I was recently presented with the question “When is a good time to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup?” I knew the answer was by the age of 12 months babies should be transitioning to a sippy cup. This had me thinking: What is the best way to transition to a sippy cup? What should someone do if baby refuses to drink from a sippy cup? I did some research on the topic and found a great article about it on babycenter.com.
Here is a summary of the article:
- Some babies start using a sippy cup by 6 months but others aren’t interested until their first birthday.
- The best way to transition is to start with a sippy cup that was a soft nipple-like spout (babies are used to this texture from using the bottle)
- Show your baby HOW to drink from the sippy cup by doing it yourself
- Important: whole milk should not be introduced until 12 months
For more information about this transition read the article below: