When should a baby drink from a cup?
According to the AAP, age 6-9 months is an ideal time to let your baby experiment with cup drinking. You can do this with sippy cups (see below), or even help your baby drink from an open cup. This is just practice—he’ll be able to use a sippy cup solo by age 1, and an open-cup around age 18 months.
How do you know when baby is ready for sippy cup?
Some signs baby might be ready include:
- They can sit without support.
- They can hold the bottle and tip it to drink independently.
- They’re eating solid foods (even just purees)
- They show interest by reaching for your cup.
When can you drink an open cup?
Try introducing practice sessions with an open cup between 6 and 12 months — many children are able to drink from a sippy cup at around 6 to 9 months, and by the time your toddler turns 12 months, he’ll probably be ready to give the bottle (or even the breast) the boot.
What cups should babies use?
Here’s some advice: Dentists suggest avoiding no-spill designs or sippy cups with valves in them. They recommend choosing an open cup, or a free-flow cup or beaker. You baby might spill drinks to begin with but health experts agree these designs are better for your baby’s teeth.
How do you feed a newborn with a cup?
To cup-feed your baby, fill a medicine cup to about 30 mL (1 fl oz) with breast milk or formula. Make sure your baby is supported in an upright position and is wrapped or swaddled to keep his or her hands from getting in the way and spilling the cup.
How do you transition to a Open cup?
How to Transition Your Child to a Regular Cup
- Use a Rimless Sippy Cup. …
- Only Put a Small Amount of Liquid in Their Cup. …
- Hold the Cup for Them. …
- Get Them Their Own Water Bottle. …
- Limit Milk and Juice to Meal and Snack Times Only. …
- Set a Firm Date to Get Rid of the Sippy Cups and Prepare Your Child. …
- Quit Cold Turkey.