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  • Ark Therapeutic Bear Bottle Kit for Straw Drinking

    The honey bear bottle by ARK Therapeutic is a fun and easy way to teach babies using a straw, transitioning them straight from bottles to straw drinking - skipping sippy cups altogether! The concern that many therapists have with the sippy cups is they can promote improper tongue and lip positioning that can cause speech problems later on. Dentists are also warning about the tooth decay caused by the liquid that tends to sit in the mouth rather than being swallowed when drinking from sippy cups. Straws are a better alternative, as they strengthen the mouth muscles and encourage lip closure, tongue retraction, and cheek tension.

    This bear bottle is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by Ark Therapeutic. The materials used are BPA free, lead-free, phthalates free, PVC free, and latex-free.

    The honey bear straw cup has a unique valve at the bottom of the straw that controls the direction of the fluid when the bear bottle is squeezed. The liquid flows up into the straw but does not flow back down. Thus, the smart honey bear cup is a rewarding and effortless way to make drinking easier for beginners and/or children with oral motor difficulties.

    Get a honey bear bottle to use indoors and one for when you’re out and about with your child. Or can get some more to offer them as presents to family and friends who need them. It is also a perfect gift for a baby shower or when visiting a friend with a baby who has just started in solids or has a child with special needs (autism, cleft palate, and feeding issues, struggling with liquids). They will thank you for making their lives easier and loving you for helping restore their child’s confidence.

    There are many reasons why parents and caregivers love the honey bear bottle:

    Squeezable Honey Bear Design - this honey bear straw cup allows you to easily press the bear’s belly until fluid reaches the top of the straw and release. The liquid will stay at the top of the straw, thereby decreasing the effort required to drink.

    Easy to Hold– the honey bear cup is 16 cm long, and 5 cm wide - perfect for little hands to grab and hold.

    Wide, Easy-Flow Drink Straws – ARK Therapeutic’s bear bottle comes with reusable and chewable straws, a durable alternative to traditional straws. Compatible with most standard 0.64 cm diameter straws should you need more down the road.

    Lip Blok®- prevents kids from biting on the straw or putting it too far into their mouths when drinking from the honey bear bottle Australia.

    See-Through Body Design – each bear straw cup Australia is transparent to make it easier for kids to see the liquid inside and watch it pass through the straw while helping reduce spills.

    Leak-Resistant, Spill Proof Lid – screw-on lids to prevent leaks when playing with the bottle indoors or holding it while in the car

    Safe material– Ark's bear bottle kit is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA, BPA free, lead-free, phthalates free, PVC free, and latex-free.

    Easy to clean – dishwasher safe.

    Free instructions booklet– all the information you need at your fingertips to teach toddler to drink from straw.


    • Holds 230 mils of fluid

    • Not recommended for carbonated beverages. Recommended for thin liquids (water, milk, juice without pulp, etc). In general, if you’re using thickened liquids, “nectar” consistency works fine.

    • The Kit includes: 1 easy-to-squeeze Bear Bottle with a snap-close cap, 1 Select-Flow Valve, 2 eight-inch long tubing straws, 1 yellow Lip Blok® (3/4”), and instructions on how to teach straw drinking.

    Check out this excellent article on How to Teach Straw Drinking with a Regular Straw.

    This article may help if your child is afraid of straws or cups.

    If you have just started to teach your baby how to drink with a straw and she is biting on straws, take a look at this article.