Talktools Honey Bear Drinking Cup with 2 Flexible Straws - Includes Instructions - Spill-proof Lid by TalkTools
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They pretty leak-proof when they fall over, too, which is always a plus. Be sure to take the two pieces of the lid apart when washing and drying to prevent mildew. The Bear Bottle holds approximately 8 ounces of fluid (225ml). The bottle measures approximately 2" x 2.5" x 6" (5cm x 6cm x 15cm) Now, before you tear through your kitchen and trash your sippy cups or worry you’ve irreparably damaged your child, we just want to point out that using a sippy cup will not damage your child and likely have zero noticeable impact. In fact, one of our staff feeding therapists occasionally used sippy cups with both of her kids because she already had them and they were spill-proof. While sippy cups may not be ideal for oral motor skill development, babies are incredibly flexible and resilient.
Step 3: When baby accepts the straw in their mouth, take your finger off the top and allow the liquid to pour into their mouth. This usually helps your baby understand to close their lips, and that liquid comes out of the straw. TIP: You can start serving water with meals at 6 months of age, or whenever baby starts solids in consultation with your pediatrician. You can also use this cup to serve breast milk or formula as you transition to whole milk. We do not advise using sippy cups with a “spout”. These cups are similar to bottle nipples, therefore they do not promote a proper tongue placement or a mature swallow pattern.We recommend straw cups and traditional side sipping cups! Which leads us to our fourth most common question!
Use a straw that provides a little more resistance and a slower flow so baby has to "work" at it a bit more. Ideally, this encourages baby to close their lips more forcefully around the straw, thus helping keep the liquid inside the mouth. The Munchkin weighted straw cup is a good one for this kind of practice (our product suggestions are never sponsored).Have a kiddo just learning to drink from a sippy cup? Try this one!It’s easy to hold and to drink from and is the one I used with all three of my kids in their first years. It’s a great way to serve water to a baby just learning to use a cup.It’s also an appropriate size at 5 ounces, so it won’t be too heavy for a baby to drink from.
Step 1: Using a straw (a standard plastic restaurant straw will do), use your finger to trap a *small* amount of liquid in the bottom. There are a few cups out there that actually help bring the liquid up the straw. The "Mr. Juice Bear" therapy cup, or honey bear cup is made just to teach straw drinking. Although not made for this purpose, the take and toss straw cup has similar functionality and is less expensive. These cups have a very short shelf life because your baby basically outgrows it as soon as it does its job—which is to teach your baby how to drink from a straw! (Babies will also catch on that they can squeeze it and use it like a fire hose!) However, we mention it because it’s really effective for babies who are struggling with the straw. If this is your baby and the pipette method did not work, here’s how you can employ straw trainer cups like Mr. Juice Bear or a take and toss straw cup:
Ok, so why was Noah drinking his baby food from a straw??
The top options include stainless steel, glass, silicone, and BPA-free plastic, as they hold up and don’t have concerns about releasing potentially harmful particles into the liquids within the cups (like some other plastics may do). 2. Decide if you want a straw, spout, or regular open cup. Before choosing a straw cup, we recommend first teaching your baby the skills of using a straw by itself, which we’ll outline below. Once your baby has the basic idea of the straw itself, you can choose any straw cup you prefer, knowing your baby can use it.