Your Child can now drink from glass on their own — this means that the little one might be closer to saying goodbye to baby bottles.
This milestone shows that Your Child is becoming more independent. It helps children to develop highly refined motor skills as they learn not only to hold a cup but also balance it in their hands.
Observing Your Child drink from the glass, you might realize which of the two hands is better at it and get an idea about whether Your Child is left-handed or right-handed.
How to support this development
Help Your Child transition to using a glass by making it special — you can let the children pick a glass or use a special glass for the type of drinks they like. Drink with the children to show an example. At first, you can help with lifting and balancing the cup and gradually take away your hand. With practice, Your Child will become a pro in no time!
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Sources: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (13 June 2021)