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How Can I Teach My Baby To Use A Sippy Cup
Do i need to sterilize my baby sippy cup he s one year old , i use steam sterilizer to sterilize bottles?
Depends on Supply: This is really not necessary if you have a municipal water supply that is regarded as safe. Just wash it with soap in hot water as you wash the other dishes in the household. If you have a well water supply or unsafe water supply this is of course not the case and the cup should be sterilized ...Read more
When...: ...He's able to hold and use the sippy cup properly. ...Read more
No set age: Typically you want to have child start working on sippy cup Hard to say when the right time to use an open cup, even slightly older children are likely to spill or drop open containers. Some children don't even like sippy cups and will only drink from open cup. Hope that hekps. ...Read more
What age can I start giving my bottle fed baby some water in a sippy cup in addition to his formula?
And how much can I give him?
Kid will decide: Kids don't need supplemental water but many seem overly focused on giving it. Breast milk or formula have the appropriate balance of liquid(water) to nutrients. Kids growing faster needmore/take more. Many kids will be ready to take slowly from a cup as early as 6-9 mo. A sippy cup with a hard snout is preferred.The ones with a soft snout are basically bottles that look different. ...Read more
Keep trying: Sounds like he still has a bottle. Get rid of it and there is no choice. There are many different sippy cups so try some and be persistent in offering frequently. They all figure it out. Thirst always takes over and creates necessity to drink. ...Read more
My baby is 11 months.He is breastfed and does not take a bottle. I would like to wean him onto either formula or cow's milk. Bottle or sippy cup?
My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?
See Your Doctor: Persistent night bottle feeding in a 1 yr old may be caused by insufficient solid food consumption during the day and/or behavioral issues which include separation anxiety. Arriving at the cause can be complex, more info is needed eg. detailed dietary history, sleep patterns (past and recent), growth/developmental history, & more. See your doctor now for evaluation and intervention strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby hasn't pooped in 8 days and I am wondering what is going on? He is 5 1/2 months and just started solids. He loves sweet potatoes, but since he has been getting backed up, I have been giving him water in a sippy cup and pears for his meal. He is br
Constipation : Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. After 8 days, however, it's probably time to give him a little extra help. Starting solid foods definitely change things up a bit! that being said, constipation is common in infants and here are a couple things you can do to help. 1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 5 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation. 2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor. 3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants. 4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. Good luck! ...Read more
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