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6 month old and sippy cup. expert advice please
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5ylver posted:
I recently bought DD a trainer cup (Gerber Nuk) and she loves it! she's getting her formula from it and has been feeding from it since yesterday. She took it very well (DD#1 screamed the second a trainer cup touched her mouth) So I figured maybe I should take advantage of this and do away with the bottles so I do not confuse her or backtrack. My question is, is switching to cups at 6 months old a bad idea? Should I still give her the bottle? She drinks even better from the cup than the bottle, when I've given her bottles the past few weeks she seems uninterested and I thought maybe it's because she eats solids now that it's making her formula seem "boring" but now with her sippy she is taking her formula like she used to. Can I do away with bottles altogether and move forward with trainer cups?
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Dan Brennan, MD responded:
Congratulations! It sounds like you are doing an amazing job. If your baby is drinking well from a trainer cup, then I see no reason why you couldn't continue using them and phase out the bottles whenever you like. Keep up the great work!

Dr Dan
 
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5ylver replied to Dan Brennan, MD's response:
Thank you so much! I was just hoping there was no harm in taking away the bottle too early, as far as oral development goes. This is great! She is making my job as a parent easier for me, I hope I'll be saying the same thing years from now
 
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ErilyahsMommy responded:
I started my daughter on sippy cups at 4 months and by the time she was 8 months she was off bottles! All of her formula is given to her in sippy cups and she hasn't missed the bottle at all! I don't really see the need for bottles when they start teething and my pediatrician was so happy her father and I made the switch so smoothly.


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