Baby Drinking Cup Stages l Melikey

We know that every stage of your child's growth is special. Growth is an exciting time, but it also means meeting your child's different needs at every step.

You can try the straw cup with your child as early as 4 months old, but there is no need to start switching so early.APP recommends giving babies a cup when they are about 6 months old, which is about the time they start eating solid foods.Other sources stated that the conversion began near 9 or 10 months.

In view of the specific age and stage of your child, we know that you have questions about cups, so we hope to break it down step by step so that you know exactly how to introduce various cups and cups that are suitable for your child’s age.

 

How do I introduce cups to my baby?

How do I introduce the cup to my baby?
We recommend introducing the drinking cups in order to help your baby make progress with specific oral motor skills. Your baby only needs to learn to drink water in two baby cups:
First, an open cup.
Next is the straw cup.
Most importantly, make sure to start with an open cup first. It can really help your baby learn how to put a small ball of liquid in his mouth and swallow it. We recommend avoiding the use of hard-mouthed straw cups.

Give your baby a small amount of water in the cup, then cover their hands with your hands. 

Help them put the cup in their mouth and drink a small amount of water.

Put your hands on their hands and help them put the cups back on the tray or table. Put down the cup and let them take a break between drinking so that they don’t drink too much or too quickly.

Repeat until the baby does it by himself! Practice, practice, practice again.

 

When can baby move onto a straw cup?

Although open cups are great for drinking at home, parents prefer to drink reusable straw cups on the go because they are usually leak-proof (or at least leak-proof). For environmental reasons, some people are moving away from disposable straws, but it is still important to teach the use of straws because most children’s cups use reusable straws. Moreover, the straw can also strengthen the oral muscles, which is very important for eating and speaking.

 

Find your best baby cup

 

Available drinking function at different ages

 

STAGE AGE AVAILABLE DRINKING FEATURE BENEFITS SIZE
1 4+MONTHS SOFT
SPOUT
STRAW
Promotes independent drinking skills with removable handles. 6oz
2 9+MONTHS STRAW
SPOUT
SPOUTLESS (NON 360)
An intermediate step as your child continues to grow and gain more skills and confidence. 9oz
12+MONTHS SPOUTLESS 360 Learn to drink like a grown up. 10oz
3 12+MONTHS STRAW
SPOUT
As your child becomes more active, this cup stays active with them. 9oz
4 24+MONTHS SPORT
SPOUT
Brings children one step closer to drinking like a big kid. 12oz

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Post time: Sep-18-2021