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When is it appropriate to introduce a sippy cup to an infant?

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Dr. Robert Dow
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6 months

Generally you can try to start at 6 months of age.

In brief: 6 months

Generally you can try to start at 6 months of age.
Dr. Robert Dow
Dr. Robert Dow
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sippy cups keep the

cheeks & tongue in a primitive suckling position.
Muscles used to drink are also used to talk. Speech/Language Therapists say not to use them for preemies & babies with pre-language delay. If you hold a double-handled open-mouth cup for him at 10 mos., he'll hold it & drink it all while seated when weaned at 12 mos., when maximum recommended intake of milk & milk products is 16-21 oz./day

In brief: Sippy cups keep the

cheeks & tongue in a primitive suckling position.
Muscles used to drink are also used to talk. Speech/Language Therapists say not to use them for preemies & babies with pre-language delay. If you hold a double-handled open-mouth cup for him at 10 mos., he'll hold it & drink it all while seated when weaned at 12 mos., when maximum recommended intake of milk & milk products is 16-21 oz./day
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-8 months

Anytime is really ok but most often 6-8 months is a good time to introduce the sippy cup.
And water is the best thing to use in it.

In brief: 6-8 months

Anytime is really ok but most often 6-8 months is a good time to introduce the sippy cup.
And water is the best thing to use in it.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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