I filled it with formula for her lunch time feeding and nonchalantly handed it to her as she lay on the floor (I let her hold her bottles for some feedings), leaving the room momentarily to check the laundry.
When I returned, two ounces were gone.
I know it doesn't seem like much, but it's kind of a big number, considering she only drinks five ounces per feeding. I stared at her in awe as she sucked the other three ounces down in only a few minutes. I picked up the empty sippy in disbelief and stared back down at my smiley, giggly baby girl still sprawled on the floor. I was slightly baffled because, according to my recollection, it took Cub at least ten minutes to get a mere ounce down when he first started on sippy cups.
And then it dawned on me that our little lady has been a bottles-only baby for the past three months. And, this particular Nuk cup is awfully similar to a bottle. Cub was still breastfed when we introduced the sippy and while he did well with bottles, he only took them a few times a week. And sippies took some time for him to get used to (until he was weaned to a bottle at eight months--then he took to sippies quickly). Naomi chugged her sippy down like it was no problem.
So, I'm throwing this out there: Does bottle-feeding versus breastfeeding affect the speed at which a baby masters the art of the sippy cup? I'm curious as to what your experience has been. My hypothesis suggests that there is a potential correlation between bottle-feeding and sippy cup skillz.
Either that or my child is part vacuum.
What do you think?