When should I introduce a sippy cup to my baby?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your little one is likely ready for you to begin introducing sippy cups to him or her between 6 – 9 months old.
Why are sippy cups bad?
Sippy Cups Can Cause Serious Oral Health Issues With Prolonged Use. If used incorrectly, a sippy cup can cause malformation of the hard palate, which leads to malocclusion (bite problems) and crooked teeth. Why? Because sippy cups cause your child to swallow incorrectly.
Should I skip the sippy cup?
Around 12 months your child’s swallow begins to mature and the continued used of a bottle or introduction of a hard-spouted sippy cup can interfere with progression from that infant suckle to a more mature swallow pattern. This is why we recommend ditching the bottle by 12 months of age and moving to a straw cup!