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Thermos Cool Kidz Flip Top Beaker

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Brand: Thermos / Nursing Aid: Training Cups

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      09.10.2008 09:28
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      A really good cup for toddlers

      I can't believe how fast my little boy is growing up. It doesn't feel like 5 minutes ago to me that he was a newborn in my arms, but now he's a walking, talking independent toddler who is going to nursery one morning a week, which he loves. He's obviously drinking from a 'big boy cup' at home, but I have to give him a drink for nursery for snack time. His Avent bottle is a bit babyish for there, so I was on the look out for something more mature looking for him. That's when I found this cool Thermos cup!

      I was in my local Robert Dyas homewares store wandering around in the 2 hours when I feel so lonely and Harry's at nursery, willing the minutes away, and I noticed these on the shelf with other Thermos cups. I recognised them as Harry's cousin has one himself, but I hadn't paid much attention to it before. I took it off the shelf and thought it'd be worth a try, and for £1.99, it wouldn't be too much lost if he didn't like it or get on with it.

      Thermos are very well known for their flasks and plastic products, and I think these are relatively new to the market. They are part of a Cool Kidz range, and it is a thick plastic beaker with screw top lid and foldable straw. Harry obviously has a blue one as shown in the picture above, but it also available in purple and pink, so something for the girlies too! The beaker holds 360ml of liquid, which is a perfect amount for Harry for nursery, and for going out as well, so I don't have to worry about constantly refilling it.

      The beaker is really easy to use for us parents. As I mentioned, it is a screwable top, so I have to be careful to do it up tight or Harry can actually open it...far too intelligent for his own good, that one. The width of the cup is the same all the way so its really easy to refill, you don't have to worry about filling it up and spilling it which is great. I always got annoyed with the Avent as the space for filling was a lot thinner than the width of the cup, so I had to be much more accurate, but with this it's quicker and easier to use.

      The straw is built in, and fold flats into the lid and clicks, so that you know it is in place. It is easy to pull up, with plenty of space underneath to grab it. You have to pull it straight up and then push it just past that 90 degree angle, and then it clicks into an angle like on the picture above. Harry is quite able to do this himself, so its easy for children to do themselves. It is supposed to be leak proof, but if you hold it upside down, the straw does leak which is a shame so you have to be careful that your children don't just dump it on the floor when they are done. The straw doesn't actually go to the bottom of the cup, its only fromt he lid upwards, so to drink, you actually need to tip the cup up, you can't leave it flat like you can for some other cups with straws, so thats worth bearing in mind.

      For the money, this is a great value cup which is great for toddlers on the go. Harry is quite proud to use this at nursery, and he likes to do the straw himself, showing how independent he is to everybody! It seems pretty durable, it gets thrown around a bit with Harry but it hasn't cracked or ruined at all, so I am pretty impressed! The only wear it has shown is on the straw where its almost flattened where Harry bites it, but thats his Dad teaching him that bad habit! It hasn't split yet, but if he carries on chewing it, I do expect it to do so!

      The RRP for the cup is £2.60 but I paid £1.99 for mine in Robert Dyas. I haven't seen these in Supermarkets so I', not sure about availability but they are available online from www.choiceful.com for £2.09. Dimensions of the cup are 7.7cm x 7.7cm x 12.7cm. Made by Thermos. For information on other Thermos products, please visit the website at www.thermos.com.

      Thank you for reading.

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      Features a leak-proof flip up spout.