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Transition cup from how many months

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As baby develops, new elements become part of his or her routine. The transitional cup could be one of the ideal objects to promote your child’s autonomy. Do you know when to introduce the transitional cup? And do you know which is the best option to choose?

Come and find out with Baby on Board.

You were pregnant only yesterday and suddenly, before you know it, your baby is already past the bottle stage and will soon be drinking from a cup just like yours. They grow up fast!

During this development, as you will know, it is important to focus on your child’s nutrition and hydration, especially during the summer months and if your baby suffers from heat allergies.

Knowing how much water your baby should drink is very important, as is knowing how to give him this water.

As he grows, he must be stimulated to start drinking by himself, without the need for a bottle.

It is even natural that the tendency to imitate significant adults will make the child start looking for the glass.

Between bottle and cup, however, there is an adaptation to be made and that is why there are transition cups. Do you know what a transition cup is? And do you know when you should start using it?

If you want to know the answer to your main questions about this type of cup, then the following article is just for you!

1. What is a transitional cup?

A transition cup can be described as a tool between a bottle and a cup that serves to help your child move from bottle to cup in a safe and controlled manner.

These cups help stimulate the child’s independence by allowing him or her to hold the infant cup by himself or herself and thus begin to get used to drinking by himself or herself.

2. What types of transitional cup are on the market?

Although transitional cups have characteristics that make them very similar, there are currently cups with specific characteristics and some products have more than one of these components.

Thus, you can opt for:

– Anti-spill cups – these are cups designed to prevent spills. They allow your child to initiate the transition to a cup, with the guarantee that, in the process, they will not accidentally tip the contents of the cup over themselves.

– Cup with handle – the handle of the cup helps the child to get used to drinking on their own, as it allows them to hold the cup more easily.

– Cup with silicone spout – the silicone spout, being softer, will allow your baby to move from bottle to cup for the first time. It is ideal for younger babies in the transition phase.

– Cup with rigid spout – Cups with a rigid spout can be used by older children and will also support the transition from bottle to cup. This type of cup is suitable when your child is used to using a silicone spout.

3. Is a Transition Cup the same as a Learning Cup?

Yes, a transitional cup is often called a “training cup”, “baby cup” or “toddler cup”.

Although they are called by different names, the product mentioned is, in fact, the same and all these cups serve the same purpose: to help your baby start drinking independently by helping him move from bottle to cup.

What are the advantages of this type of cup?

Although the use of the infant formula cup is often questioned, the truth is that, over the years, studies have shown that the transition cup has numerous benefits for your baby.

Among the main advantages of using the transitional cup are the following:

– Promotion of the child’s independence;
– Support for motor and cognitive development
– Prevention of dental problems
– Promotion of new habits and routines;
– Creation of a feeling of confidence and autonomy.

4. Transitional cup: from how many months of age?

The introduction of the Transitional Cup can be done when the child is ready.

As a rule, children are fascinated by seeing adults drinking from cups and tend to want to imitate them. You can introduce the transitional cup when your baby reaches 6 months of age.

When your baby does not seem interested in making the transition from bottle to transition cup, this change can be delayed. Still, dental health experts and the American Dental Association itself advise that the switch be made by the time baby is 1 year old.

5. How to choose the best infant feeding cup?

There is no shortage of baby transition cups on the current market and choosing among these may not seem like a simple task.

Our recommendation is to look for cups that have a soft mouthpiece, allow your child to hold their handle(s) easily and are spill-proof.

With these features, your child’s cup will certainly help your child make the transition from bottle to cup.

Your child will

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Written by Ana Rita Mendes

Ana Rita Mendes was born in 1992 and was born in Proença-a-Nova, Portugal. In 2014, she finished her degree in Nursing at the Escola Superior de Saúde de Portalegre. She currently works as a nurse at the Curry Cabral Hospital and NephroCare. Facebook

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