Teaching straw drinking? Mr. Juice Bear allows you to control the flow of liquid into a child's mouth by gently pushing on his belly and getting the liquid to the right place in the straw to initiate a suck. It can also be used to transition from bottle-feeding to cup drinking. Great to use with children with low oral tone and speech delays. Tried and true method used for decades. A loveable, everyday cup, too. You will appreciate the spill-proof lid!