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Thursday, January 19, 2006

I'm so proud

I taught my girl to drink from a straw! She wasn't really getting the concept of sippy cups and she'll only take a bottle under certain circumstances, and I wanted her to get some more water.

But I guess drinking from a straw is a big kid thing, because mostly what I see in the stores are sippy cups, not straw cups. The straw cups they do have seem geared toward older kids. I ended up choosing this semi-disposable jobby.


  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    melissa, how funny! we just trained nile to drink from a straw yesterday too. we were really excited about it because he seems to have great difficulty with sippy cups for some reason...all these little milestones are so much fun.

  • At 10:34 AM, Blogger Katie said…

    My daughter would have nothing to do with a sippy when we were trying to get her off the bottle. But she, too, liked drinking from a straw. The Playtex straw cup with the flip top is a nice one to travel with. I've heard people speculate that babies who are breastfed sometimes take better initially to the straw cup because they don't quite understand the whole "have to tip the cup back to drink" concept.

  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Tallis Ford said…

    We're working on a sippy cup with Henry right now. Can you shed some light on how you taught her to use the straw? Just stick it in her mouth enough times and she eventually figures it out, or something more complex? I'd love some pointers!

  • At 7:37 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Sure! First I gave her little sips of water from the end of a straw. I held my finger over the other end and let go when the straw was in her mouth. Once she got used to liquid coming from the straw, I didn't let go until she started sucking on the straw. After she was used to working a little bit for the liquid, I gave her the straw in a very full cup (so she wouldn't have to suck very hard to get it). It didn't take long for her to figure it out and now it's one of her favorite things. Hope that helps!


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