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    Default are straws dangerous?

    My 9 mo old has been drinking from a straw cup (silicone straw) for a while, but recently I let her use a regular straw when we went out for lunch since I didn't have her cup with us. My husband said he thought there was some kind of danger to them using a straw? I think he just meant the regular plastic restaurant straws- but does anyone know anything about this?
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    DD uses a straw
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    IMO I would let my 9 month old use a regular straw. I would hold the top of the straw about 1 inch down and help her gide it into her mouth. That way when they suck it up they dont actually suck the straw up too. KWIM?
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    I agree that they are fine to use, just be careful that they don't shove the straw (if it's a hard one) up in to the roof of their mouth. Those take and toss cups with the straw are really hard and DS jabbed his mouth with one, and I felt horrible. Live and learn.
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    Default Re: are straws dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mumma2thumper View Post
    I agree that they are fine to use, just be careful that they don't shove the straw (if it's a hard one) up in to the roof of their mouth. Those take and toss cups with the straw are really hard and DS jabbed his mouth with one, and I felt horrible. Live and learn.
    I tell the girls not to run with those take and toss ones - but we really love them

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