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Silicone Straw Cup

Did you know the type of cup your child regularly uses can impact their speech development?

Here are a few reasons why at My Eco Tot we like straw cups instead of sippy cups: 

 

1. Oral Musculature  (or the muscles your child uses to talk!)
When children have strong oral musculature (i.e., lips, tongue, cheeks, jaw stability), they are more likely able to clearly imitate a variety of movements needed for speech sounds. This is the core for developing clear speech. Children with weak oral motor skills have a higher risk of having a speech impairment. Straw cups and open cups are one way of helping your child develop these critical muscles that they will need to produce sounds.

2. Swallowing
Another area of your child's development is swallowing, which requires strength from all those oral structures we mentioned earlier! When your child drinks from a bottle or a sippy cup, the spouts prevent your child’s tongue tip from elevating, often requiring them to stick their tongue out in order to drink. Liquid rushes out from sippy cups, so your child doesn't use their oral structures while drinking. This can contribute to weaknesses in your child’s lips, cheeks and tongue. 
3. Dental Concerns
​A final concern is liquid pooling around your child's teeth when using a sippy cup. Sugars from drinks sit on their teeth causing decay (both milk and juices have sugars). Furthermore, if your child pushes their tongue forward to swallow (more likely with sippy cups instead of straw cups), there is a possibility their front teeth will get pushed forward. This might impact future speech development, particularly for certain sounds. 

Our My Eco Tot Straw Cups are made out of 100% food grade silicone material. Put our cups in the dishwasher at home or conveniently wipe them off on the go. All of our cups are designed to match our bibs! Of course you can always feel safe knowing that all of our products are FDA approved, BPA, PVC, and BPS free. 

Holds 6oz  

 

Why Silicone?

Silicone is a non-toxic polymer mostly made from silica (sand). It lasts longer and stands up better against heat and cold than plastics. When burned, silicone reverts back into its harmless ingredients (unlike plastic which releases toxins when burned).

 

A true Childhood Essential (Recommended to start straw use around 6 Months)

 


Did you know the type of cup your child regularly uses can impact their speech development?

Here are a few reasons why at My Eco Tot we like straw cups instead of sippy cups: 

 

1. Oral Musculature  (or the muscles your child uses to talk!)
When children have strong oral musculature (i.e., lips, tongue, cheeks, jaw stability), they are more likely able to clearly imitate a variety of movements needed for speech sounds. This is the core for developing clear speech. Children with weak oral motor skills have a higher risk of having a speech impairment. Straw cups and open cups are one way of helping your child develop these critical muscles that they will need to produce sounds.

2. Swallowing
Another area of your child's development is swallowing, which requires strength from all those oral structures we mentioned earlier! When your child drinks from a bottle or a sippy cup, the spouts prevent your child’s tongue tip from elevating, often requiring them to stick their tongue out in order to drink. Liquid rushes out from sippy cups, so your child doesn't use their oral structures while drinking. This can contribute to weaknesses in your child’s lips, cheeks and tongue. 
3. Dental Concerns
​A final concern is liquid pooling around your child's teeth when using a sippy cup. Sugars from drinks sit on their teeth causing decay (both milk and juices have sugars). Furthermore, if your child pushes their tongue forward to swallow (more likely with sippy cups instead of straw cups), there is a possibility their front teeth will get pushed forward. This might impact future speech development, particularly for certain sounds. 

Our My Eco Tot Straw Cups are made out of 100% food grade silicone material. Put our cups in the dishwasher at home or conveniently wipe them off on the go. All of our cups are designed to match our bibs! Of course you can always feel safe knowing that all of our products are FDA approved, BPA, PVC, and BPS free. 

Holds 6oz  

 

Why Silicone?

Silicone is a non-toxic polymer mostly made from silica (sand). It lasts longer and stands up better against heat and cold than plastics. When burned, silicone reverts back into its harmless ingredients (unlike plastic which releases toxins when burned).

 

A true Childhood Essential (Recommended to start straw use around 6 Months)

 


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