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Introducing the Sippy Cup

BabySugar Diaries: Six Months Is Sippy Cup Time!

Just when a baby is getting used to eating solid foods, the doctors go and throw something new into the mix! We've been serving up a variety of food purees – including some great homemade ones that my lil one is gobbling up. But during a recent phone call with my son's pediatrician, he reminded me that my tot should be getting the hang of the sippy cup now so I can give him water on Summer days. I had completely forgotten this stage from my first child and found myself scrambling to find information about introducing kids to the sippy cup for the first time.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says, "The sippy cup should be introduced at six months of age in preparation for weaning from the bottle or breast at 12 months." When did you first give your child a sippy cup and did he take to it right away?

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sportymom3 sportymom3 6 years
We love sports so our kids have all used sippy cups with our favorite team's logo. We love the Cowboys and found these great spill proof sippy cups by Baby Fanatic. They have all MLB, NFL, and lots of colleges if you are not a Dallas Fan! Just adding a little fun to the sippy cup transition!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
wait nm, saw the blurb at the bottom. kind of a lame add on.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I started with utensils and a sippy cup at 6 months, and she was using them properly in a month or two. I like throwing them in the mix and seeing what they do with them. Not sure what a sippy cup has to do with breastfeeding though, since this isn't an article about stopping it for some water...
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Kay, so who startet the breastfeeding discussion? I am an advocate for breastfeeding, I loved breastfeeding and (except for lunch we introduced at 5 months because she startet being constantly hungry) I breastfed exclusively fr more than 6 months. I just weaned her at 9 months, because I was ready to let it go, and she didn't have a single problem with it!
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I agree with Anon above me. Besides that, I actually didn't introduce my daughter to a sippy at all, just an open mouth cup with handles on the side, and she did really well with that! It took a little practice but we skipped having to wean her off of a sippy cup.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I introduced the sippy cups at 5 months when she started eating solids. She didn't take it until she was 6 months old. I offered it every single time, but she refused to take it. And then all of the sudden it worked...
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