So… Um… Not a question exactly, more of an AARRGHHH.
Two previous children through this age range: the first used sippies occasionally until about one year old and then almost always actual stonewear/ceramic/glass mugs/glasses/cups - the second used a doidy cup a handful of times when I wanted to try to get fennel tea into her for her colic. Then here comes Rowan, STRONG and BOLD and all air and light and totally unable to hold onto any thought for long. She bounces wherever she goes. And she breaks glasses. All the time.
I’m feeling really frustrated, and not sure what to do with that frustration. I mean, I don’t want to use plastic, she pours water everywhere for the sheer fun of the sippy spout on the stainless steel drinking bottles, but she throws glasses on the floor or bangs them against her chair or plate… And I am kind of reassured that she has never hurt herself or anyone else in all this. But ack. Broken glass OBVIOUSLY makes me nervous, for sensible reasons. I’m considering trying to find a load more stainless steel camping mugs or cups (we have one)...
There is this Continuum Concept thing ringing in my head that says she will learn how to use glasses safely by using glasses. Right, you know, I think that’s my answer isn’t it? Stop trusting the wisdom of books/experts/etc above what my heart and head are telling me - that breakables aren’t working around this little livewire right now.
Off to look for unbreakable unplastic cups, I think. Any suggestions, mamas? (And anyone with any stories of their approaches and/or comforting tales of when their children did things like this lol?)