How to Teach Straw Drinking
- To start, cut a regular straw in half.
- Dip the straw into a cup with liquid preferred by the child.
- Place the straw on the child's lips at a slightly tilted down angle (so that if you release your finger, the liquid will flow into the mouth).
- Remove your fingertip, allowing the liquid to flow into the child's mouth.
Similarly, you may ask, when can I give my baby a sippy cup?
By the time your baby gets into a groove with her bottle, you can probably start thinking about breaking the bond. Most babies are ready to start drinking from a sippy cup between 6 and 9 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. And by 12 months, it's best to boot the bottle altogether.
When can you stop feeding your baby formula?
Use formula as your baby's main drink until 12 months of age. After this age, you may offer full cream cow's milk from a cup. After your baby is 12 months old, it is best to stop using the bottle. Small amounts of cow's milk can be used in solid foods after 6 months of age.
What age do babies drink from a straw?
Let's talk about age first. Most babies are capable of being taught to drink from a straw at 9 months. Typically toddlers will figure it out by age 2 on their own. I was able to teach my older son at 8 months and my younger son taught himself at 5 months!