Introducing the Sippy Cup for the First Time is a Messy Experience
We offered it to him with a tiny bit of water between feedings. Mom’s be prepared (Dad’s too), the first time your child uses a sippy cup it they will get pretty messy. I remember that my son would make a huge mess of his outfit and be covered in water after a few attempts to drink water from his cup. Most babies will end up getting half of it all over their shirt or outfit because they suck too much into their mouth and have to spit it out so that they don’t choke on it. Remember a bottle comes out slowly compared to a sippy cup, so when they use the sippy cup they get a larger amount of liquid at a time. I recommend that you put a bib on your child to help catch some of the water that your baby spits out of his or her mouth. However, as they practice they will learn how to control how much they water or milk that they take into their mouths.
Babies Learn Quickly How to Drink from a Sippy Cup
After a few months of practicing with water, I slowly began replacing my son’s bottles with milk with a sippy cup. He was still pretty messy at first with the sippy cup but he was slowly getting the hang of drinking out of his sippy cup. As time went on, the better he got at using his sippy cup and was able to control how much milk or water that he would suck into his mouth. We were able to transition to a sippy cup full time just a few weeks after he celebrated his first birthday.
When did your child start using a sippy cup?