Hey bro, I could use some help here. I’ve been trying to teach Edda to drink from a straw with very little forward progress. This is really the first step towards weaning her, she’s not taking any liquids except from me and I’m tired of it. So what I’ve been doing is putting a plastic straw into orange juice, holding my thumb over the end and capturing some liquid in the straw and then placing it into Edda’s mouth and releasing the suction and she usually sucks the liquid into her mouth OK. There are a few problems with this..
- When Edda sucks from the straw, the liquid is on the “bottom” of the straw, my hand is usually above her head at the “top” of the straw trying to maintain the vacuum and she remembers this position and can’t translate this to sucking a straw from a cup in the normal cup/straw position.
- When I place the straw in the “normal” cup/straw position, she tends to bite the plastic disposable straw and mangle it so it doesn’t really work.
So I was wondering if you could make a contraption for me…
It would involve a cup with 2 straws protruding from it. I would blow in one straw and Edda would be at the other straw and so the cup/straw would be in the normal position and I could force liquid into her mouth and maybe she’ll learn to drink from a straw. I have seen her at least twice pull liquid from a cup through a straw, but she can’t remember to do it again.
A few requirements:
- Non-breakable parts
- Washable parts
- Rigid straws.
Jeremy says that you can go to Target and buy a sippy cup that has a straw in it and drill a hole in it and blow into the hole, but I want it a little more easier to use. Can you help me with this? I’d need it as soon as you could make something. Thank you! Thank you!