I’m so excited to be planning a baby shower for my friend. We’re going to have a lot of fun celebrating her new family and I want it to be an event that she’ll always remember. With that in mind, I’ve started reading up on baby shower themes and planning the decorations for this special gathering. Have you ever hosted or attended a baby shower? If so, did you like the theme? What kind of food did they serve? And what kind of games did people play? I’m especially interested in hearing about any unusual decorations that were used—it’s not easy coming up with ideas when you’re working with such small spaces!
cups for baby shower
If you are in need of cups for a baby shower, take a look at the wide variety of options available on Amazon.
You can find traditional plastic cups with designs such as animal print and monogrammed ones that make great gifts. You can even use these cups as favors if you have a large group at your party.
If you want something more personalized, consider buying glass tumblers with customized designs or monograms. These glasses will be durable enough to withstand multiple uses so they can be reused time and time again when guests drop by your house or when hosting other events!
Cups For Baby Milk
One way to determine when to transition from bottle to sippy cup is to look for signs of readiness. Some signs baby might be ready include:
- They can sit without support
- They can hold the bottle and tip it to drink independently
- They’re eating solid foods (even just purees)
- They show interest by reaching for your cup
Tips for Transitioning from Bottle to Sippy Cup
Though introducing a sippy cup is mostly a combination of trial and error and practice, experts have a few suggestions for getting baby to drink from a sippy cup, including what to put in it, how much and when to offer it for optimal success:
● Pick a liquid. “The best way I’ve found to make this transition is by putting whatever baby drinks (expressed breast milk or formula) in the sippy cup and only putting water in their bottle,” Crews says. “This makes the sippy cup more desirable than the bottle.” However you choose to do it, stay consistent.
● If you’re nursing, keep it up. If you exclusively breastfeed your child, you can continue to do so—simply offer water in the cup, Crews advises.
● Don’t fill ‘er up. Start with a few ounces of liquid at a time in the cup, Crews suggests.
● Skip the juice. Fray advises against routinely offering juices in a sippy cup because of their high sugar content, though she says juice boxes can be a useful tool for teaching little ones to use a straw. The ADA says not to let children sip on milk or juice throughout the day since it can cause tooth decay, and instead recommends keeping those beverages to mealtime.
● Don’t run and drink. This may sound outlandish, but 14.3 percent of children under 3 who are admitted to the emergency room have sippy cup-related injuries. Most often, it’s because they’re still a bit unsteady on their feet and fall while drinking on the go. Just like food, keep the cup at the table.
● Offer in the mornings. Although parents should offer the sippy cup many times throughout the day, Crews says the morning is often ideal, since babies who sleep through the night will be thirsty and therefore more willing to learn.
With so many great options to choose from, it’s easy to pick the perfect cup for your baby shower. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to select the right one for your needs and get ready for all those sweet little guests!