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why do you feel the need...?

well my dd is 10 months and i was wanting to switch her completely by the time she turns 1 to only sippy cups and no more bottle...but why? I mean she take a sippy cup just fine but what do you feel is the point of completely transitioning your child, if he or she is just getting use to another form of a "bottle"...whats your opinion? Do you think it promotes growth or is it just what we as moms are SUPPOSE to do??..

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mariisasmommy

Asked by mariisasmommy at 3:19 PM on Feb. 25, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • A one yr old is still not able to use a real cup without a lid without getting all over the place. You should work with them on it but in the meantime a sippy cup is mainly so they can drink without you having to be right there all the time making sure they aren't throwing a real cup around and getting stuff all over. And a yeah a one year old is going to do that ...for sure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • They tell you to switch because it can cause problems with their teeth.
    MiSs.SmOkEy

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 3:25 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • anon1: thanx for answering my question.......?
    mariisasmommy

    Answer by mariisasmommy at 3:25 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • The bottle promote incorrect jaw formation. It also comtributes a lot to dental caries(cavities on baby teeth). It is way better to use a sippy/cup with a strar than a bottle. That's why we switch off of bottle then. And a one year old doesn't have the motor skills to properly control a regular cup.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • My daughter never used a sippy cup. By the age of 1 she would only drink from a straw. She hated the bottle. And thats good... especially for her teeth.
    maja2007

    Answer by maja2007 at 3:28 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

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