Can a 4 month old drink from a sippy cup?

How do you know when baby is ready for sippy cup?

Some signs baby might be ready include:

  1. They can sit without support.
  2. They can hold the bottle and tip it to drink independently.
  3. They’re eating solid foods (even just purees)
  4. They show interest by reaching for your cup.

Are sippy cups bad for babies?

Nimali Fernando, co-author of Raising a Healthy Happy Eater, says: “Sippy cups encourage babies to do just that, to sip. But constant sipping on anything but water isn’t good for the health of a baby’s new teeth. Acid from the drink may wear down the enamel and demineralize teeth, leading to tooth decay.

When should kids stop using sippy cups?

According to the AAP Pediatric Nutrition Manual, children are developmentally ready to give up sippy cups by 2 to 3 years of age. Will it hurt to use them to prevent spills once and a while? Probably not. If your child uses an open cup and some sippy cups with straws it is probably okay.

When should my baby start using a spoon?

Most babies can swallow a spoonful of pureed foods without choking when they are around 6 months old. Babies can start to use a spoon by themselves at around 10 to 12 months old. Your child will continue to get better at using tools like spoons and forks.

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