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Should my 18-month-old use spoons and cups?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To promote dental

health & appetite, the AAP recommends at 1 year to have the 1st dental check-up, wean from bottles to open-mouth cups given with meals & snacks, limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz.
/day; juice, to 0-4 oz./day, water between meals. Brush teeth with a grain-of -rice - sized amt. of flouride toothpaste 2x/day & before bed. Self feeding with a spoon begun at 15 mos. is nearly perfected by 20 mos.

In brief: To promote dental

health & appetite, the AAP recommends at 1 year to have the 1st dental check-up, wean from bottles to open-mouth cups given with meals & snacks, limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz.
/day; juice, to 0-4 oz./day, water between meals. Brush teeth with a grain-of -rice - sized amt. of flouride toothpaste 2x/day & before bed. Self feeding with a spoon begun at 15 mos. is nearly perfected by 20 mos.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Your child should use a spoon and drink from an open-rimmed cup.

In brief: Yes

Your child should use a spoon and drink from an open-rimmed cup.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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