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February 13th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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How do you get a LO to drink from a straw. Nicole has never been able to do this. Actually she has done it twice I think. But she usually just puts it in her mouth or gets upset and pushes it away. Ive tried showing her how and it doesnt help.

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February 14th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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I think it's just something they pick up on their own, I never really taught any of my kids how to drink from a straw, they all just kind of figured it out. lol

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February 17th, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Maddie is just starting to get the hang of this. We've only tried a few times with a juice box and a new sippy cup and she really has it down now, but I have to be holding the cup or whatever or it'll end up everywhere.

I started teaching her when we were at restaurants. I'd put some water in a straw holding the end with my finger and get it in her mouth that way, so she knows what straws are for.

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February 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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Ive tried that before and she likes it that way but wont try and suck it out even if I let it just sit there and make her work for it. She gets pissy LOL

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March 8th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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With my daughter she picked it up on her own. Her one year birthday she drank out of a straw on a wim! LOL She coughed at first but wanted more LOL but I was shocked. I do believe it was by accident but we just watched being all happy! LOL She stopped the bottle at the same time. She just did it on her own.
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March 14th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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have her BLOW into it to make bubbles in her drink (don't do it with milk.....milk bubbles don't dissipate and you wind up wiht a huge mess).

then tell her to DRINK.

I do the reverse to get Sam to actually drink. he knows how.....he'd just rather blow bubbles. So, I let him blow bubbles, then I say, "okay, now take a drink"......then he asks "bubbles?" and we do it all over again.
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