How to teach a baby to drink from a cup

In Baby, Kids by savvysassymoms44 Comments

Babies and cups have not always had a pleasant co-existence in my home. For one reason or another if it’s not a “sippy,” of which there are endless varieties, and many discouraged by speech pathologists, then the contents end up spilled all over my floor and someone is crying.

Recently we have hit some milestones with my youngest and we are moving into cup-drinking territory. He is no longer a solely breastfed baby, taking a bottle and drinking from a straw throughout the day.  He is very excited about all the things he is learning and loves to feed himself and drink on his own. I love watching him grow and learn about the world around him, but the cause and effect lessons are somewhat difficult to handle and hilarious at the same time. As independent thinkers, babies often enjoy seeing objects fall to the floor during playtime or food-time.

The open drinking cup can be tricky in this situation because one false move and the liquid is all over the tray and floor with the cup toppled on it side. I found the BabyBjorn baby’s first cup to be a hit at my house since it has a very solid base that is hard for your baby to knock over when they start swinging their arms wildly with excitement.

Children should never be left unattended with an open-top cup. I am cautious as to how much liquid I put in the cup, just enough for them to drink but not enough to create a lake on my floor if it happens to end up there. Helping your baby along the way by holding just the bottom of the cup when they are drinking may help to alleviate some of the frustration from your little one when they don’t understand how to lift the cup high enough to get the liquid to their mouth. It also keeps clean-up to a minimum since the cup can’t go flying near as far when you are there to catch it.

Finding a cup that is perfect for you and your baby is helpful in teaching him to drink from a cup. If your baby can’t hold the cup he may become easily frustrated and give up. The BabyBjorn baby’s first cup is very well designed for baby hands and is easy for little ones to grab and hold on their own, without becoming slippery. I had to keep an eye on my little guy to make sure he didn’t pick it up and drop it over the edge of his tray–it was that easy for him to maneuver.

This cup looks very sweet and stylish and has a sleek design, which in my book is a win. I love the way it looks when my baby is using it and I love the way it looks on my cupboard shelf when my older child isn’t trying to take it and use it as his very own snack cup.

Twitter: @LindsayBMoore

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Disclosure:  BabyBjorn gave me a  Baby’s First Cup to use with my children.  All savvy thoughts and sassy experiences and opinions are my own.  Lindsay

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  1. Blue PLEASE:) What a great giveaway…good luck to all!

  2. I’m not sure what color yet! I’m due in October. =)

  3. I love the blue and pink equally, but since a little boy is going to make his appearance soon, I’ll say blue 🙂

  4. So cool this cup, will be perfect for my little girl! Pink please. Thanks! (keeping fingers crossed)

  5. I am following @babybjornUS and @savvysassymoms on twitter as @nursemomTracy.
    Blue or Pink would be fine – as I have a boy and girl who are both learning to drink from a cup!!

  6. I’m a little embarrassed to say I don’t know how to do twitter, but would love to win either.

  7. I want blue!!!! Or 1/2 of each color, as I have a 21 mo girl and 7 mo boy!

  8. Either would be wonderful…I have a boy and a girl!

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