Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Since Rylen started eating solids, I have given him water through a straw by letting the water drip in his mouth. Today, though I thought I would let him try the correct way. Like most of us straw drinkers, Rylen chewed on the straw at first. But after I tried to coax him to suck on the straw he wrapped his lips around it like a bottle and sucked. The water came out pretty fast and he took a big gulp and then the rest dribbled down his chin. It surprised him a bit, but after a second passed, he reached to chew on the straw and then drink from it again. I'm sure with practice, he will master this skill.