Drinking from a Cup (month5_927)

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Drinking from a Cup

5-6 Months

Some 5-month-old babies are ready to start learning how to drink from a cup, although they still need to use a bottle most of the time. Choose a non-breakable cup with handles to hold. A small cup is best. A large cup could cover baby's eyes when she drinks from it and scare her. Try these steps:

1. Give baby the empty cup to hold and to look at.

2. Let baby watch you and other family members drinking from a cup.

3. Put a spoonful of water or juice in the cup and let baby help you tip it so he can drink.

4. When he wants to hold his own cup, the tippi-style cups with a lid will help prevent spills.

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