When can I offer drinks in an open cup?
Learning to drink from an open cup can help develop motor skills and prevent tooth decay.
Talk to parents about offering drinks in an open cup.
- Around 6 months of age, children can be offered small amounts (30-60 mL) of water, breastmilk, 3.25% milk, or an appropriate infant formula in an open cup.
- Between 6 to 14 months of age, encourage children to use an open cup more often.
- After 14 months of age, encourage children to drink with an open cup.
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