Sippy-Cup Tea Party
Age: baby, toddler
Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder
Teaching your child how to use a sippy cup has never been so fun or easy!
Some babies are reluctant to say goodbye to their bottles. Make the switch a fun experience by inviting some special friends to a sippy-cup tea party.
Prepare the Party
- Gather three of your child’s favorite stuffed animals or dolls around a small table or in a circle on the floor. Prop sippy-cups in their hands.
- Fill a fourth cup halfway with water or diluted apple juice and offer it to your child with encouraging words such as, “Look! Teddy bear is drinking from a big girl cup. Do you want to try too?”
- Allowing your child to help you feed the guests might make her feel more comfortable to try it herself.
Inviting an older sibling to the party is a great way to get her and baby to interact. Have your older child model the way to hold the cup and take a drink. She’ll be proud of her own big-kid skills!