How to teach baby drink from straw?

Here are some steps you can use to teach a baby to drink from a straw:

  1. Introduce the straw to the baby by letting them touch and play with it first.
  2. Dip the straw into a liquid, like water or breastmilk, and let the baby watch as the liquid is sucked into the straw.
  3. Hold the straw for the baby, letting them sip from it while you guide the straw to their mouth.
  4. As the baby becomes more comfortable with the straw, gradually decrease the amount of help you provide and let them hold the straw on their own.
  5. Encourage the baby to take larger sips and to tilt the cup on their own
  6. It is important to be patient and let the baby progress at their own pace.

It’s also good to be aware that some babies may take longer to learn to drink from a straw than others and it may be a good idea to wait until they are a bit older before introducing a straw.

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