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Is drinking from a bottle or sippy cup harmful for my baby’s teeth?

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A bottle or sippy cup is only a method of delivery, neither is inherently “bad”.  However, they both can promote bad habits.  Much more important than the bottle or sippy cup is the contents of the container.  A bottle or sippy cup with anything other than milk or water is a big no-no.  The reason is that it allows your baby to sip as she pleases, often resulting in long periods of exposure to sugared beverages.

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