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How did you get your child to drink from a straw?

My dd already knows but I was just curious how you did it. It was taught different for when I was younger than what I did for dd.

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Asked by sweetpea1217 at 10:43 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Well..with my 2 year old..she was about 7-8 months old. We were at a restaraunt and she kept grabbing for her daddys ice tea.He put the straw in her mouth and she just drank from it,lol. Now shes a full blown ice tea addict (which no I don't approve of..but she always manages to sucker her daddy into giving her a drink,lol)

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:45 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • started with juice boxes because they are easy to suck. Once they had that down a regular straw was no issue.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:45 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I handed them the drink with the straw in it. I didnt have to show them how to use it. They both just did it.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:45 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I didn't. One day she just did it and I'm like "Hey, she can drink from a straw!" LOL

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:48 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • i held the straw to him. He was like 5 months old or 6. He sucked like a bottle. LOL He figured it out pretty quickly.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:50 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Gave a juice box to them and told them to suck on it like a bottle, they got it very quickly and love straws now lol.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 10:56 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • just kept trying till he got the hang of it

    Answer by goobersmom713 at 7:02 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

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