Growth & Development

Growth & Development

Growth & Development

Your little one is growing all the time, whether they're still in the womb or have been welcomed to the world. With the right nutrients you can help keep their development on track. We're here to guide you, and make sure you both get help you need to navigate the first 1000 days of babyhood, from pregnancy until age 2.

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Developmental milestones for Crawlers

Watch to learn more about developmental milestones when babies start to crawl (Crawler stage).
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Cups for Crawlers

By the time your baby becomes a Crawler, they're likely to be honing their cup-holding skills. Offering cups of varying shapes and sizes for practice can help your little one improve their cup skills even quicker.

There are a variety of cups to choose from:

 

Hourglass-shaped cups are easy to pick up and set down without tipping.

 

Insulated cups keep drinks cool.

 

 

How to offer a cup

 

Hand a cup to your child with a small amount of water and help them bring the cup to their mouth. Slowly tilt the cup for your baby, and after a lot of these cup trials they will be able to do it on their own. You will notice your baby has an incomplete lower lip seal, so a cup with a spout can help control spills. If you continue these steps and have your little one watch you drink from a cup, they will be on her way to drinking only from a cup.

 

 

Quick cup do's and don’ts

 

  • Do have a variety of cup shapes so your baby continues to learn.
  • Do choose easy-grip cups, those with handles are great options too.
  • Do use a regular open cup too. This works different mouth muscles, helping your little one hone yet another skill.
  • Don’t let your child carry the cup everywhere they go.
  • Don’t put your child to bed with the cup, to avoid them drinking too much or getting cavities.
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