Baby milestones are exciting for any parent, especially if it's your first time watching one of your little creations grow into toddlerhood. But if you're unsure when you should start making some big kid transitions, don't worry — you're not alone. Going from a bottle to a big kid cup is one of those big changes because it marks the beginning of the end of the infancy phase (noooooo). But is your little one even ready for that transition yet? What are the signs your baby is ready for a sippy cup?
Once your child begins drinking from a sippy cup, you'll see how wonderful it is. Not having to hold a bottle all the time frees up your hands so much, and let me tell you — it's liberating. Having your baby drink from a sippy cup also helps them become more independent because they can learn to drink by themselves. But it's important to keep in mind that there are some milestones that need to be met before you introduce one of the best inventions ever made — the sippy cup. Here's what pediatrician Dr. Vishal Parmar and pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Perry Russell have to say about those milestones.