How old is a child suitable for drinking glasses?
By my side, there are really many mothers who still use milk bottles to feed rice noodles because their babies refuse to use water cups after they reach 6 months of age. However, there is no doubt that feeding rice noodles with a milk bottle is wrong, which is not good for the health of the baby, and it is not conducive to the development of the baby.
First of all, long-term use of the bottle itself may have a certain impact on the baby's teeth and oral health. This is because when sucking the bottle, the baby’s tongue and upper jaw will be squeezed, and it is difficult for the upper and lower rows of teeth to lie on the same plane (you can make a sucking action yourself).
At this time, it may lead to the problem of irregular teeth, and even if it is serious, there may be cases of covering the sky, buckling the teeth, etc., and directly affect the appearance and the ability of speaking and chewing, which can be troublesome.
For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you should start using water cups gradually at the age of 6 months, and the best time to let your baby get used to using water cups within 1 year old, and at the latest 2 years old, the baby must completely wean the bottle. .
In addition to the impact on health, compared to using a bottle, using a water cup is actually a huge leap and improvement in the baby's motor ability, hand-eye coordination ability, and chewing ability.
Finally, gradually giving up baby bottles and using water cups actually has a potential benefit, which helps the baby to quit night milk slowly, which is very positive for both the mother and the baby.
Maybe you would say that the baby just refuses to use the bottle, is it hard to do it?
Of course it’s not hard to do. If it gets choked, it will be troublesome. So, we have a little trick to give the baby a cup.
For example, we can first put formula milk and breast milk in a water cup to let the baby adjust to it slowly;
For example, we can drink water from a cup in front of the baby and make a very satisfying look;
For another example, we should choose some transitional water cups, which are between the baby bottle and the daily water cup; yes, I am talking about the duckbill cup.