Nursery Policy on Cups
Using a cup is critical for ensuring the development of self help skills, coordination and oral muscle control. The child has to tip the liquid into their mouth and learn to co -ordinate the rate of flow with swallowing.
It is recommended to introduce a cup from six months old and to no longer use a bottle with a teat.
As children do not start with us until they are one years old we will not be using feeding bottles with teats.
There is evidence that using a cup rather than a bottle with a teat is better for:
- Dental health
- Speech development
- Reduces the risk of using a bottle for a comforter
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