I've been trying to get Violet to drink from a straw for months. It's just easier when we are out if she can drink from a straw, otherwise I have to remember to pack a sippy cup, blah, blah, blah. This weekend at the pool she picked up my water bottle and drank from the straw. Hurray! We've been practicing at home with her straw sippy cup.
Incidentally, she can also blow on her food when it is hot, and sniff the mint growing in the garden. It's funny when sometimes she mixes these up. I ask her to smell the mint, and she blows on it.
4 years ago