Product Type: ELC baby toys
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ELC Stacking Cups
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
ELC Stacking Cups
Advantages: A durable toy which my little ones love
Disadvantages: Poor colours in my set
My girls were about 8 months old when I decided to buy them some stacking cups as I felt they must have been around so long for a reason. When I looked in my local Early Learning Centre they were easy to find and I was pleased they had them as it is only a small store.
The cups come in a box so you are unable to see the contents inside before you buy. It says that they are suitable from 6 months which I feel is right.
I wasn't that impressed with the colours of the cups that I had in my box. It says that colours and style may vary but sets I had seen at my baby group and a friends house had all been brightly coloured. The set I have is mainly black, white and yellow and all are solid colours with non of the available transparent cups. I was quite disappointed by this as feel that more variety would have been interesting for my little ones.
The cups are made of plastic and are very solid. The quality is very good as you would expect from the Early Learning Centre. My little ones have been playing with the cups for over a year now and to look at them you would think that they are still brand new.
The 10 cups nest inside each other and to start with my little ones would just bang the cups together. One of my babies was more taken with these cups than the other and was soon starting to put a small one inside a large one. This then progressed to starting to build towers, the cups have a rim that the next size cup fits over making it easy for little hands to fit them on correctly. Both my 2 have always loved knocking down a tower that I have built for them and would crawl across the room at high speed to be the first to knock it down.
The cups have the numbers 1-10 printed on the bottom of the cup so you can see these as the tower is being built. Also helpful for when you are stacking them inside each other when tidying up.
If we are going to visit family this is one toy I always take as they hardly take up any room in a bag.
Other possible uses for the cups are playing with them in the bath, the cups have 3 holes in the bottom for the water to run out through. They can also be used for making different sized sandcastles if you have a sandpit.
Price and Availability
I paid £6 for these cups which they are still selling for and as they have had daily use for the last year I feel they have more than paid for themselves. They are available from the Early Learning Centre and other stockists of Early Learning Centre products such as Boots and Amazon.
Would I recommend?
Yes, a great classic toy.
Summary: A good price for much played with stacking cups
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