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When your baby can sit without support and can hold objects, she might just be ready to try a cup.

Sometime around the 6th or 7th month, drinking from a sippy cup should be tried. You can start by enticing baby with breast milk or formula, but juice or water works nicely too.

Offer the cup toward the end of the meal. (The child might fill up on liquids at the beginning of the meal.) Offer the cup at each meal and during snacks.

I recommend offering a cup without a lid as early as possible. This can be messy business, but if you help your baby to use the cup during mealtime, he/she may be more inclined to learn earlier, preventing possible tooth decay from sippy cups.




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