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Healthy Eating Cow Cup
Member Name: loopcinda
Healthy Eating Cow Cup
Advantages: Doesn't leak
Disadvantages: Internal rubber valve wears out eventually
I've tried a lot of baby cups for my children over the last few years and this has been by far the best.
The cow cup is made from a thick plastic. It's not see through at all and has a very distinctive cow pattern over the cup and lid. There are easy grip handles at each side and I've found my children have been able to use it properly from around the age of 9 months. The lid clips on the top very securely and I've never had any problems with it leaking or dribbling. It can sometimes be a bit tricky to remove the lid, which in some ways is good as there is absolutely no chance of your toddler getting the lid off, no matter how hard they might try!
The external spout is made from the same tough plastic as the rest of the cup, so even after extensive chewing it won't split or break. The spout has 3 tiny holes in the top to allow the liquid to come through.
Inside the lid is the clever part. There is a rubber attachment that fits to the inside of the spout. This attachment flexes when your baby/child sucks on the spout, to allow the liquid to come through. At other times, even when the cup is dropped, knocked over or shaken, hardly any liquid will leak out.
The inner valve comes aways easily for cleaning. Although the cup is dishwasher safe, I always wash the whole thing in the sink to make sure all the nooks and crannies get rally clean.
The cup's distinctive design means that you can usually identify your child's cup easily at play dates - although as the cow cup becomes more popular I am seeing more of them, so have taken to writing my child's name on ours.
The cup microwaves well and once a warm liquid is inside I find it keeps it at a nice temperature much longer than other standard sippy cups.
The only downside to this cup has been that the internal valve starts to wear out long before the cup does and as far as I know you can't buy replacement valves separately. Saying that, our first cow cup did last 2 years - which is far longer than any of our other cups have lasted.
Overall a great, mess-free child's cup
Summary: A great cup for minimising spillages
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