First of all, thanks to UKmums.tv to allow my child to enjoy this original straw, the Sip n' Sound Straw.
Do you know all the benefits of using a straw? You have to be careful if the baby is younger than 9 months old, but after 12 months they should be able to start learning how to use a straw. Here are some of the benefits of using a straw (the source is Ark Therapeutic).
An effective way of improving one’s oral motor skills. It works on lip seal, tongue retraction, cheek strength, correct jaw position, suck-swallow-breathe coordination, consecutive swallows, and more. Sucking can also help some individuals organize, increase their attention, and soothe/calm themselves.
I started using the straw a couple of months ago (my baby was 12 months) because he started to refuse drinking with the baby bottle, I am not sure why... he drinks perfectly at night, but during the day he doesn't want it at all! So first we used the typical bottle with a straw, but then we decided to go with a mug and a simple straw, and for now he loves it! And he likes to use a normal mug too, so we'll see for how long we will use the straw...!
I might say that my baby loved it, to use the straw, he was amazed that the straw was making sounds and after when I showed how the pig was making the noise pushing a button, he loved it!
I think this is very original, it's not expensive at all (5'99pounds) and there are a lot to choose! Animal farms, jungle animals and vehicles! I will search if I can find the jungle animals, I want to try them!
And you, which one would you buy?