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Aspiration and Slim drinking straws

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Hamleysmum Tue 21-Jun-11 14:26:02

I hope someone can help! DS is 2, has chronic lung disease, and until now has been PEG fed bcs of aspiration. Video Fluoroscopy has shown his swallow is now safe. We have to start training him to drink and have been recommended to buy slim drinking straws-such as the ones you get on a ribena carton. They don't want to give him a regular straw in case he gulps too much down. Speech Therapy didn't know where I could buy a supply of these. I wondered if anyone on here has experience of this or knows of anywhere, websites etc, I could try. If possible I don't want to use the ones off a juice carton because he chews the straw and it can't be re-used so will work out expensive!

Thanks.

growlybear Tue 21-Jun-11 15:20:10

Have you tried amazon they have all sorts of shapes and sizes.I wonder if coctail straws may be suitable as they are thinner.hth

Galena Tue 21-Jun-11 15:49:23

What about these?

or these?

Hamleysmum Tue 21-Jun-11 21:13:17

Fantastic guys, thank you!

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