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When Can My Baby Drink From A Cup
Go ahead and try: With the plethora of baby supplies available, from special bottles to sippy cups with a variety of valves, a baby can drink from a cup almost as soon as s/he can hold one. Babies will usually show interest in cups/table food and you may use this as your cue. ...Read more
When should I put my 22 month old in a toddler bed? How can I get him to drink from a sippy cup instead of a bottle?
About now..: If your child is getting to big for the crib and has tried to get out, it is time to get him out of there! consider moving the crib mattress on to the floor so he can learn not to fall and if he does he will just roll off. As far as the bottle, its is way past due to take him off it. Remember kids learn by association, teach him to drink from a regular cup or from a straw. ...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
My 19 month old will not drink milk from a sippy cup? He will drink water or juice from a sippy cup. What should I do?
Healthychildren.org: Wean from from bottle to cup as close to a year as possible; limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency +/- anemia & poor appetite. Limit juice to 0-4 oz./day. Give milk in an open-mouth cup with meals. Sipping sugar-containing liquids off & on from bottle or Sippy cup risks tooth decay. D/C the bottles. See a pediatric dentist. Display this photo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-9 months: Once a baby can sit by himself it is easier to hold a cup. This typically occurs when a baby is around 6 to 7 months. Babies are transferring objects from one hand to another at this age as well. Maybe you would like to start with a sippy cup first, but, take the valve out so it does not mimic a bottle. Start wirh small ammounts as for sure some will spill. Be very patient. It is all new to baby. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 year: The goal is to get rid of the bottle by 1 year - it's better for your baby's teeth and babies who drink from a bottle after a year tend to get more ear infections. I usually recommend introducing the sippy cup around 9 months to give him a few months to get used to it (it's a different skill drinking from a sippy cup vs. Bottle). Nighttime bottles are usually the hardest to get rid of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I love water but I can only drink it from a drinking fountain once its in a cup or bottle I can't stand the taste and I need to be drinking more water?
My 7month baby refuses to drink water and fresh juices and even milk from bottle is given to him when is in deep sleep. What can I do?
Stop trying: Babies should never be put down with a bottle. In the short term it teaches them bad habits and prevents normal settling into sleep.In the long term it sets them up for destroying their teeth as they emerge. If the kid is not up and alert, it should not be drinking. Sounds like baby knows enough to avoid this issue. ...Read more
6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. If a baby likes breast milk or formula, plain water isn't needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months: You can start introducing sips of water around 6 months. Any earlier than that, you worry about disrupting the delicate electrolyte balances in newborns. By the time they're a year, let them have as much as they want. When they're toddlers and they're thirsty, give them water instead of juice. ...Read more
6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When...: ...He's able to hold and use the sippy cup properly. ...Read more
Can my baby be allergic to my breastmilk? He vomits at least three times a day after feeding. Sometimes the milk is curled or just like water.
Likely OK: Newborns can have some trouble metabolizing caffeine but at 6m the exposure proposed is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. There is evidence that chronic caffeine use can lower the iron content of breast milk but in low to moderate amounts tis is less a issue.Rarely irritability & insomnia can arise in sensitive infants. ...Read more
Can i bath baby in a tummy tub with baby shampoo small amount, without changing a water? I mean will it beb bad for his skin?
Are you asking....?: Are you asking if it is okay to reuse bath water from day to day? Wouldn't it be cold? Dirty? This does not sound like a good or healthy way to good hygiene for the baby. ...Read more
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