Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This May Be Easier Than I Thought...

Well, I finally got to try the Honey Bear cup with Bennett (the straw has gone missing with the first one I ordered weeks ago, hmm wonder who could have lost that straw?? Perhaps a certain 2 year old that lives in our house??) Anyways, I'm one of those moms that is adamant about having my kids off the bottle at age 1. And I mean to the day- the day after the girl's first birthday they were drinking from sippys. I don't know why I feel that way and I'm not saying it's bad if your child continues to take a bottle after age one, that's just me.
Now, I'm willing to bend my rule a tad for Mr. Bennett but he's already down to 3 bottles and I think I'm going to try to give the honey bear cup with his lunch so then he'll be down to just 2- morning and night. Over half of his bottle was in this cup and he did really good for his first time. This cup really is very easy for babies to pick up. I don't think my girls could drink from a straw at this age. Take a look!

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20 comments:

  1. Nice job Bennett!!! I've never invested in a honey bear cup and I was just wondering...What's different about it compared to a regular cup with a straw?? Lily can drink out of a regular straw but I was wondering if the honey bear made it easier some how or there was some therapeutic reason behind it. Thanks for any info you might have.

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  2. Way to go Bennett!! We love the honey bear cup too:) Landon is just getting the hang of it now. On occasion he needs a little reminder that there is actually something in it. Boy does he love to talk to his bear!!

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  3. Wow! What a great job, Bennett!! That Honey Bear sippy cup is adorable! why didn't we think of that?! :)

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  4. Great job Bennett!!! Sam is still on a bottle. He does the sippy cup but doens't love it. I have just been lazy in getting him off the bottle. I need to do better though. I just might have to invest in the honey bear cup. Where can I get one? tbdingman@comcast.net

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  5. Way to go Bennett! The straw cups are especially helpful for children who may have speech delays. Our speech therapist, had me switch from Sippy cups to straw because it takes the same muscle movements to suck from a straw as it does to make many sounds. I never thought of things like that before Riley, but if sipping from a straw was going to help her to speak earlier and more clearly, I was all for it!

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  6. YEAH, Bennett! What a great little guy!

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  7. I so need one of those! Max loves to hold his bottle but doesn't know how to tip it up and back, and gets mad sometimes when I try to help him. This would solve that problem!!

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  8. He loves it! I am with you on the getting rid of the bottles at age one. I literally put them away in a different cabinet and they never drank out of them again. It took me about 5 different sippy cups to finally find one that he liked! He liked a VERY slow flowing trainer cup and still loves it! Haha. He did not like anything fast flowing at all! The Honey Bear Cup is so cute!

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  9. Love it!!! I need to get one of those for little Marissa.

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  10. so cute!!! love the bubble too! Bennett, you are a rock star! Parker says hi!!! loved watching you sip! :)

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  11. That's great. That is really awesome for his first time using the straw. Woot for Bennett!!

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  12. Holy cow! That's ridiculous! Bennett is awesome at that! :) And that was his first time?? Good for him!!! This will give me motivation to work on it more with Chase! Thanks, Bennett!!

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  13. Wow, I am very impressed. Myself and our speech therapist have been working with Jimmy for over a year on that. Errr! And, he doesn't have any medical problems. Oh well. He will get it but till then I am still squirting the honey bear myself. That in itself is actually a huge improvement since he used to freak out if you even put the straw near his mouth. Give Bennett a high five from me and Jimmy! Maybe Bennett can give Jimmy some advice!
    Christi

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  14. Way to go Bennett!! What a big boy you are!

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  15. you can get refridgerator tubing from you local hardware store and cut it any length you want. I teach a class of students with special ed and we use them all the time. When the straws get yucky, just soak them in some bleach.
    Congratulations, my understanding is that the closure of lips used on a straw helps in speech production.

    Lisa

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  16. Yeah, that is great!!!! We just ordered the honey bear this week too. We also just had an evaluation from Sara last week. Bennett is doing great!!!!!

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  17. LOL! He is doing so good! My girls both picked up on the straw easily too, but I feel so bad for those kiddos who don't, because I know their moms struggle! *straw dust to everyone!* LOL

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  18. He did a fabulous job!! Talk about losing straws..I left Sy's honeybear at the hair salon the other day.

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