Sippers can be of help in changing your baby from bottle to open cups. Cups improve motor skills for a baby whose muscles are still developing. Hand to mouth coordination can instill independence for a toddler. If your baby can sit up and mess around with a spoon, she can face the challenge of drinking from a sipper, though you need to remember that enough motor skills to control spilling do not develop early on.
Trainer cups reduce spills to minimum, without too much mess. Non-spill cups are best in reducing spills but need suction strength to start the liquid flow so are best only for toddlers. Trainers or small soft spout cups suit best for a small baby.
Since each child is different, babies learn to drink from sippers from 6 months to 1 year. American dental association advices introducing sipper cup to a baby by first birthday as long term use of milk in bottle hinders correct dental development.
Introducing Sipper Cup
Moisten the cup edge before you start the drinking lesson. This way you will make it easier for the child to suck the liquid - she will where to look for food and understand that the cup is used for drinking and not chewing or licking.
5.Work in reverse order. Teach your baby to drink from the sippy without the lid on it first. Put just a teaspoon or two of liquid at a time and help her raise the cup to her mouth. After she gets the hang of that and understands that there's liquid inside the cup, put the lid on (without the valve, if there is one). Finally, put the valve in and let her take over.
Things to remember:
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