Transitioning from infant feeding to regular cups is easier with Philips Avent’s My Penguin Sippy Cup
Parents have a reason or two to give their babies sippy cups sooner than later.
For one, sippy cups help in developing gripping strength and hand-to-mouth coordination, both of which are milestones that give babies a sense of independence. They are also useful for parents as they assist the baby in transitioning from infant nursing to a regular cup.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that during their sixth month, babies should start using a sippy cup to prepare for weaning from the breast or bottle, which ideally should take place once they are a year old. In terms of health, transitioning to a sippy cup before the baby’s first birthday can help in the prevention of tooth decay.
When babies finally learn to use sippy cups, the next challenge is to keep cleanup to a minimum—a challenge that the Philips Avent’s My Penguin Sippy Cup can easily address.
“We acknowledge the importance of sippy cups in child development, so we make sure that our products offer both babies and parents the best possible convenience,” says Pia Umayam, Business Development Manager for Philips Avent. “Aside from making it easy for babies to drink on their own, the My Penguin Sippy Cup is also designed to prevent leaks that parents still have to mind.”
The cup’s soft, easily accessible spout allows babies to drink without difficulty. The brand’s patent-pending valve also prevents any unwanted spillage. These features make Avent’s sippy cup a great option for parents currently training their little ones to drink by themselves.
Additionally, the cup’s award-winning design comes with ergonomic anti-slip trainer handles that provide little fingers with an easy and secure grip. A protective hygiene cap also keeps the spout and the contents clean. With its BPA-free construction and lack of sharp edges, the cup is made to be safe for any home.
“We really want parents to feel that reassurance,” Pia Umayam says. “We want them to know that our product line was designed with their first-hand knowledge in mind regarding their children’s specific needs. The key is to provide them with a good introduction to the joys of child care.”
Experts also have a few tips for parents when letting their babies use sippy cups. For example, babies should not be left sipping juice or formula the whole day as this can ruin their teeth and appetite. While they are allowed to play with empty sippy cups, parents must also watch over them so they don’t suck in air from the cup as if they are drinking to prevent gas.
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