ARK's Basic Bear Bottle Kit

ARK's Basic Bear Bottle Kit
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    Code: BB100AR
    Price: $8.99
    Shipping Weight: 0.10 pounds
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    The Bear Bottle is a fun and friendly way to make drinking easier for beginners and/or children with oral motor difficulties. It's also an excellent way to transition babies straight from bottles to straw drinking - skipping sippy cups altogether! Most sippy cups promote improper tongue and lip positioning that can cause speech problems later on. Straws are a better alternative, as they strengthen the mouth muscles and encourage tongue retraction, cheek tension, and lip closure.

    The Bear Bottle features a unique valve that controls the direction of fluid - liquid flows up into the straw, but does not flow back down. Simply squeeze the bear's belly until fluid reaches the top of the straw and release. Fluid will stay at the top of the straw, thereby decreasing the effort required to drink. Highly recommended for individuals who tend to aspirate or have a weak suck with difficulties generating and maintaining suction. For individuals who tend to take too much fluid at a time, the Select-Flow Valve also slows the flow of fluid, allowing for smaller, more manageable sips that lower the risk of coughing/choking. If a restricted flow is not necessary, or if you would like to increase the flow for easier drinking, simply trim the tapered end with a pair of scissors (as shown in the last picture)

    Kit includes: 1 easy-to-squeeze Bear Bottle with a snap-close cap, 1 Select-Flow Valve, 6 straws, and instructions on how to teach straw drinking.

    • Made in the USA Made in the USA
    • No BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, or latex
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Holds 8 ounces of fluid
    • Bottle measures approximately 2 x 2.5 x 6"
    • Straw colors may vary
    • Lip Blok not included (but recommended). For the Ultra Kit that includes a Lip Blok, click here

    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5 Reviews

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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Love Mr. Bear Cup, 3.12.2015
    Reviewer: Kelly C (San Antonio, TX)

    This cup is fantastic!! Its perfect to teach how to drink from a straw! When paired with a Blok & valve it helps to teach other skills as well ...

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great product!, 4.29.2014
    Reviewer: Nancy L (Arlington, TX)

    My baby learned how to drink from a straw using this bottle kit. He now is able to drink from a regular straw and we can bypass sippy cups altogether. Thank you for a great product!

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bear bottle, 12.30.2013
    Reviewer: Tammy H (st. louis, mo)

    we were given this by a dietician bc my son has such severe food aversions, and he would refuse to drink out of anything other than his bottle. this was so easy for him to use and realize that he can use something else to drink out of that wont hurt him. this helped him in getting off of the bottle full time and onto sippy cups! great invention :)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great product, 12.24.2013
    Reviewer: Julianna Gilbert (Great Neck, NY)

    Love using this for teaching kids to drink from a straw.

    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fun and Useful, 8.29.2011
    Reviewer: Morgan N. (Athens, GA)

    I use the Bear Bottle to teach straw drinking to patients with low oral tone and speech delays. What makes this bottle different from all the other bear / honey bears I've seen is the special valve that comes with it. When you squeeze the belly, water/juice/etc flows up into the straw but doesn't flow back down. The valve keeps it there so that the patient doesn't have to exert that effort again and again, which can make them tired and frustrated. I gave it 4 stars because the red and yellow straws are a bit hard to get through the cap. It does also come with a couple regular straws, though, and those fit just fine and I can easily find more of those when I need them.

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