Product Type: Anyway-Up kids equipment
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Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
Member Name: jessyclown
Date: 28/09/01, updated on 28/09/01 (687 review reads)
Advantages: No drinks spilt
Disadvantages: No drinks drunk
What a brilliant idea, a cup for my daughter to drink from which would not leave drink whereever she tips it up.
A mother, who was fed up with drink spilt all over the floor, invented these cups within the last decade. I could understand that scenario I have found wet patches on floors around my home. The idea was such a simple one and yet seemed so effective in the spout there is a valve that only lets out the drink when it is sucked on. There are so many positive responses to this invention I couldn't wait to see it at work.
I went to a local chemist and for £2.99 I bought an anywayup beaker with easy to hold handles and apparently good for a 6 month old. At the time my daughter was about 8 months old so I thought it would be good for her.
My daughter has a powerful suck, she can drink so much air out of a bottle the teat explodes inward when you take the lid off!
When I gave my little girl a drink in her beaker she tried to drink and got nothing out! I decided that she might be a bit young and so I left it for a while, let use other beakers and get used to using beakers rather than just bottles. A month later I tried her on the beaker still no drink came out as she sucked hard. Back we went to the beakers that spill every where when you pour them over yourself. Every so often I would give her a drink in her anywayup beaker and each time I do she ends up with the same amount of drink in, as there was when I gave it to her! She is now 11 months old and today I gave her a drink in the anywayup beaker again and nothing has come out of it.
I decided to try it out myself. I do not usually use baby beakers to drink from but for the sake of science I tried to drink some of my daughters drink. I suck nothing came so I sucked harder, after a lot of sucking out trickled a dribble. It had been hard work for me and not worth the reward!
The idea of the anywayup cup is great, I wish I had come up with it.
The cups look good, brightly coloured and chunky. The cups are easy for little hands to hold but in my experience the valve is too strong. I wish it wasn't as I really wanted to be able to write an excellent review of the cup but my experience has not been a good one.
Is the problem we have had with these just the beaker I bought or is it common for them to be too hard to drink from? I do not feel inclined to buy another beaker if it is going to be as hard to drink from so I shall just have to put up with spilt drinks around the home.