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can carring a sippy up in a childs mouth delay their speech?

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Asked by grannyskids671 at 5:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Huh?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:07 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • Carrying it in her/his mouth? What,like a dog with a toy?
    Probably not. The cup doesn't go completely into the mouth like a nipple on a bottle

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • get a referral from your ped to see a speech therapist
    speech delay could be so many things
    a speech therapist would be a great place to start

    Answer by fiatpax at 5:18 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • I suppose anything in a kids mouth would prevent them from speaking correctly but that would be very temporary. A speech delay should be diagnosed by a professional.

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:20 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • I would think it MIGHT cause some issues with forming certain letters correctly, but that is not a speech delay. A speech delay is either not talking at all or not appropriately for the childs age. I would suggest getting an eval. done if you have a concern.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 5:24 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • Definitely not this late. Regardless of sippy cups a child should be talking quite a bit by 3. If they are not, call your local public school system for a free speech consultation.

    Answer by missanc at 7:18 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • It will not delay speech, but can lead to articulation errors such as a frontal lisp disorder and in many cases difficulty with
    the sounds sh as in show and ch as in cheese. It is not recommended by speech therapists to allow this to go on for too long.

    Answer by SLPyogi at 1:22 PM on Jan. 25, 2013

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