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Drinking Out of a Cup

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 2:36 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Once your baby starts eating solids, introduce her to a cup. Not a sippy cup, but a real baby-sized glass cup (we use shot glasses). It will take some time for her to learn to drink without spillage, but it is worth it. Pour just 1/2 inch of water each time till they get better and better at drinking without spilling.

Brooke at 8.5 months, she loves drinking water by herself!

Reader Comments

  1. My son is now 9.5 months and we’ve been working on drinking out of a cup for a couple of months now. He LOVES it, and is starting to really get the hang of it (as long as I only pour a very tiny drink into it – he really throws his head back dramatically!). In the past few days, however, as soon as he is done drinking he flings the cup and watches where it lands (he does this occasionally with food too). I think this is probably normal 9 month old behavior, but I’m not sure how to handle it. I tell him no throwing, and then I leave the cup on the floor (ignoring it). Any advice on what to do for cup flinging or food flinging in 9 month olds? Thanks!

    Thursday, April 4th, 2013 3:29 pm | Jenny

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