Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Drinking

Quinn is interested in drinking from cups now, rather than just sippy cups. The problem is that he sucks at it. He's really funny to watch drink. When he first learned to drink from a straw (over a year ago) he would get a big mouthful of juice, then chew it just like it was food before he swallowed. He ALWAYS chewed, and half the time he chewed with his mouth open so it just ran down his chin. We tried to convince him that he didn't need to... and the first time he tried to swallow without chewing he started to cough and choke. He was fine but it was just so silly. It was another week before he would try it again and even longer before he really started to consistantly drink without chewing.

Now that he's trying to use a cup he's doing that kind of odd, too. He puts it to his mouth, sticks his tounge into the juice, then tips the cup up until some pours into his mouth. He doesn't make any suction at all, he just pours some in. It's messy. Plus he pours in a huge mouthful so he has to swallow more than what's comfortable for him. Then of course he belches hugely.

4 comments:

LuckyOnce said...

D hasn't completely mastered the drinking thing yet either. Truth be told, he's pretty good at the cup when he WANTS to be, but sometimes it's just irresistible to stick his entire hand in the cup, or dump the water out.

Quinn will get it eventually! :)

Azaera said...

Hahaha. That's funny.

Tara said...

LOL, Rylan did the chewing too??? He has been drinking out of a real cup since we ditched the bottles and he can do it fine... but that doesn't stop him from being him and dumping it when he is mad or dunking his food in it.

Anonymous said...

yes