Learning to drink from an open cup

From about 6 months, your child can start to learn how to drink from an open cup. This will take some getting used to as it is completely different to drinking from a baby bottle, spout cup, straw cup or 360 degrees cup.

Using the training cup is a great way to prepare for the switch to a regular cup. The training cup has an opening by the nose, which enables your child to look into the cup to make drinking easier. The training cup encourages the correct drinking position because the head stays straight instead of leaning backward. This also makes swallowing easier. 

Click here for the Difrax Practice training cup.

Tip: Start practising with the practice training cup early on to improve motor skills. For example, when your child can sit up unaided in the bath. And remember: practice makes perfect.

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