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At what age did you stop giving your child a sippy cup?

Just curious. Our son's dental hygenist recommended that we quit giving him a sippy cup by age 2 as it can interfere with their teeth and jaw development.

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Asked by FrogSalad at 7:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my daughter stopped using it a couple months after her 2nd birthday

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Truthfull kids can go from Breast/bottle to regular cup. They do not need the sippy cup.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • I think at three but then again, he always had cups with lids and those crazy straws. He loves straws, it's actually better on teeth to drink from a straw and it's less messy.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • i give mine a "sippy cup" it doesnt have a nipple, its just a closed in cup. and her dentist never said anything about it.

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • around 2, but she still loves her sport cup with the spout on top.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 7:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • 7

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • My DD is 19 months and we are starting regular cups it is messy but oh well.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:34 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Around 2 he started to get a regular cup at the table. But he will keep getting sippies around the house for a while.


    Answer by maxswolfsuit at 7:48 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • mine is three and gets a sippy (hard spout) for his chocolate milk in the morning and a cup on the table with water or juice.

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:58 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • I'm starting to give my 2 year old a regular cup at the table, but at other times both my 2 year old and 4 year old use sippy cups so that they don't spill and can take them anywhere.

    Answer by mybella81 at 8:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2010

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