ARK's Ultra Bear Bottle Kit

ARK's Ultra Bear Bottle Kit
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    Code: BBU100AR
    Price: $11.99
    Shipping Weight: 0.11 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, 8 inches of polytubing, 1 Lip Blok® (3/4"), 12 straws, and instructions on how to teach straw drinking. Polytubing is a reusable, chewable, durable alternative to straws, and the Lip Blok discourages biting on the straw or inserting it too far into the mouth.

    • 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

    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 Amazing cup, 3.28.2015
    Reviewer: Ren j (Houston , Tx)

    My 10 month son picked up the idea of sucking through a straw quickly with this cup. It was taking time with the traditional sippy cups. Now he is drinking more water throughout each day with ease.

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GREAT PRODUCT, 2.21.2015
    Reviewer: vicky lopez (brooklyn, NY)

    My son only drinks out of this cup. The materials are great and do not break easy. What i love the most is that any child can use it. It does not scream DISABLE to me and many people love it as well.

    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 It did the job amazingly, 10.20.2014
    Reviewer: mariap (Key Biscayne, Florida)

    To be honest I was very disappointed when I received this product, I had paid 12 dollars for a bear plastic container exactly as the honey container I had bought at the grocery store for just 3! But this just wasn't a matter of money, I was just beginning to wonder what was the amazing thing of this product. But the thing is than in less than a week she is drinking from it without aid. So... I am not sure what makes the trick but it works!

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A great kit to get your child on the right track, 1.25.2013
    Reviewer: Beth S (Hauppauge, New York)

    This bottle kit really is amazing. My son was able to drink out of a straw comfortable after using this kit very quickly. I thought we would have some time ahead before he could drink from a straw especially due to his special needs. His speech therapist felt this would be the best aid for him. It really was! Well worth the money.

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Kit, 4.13.2012
    Reviewer: Marla M (Cumming, GA)

    This is a great kit with all the extra things you would need.

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