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When will my baby be able to drink out of a cup?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 6 months
Most infants can drink from a "sip" cup by 6 months.

In brief: 6 months
Most infants can drink from a "sip" cup by 6 months.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: 6 months
Most babies can have the cup introduced when they are able to sit reasonably well.
Then it usually becomes a matter of practice.

In brief: 6 months
Most babies can have the cup introduced when they are able to sit reasonably well.
Then it usually becomes a matter of practice.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: 15-18 months
With patience, a parent can train a child to hold and drink little amounts of fluid from a plastic 3-ounce cup.
Use little amounts so that when the child spills, there is little to wipe up.

In brief: 15-18 months
With patience, a parent can train a child to hold and drink little amounts of fluid from a plastic 3-ounce cup.
Use little amounts so that when the child spills, there is little to wipe up.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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