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J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Jun;26(3):200-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2009.11.001. Epub 2009 Dec 29.

Caregiver self-report of children's use of the sippy cup among children 1 to 4 years of age.

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Public Health Research, Education and Development Program, Middlesex-London Health Unit, London, Ontario, Canada. psealy@uwo.ca

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This research examined the prevalence of the use of the sippy cup, as compared to the baby bottle, among children 1 to 4 years of age.

METHOD:

Using a population-based telephone surveillance survey in Ontario, caregivers of children 1 to 4 years of age were asked about their child's use of the sippy cup/baby bottle from the Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System Module: Early Childhood Tooth Decay.

RESULTS:

Most caregivers reported that children 1 to 4 years of age were currently using the sippy cup (69.7%), with the proportion increasing to 94.4% when including children with past use of the sippy cup. Younger children were significantly more likely to use the sippy cup, and 10.8% of children 4 years of age continued to use the baby bottle. Diluted fruit juice was the most frequently used liquid in the sippy cup (58.2%). Most of the caregivers did not report the use of the sippy cup at night.

CONCLUSION:

Caregivers need education as to potential increases in exposure to sugared/acidic liquids through the use of the sippy cup. Future research is needed to understand the extensive and prolonged use of the sippy cup/baby bottle by young children.

PMID:
21601143
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2009.11.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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