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    Jessica Nies

    My daughter is a little older now (2 1/2) but when she was younger and threw her cup we would leave it on the floor until dinner was over, then she would have to pick it up and put it in the sink.


    I pick the cup up once. If it goes down again it stays there until the meal is over. Of course, if it seems that it was an accidental drop, then we still pick it up for him.


    I’m trying to decide if i’m in the one or 2 strikes group. My daughter is not quite a year, so she is really still learning. But i don’t want to give in, either!


    Just don’t make it into a game. Then it’s never ending!


    My daughter will purposefully drop her cup. She does not throw it… yet. If she drops it on purpose it stays out of her reach. If she was trying to put it in the “right spot” (on the table or on her tray) I will give it back. But she does usually signal she is done with her drink or food by dropping it on the floor.


    My little one is learning how to use a cup and thinks dropping it is great! So I found a “Sophie leash” on etsy that also holds cups. The leash can be attached to the highchair. It is great for taking to restaurants too!


    If she throws it while she is in her chair, we take it away until after our daughter’s meal. If she is just roaming about, we don;t worry about it. She will pick it up when she wants more.


    My son is 22 months old, he often throws his sippy’s when ever he gets the chance!

    When he does this I kindly pick up the cup and ask him “is that what you are supposed to do with your cups?”

    he usually replies “no” and I then use that time to put the cup away and tell him when he can stop throwing his cup he can have it back, until then I’m going to put his cup away.

    that does the trick everytime and he usually doesn’t do it for the REST OF THE DAY!
    I use this trick with his toys, and any other objects he likes to hurl across the room 🙂

    Marisa Xayaboupha

    My 17 month old likes to throw his cup out all the time. Usually we try not to make a big reaction because usually that’s what he wants. When he throws his cup we will usually pick it up and wait about ten mins to give it back. If he throws it again he does not get it back.


    The trouble I had when my son was younger was that I wasn’t always sure if it fell by accident or on purpose. He liked to set his cup on the edge of his high chair tray, so oftentimes it would just fall by accident. I would pick it up for him once, but after that, he wouldn’t get it back. Now that he’s older and out of the high chair, if he drops it (by accident or otherwise), he’s the one who has to pick it up.


    If it’s an accident I pick it up and return it to the child. If it’s intentional, I either get the child down from the chair and make them pick it up themselves or they don’t get it back until after the meal is over. This is not a game this mommy wants to play! 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway, Melissa!


    I like to think that baby needs to learn by the things hes doing. I let him throw it. I tell him that it’s not nice, and I leave it there until he or I think he needs some water, after a long enough period that it isn’t a game. It really hasn’t become a huge issue thankfully.


    When my 15 month old son throws his cup, I will pick it up one time and give it back to him. But second strike and you’re out! 🙂 We are working on having him pick up anything, including his cup, that he throws and then put it away where it goes. It’s going well so far and I’ve noticed he’s throwing things less and less.

    helen rowland

    When my daughter throws her cup, I tell her not to do that. I then check to see if she wants it back and if she doesn’t I know she is done, so i put it back in the fridge. If she takes it back she usually is thirsty and takes a sip. If she took it back and threw it again, i would take it completely away and put it back in the fridge.


    So excited to start cups,, what would I do without cloudmom!

    Sara Floyd

    I would pick up the cup once, but that;s it, Anymore and she will not get it back!