I’ve been trying to get Hannah to drink from a sippy cup with little success. Recently, I need to get her a new sippy cup as the old one has ‘acquire’ a strange smell no thanks to the mothballs placed in the storage drawer.
So I was at Kiddy Palace again, browsing at the variety of sippy cups. I must have appeared at a loss as a sales lady approached me to offer her assistance. I told her about Hannah’s resistance to drinking from a spout. Then she offered me a piece of really useful advice – that babies used to sucking from soft silicon teats would find it strenuous to suck from a relatively harder rubber spout. Unless of course, we introduce the spout early enough. She recommended transiting to drinking from the straw instead. I took up her recommendation and bought Hannah a Pigeon’s drinking straw cup. I liked its slim and colourful design with adjustable handles. And it also has 2 levels of ease of suction. :)
As it turns out, the cup is a good buy. Hannah has managed to draw sips of water through the straw. Yayee :P