At what age can a baby drink from a straw? I need to get my Bub to drink more water but struggles with anything other than the bottle. Is it an age thing? All she does is chew on straws in cups, sippy cups. I’ve tried so many brands and types but it seems she just can’t do it. Wondering if it’s an age thing when they can suck from a straw?


Posted anonymously, 29th July 2018


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  • Best is to transition baby from bottle to sippy cup and from sippy cup to straw cup. The best age to transition to a straw cup is between 9 and 15 months of age though it may vary depending on the baby. Just like introducing a sippy cup, there should be no major changes taking place in baby’s life while introducing a straw cup (like the birth of a sibling or house relocation. Such events can upset the baby and make it more difficult to wean. Also introduce the baby to the cup beforehand so that the baby gets the hang of things).



  • I think it depends on the individual baby. My daughter didn’t drink well from the straw until 4. She liked bottles so I just progressed her from baby bottles to drink bottles. It took a few goes until we found ones she could handle so don’t spend too much money & don’t panic straws will happen.


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