Similar to the Cip-Kup, the Sip-Tip makes drinking easier for individuals who have difficulty generating and maintaining suction. It can also make the move from bottle-feeding to cup drinking an easier transition. An individual can suck from the straw or can be helped by “pumping” the fluid up the straw with the flexible lid. Simply cover the vent hole with your finger and press down several times until the liquid reaches the desired height. The select-flow valve will keep the straw full of fluid, thereby reducing the air ingested and the effort required to drink (notice the juice staying at the top of the straw in one of the images above). The valve also slows the flow of fluid, which allows for more control over the quantity of fluid taken with each sip and helps to ensure that fluid is deposited in the front of the mouth. Users experience less coughing and choking while drinking with the Sip-Tip and tend to consume more fluid.
When purchased, the valve opening is set for moderate restriction for users who tend to aspirate when taking too much fluid in one swallow. The valve can also be trimmed to increase the flow, further decreasing the effort required to drink. Adjust the flow you need by cutting back the tapered stem of the valve with scissors. The lids snap on securely to the rigid, high-quality tumblers to minimize spillage, and the tumblers are graduated to monitor fluid intake. The 1 Pack includes: 1 eight oz. tumbler, 1 spill-resistant lid, 1 select-flow valve, 10 regular straws, and 1 *free* Lip Blok (3/4″). The Lip Blok decreases tongue protrusion and promotes correct tongue and lip position. All parts are dishwasher-safe and available separately. ARK’s Sip-Tip is made of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. It is not recommended that the assembly be used with carbonated beverages. For easy cleaning of the valves, try a set of dishwasher bags or this valve cleaner.
Specifically designed to assist individuals with oral motor and straw drinking difficulties
Proven to reduce coughing, choking, and aspiration
Increases hydration while being convenient and discreet
Eases the transition from bottle-feeding to cup drinking
Controls the flow of fluid with a removable, reusable, adjustable valve
Includes graduated marks on the side of the cup to monitor fluid intake
Includes a secure lid to minimize spillage
Promotes tongue retraction and corrects lip/tongue positioning with a *free* Lip Blok
Offers the option to help fluid up the straw by pumping the flexible lid
Manufactured out of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.