My daughter will turn 4 in September. She has a relationship with her sippy cup. It is her coping mechanism in life. If she falls down, she wants her sippy. If she is tired or upset, she wants her sippy. We have tried taking it away just cold turkey, but she cries for over 3 hours and never lets up. She gets milk in a sippy when she wakes up in the morning, before her nap, and before bed. She is not allowed to just walk around the house with it. My concern is the connection that she has with it and how to break it. I'm afraid that I'm causing mental or emotional harm by just removing it from her life. I don't know how to teach her a replacement behavior that would provide her with the same level of comforting that the sippy gives her. I am a teacher and a mother of 2. I have never seen a child so attached to an object.View Thread
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