Babies Drinking From Straws

At her six-month check-up, my baby girl was given the go-ahead to try sipping some water from a sippy cup. Since she’s exclusively breastfed, she’s never really taken a bottle so that’s not something I even want to introduce. She’s also never been one bit interested in a pacifier. I admit there are times when it may have been nice for her to like one, but, still, it’s one less thing to have to wean from. I was pretty delighted to just go right to the sippy!

My girl? Not so thrilled with the whole thing. I gave her a hard spout and a soft spout. She wasn’t overly fond of either. Then I offered her a straw.

Voila.
I’m delighted to find these Munchkin cups that are relatively leak-proof, but offer a straw instead of a spout.

Not only is this simply my daughter’s preferred method of drinking, but it’s also a great one for other children too. I’m not saying that all 8-month olds need to be drinking from a straw… not at all. But the simple truth is that drinking from a straw is a socially acceptable way to consume beverages for, well, your whole life! It’s a good skill to have. Drinking from a sippy cup? Well, that becomes age-inappropriate much sooner. And I’ve already made my thoughts on extended sippy cup use abundantly clear..


Great cup. Happy baby. Happy mommy.

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This post is linked to:
Things I Love Thursday

FYI: I bought my G’s Munchkin cups when I discovered them. I was just so happy to have a leak-proof cup with a straw! I was not paid or in any way compensated for this post. If Munchkin needs a young model to demonstrate their awesome product, however, I’ve got someone in mind… ;)

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Babies Drinking From Straws

At her six-month check-up, my baby girl was given the go-ahead to try sipping some water from a sippy cup. Since she’s exclusively breastfed, she’s never really taken a bottle so that’s not something I even want to introduce. She’s also never been one bit interested in a pacifier. I admit there are times when it may have been nice for her to like one, but, still, it’s one less thing to have to wean from. I was pretty delighted to just go right to the sippy!

My girl? Not so thrilled with the whole thing. I gave her a hard spout and a soft spout. She wasn’t overly fond of either. Then I offered her a straw.

Voila.
I’m delighted to find these Munchkin cups that are relatively leak-proof, but offer a straw instead of a spout.

Not only is this simply my daughter’s preferred method of drinking, but it’s also a great one for other children too. I’m not saying that all 8-month olds need to be drinking from a straw… not at all. But the simple truth is that drinking from a straw is a socially acceptable way to consume beverages for, well, your whole life! It’s a good skill to have. Drinking from a sippy cup? Well, that becomes age-inappropriate much sooner. And I’ve already made my thoughts on extended sippy cup use abundantly clear..


Great cup. Happy baby. Happy mommy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This post is linked to:
Things I Love Thursday

FYI: I bought my G’s Munchkin cups when I discovered them. I was just so happy to have a leak-proof cup with a straw! I was not paid or in any way compensated for this post. If Munchkin needs a young model to demonstrate their awesome product, however, I’ve got someone in mind… ;)

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5 comments to Babies Drinking From Straws

  • M

    I still remembered this post 1.5 years later! :). My daughter is now almost 7.5 months months. We have started to give her water; until now, she’s been exclusively breastfed (no bottles either). She loves drinking out of my cup or water bottle but hates the oxo tot sippy cup we were gifted (it’s a hard sippy and when I tried to suck the water out, I could hardly get any; plus, my little one doesn’t understand the tilting of her head/cup). Tonight, though, she figured out how to drink from my straw! :) I want to get her some (mostly) leakproof strawed cups for an upcoming flight/trip. So, I was wondering, do you still recommend these Munchkin cups? Any other recommendations? Thanks!!!

    • I definitely still recommend those cups! They last very well. I do suggest having a skinny brush (honestly, a very well-scrubbed mascara wand worked for me) to clean the straw, but they’re great!

  • ~M

    I just wanted to report back and let you know that these Munchkin straw cups are fabulous!! My daughter, now 8.5 months, understands how to use the straw and strangers are always muttering how it’s adorable that she drinks from a straw. Many parents of 1-2 year olds are also surprised since their toddlers are often just grasping this concept; however, all of those toddlers also had bottles and mine has never had a bottle (I wonder if there is a correlation). Now if only I can teach her to hold the cup for herself!

    By the way, another advantage to knowing how to drink from a straw is that if I forget the Munchkin cup, I can always dash into fast food restaurant or Starbucks and request a cup with water and a straw and voila!

    Thanks! And please continue to post products that you like!

    • Yes! I totally agree that it’s so handy to be able to just get a cup and straw and be good to go. So much easier than having to worry about having a certain kind of cup all the time! I think the cup can be kind of heavy, especially if it’s full. She’ll definitely decide one day that she wants to be in charge of holding it, though. :) I’ll have to start thinking of other super duper products… (Thanks for reporting back– I love to hear how things work out!)

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