Product Type: Anyway-Up kids equipment
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Not enough suction for these cups
Member Name: mumto3
Advantages: They are long lasting and have replacement lids available
Disadvantages: You can't suck the juice out through the small hole
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.
Summary: Spent loads and still ended up with leaks