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I got an e-mail today about toddler teeth. According to the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatrics Dentistry), toddlers aged 18 months should be completely weaned from using sippy cups. Toddlers should not walk around with sippy cups, especially not with milk or juice in it.
The first thing I did was go to the kitchen and throw out the sippy cups! SweetPea has been able to drink from a straw for a while and has been using a big girl cup at dinner for months now. So why did I still have them? She has water bottles and cups with a straw. I like her to have water through out the entire day, but why did I not think about using just those before?
Why am I mad at myself?
Because I knew this before I got this e-mail.
Cavities are on the rise in children. AAPD says the sugar from toddlers walking around with milk and juice in a sippy cup has broken down their enamel (the force that makes cavities harder to get).
But hey, my daughter gets frustrated when she can't get to that last little bit without spilling water all over her self. Insert lolls up. I first heard of them from Shark Tank, so I contacted them for a review.