There are divided thoughts on whether or not it is necessary to introduce your toddler to a sippy cup.
Also called training cups, sippy cups come in a range of styles but typically feature a spout-like lid, and are meant to help little ones ease bottle use while preventing spills.
Toddler sippy cups are a popular choice to ease the transition from bottles to open cups. Many parents think of them as training wheels to be used for a short amount of time.
On the other hand some experts say when babies drink from a sippy cup frequently over a prolonged period little ones can experience tooth decay and oral motor skill delays.
Another worry that many pediatricians show concern about is nutrition. When kids carry around a sippy cup repeatedly sucking on drinks between meals, older babies and toddlers may not be hungry for scheduled meals and feeding times.
When little ones have less appetite for daily foods, breastmilk, or formula, it can cause deficiency in nutrition and affect growth and development.