“ Brand: Anyway-Up / Type: Training Cups „
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Anyway Up Cups are a clever design for a childs drinking cup that can stop those unwanted leaks and spills that you can get from other lidded drinking cups. We have tried a number of different drinking cups and found the Anyway Up Cups to be useful, although we found the lid awkward on the cup we had.
Our findings have been that where as with some other cups our child seemed to be fascinated by tipping the cup upside down and pouring out the contents, with the Anyway Up Cup try as our child might, that wasn't something that they could do.
The Anyway Up Cups have a built in valve which has cleverly foiled the attempts of our devilsh child to cause havoc by pouring drinks on to mummy and daddys new rug, settee, cushions etc. The thing about the cup is that when your child drinks out of it the liquid is dispensed. Yet when there is no suction the liquid stays put inside. This makes it nigh on impossible for liquids to escape the cup. Its also better for your childs teeth.
One thing we found with our Anyway Up Cup was that it had such a tight fitting and hard to get off lid, that there were times when trying to free said lid away from the actual cup bit, that I knocked my hand up towards my face as I had to pull at the lid so fiercely. This was very unpleasant and not something that we wanted to repeat every time we had to take off the lid.
This situation happened on more than one occasion and wasn't very helpful at all. However it may have been that our particular cup had an overly snug fitting lid to it. Either way it was something that was very off putting. Even though the anti spill idea of the cup worked really well, it was so difficult to get the lid off when the cup was empty to wash and clean it for its next use, that it was off putting.
The cup we had was cheap to buy at £2.85. It was certainly a value for money item. The drinks we put into the cup stayed put unless our child was drinking from it. Even if the cup was shaken, turned upside down or waved about by our child in a 'why can't I make a dreadful mess with this ' way, it wouldn't drip drink all over the floor.
To sum up the Anyway Up Cup I feel its a very good idea for a childs drinking cup. It works really well at stopping leaks and spills. Ours did have a very snug fitting lid which caused havoc when we tried to take it off to wash the cup. This was something that in the end made us give up using it. Due to its over snug lid, our cup gets 2 stars deducted and so gets a 3 star rating.
I was first introduced by a friend, when we were trying to get our middle daughter to start drinking by herself. She had nothing but praise for the cups.
The cups themselves come in a number of different colours. We had orange for my daughter, and have since bought the blue one for my young son.
The cups themselves come in two parts. The cup, and the lid. The lid is designed in a way that if you tip the cup upside down, it does not leak. It actually needs the child to suck on it, in order for the drink to come out.It is also extremely easy to hold with the handles providing a great grip.
I have only used water in a very diluted juice in the cups, as I am acutely aware that sucking in the same condition can do irreparable damage to a childs teeth.
So I really think you should take this into consideration when introducing your child to a cup like this, even if they don't have teeth when they start. The reason I say this is because they will get used to the cup, and when they do start to get teeth, you don't want them to get damaged.
My middle daughter had her cup until she was four, and we even used it when she was older when travelling in the car. We do the same with my youngest now, and he is five. It just saves all the mess. He has thrown it around, dropped it and done all kinds of things imaginable with the cup and it still goes strong. For a couple of pounds it really is good value.
I have also washed this cup in the dishwasher, with no prolems at all. In fact I have done it hundreds of times, and it is no worse off for the fact. If I had one slight problem with them, is that were the child bites (or sucks) it is sometimes hard to get really clean, but steaming in the dishwasher usually does the trick.
In all I can only recommend these cups. Super value and a cup that will last for a very long time.
Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk
Ever since my daughter started drinking from a cup I have been searching high and low trying to find a cup that doesn't leak. After spending endless amounts of money on new cups with special spouts and valves that promised not to leak a single drop I was ready to give up. That was until I decided to try an Anyway Up Cup!
These cups have been around for years - my sister has two children aged 10 and 12 and she used these cups back then. I always dismissed these cups as they are cheaper that the other so called "non spill" cups so I wrongly assumed that they would be no good. However, when I saw them on offer in Tesco's a few months ago I decided to give them a go - the price was too good to refuse. I paid £3 for 2 cups (usually £1.99 each). In my opinion these cups are an absolute bargain as all the other versions cost around £3.99 each!
The design of the cup is very simple. The lid just clips on and off and there is no fancy valve inside the cup - just a little plastic cover over the teat which opens when the child sucks. Looking at it, I thought there was no way it was going to stay leak proof but lo and behold, when I put the juice inside and gave it to my daughter not a single drop spilled from the cup! She has been using these cups most days now for the past few months and they have been brilliant - however, yesterday we did have the first leak and I noticed that the little seal over the teat was torn. I have just put this down to maybe scrubbing it a bit hard when washing it though and it has not put me off. All the other cups we have ever bought have ended up leaking within a week and sometimes within minutes of using them!
I went into Tesco's yesterday and noticed that the offer of 2 for £3 is back on at the moment so I bought 4 more to keep us going for a while. To my knowledge, the cups are available in 2 different sizes - small with handles on either side for younger babies and a larger version with no handles for older children. They also come in various colours - I have seen them in pink, lilac, blue, green and red.
Overall, I couldn't rate this cup higher! We have virtually tried the majority of non spill cups on the market and this is the only one that works!
These anyway up cups are absolutely fabulous. You wouldn't believe how many cups I've been through before I found these. I tried so many cups before I found these, all of them claimed to be no spill cups but none of them lived up to their claims.
These Anyway Up Training Cups do, it doesn't matter what your children do they actually work and don't spill. The only Anyway Up Cup I've ever seen that spilt was my friends little boy and he had literally spent about nine months gnawing at the spout of the cup until he'd finally gnawed through the plastic.
I have several of these cups two at home for my toddler, one for overnight in his cot in case he wants a drink of water, the other for day time. I have one at my Mum and Dads house too for when they cared for my children while I was at work, now on Maternity leave it just means that I don't have to take a cup when I visit. These cups are the perfect solution for me as I always like my sons to have a drink in easy reach but don't like to have to clean up more because of this. The fact that my toddler can wake in the middle of the night, help himself to a sip or so of water and put the beaker back down anyway up without wetting the cot seals the deal for me.
They are made of sturdy plastic and my children haven't managed to break them yet. They've both used the cups I've bought, and I think they'll last for my third son, so that's constant use for about two years, mine look as good as new but my son's don't gnaw or bite things generally. These aren't good for when you first start cup training because you need to be able to suck to get the liquid out, my sons have all been breastfed so they couldn't suck at first and were both about one before they could use these cups.
The downside are they aren't very cheap, but if you factor in the saved money in cleaning products and extra washing and the time you'll save they are brilliant value for money at £2.00 for the two handled small cup and a little more for the larger beaker with no handles. You do need one of those small bottle brushes to clean them properly as you can't get your fingers in the spout to clean it and sometimes they can be a little harder to open. But weighing these up against the fact that you aren't always finding wet patches of spilt drinks or there aren't trails of liquid following your toddler round as he hangs his cup off one finger while he's walking.
I would recommend these Anyway Up Training Cups to anyone and the fact that I still use them and expect to use them when I cup train my third son should say it all. Cost per use: 0.2p, and still going strong.
When my eldest was about 4 months old the first cup I bought her was a Tommee Tippee cup - she couldn't really drink out of it this early and I tried numerous cups. I found as she got older that she would tip them upside down and the drink would go all over (luckily we had wooden floors so it was easy to wipe up). When she was about 6 - 8 months I came across the anyway up cup, at the time they said for 9 months+. Now they say from 6 months+.
The cups come in various colours and the design of the cup hasn't changed - it's a cup with 2 handles and an oval like spout. But it is not free flowing.They now also do a tumbler ie without handles and a smiley cup which has a lid to put over the spout to keep it clean. They all have a vlave (invented by Mandy Haberman) moulded into the mouth piece which seals between sips.
When my eldest first tried to drink out of this type of cup, she couldn't and got quite frustrated, so I tried to drink out of it. I had to really suck hard to get any drink out and thought there was no way she was ever going to drink out of it. So I got a knife and tried to make the slit in the spout bigger. She did eventually manage to drink out of one (which I hadn't tampered with) but she was getting on for one. The good thing was you could buy replacement lids so you didn't have to buy a whole new cup.
When I bought my youngest her first cup I again went for the Tommee Tippee and bought a few others as time went on. Then in Superdrug I came across an anyway up cup (now i don't know if this was a proper one) and it said from 6 months, I pondered then went for it and bought one. ..........................She managed to drink out of it straight away, so I had to have a go and it did seem a lot easier than the years before.
I have since bought more but can't seem to find just the replacement lids.
They are now priced at £1.99 from supermarkets and I am convinced they have been made easier to drink out of - which is a good thing as you don't have any leaks to start with. Although I am now finding that you have to make sure the lid has no wetness at all when you put it on otherwise I get told it is leaking.
I do recommend these as it saves a lot of clearing up and they are also better for the teeth as no drink goes into the mouth until they suck.
When I first got one of these the lids were very difficult to get off and my husband couldn't get the lid off which was quite funny, you had to press down on an oval shaped bump which seemed to release the air and then pull on the edge of the lid at the same time. It also seems easier to get the lid off now too (or am I just used to it) my husband didn't seem to have as much hassle this time round!
So I think they have changed them.
When my eldest child started drinking from a cup I bought loads of different ones to find the ones that she liked and that she would actually drink out of. Unfortunately most of the cups she accepted were free flowing and would leak everywhere. After a few months I was fed up of finding little puddles on the floor that I would slip in or damp patches on the sofa that I would sit in. I had heard of the Anyway-Up cup and decided to give it a try.
The Anyway-Up cup that I bought was made of hard pink plastic and had a hard plastic push on lid. The cup had a handle on each side and was quite light and not too big or bulky. The spout is oval shaped and quite small and in the top there is a piece of clear plastic that has a small slit in it. This is the part that stops the contents coming out.
I liked the look of the cup and I was pleased it had two handles as this style seemed to be the one that my daughter prefered. I thought it would be easy enough to clean and although I felt it was a little expensive compared to some other cups I had bought I got one anyway. I put the price down to the fact that it was a named brand rather than a supermarket own brand. I noticed that replacement lids were also available in packs of two. I can't remember how much I paid because it was about four years ago now.
When I first offered the anyway up cup to my daughter she didn't seem to notice it was different or new and stuck the spout straight into her mouth. Then she got quite annoyed and took the cup out and gave it a nasty look. She tried again with the spout but this time took particular offence to the cup and threw it across the floor. I retrieved the cup and had a look at it and it seemed ok. I offered it to her again but she refused it. I tried to suck some juice from the cup myself to see if there was a problem with the drink but found I couldn't get anything out.
I tried sucking several times but nothing would come out of the cup. I tried to see if the slit was in some way damaged but it seemed ok. After a few more refusals from my daughter I finally took a pair of scissors to the plastic piece in the top of the spout and made the hole bigger. Unfortunately this meant that the cup was now not spill proof but my daughter could at least get her juice out.
Although the cup was easy to clean and fitted into the dish washer the inside of the spout did get quite dirty after a few months of use. I remembered the replacement lids and so bought a pack. I thought that perhaps my daughter had been a little too young to suck the juice properly before so when I bought the new lid I left the hole in the top as it was. This time she made one attempt at getting to her juice and threw the cup away.
My daughter is now four years old and I have two younger children who have all used this cup with various lids but all of them have refused to drink from a new undoctored lid.
Everything I have read about these cups has been positive but for me they were a bit of a waste of money as I am still left with a leaky cup.
I was in no rush to buy a non-spill cup after reading several articles about children's dental health after using non-spill cups but after several weeks of wet suspicious looking wet patches on my jeans after cuddling my daughter, beaker in hand, and her clothes, pushchair, my sofa etc being soaked I decided to buy my daughter a non-spill cup.
I reasoned that my daughter only drinks cow's milk or water so I did not have to worry about decay due to the build up of sugars from fruit juices, the next time I was in my local Tesco I meandered towards the feeding accessories to be greeted by a large section of beakers in all shapes, sizes, colours and with all sorts of different 'new technology' valves ensuring that they didn't spill. Eventually I settled on the Anyway Up Cup.
My daughter, like many little ones loves to throw her beaker from her highchair, turn it upside down, shake it around, throw it across the room if she has hold of it when a tantrum occurs. Basically it is there for her to use and abuse as she pleases. This cup is ideal for her.
It is made of strong, durable plastic that has withstood being run over by her pushchair when she decided in town that she no longer wanted it, it has been bashed off various other things and has also endured being constantly chewed. It is slightly scuffed due to the contact with the pavement but is fine apart from that and is designed to put up with the daily life of a toddler.
About the cup...
The cup is made by Amadeus in the Uk and is marketed as the 'classic leak-proof cup' and surprisingly it does exactly what it says on the tin, or rather box in this case. Don't just take my word for it, Amadeus have sold over 25 million cups that use the leak-proof valve.
They are bright in colour and are available in different styles,colours and features. (see their website full a full range of products.) We purchased a green one and a pink one.
The two cups that we purchased are suitable from 6 months and are have handles for ease of holding, a push on lid (some have screw on lids) and hold approximately 260ml/9oz.
They feature a raised solid plastic teat with a small plastic section which makes up the valve, there are no fiddly bits or other components that make this cup leak-proof, it is just the simple bit of plastic with the slit. You simply take a few sips, a vacuum is created and hey presto the valve is activated and your sofa's are safe! This clever, simple valve seals between sips. Be aware that if you are flying or travelling for long periods of time the vacuum may be lost so just take a few sips of the drink to re-activate the valve and make the cup leak-proof again.
These cups are not designed for hot drinks although they are okay for warm drinks such as milk, they are suitable for warming drinks slightly in the microwave but make sure you do so without the lid on. They are not for use with fizzy drinks, this is not really an issue for me as I don't let my daughter have them.
These cups are easy to wash, like most baby accessories they can be washed in warm soapy water, thoroughly clean the spout and valve with a teat brush and be sure to rinse the cup and lid before use. Do not push anything through the valve as you may damage it and don't use harsh cleaning products.
I was very pleased with this cup, it is easy to use, simple to clean and works. My daughter likes the colour and does not struggle to get liquid out of it. The lid can be a bit stiff when it is new but at least there is no way your child can get the lid off!
I purchased mine in Tesco but you can buy them from Sainsbury's, Superdugs, Morrisons, Lloyds Pharmacy or Boots. They are inexpensive so my purse likes them too! We paid £1.99 for our cups but the prices vary depending on the style.
You can contact Amadeus by ...
02920 575600 mon-fri 09.00am-17.00pm
Amadeus Associates International Ltd,
Their website is, www.amadeusail.co.uk
Things to remember...(with any cup!)*****************************========================
Never leave your child unattended whilst feeding.
Always check the temperature of the drink before offering it to your child.
Don't let your child walk around with a beaker or cup unattended.
I seem to have formed a rather large collection in my kitchen cupboard of cups that I have bought for Harry and he has at some point decided that he doesn't like it/can't use it/won't use it. I was rapidly losing patience with finding him a cup which suited both him and me that when I saw this one in Tesco I thought it was worth a try. And I am pleased to say that we have managed to keep using the same cup for well over 4 months now, a record with my fussy 18 month old!
I have usually gone for cups from well known brands, such as Tommee Tippee and Avent. But Harry absolutely hated these so I started to look at the lesser known brands as I thought clearly he doesn't give 2 hoots whether it is branded or not! This particular cup was actually invented by a British mum called Mandy Haberman in the 1990's, after she saw a gap in the market for non-spill cups for babies and toddlers. She came up with the idea of the Anyway Up Cup, and it has been a huge success. I had never heard of the inventor or anything about her before using this cup, and there is nothing about her on the packaging either, so I think it is something you would have to research online if you wanted to find out more.
I have personally had experience with 2 types of these cups. I have bought my son both the 2 handled cup, and the tumbler in this particular product range, although there is the Smiley cup in the range too which I haven't actually used so I won't be able to comment on that particular cup throughout this review. The 2 handled cup is shown on the left in the picture provided by Dooyoo. It is made fully of plastic, and comprises of a plastic beaker which 2 generously sized plastic handles, and a plastic lid with a nice sized spout. The Tumbler is a bigger version of this but without the handles. As mentioned it holds probably half as much again as the two handled cup, and this is because this one is aimed at much older children.
The 2 handled cup is aimed at children around 6 months of age. I didn't actually buy this cup until Harry was just under a year, but we never used it much because he couldn't seem to suck hard enough to get his juice out of the cup so it went to the back of the cupboard. When he got to around 13 months, I decided to try it again and lo and behold, it worked! He drank merrily from it, and seemed very happy with the handles and drinking himself.
As he got older, he began to just hold the cup himself so I had another look in my Tesco and saw that this brand did a tumbler, which as mentioned is aimed at 12 months + and is slightly bigger than its predecessor. I took it to the till and used it as soon as I got home. Again, Harry took to it fine and looked so grown up with his no handled cup! He didn't seem bothered that there were no handles, and the larger size was much better for him as he was drinking a lot more frequently as he was getting bigger. As mentioned there is also a Smiley Cup which is mainly for travelling as it has a special lid to keep the spout clean, but I haven't seen these in any shops, even those that sell the 2 handled cup and the Tumbler.
Now the best thing about these cups by far is the superb non spill valve within the cup which is the special technology Mandy Haberman came up with when inventing the cups. Several cups I have bought claim to be non-spill but they do actually spill. And some have super-special valves and all sort in them including straws and things but I have found these break easily and are a waste of money. But these cups have no fancy pants gadgets inside, just a valve at the tip of the spout which stops the liquid coming out unless the spout is sucked to break the vacuum. When you use the cup (and yes, I have tried them for the purposes of this review!), you feel the vacuum break as you suck, and it makes a slight clicking noise. When you stop sucking, it creates a vacuum again and a small squeak is heard, which is the air escaping from the spout. I have tried throwing this beaker across the floor, up in the air and shaking it around like a mad woman, and I have never had a drip come out of it!
Also, the lid is quite touch to get on and off for me, and for my partner so there is no way that Harry or any other toddler is going to be able to remove it and make a lovely puddle on your carpet. This is important for me because Harry has always found a way to open these supposed "Child-proof" lids yet he has still had no luck with this one, not for lack of trying mind!
The only downside to these for me is their availability. I have never seen these cups in my town, despite us having a big Boots, a Superdrug and a large Sainsburys supermarket. I haven't seen it in any of these shops, yet they sell them in my out of town Tesco. I have heard that Boots do sell them, yet 3 Boots stores I have been in do not stock them, which is a shame as they are the best baby/toddler cup I have tried! As for prices, the 2 handled cup will set you back around £1.99 which is great value, and the Tumbler is around £2.39. Both are great prices and these cups are indestructible so will last for ages! A great thing also is that you can buy a pack of 2 replacement lids for £2.47, so you don't have to replace the cup all the time as well. If you can't find them in shops, they are available via Tesco online grocery shopping. They also come in a variety of colours; I have seen lilac, bright pink, deep blue, orange and lime green so there is something any toddler.
I would really recommend these cups to any mum and dad who wants an easy life when it comes to cups for their baby or toddler. They really are child-proof, they don't leak or spill or drip, the lids are hard to remove, even for us grown ups, and they are really hard-wearing. I hope you can find one somewhere around near you as they will make you and your toddler happy and save you a fortune in trying a hundred different cups before you get to this one!
For more information about the inventor Mandy Haberman and the cups, visit her website at http://www.mandyhaberman.com.
Thank you for reading!
I have been using the Anyway Up cups for four years now and I would not consider using any other form of non-spill cup for my kids, well my daughter especially. She is 2 and will throw her cup across the settee at times so a non-spill variety is top priority. My son is now 4, nearly 5, and can drink from a normal cup at the table during dinner but if he has a drink through the day it has to be in one of these as is extremely careless too.
The cup itself is a very simple design. It comes in three varieties.
The Smiley Cup This was designed for babies aged 6 months+ but is popular with older children too. It is a basic plastic cup shape with handles. A screw on spout and top and a travel cover that pops over the top for keeping the spout clean when not in use. There is a marked line on the side of the cup to show you the Health education Authorities recommended amount of juice to add to the water to maintain healthy teeth.
The Tots Cup This was designed for babies aged 9 months+ but again is suitable for older children too. This is similar in design to the Smiley Cup. The basic cup has moulded handles on either side and a push on spout lid. No guidelines on this one about juice quantities.
The Tumbler This is designed for children aged 1 year+ but this is the one I use for my kids who as I said are 2 and 4. It is a large tumbler shaped container with no handles. The spout lid is push on again and has a solid plastic spout.
They all come in various colours and the lids are sold separately as well if you need them. This means you can mix and match colours to suit the child. Also my kids tend to scrape their teeth along the bottom side of the spout and the cup is still fine so having the lids separately means you can just replace that part without the expense of buying a whole new cup.
All these cups are also very easy to clean as there are so few parts to it. The valve is part of the spout so there is nothing to take apart and clean seperatly.
##WHY IS IT SO SPEICAL##
Mandy Haberman invented the unique patented Anywayup valve. Basically this is small moulded rubber type valve placed just under the very edge of the spout. It has a small slit design across the face of it, which allows the drink to be sucked through. As soon as the child stops sucking, the valve seals shut preventing any more juice to flow through. Because the valve is placed so close to the tip of the spout it also stops there being any leakage from residual drink left in the spout after the child stops sucking.
The valve itself is so strong and secure when sealed you can literally shake this as hard as you can, filled with drink and it will not spill or let any drink escape. You can tip it upside down and turn round in circles with it. Nothing is getting through!!
The other benefit to this is that because the drink only comes through when the child sucks it stops there being small amounts of juice in the childs mouth from trickling through comfort sucking on the spout. This in turns reduces the effects of tooth decay, as there is not so much contact from the drink itself.
I whole-heartedly recommend these cups, through use and experience of all different types of toddler and child cups. These have never let me down in the non-spill or non-drip actions and my carpets are safe from blackcurrant stains.
However - all good things have a least one little down side.
In my experience although these cups are designed for babies aged from 6 month+, I would not personally recommend them from this young. Simply because my children never had strong enough sucks to get the juice out at that age. They are both breast fed children so had good strong sucking muscles but these cups, due to the very design to stop leaks and spills, made it very difficult for them to get anything out. They were both about 14 months before they used them regularly and I knew they were capable of getting a drink. I have friends who have experienced the same thing and they just preserved, eventually the childs suck became strong enough to drink from it but I just gave up until they were a bit older.
The second and last niggle is that due to the vacuum seal effect the cup has, it can make quite a high pitched squeaking noise when the child sucks hard and also when they stop sucking and the air rushes into the cup through the valve it makes this noise again. No problem here during the day, but in the middle of the night when they reach for a drink of water it can be a pain to be woken up by the mouse effect!!
##A BRIEF HISTORY OF MANDY HABERMAN##
Mandy Haberman is the ingenious British Female Inventor of the Year 2000 of the Anyway Up Cup amongst other products. In 1980 she had a daughter who had Sticklers Syndrome, which amongst other complications meant she couldnt suck properly. Knowing she had to find a way to feed her daughter effectively she began designing a bottle to do this. In 1984, this bottle, The Haberman Feeder, was born. Designed exclusively for babies with sucking difficulties and other troubles this was a worldwide success.
In 1990, she was visiting a friend and witnessed her toddler spilling her juice all over the carpet and realised she could potentially add another product to her range of feeding and drinking items, which would be a valuable tool for parents and so the Anyway Up Cup was designed. It was launched in 1996 and took the world by storm and was initially selling at an amazing rate of 60,000 cups per week. By the end of the 90s she was selling 7 million of them worldwide.
You can buy these cups any where from Sainsbury's to Boots and also on-line and they are priced around £3 for the initial bottle and lid and £2 for a pack of 2 lids if buying them on their own.
I wanted to give this cup 5 stars as at my childrens age now the cup is perfect and I would not use anything else but having listed the two factors above I felt it would be appropriate to knock one off, in case anyone was let down with it with a young baby.
Hope this helped and you enjoyed the read.
I tried every non-spill cup going with my 2 toddlers and the anyway up cup is the best - can be harder to teach them to suck out of it but is the easiest to clean.
There is a cup and a lid - unlike the others out there that have valves and inserts and seperate handles and spouts e.t.c
Comes in 2 sizes and with or without handles - wide range of colours and replacement lids are available for when the lids get a bit chewed !
Also when you are ready to train child to drink out of a normal cup you simply remove the lid and it's a cup - other non-spills have screw tops so this would not be possible with them.
I worked for V&A, the producers of this cup, with three other people, when Mandy Haberman the inventor first walked through the door.
It soon became the fastest growing company in Wales, with a plastics moulding division and international trading of huge volumes of these cups. A real suck-sess story!
Along the way I picked up some useful tips from customer services, which might be useful for people who have trouble with using the cup.
Unlike a traditional cup, the more you fill it, the harder it is to drink from. If you fill it right to the top it's basically impossible.
This phenomenon is based on the hydraulic principle - water (more or less) can't be compressed or expanded.
If you have only liquid in the cup, it is a sealed system, so the only way to get any into your mouth is to try to force the liquid to expand so it fills not only the cup, but also part of your mouth. This is basically impossible.
So the trick is to leave some air in the cup. That way, when you try to drink, you'll be trying to make the air expand. Air CAN expand, so this should work. The more air, the easier it is to get some out.
It's an inevitable tradeoff. You want a cup which is sealed, so it doesn't leak, but this means that you need to be a bit careful about how you fill it, otherwise the sealed system means you can't get any drink out..
i have recently purchased this product for my daughter . i haven't encountered many problems with this cup, but i find the shape of this product really similar to products already available in stores. i find the colours really bright and cheerful thus making it really suitable for my daughter to use. the one problem i have with this cup is the tightness of the lid, i find it really hard to open it when i want to wash it. i hope the company who produces this product can improve or design a more unique design for this cup'.
I have three wonderful but messy children. My eldest is 5, the middle one (who I should have called Damian as he's a little devil) is 3 and my baby is 9 months. I have used these cups since my first bundle of joy entered my life and they have been a Godsend, an absolute must for any parent. I have tried various other brands who all claim the same thing, but they always leak and always dribble. Very frustrating as any parent would know! Plus you have wasted money in the long run trying to "save " money, cutting corners on price means cutting corners on quality. However, one warning about these anyway up cups, only put the lower beaker into the dishwasher, not the mouth piece. Only place it on the top shelf too. I never read the back of the packaging, what busy parent does??? However, I found out to my cost that if you place the mouth section in the washer, it wont seal any more. Virtually distructable yes, but only if you wash it by hand. I have looked after my middle son's cup and now my baby girl is drinking from it. I also find it seems to soothe her sore gums as she is in the teething phase. I have about five cups in total, all going strong and no, never leaked yet.
The cup that I bought Joe from Tesco is slighlty different from the one photographed on this page. All the same it is a cup by Tesco that claims to be the anyway up variety so I hope this op is in the right place! I became quite concerned when Joe refused to use drinking cups, preferring his bottle. I have read about bottles causing speech and language problems if used regularly when babies develop into toddlers. I have also read reports about bottle users having problems with their teeth and therefore dentists recommend that children be encouraged to use cups from at least 12 months. I introduced a cup at around 9 months afer I saw one of Joe's chums using one quite easily. You know what it is like - you see a child the same age doing something that you consider to be more advanced than your child is doing and you become obsessed that your child has a problem! At this point Joe wouldn't even hold his own bottle although he could. I tried every type of cup under the sun. All claiming to be leakproof but the claims were false! We had Boot, Avent, Mothercare, Babies R Us and the list goes on . . . . That is until I discovered the Tesco cup. Joe's cup is transparent and does not have handles. It has the cut out middle which mean that babies grip the actual cup. Any parent will know what I mean by this - sorry if you don't! He holds this cup in a much more controlled way than the ones with the handle that he used to enjoy launching across the room! The cup has a pale blue lid with a spout. Inside is a strong, see through straw which is detachable for cleaning purposes. The child has to suck for the fluid to leave the beaker meaning that there really are no spills. Sometimes if a little liquid is left in the straw and the cup is laid down, a little milk may trickle out but nothing excessive. The health visitor is not too keen on these cups as she says that they do not encourage a child to
drink properly - they are still relying on producing a sucking action. I therefore also use a Doidy cup at meal times. These are like a beaker with a spout. You need to give your child a drink from them as they do not have any lid at all! The health visitors are actually promoting the use of this instead of cups but realistically a child could not be independent with one of these until around 3 years of age and then there would be accidents. The Tesco cup is ideal for my situation. Joe has some independence, there is little mess and it is durable too! Hope this might save you pounds on testing the cups out. Thanks for reading.
This opinion is sort of in the right place, as it`s about the tesco anyway up cup. This cup comes in two colours, bright green and purple. They are slightly transparent so you can see how much juice is left in it without removing the lid. They also have a colourful picture on the side of either a hippo or an elephant. The lid is bright pink and easily removed and just pushes back on. It is a pretty snug fit but if the cup is thrown very hard by your child it can sometimes come off. Unlike the anyway up cup, which has a special valve which can wear out with time and use, this cup has a small flexible straw inside. The way this works, is by the straw being pushed onto a hollow point which is positioned just inside the spout. The straw is then fixed around the edge of the inside of the lid, and the other end then pushed into place in the space next to the other end of the straw. This is quite hard to explain to someone whose never seen this type of lid as it`s pretty unusual. Any juice that is left in the cup can`t be spilled as it has to be sucked up inside the straw before it will come out of the spout. The advantage of this kind is that the rubber straw won`t wear out, and also because it has to be sucked then you don`t need to worry about different sized holes. The disadvantage is that the straw can be a bit fiddly to clean, especially when it`s had milk in it. It is made out of hard plastic and is very durable, this has been put to the test many times by being thrown across the room by my daughter. The handles on the sides are a nice size so they`re easy for any child to hold. The spout itself is a good size but I think the cup could do with being a bit bigger, just so I don`t have to keep leaving the computer to go fill it up again and again. This is the second cup I tried for my daughter as she found it too hard to suck anything out of the anyway up cup, but she had no problem with this one. It cost me £2.99 and is ava
ilable in most tesco stores. The only problem I`ve got now is how to stop her from losing the bloomin thing every 5 minutes.
Seals between sips, when your child stops drinking the drink stops flowing. Will not leak when shaken.