He doesn’t quite understand that he has to turn the cup to where the opening is. Jude, however, who’s not even 2, is able to drink from the big boy bottles without spilling! He’s learning rotate the bottle to the opening and he even loves to carry it around, as you can see 🙂
Oh, and they have adult bottles too. And none of them start smelling bad like plastic bottles do after a few months. Bottom line: Pura is great for the entire family. You can find them on their official website or on Amazon.