Apart from the first few days after birth, N has never taken a bottle, so when the time came to start introducing food I was a little worried about how well he would take to drinking from a cup. There are lots of different cups for babies and toddlers available these days and we have tried a several of them during our weaning journey; we have two that N currently likes to use and one of those is from the new cute Tommee Tippee Animal Antics Collection.
The Tommee Tippee Animal Antics Collection features fun animal characters each with a special skill, and the new designs are featured across all the different cup types, from transitional cups through to sports bottles. N has a Sporty cup (similar to a sports bottle but without a push up/down spout) and his cup features The Tumblers, a family of balancing ants! You can find out more about The Tumblers and the other 8 characters by visiting the Tommee Tippee website: www.tommeetippee.co.uk/animal-antics. You can also download Animal Antics colouring in sheets!
The Sporty cup has a non-spill valve in the spout which seals automatically when your child stops drinking – you can see the valve in the photo above. Prior to using sporty cups N had soft spout beakers which he was able to get the water out of by pressing the spout down on his tray! With his Tommee Tippee Sporty cup he can only get water out when drinking which is saving me from a lot of cleaning up; also the non-spill valve combined with the large 360ml capacity makes this cup ideal for when we’re out and about.
I love the design of the bottle; the little ants are really sweet and the colours are bright and bold. I like that this one in particular is unisex in its design as I try to stay away from the “blue for boys, pink for girls” stereotype and go for more vibrant shades, although they do have a pink and a blue variation as well. The bottle is the perfect size for N’s little hands as you can see below!
The Tommee Tippee Animal Antics Collection is available at Asda priced £4.49 for the First Transition Cup, and £3.99 for all other cups. They are dishwasher, microwave and steriliser safe and BPA-free.
Which character is your little one’s favourite?
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Disclosure: I received the Tommee Tippee Animal Antics Sporty cup for free for review, however all thoughts and opinion remain my own.