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A Milk Mystery at Henry's New Daycare

Henry recently switched to a new childcare provider. It was a difficult decision to move him to a new environment, but Daddy and I felt it was the right time to make a change. 
Henry loves peanut butter & jelly pancakes for breakfast.
After the new year, Henry was no longer seeing his two best friends at daycare -- one advanced to the preschool room and another moved away. His teachers rotated to new classrooms, and he was not connecting as well with the new lead teacher. Plus, the new staff's approach did not align with our values at home; the children started watching lots of movies and I observed kids frequently being sent to time-out.
Henry splashes in a mud puddle.
I spent a few weeks searching for a new facility that would provide a more positive space for Henry. After interviewing a few options, Daddy and I were thrilled to find a great match. We chose a small in-home childcare run by a creative, loving grandma. Henry loved visiting her house during two test play dates and got along wonderfully with the other children.

Henry transitioned smoothly to his new daycare. The only concern from his new teacher during his first week was that Henry did not drink any milk or water at lunch or snack. As she and I were discussing this, Henry overheard us talking and asked for a drink of water. His new teacher handed him a sippy cup and I watched as Henry tried unsuccessfully to use the sippy spout like a straw. 
Henry uses open cups for mealtime at home.
Henry has never used a sippy cup before. He started drinking water by using straw cups and over the past year has transitioned to mostly using open cups. He was not drinking any liquids at his new daycare because he did not know how to drink from a sippy cup.
Our favorite straw water bottles, from OXO Good Grips.
Daddy and I agreed that there was no point in teaching Henry how to drink from a sippy cup, especially with the potential problems they can create. The teacher, however, was uncomfortable having him use an open cup since she was afraid that the other kids might spill it. Instead, I brought in one of Henry's straw water bottles for him to use at daycare. 

I'll post an update later this week to see if a different cup resolves the issue.


  1. The sippy cup really helps to you and your son eat without litterbug. I think, your daycare for young Henry quite nice and positive. Maybe custom writing services helps you to find many valuable advantages from your situation.


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