How do you mix formula in a sippy cup?
If she drinks from a bottle, give her half of her formula or breast milk in the bottle. When it’s empty, switch to the sippy cup for the second half of the feeding. (Continue to hold her as you do when she’s bottle-feeding.) Modify the sippy spout.
Can I use a sippy cup instead of a bottle?
Begin Offering the Sippy Cup Instead of a Bottle
After your child has been using the sippy cup successfully, you can use it to completely replace the bottle at regular bottle-feeding times by filling it with formula.
Can I give my 9 month old formula from a sippy cup?
Introducing a sippy cup to your baby early — at about 6 months — can make it easier to wean her off the bottle by her first birthday. Some babies naturally lose interest in bottle-feeding around 9 to 12 months, which makes an ideal time to start weaning your baby off the bottle.
How do I transition my baby from bottle to cup?
Weaning: The idea is to slowly swap out bottles in favor of cups. For example, you might fill in a cup for the bottle at just one feeding a day, then add a second cup the following week. No matter how slow (or fast) you want to go, Ayoob says you should take away the mid-day bottles first, then the morning one.
Why are sippy cups not recommended?
Around 12 months your child’s swallow begins to mature and the continued used of a bottle or introduction of a hard-spouted sippy cup can interfere with progression from that infant suckle to a more mature swallow pattern. This is why we recommend ditching the bottle by 12 months of age and moving to a straw cup!
Do you have to Sterilise sippy cup for formula?
Cups and beakers are better for your baby’s developing teeth than bottles. They also don’t need to be sterilised, because they’re easier to clean. It may be a bit messy at first, as your little one gets used to the sensation of drinking from a cup. But they’ll soon get the hang of it!