Transitioning to a straw cup
RedHerring24 · 22/09/2022 14:33
DD is coming up to 10months old and I have been trying to get her used to drinking through a straw so she can have water etc at nursery via a no spill cup.
I have a weighted straw cup but she really struggles to get any water out. To be fair, I have tried and it does take some force!
She can drink from an open cup well and will do at meal times.
So, can anyone recommend a no spill, straw cup which would be easy to hold and suitable for use at nursery?
TheBirdintheCave · 22/09/2022 14:44
We have a Tommee Tippee cup for our toddler that has a straw and a flip lid. He took to it very quickly and has now started drinking out of a glass with a straw so I consider it a great success. It did take a while for him to understand the sucking motion though.
FlipFlopFlippedyFlop · 22/09/2022 15:46
All the nurseries I have experience with have used the tommee tippee cup with the flip lid. I tried to get Ds used to a straw cup with a weighted straw but after the first wash I couldn't figure out how to put it back together again. Hopefully he'll turn out to be smarter than his mum!!
canihaveawineyet · 22/09/2022 16:30
If you're using the munchkin straw cup they are very difficult to get anything out of! (Not that my LO minds). The tum tum is a bit easier I think x
Danikm151 · 22/09/2022 16:49
How about a 360 or sippy cup instead.
the weighted straw cups take a lot of force and are a bitch to clean
RedHerring24 · 22/09/2022 19:40
We currently have one of the Tum Tum cups which is great, but so hard to get the liquid out of.
We do have a typical sippy cup too but she likes to try and open it and the lid just presses on and to be honest, I can do without her soaking herself multiple times a day!
I will take a look at the Tommy Tippee one as it has been mentioned a few times on here.
Allthecoloursoftherainbow · 22/09/2022 21:33
At Tesco they do a Fred & Flo one, there's no 'valve' in the straw so it's not difficult to suck the water out and it's much cheaper than the brands!
TheGlitterFairy · 22/09/2022 21:47
DS has a b.box straw cup that has the weighted straw and gets on with it well - easy to hold and not too hard to get the water out (I tried); you can also get a fastener for the buggy/ car seat so it doesn’t fall down / child can pick up when they want to drink water which is great.
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