Mini Cup + Straw Training System

$15.99 $19.99


Mini Cup + Straw Training System

Learning to drink from a straw is an important developmental milestone for toddlers.  Straw drinking is a critical respiratory and swallowing skill, and it's a great way for toddlers to explore mealtime independence.  The key to straw introduction is having an age-appropriate length and diameter as well as sensory support to keep the toddler's lips at the tip of the straw.  Pediatric Feeding Specialist Dawn Winkelmann, M.S., CCC-SLP, designed the ezpz Mini Cup + Straw Training System to help toddlers meet important open cup and straw drinking milestones safely and successfully.  


  • Helps toddlers succeed with the 3-Phase Developmental Drinking Method (Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP)
  • Straw serves as both a Beginner Training Straw & an Advanced Training Straw
  • Soft silicone protects baby/toddlers developing guns and teeth
  • Reduces spillage
  • Weight base and tactile bumps provide topple resistance
  • Made from high quality silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, and phthalate FREE
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe


  • Step 1:  Open Cup
    • Start having your toddler practice drinking independently from the Mini Cup.  
    • Open cup drinking is important, as it supports healthy oral and speech development, aids with teething, helps your toddler build a strong swallow, and can decrease tooth decay.
  • Step 2:  Beginner Training Straw
    • Place the Mini Straw into the Mini Cup lid with the sensory bumps outside of the cup.
    • The straw's sensory bumps will help keep your toddler's lips stable, while the curvature and shorter length promote safe and successful straw drinking.
    • These features support the development of a mature swallow.
  • Step 3:  Advanced Training Straw
    • Once your toddler is no longer depending on the sensory bumps and curvature for safety, flip the straw over (placing the sensory bumps inside the Mini Cup).
    • Congrats!  Your toddler has developed the skills to drink from the more traditional straight and smooth straw, while still taking advantage of the shorter length for continued safety.

*Based on Ms. Dawn's 3-Phase Developmental Drinking Method created by ezpz's Pediatric Feeding Specialist, Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP.


  • Dimensions
    • Mini Cup:  2.5" x 3.1"
    • Mini Lid:  1.4" x 2.1"
    • Straw:  5.4" x 0.3"
    • Packaging:  5.6" L x 2.7" W x8.3" H
  • Portion Size:  4 oz.
  • 100% Food Grade Silicone
  • Develops Fine Motor Skills
  • BPA, BPS, PVC + Phthalate Free
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
  • Built to last - Silicone will not wear, fade, or corrode!
  • Maximum Temperature:  350ºF
  • Minimum Temperature:  -8ºF
  • Ages 12 months +


  • Wash thoroughly before first use and after each use.
  • Product can be placed in dishwasher or hand washed.
  • Some detergents and soaps have a tendency to leave a residue.  If this occurs, we recommend switching detergents, modifying dishwasher cycle settings, and/or cleaning the cup with hot water, vinegar, and/or baking soda.
  • Do not wash with metal scouring pads.


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** WARNING:  For your child's safety and health, always use with adult supervision.  Never leave child unattended while using.  Continuous and prolonged sucking of sugary fluids may cause tooth decay.  Take extra care when microwave heating.  Always check food/liquid temperature before consuming.  Always stir heated food to ensure even heat distribution and test.  Do not expose cup to heat higher than 350ºF.  Keep all relevant information for future reference.  Remove and discard all packaging materials properly and imspect product before use.  Throw away at the first sign of damage or weakness.  Maximum temperature:  350ºF.  Minimumum Temperature:  -8ºF.  **

    Exchanges & Returns

    We hope your experience has been great one but understand that sometimes things go wrong.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us at (405) 842-SWAN (7926) or via email at as we want to work with you to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. 

    We offer free returns and/or exchanges within 14 days of purchase.  You can return your item for store credit, exchange for a different size, or a refund to the original payment method.

    For exchanges and returns, the item(s) MUST be unused, unworn, unwashed, and in the same condition that you received it with the price tags intact.  Please include a copy of the original receipt with your exchange/return.

    Please open your package and check the content(s) immediately upon receipt. If you notice an item is missing, damaged and/or defective, or received the wrong item, please notify us within 14 days of delivery via email at

    ** Gift certificates are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for monetary payment. **


    Only regular priced items are eligible for return.  The following items are FINAL SALE and cannot be returned or exchanged: 

    • All Accessories:  bags, clutches, gloves, hair accessories, hats, jewelry, scarves, sunglasses
    • Blankets
    • Intimates:  bralettes, camis, extenders
    • Socks
    • Swimwear
    • Clearance & Sale Items:  sale items 20% or greater and items marked "AS IS"
    • Special orders
    • Gift cards



    1.  Email your request to within 14 business days of delivery.  You will receive a RETURNS FORM to complete and include with your exchange/return. 

    ** If you're requesting an exchange, please include the correct size so we can pull it from our inventory and will hold it for you! **

    2.  Mail your item to the following address:  Black Swan Boutique, c/o RETURNS DEPARTMENT, 12325 N. May Avenue, Suite 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.  

    • Original shipping costs to you are non-refundable.  You are responsible for paying you own shipping costs for returning your item(s) to our store for a refund and/or exchange.
    • If you are shipping an item over $50, please consider using a shipping service where you can track the item and/or purchasing shipping insurance.  
    • Shoe boxes must be encased in another box for shipping to protect the items.  If you send the shoes back with stickers and return labels directly on the box, or if the shoe box is damaged, you may receive a partial refund only.
    • We cannot guarantee that your returned item will be received.

    3.  Once your return has been received and inspected, we will notify you via email if you will receive a full or partial refund.  If you requested an exchange, we will email you with tracking information once your item ships.

    There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable) which include: 

    • any item not in its original condition, is damaged, or missing parts (buttons, etc.) not due to our error
    • any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery 

    4.  If you are approved for a full refund, a credit will be automatically applied to your original method of payment by default, unless otherwise noted on the Returns Form.  You may also request an in-store credit (online code), which can be used instantly once your return has been processed!   


    If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you (lucky you!), you will receive in-store credit for the value of your return.  An online code will be sent to you via email once the item has been received, inspected, and processed.

    If the item was not marked as a gift when purchased or the gift giver had the order shipped directly to them to give to you later, we will reach out to the gift giver and notify them of your exchange/return.



    We want to personally THANK YOU for shopping with the Black Swan Boutique!  We know there is a lot of competition out there for your business, and we truly appreciate you supporting our small, family-owned business located right here in the heart of Oklahoma City!  



    Both in-store or curbside pickup is available Tuesday through Friday from 12pm - 5pm and Saturday from 12pm -3pm. An email will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup. If you prefer to meet us curbside for pickup, please call us at (405) 842-7926 or text us at (405) 742-4476.


    Complimentary shipping on all orders over $100 (after discounts, before taxes!Orders are processed and shipped the next business day (Tuesday through Friday), with the exception if the next day is a national holiday, via USPS, UPS, or DHL Express.We do not ship on Saturday or Sunday.  These orders will be shipped on the following Tuesday.You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your order and again when you order has shipped with tracking information.  Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this in your inbox.We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or delayed packages by the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or DHL Express.