Transitioning from baby bottle to cup
– Tips & advice!
Making changes or transitions can be difficult for children and parents. It requires a lot of time, patience and support especially on the mother’s part. But remember that there is no right or wrong time to start introducing a cup for toddler feeding. However most experts say the earlier the better. Many parents consider introducing a sippy cup of some kind to their babies between 6 and 12 months of age. Experts agree that it’s a good idea to wean your baby off the bottle no later than 12 months. Once you decide on a smart plan and stick with it, you will get good results. But this usually doesn’t happen overnight.
Why should I introduce a sippy cup?
- Prolonged bottle drinking can damage your child’s teeth.
- Prolonged use of a feeding bottle can also cause difficulties with speech development, especially if your little one tends to suck on a teat for comfort.
- Bottle drinker babies tend to ingest more milk.
- Children who were still bottle feeding at age 2-3 may cause obesity later in life.
- You can offer your baby fruit juices and more healthy drinks using a sippy cup.
Make the transition from a bottle to a sippy cup more smoothly with these smart tips:
1. The earlier, the better.
2. Introducing a cup
3. Let your baby explore
Let him hold the sippy cup! Pour water out of it, drink from it, and even make a mess with it. Letting him play with the cup between feeding times can make the transition much easier.
4. Make the bottle disappear
5. Be a model
6. Set a new routine
7. Offer a reward
8. The right cup
Here’s the good deal! You can transform any Cherub Baby wide neck bottles to a glass sippy cup with the Sippy Cup Adaptor Pack! It is 100% BPA free and it transitions baby from teat to non-spill silicone sippy spout. It is also very simple to use and save you money! Just remove the teat from your wide neck bottle and replace with the bpa free silicon sippy spout. The Cherub Baby Sippy Cup Adaptor Pack also includes ergonomic removable handles make it easier for your little ones to get a grip.