Baby J loves to drink water, but it has been a bit of a struggle finding a cup that he can use confidently. He struggled with the traditional hard spouted sippy cups, and even struggled with the soft spouted sippy cups that his big brother was a fan of. I couldn’t help but think, if only there was a baby cup with a straw. It turns out that there is! Tommee Tippee have put a lots of thought into their selection of cups for babies and toddlers, and their current range includes several different types for each stage of weaning!
Tommee Tippee’s range of cups have been designed to help little ones learn how to drink independently and confidently whilst reducing spills. There are non-spill cups, free flow cups, sippy cups with handles for little ones and beakers for growing toddlers, in a range of fun colours and cute designs. There are weaning cups for 4 months+, training cups for 7 months+ and active cups for 12 months+. Handles can be removed and added to other cups in the range and the valves can also be removed if your little one wants to try free flow drinking.
Weaning: There are two cups for weaning, a sippee cup designed to be suitable from 4 months and a straw cup designed for 6 months and over. Both of these cups have a capacity of 150ml, perfect for little ones learning to take sips at meal times. They have large handles to allow them to get a good grip and these can easily be removed as your baby gets better at holding their cup. The sippy cup comes with a lid and the straw cup can be flipped down preventing spills.
Training: The training range also has a sippee cup and a straw cup and both of these cups have a larger capacity – 230ml – for thirsty little ones aged 7 months+. The sippee cup has a soft spout and easy-to-grip large handles which can be removed, whilst the straw cup doesn’t. Both of these cups are curved making them easy for little hands to grip and they’re spill-proof too, with a lid on the sippee cup and a flip down top on the straw cup.
Active: This selection of cups has been designed for independent little drinkers aged 12 months on. There is a sippee cup, a sports cup and a straw cup. The sippee and straw cups have a capacity of 260ml and are insulated to keep drinks cool, while the straw cup isn’t insulated but can hold 300ml! It makes them perfect for keeping busy toddlers hydrated while you’re out and about.
Baby J has one of the straw cups from the training range and gets on so well with it. It has a soft, flexible straw which is just the right size for his little mouth and easy for him to suck his water through. The straw means he doesn’t need to tip his cup like he would with a sippee cup, and it can flip closed when he’s finished drinking, making it perfect for taking with us on the go. It has a decent capacity so he always has plenty to drink. The cups are easy to take apart and clean; they’re perfectly safe to go in the dishwasher or wash by hand.
I have three Tommee Tippee cups – 1 x 6m+ straw cup, 1 x 7m+ sippee cup and 1 x 12m+ sports cup – to give to one lucky winner. If you’d like a chance to win simply complete one or more of the entry options on the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway closes on 21st December 2015. T&Cs apply.
*Tommee Tippee kindly provided these cups for the review and giveaway.