Introducing a sippy cup to baby

A sippy cup is basically a cup with a lid to prevent spills and a spout for your baby to drink from. Some have handles, others don't and many are equipped with valves that prevent leakage even if the cup is turned upside down. There is no right or wrong time to start introducing a sippy cup, although it's recommended from 6 months and up.
My pediatrician recommended that we introduce the sippy cup now at 6 months of age. Our pediatrician told us to give her water, just a little at a time for now. I fill up the cup and let her drink a bit, it took her awhile to get the hang of it, only because we are breastfeeding and rarely have a bottle. The sippy cup is still new to her.
I still breastfeed so my daughter is well hydrated, I might offer some expressed breastmilk in the sippy cup too.
Be patient and take your time, they will learn how to drink from the cup.

Introducing a sippy cup to baby
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    05/03/14
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    05/03/14
    Avent, seems to work great for us.
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    05/03/14
    Or from breast to sippy cup in our situation. Though I still breastfeed .
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      05/04/14
      Great post and picture... I like that that sippy cup has a lid attached! That must be something new since my children were into sippy cups!
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