Posted by Elizabeth on June 18, 2003 at 14:02:05:
In Reply to: Re: Tips on keeping the little one sleeping longer in the AM? posted by Steve on June 18, 2003 at 13:52:42:
: What do you put in the sippy cup? Is this the magic water with the food coloring? Hannah has a new sippy that she seems to really like. I've tried giving it to her when she wakes up and I've tried leaving it in her crib, but it doesn't seem to make a difference and it leaks a little.
The sippy cups that I used for them were by Playtex and didn't leak but I also put them standing up in their cribs. When I would put them to bed, I would put it on the right hand side with one of their favorite bears holding it between its legs and I would get their hand and tap the the cup so they knew it was there.
When they were babies it was formula mixed with a little rice cereal and baby fruit that looked like a milk shake, then as they got older it was plain milk or watered down juice. Now, it is a cup of plain water. I tried the food coloring you had suggested which worked and everyday just added more water and now I no longer use the food coloring just water. Thanks to your wonderful idea.