USE OF A SIPPY CUP
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Nichole - posted on 06/30/2009
I wonder that myself all the time. My son is only 4 months but already holds his own bottles. You know what I got for him and I absolutely love them. It's the non spill bottles with handles on the sides, they are great. Here is a link so you can see them. They also have nipples in the cups so it gives him a good start for a cup.
Alicia - posted on 07/01/2009
My oldest son broke himself from the bottle at 6 months old and my youngest I introduced to the sippy cup at 5 months and he was broke from the bottle by 7 months. They both continued to get formula, but drank it from a cup instead of a bottle. Honestly, I think it's up to the parent to decide when they think their child is ready for a big step such as this. Introduce him when you think he is ready and when you are ready. My oldest decided that he no longer wanted the bottle on his own and drank all his formula through a straw. I spoke with the pediatrician about it and she said as long as he's growing and getting the nutrients he needs there's no reason why he has to stay on the bottle.
Donna - posted on 06/30/2009
My son started drinking from a cup at 4-5 months he drinks water from it and has come off his bottle brilliantly i offered water at every meal and every hour or so. there arew special ones from 6 months its much better for the basbies teeth and alsomakes the bottle weaning process so much easier.
Lisa - posted on 06/30/2009
My daughter is 6 months old and we already gave her a sippy cub. They have special ones for 6 month olds. It has a soft spout and the handles are easy for her to hold onto. She got the hang of it pretty fast :)
I just use it for a little bit of water on hot days.....not for her formula.
Rachel - posted on 06/30/2009
I think 6 months is early to start. My son is 16 months and we started him on a sippy cup around 10 months but he's also on the bottle. I think you could try if you want and see how it goes and if he doesn't like it then don't sweat it. Try another time.
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