Talktools Honey Bear Drinking Cup with 2 Flexible Straws - Includes Instructions - Spill-proof Lid by TalkTools

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Talktools Honey Bear Drinking Cup with 2 Flexible Straws - Includes Instructions - Spill-proof Lid by TalkTools

Talktools Honey Bear Drinking Cup with 2 Flexible Straws - Includes Instructions - Spill-proof Lid by TalkTools

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It can be helpful for kids to learn how to use open cups, but it does not need to be the only kind of cup you use. Nor do you have to stress about this happening immediately. This will happen eventually and I think there is far too much pressure on social media about this particular milestone. Best Tips for Sippy Cups Other than the straw cap that goes with the 360 Miracle Cup that I mention above and the Lalo cup, I also like these two weighted straw cups for tots. They are easy for little ones—babies and younger toddlers included—to figure out how to use, and as long as you’re diligent about cleaning the underside of the tops and replacing the straws regularly, they should last a while. I have never seen him cry when presented with a straw cup, but this bear must have given him quite the look. Needless to say we didn’t try this at home. I think that we have found cups that mimic the good things about this cup minus the scary bear. 3. The Juice Box Many feeding and speech therapists recommend open cups and straw cups, but open cups can be messier and harder to use on the go. Some straw cups are hard to clean. There are many options that take these challenges into consideration now, though. (Do not stress too much about this—there is no one right or perfect cup for kids!) Your baby is not increasing solid food intake or not taking water or milk in a cup despite reducing breast or bottle-feeds

The winner of straw cup show down however was the Take & Toss Straw Cups . They do not have a valve and are surprisingly spill proof (although they do not survive drops to the floor as well as others. Quentin, 8 months, reaches for his cup. Giving your baby the chance to reach for the cup before you bring it to their mouth will speed the learning process for independent cup drinking. Baby putting food in cup/splashing To help your baby drink from an open cup on their own after they’ve practiced with you holding the cup:I think simply using the straw consistentlybuilt strength in the mouth. So don’t give up if it is a mess for awhile, they will get stronger. These stainless cups are fitted with a silicone sleeve so they’re easy to hold (even when cold), and they’re bright and fun. They are easy to clean, come in 8-ounce and 10-ounce sizes, and are very durable. Bottom line: if you’re just starting out, skip the sippy cups. If you’re set on using a sippy cup, we suggest a soft spout over a hard spout because they are more similar to a large straw and might not pin your baby’s tongue down quite as much as a hard spout. And if you’re already using a hard spout sippy cup and your baby loves it, don’t overthink it. Just consider practicing a straw or open cup over the next few months to begin transitioning away from the sippy. What about cups with handles, or a weighted straw, or a cut-out or angled rim, or… 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 Honey Bear is a TalkTools ® original that allows you to control the flow of liquid into a child's mouth and encourages children to learn straw drinking. It is used by speech and feeding therapists around the world to teach lip rounding, tongue retraction and other oral-motor skills. It can also be used by toddlers to transition from bottle feeding to cup drinking. The flexible straw and the squeezable body of this cup make it the perfect tool to wean a child from bottles or sippy cups.

This silicone cup is so well-designed. It’s an open cup, a sippy cup with a soft spout, and a straw cup all in one. It’s incredibly easy to clean, it has easy-grip handles, and the kids cannot pull off the top. It is on the smaller side at 4 ounces, but it’s a great cup for milk or water—and comes in really lovely colors. Before we get to teaching specific cups and how to progress to more advanced skills, we wanted to answer some important questions. Place the straw in the child’s mouth and squeeze the cup gently to let liquid from the straw travel directly to the child’s mouth. Gauge your child’s reaction to the liquid in their mouth. Adie, 15 months, drinks from an open cup independently. Small cups with no handles will often help babies and toddlers control the flow of the milk more effectively. Baby's lips won't close around strawHave 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. Last summer, I invested in these cups for my two youngest kids to use when we’re outside in the summer, and they are totally awesome. They are easy to drink from, keep liquids cool, and are easy to clean. Do make sure to clean the straw often (as in take the straw off the base and clean it with the little brush it came with!). The best time to start introducing your baby to a cup is during mealtime! You should offer your baby little sips of water with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can start this process around 6 months of age. Here is the way we guide parents on HOW to do this transition at each age: MagicHave tried getting my 9 month old to drink from a straw cup awhile now, but she just chews on the straw. Heard someone raving about these cups, so I gave them a shot. I didn’t think they’d be any different from all the other cups (I mean, how different can cups really be). I was wrong. Within 2 tries, my daughter was drinking from the cup as if she had been doing it for years. Could it have been just a coincidence? Maybe. Still great cups. The don’t make a mess when she flings them around, so that’s a bonus. For many meals at home, we use open cups to let the kids practice their motor skills and because we want them to eventually drink from a regular cup. Practice makes perfect! Ezpz has a new tiny cup designed to be easy for babies and toddlers to hold and drink from.

They seem to work (at least for the people I have suggest them to.) I have sent a few friends home with these to try and they usually have good success. 6. Our next cup to try: The Lollacup! A: When your baby can successfully swallow a small amount of water from an open cup that you assist in holding. (They don’t need to be able to do it independently to learn a straw cup.) Teaching cup drinking is an important skill to learn for when baby is eventually weaned from the breast or bottle.OPEN CUPS WE LOVE: First, we advise introducing your baby to an open cup. We like to start with the (#1st Open Cup) Tiny Cup and then move to (#2nd Open Cup Options)another small, safe and soft rimmed open cup. See some of our favorite open cups below! Other side sipping cups are ok too! These are just our favorites!Open Cup #1: (5-6 months old) The EZPZ Tiny Cup is a silicone training cup specifically designed for infants by a pediatric feeding specialist. The Tiny Cup is made to help a baby smoothly transition from a bottle to cup. The description of this cup says, “open cup drinking supports healthy oral and speech development, aids with teething, helps baby learn to have a strong swallow and can decrease tooth decay.” This cup is meant to be used with parent assistance. You will hold the cup to your baby’s mouth and allow your baby to take tiny sips from the rim.Open Cup #2 Option 1: (6 months old) Bambini Bear Elephant Mug is made from a soft and comfortable silicone material that is BPA free! This mug has “ a built-in handle that teaches kids to gradually learn to drink independently. This cup helps to improve fine motor skills and hand-arm coordination.” Additionally, this cup promotes proper tongue placement, so it is a great option!Open Cup #2 Option 2: (Any age) Olababy 100% Silicone Training Cup for Baby and Toddler. The Olababy Training cup is “gentle and flexible, specifically designed for little hands. The weighted base provides stability for toddlers trying to master fine motor skills and does not tip over easily. And the see-through measuring dots allow parents to monitor liquid consumption while doubling as a measuring cup.” And don’t forget it allows for proper tongue placement! Sounds like a win to us! STRAW CUPS WE LOVE:Straw Cup #1 (6 months old): Talktools Honey Bear Drinking Cup is the straw cup we like to introduce first. The description states, “a cute honey bear cup that teaches and helps transition to straw drinking. This cup is used by many speech and feeding therapists to teach tongue training, lip rounding, tongue retraction, and other oral motor skills.” You can squeeze the bottle of this cup to help push the liquid through the straw into your baby’s mouth. This will help your baby start to understand the purpose of drinking from a straw.Straw Cup #2: (8+ months old) We recommend introducing a weighted straw cup with handles. A weighted straw cup is spill-proof and allows a child to drink from any angle, while also being spill-proof! These more advanced straw cups will require your baby to engage those articulatory muscles (e.g. tongue, lips, cheeks) to gain access to the water inside. You have three great options here: Love these!I bought these to help my 6 month old learn how to drink out of a straw. These are the best honey bear cups we’ve used. They hold a decent amount of water and are easy to squeeze and get water into his mouth. He also LOVES drinking out of them. He often wants water more than his food at meal times. My toddler gets jealous of his bear cups and she loves to drink out of them too. The straws are a little difficult to get into the lids, but it helps if you insert it from the top of the lid instead of trying to push it through the bottom. If we need more of these, we will definitely buy this product again. While open cups are wonderful for drinking at home, reusable straw cups are preferred by parents for water drinking while on the go because they’re oftentimes leak-proof (or at least leak-resistant). Some people are moving away from disposable straws for environmental reasons, but it’s still important to teach straw usage because most kids’ cups utilize a reusable straw, and as you’ll learn later that we don’t want to use hard spout sippy cups for oral development and speech reasons. Straws also strengthen muscles in the mouth that are important for eating and talking. When choosing an open cup, we recommend using a small cup that’s easy for baby hands to hold. Since you’ll be dealing with many, many spills, look for a cup that holds no more than 1-3 ounces. A small cup also makes it less likely that your baby will flood themselves with liquid. There are many cups on the market that fit this description, but a shot glass or small glass yogurt cup will do just fine, too!

Transitioning from a bottle to a cup is always easier than we anticipate. You got this! Your baby’s got this! Let’s say it together…. “BYE-BYE BOTTLE!” (a bitter-sweet goodbye). We also like these Duralex glasses, which are incredibly durable and are juice glasses that the rest of the family can use, too. And we like this stainless-steel one that comes as part of a set from Kiddobloom. Best Insulated Cup for Kids: Hydroflaskmonths: Start by introducing water to your baby in an open “side sipping cup” (see recommendations below) a few times throughout the day (e.g. mealtime). You will hold the cup and offer your baby tiny sips from the rim. This will train your baby’s tongue to start to elevate to the correct, mature swallowing posture. At first this may be difficult for your baby, but with practice it will become more natural!



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