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Tomme Tippee Easiflow Cups come in different colours and are ideal for younger children who are not yet ready for cup. The Tommee Tippe Cups are used for the younger ones in the nursery. We have them in both of the version in the picture one the ones with the handles and also without.
The cups are plastic and light weight and the lids click on tightly and seal down so no juice will spill from the sides when your little one tips it up. I used these cups with children as young as 6 months in my previous nursery and I have not known a child who has had problems getting the water or juice from th ecup yet. The lid of the cup has the part for the children to drink from on which has the hole in for children to suck through. There is a plastic flip cover which you can knock over the part where the chilldrn drink from which think is good, because firstly you don't have to have a seperate lid which lets face it would probably go missing, and secondly you can cover up the drinking part so no germs can get on it when your little one is not drinking. The sides of the cup have none slip sides on them so your little one can grip it with ease.
These cups are easy to clean and can be put in the washing machine we also sterilize them using milton and that does no harm to the plastic or the colour.
We buy these cups in bulk so I am not exactly sure how much they are each but I think they are around the £2 mark in supermarkets.
5 stars from me.
This is one of the very many training cups we bought for our daughter. The tommee tippee easiflow cup comes in three different designs so to be clear on the one I am reviewing it's the one on the far left in the picture above and consists of two handles. Ours was also pink so it just shows that there is a wide variety of this cup to tailor for people's individual requirements.
There are many training cups on the market and to no exaggeration I must have bought almost half of them in the search for the perfect one. I bought the tommee tippee easiflow merely for the point that I hadn't tried it before and plus, like many others it states that it is a non spill.
I bought it from asda, I'm not too sure of the price but it's around the £3 mark. This is the average price of a good make training cup and for that price you would expect it to be good quality. My daughter was around 6 months old when we purchased this one as that was the stated age for using it. The range of this cup goes from 6 months to 18 months for the more advanced cups with no handles.
Upon first look I thought that it was a well designed cup and pretty looking albeit a little bit plain. Like with all of the training cups I bought for my daughter I tried it out before I gave it to her to test it for safety reasons. I found it was somewhat hard to drink from however when I gave it to my daughter she found it relatively easy to use. You have to bite the teat a little when you drink it but as my daughter does this anyway it was no problem for her. The juice comes out at a nice and reasonable flow for a 6 month old so there is no risk of choking in that respect however it is advised that at that age babies are supervised while drinking as it obviously doesn't eliminate all risks.
As for the non spill aspect of the cup I found that when the lid is closed there is no spill and it is tight fitted so there is no risk of it coming open either. This is very handy for when travelling however my daughter was unable to open by herself to take a drink. When the lid is off and the cup falls over it does leak, not a vast amount due to the flow control however it does still leak.
I thought it was a reasonable cup, it wasn't perfect but it was one of the better ones I have bought. My daughter liked it and she was able to drink out of it easily due to the non slip handles. The cup also has a non slip base so it doesn't regularly fall and leak. I would definitely recommend buying it or taking a look at the different ones in the range if your child is older as they all are similar to this one.
I think when you have a new baby it is very easy to spend a small fortune on trying out new things, particularly when it comes to the weaning stage and your child is having a cup to drink out of. I think over the space of a couple of years I must have tried at least ten different cups for my son and one of those that I tried was the Tommee Tippee easiflow cup which I think I first purchased when my son was around seven months old. The cup is apparently designed for children from six months old so I felt it would be a good buy.
The easiflow cup can be purchased in various colours but we chose a blue one for my son and it cost around £4.00 from Mothercare. The cup itself has a 250ml capacity with two handles which makes it easy for the child to hold. I believe you can also buy a larger cup with no handles for when your child gets a bit older. On the top of the cup is a raised dome type spout which is quite flexible. It is the spout of the cup which enables it to be non-spill. We tested this and yes the claim to be non spill was accurate as no liquid came out of the cup when we tipped it upside down. This is a positive thing as those of us with children will know that little ones rarely but their drink back in an upright position! Sadly I think this is where any positives ended with the cup.
When I gave my son the cup to drink from he sucked and sucked with all his might and yet no liquid came out of the cup. I tried the cup myself, again sucking quite hard and again no liquid came out of the cup. When I investigated this further I found that you needed to kind of bite at the spout to stop the anti spill function from working and this was the only way you could get some juice out of the cup. It was then that I remembered back to the time when I was working in a nursery and we had a visit from Ofsted who actually advised my boss at the time that these cups were not good for children as they have to bite at the spout and that is not a natural way to have a drink.
I have to say that I feel this product was a complete waste of money for me. Yes it is nice that the drink doesn't spill on your carpet when it is left sideways or something but the fact that my son had to strain so hard, and then bite at the spout to even get a drink was just ridiculous in my opinion. I ended up throwing the cup in the bin and moved on to another Tommee Tippee cup but one that had a free flowing spout and decided that I would rather have to clean up spills on the carpet than have my son try and drink from the easiflow cup.
Of course we all have our opinions on products and it may work for you and your family to try this cup, but I cannot offer it any recommendations I am afraid.
Thank you for reading my review.
After the first sippy cup I had bought for my daughter turned out to be a leaky disaster I was looking forward to this Easiflow cup which claimed to be leak proof.
I bought it in my local supermarket for 5 euro when my daughter was about 6 months old. This was the recommended stage to move onto this type of sippy cup. They are available in a range of colours to suit both boys and girls.
It is dishwasher safe and consists of a screw top lid that wouldn't be easy for a baby to open but easy for the adult. There is also a valve under the lid which helps prevent spillage. There are two handles that had a rubber feel which are easy for baby to get a grip of. It also has a rubber base so it won't slide easily off a table during hectic dinner times.
In order to get liquid out the baby must suck it out like a straw. This is a good mechanism because it prevents any leaks. It can go into your handbag without any problems. There are also larger types available that will fit more fluid and you can also get these without the handles but I decided the best to start with was the smaller cup with handles as I was trying to get my daughter comfortable with drinking on her own.
However you need to give this valve a very good clean because it does not always come out perfect from the dishwasher. The spouts can also be replaced when needed and there is a handy flip cover that will protect the spout in transport.
Despite being a relatively inexpensive purchase, it is very easy to spend a small fortune on toddler drinking cups in an attempt to track down the perfect cup! The key elements for me are a cup that a young child can actually drink from easily (which is not always achieved by all brands), something that creates as little mess and leaks as possible and a product that is easily cleaned.
The Tommee Tippee original range of toddler drinking/training cups managed to achieve all of these targets for me and the boys. Both of my sons moved straight from the breast on to cups, missing out the bottle stage altogether. The Easiflow cup is actually the second step in Tommee Tippee's range of drinking cups, with the smaller First cup proving ideal for my babies' first tastes of liquids other than breastmilk.
I tried my oldest son with one of these larger Easiflow options when he was around nine months old and he grasped the concept very quickly. The so-called 'easiflow spout' is a soft rubbery spout, unlike some cups which have rigid openings to drink from. It is supposed to mimick the motions associated with breast-feeding as to release liquids, the baby or toddler needs to clamp down on the spout with their mouth rather actually sucking. Tommee Tippee claim that this action is better for children's teeth.
My youngest son was perfectly happy with his first stage Tommee Tippee cup and we didn't actually move him on to the Easiflow cups until he was around 18 months old. He actually found the soft teat a little confusing at first and was insistent that the cup was empty as he couldn't get any liquid out by sucking as he was used to doing with his original cup. I had to explain that he needed to bite down on the spout and the drink started to flow quite readily. This system does mean that all of the cups in this range are practically leak proof and ideal for taking out and about without worrying about mess and spills. Perfect!
Both my boys have tended to bite the spout with their teeth, rather than using their lips. This is just as effective at releasing the drink but does cause inevitable wear and tear on the spouts, as well as puncture wounds which aren't too hygienic! Fortunately, the spouts were removable as they simply twisted off and replacement spouts were sold in packs of two. This meant that the cups could be used over a longer period without having to be replaced and makes them much better value to other brands.
The removable and replaceable spouts also made this cup easy to clean and far more hygienic. It is surprising how quickly nasty mould and associated bacteria can build up within the confines of a spout, particularly if the cups are ever used for milk. With this system, I was able to replace the spouts whenever I felt necessary without the expense of buying new cups. In between times, the spouts could be removed and washed as thoroughly as possible which was much easier than brands with fixed teats or rigid spouts.
Unfortunately, over recent months Tommee Tippee appear to be phasing this particular range out of circulation and have been replacing the toddler cups with their new Explora range. I have really struggled to track down any of the original Easiflow cups or replacement spouts in recent weeks. Fortunately, I did pick up a couple of handled cups on offer in Toys R Us and managed to snap up some spouts quite cheaply in Home Bargains. After this, I may be forced to try the Explora range which does not fill me with great confidence as the spouts appear to be fixed into position, meaning that my concerns about hygiene are not going to be addressed quite so easily.
If you do manage to find any of the original style Easiflow cups and spouts, I would personally recommend that you snap them up while you still can! Original selling prices were around £2-£4 per cup, dependent on style and stockists.
I have had a few of the tommee tippee easy flow cups.
You can buy them from tescos, asda, boots and i bought both of mine from safeways when they were on special.
The cups cost from £3.99
My princess was 13 months old when i bought her these cups, i got a purple and a pink easy flow cup but have many colours to choose from.
The spouts are made from soft rubber and have a cover to keep them clean.
My cups had the handles on them and she managed to hold the cup without any problems, the cup is easy to clean with hot soapy water.
My princess managed to drink from the cup easily as the fluid did not come out without sucking the spout just like a bottle. The cup did not leak everywhere so i was happy with it to start with.
The problems really started after a few months when i realised she has been teething on the rubber spout. She ended up chewing both cups and the fluid started to leak and both cups ended up in the bin. She managed to wreck them with her back teeth coming in woops.
I had to buy other cups for her and avoided tommee tippee soft spouts from now on.
I don't recommend these cups unless your child is past the teething stage.
By the time my daughter reached a year old, I noticed her eyeing up our cups and glasses. She used to reach for them and try to hold them so I took this as a sign that she wanted her own beaker. I went off to the town centre to Boots as the bigger Boots in town had a wide range.
As expected there were loads of beakers and cups to choose from. In the end, I settled on a pink Tommee Tippee Easiflow cup which set me back £3.99. My daughter helped in choosing the colour and settled for pink. These did come in lots of other colours - blue, yellow, green, red. The Tommee Tippee easiflow range covers a whole range of ages based on the need and stage of a child's development as can be seen in the picture.
The cup is made of hard plastic and the smaller ones come with handles for ease of holding for little ones whereas the beaker type ones for the older children have no handles. The spout at the top has it's own clip on lid that you can hear click shut to prevent leaks and spillages. Though my daughter did knock this cup over multiple times and because the spout actually needs to be sucked on, nothing ever did spill out. It is quite a large cup and is 350ml in capacity so that is a whole lot of drink.
After boiling it and washing it out, I gave it to my daughter with some mineral water in. She did find it difficult to use at first. She couldn't quite get her head around the whole sucking mechanism on this cup as she had been watching me and my husband drink from cups and I think she thought her cup would be like that. She soon realised it was a bit like a bottle and she would have to bite down on the spout and then suck to have the water flow freely. Your child does have to continuously bite the spout to get water to come out.
It is great for teaching your child to drink alone too. You can quite happily let them wonder off with their drink without worrying about them spilling the drink. My daughter did eventually work out that if she held the spout between her thumb and fore finger and shook it then water did trickle out and she had great fun doing this all over our new beige carpet!
The only problem with these cups is that once your child starts teething, they continuously bite through the spouts. My daughter was forever making holes in the spout. In the end, I had to buy her a different kind of cup as I was worried that she would swallow a bit of the spout whilst she was biting and sucking. I think it is a bit of design flaw to have the rubber spout honestly. My daughter also managed to chew through the rubber coating on the side of the cup. I just think there are a few flaws with the product.
I would recommend them but would suggest you move on to a different type of cup or beaker once your child really starts biting down on it or you see them chewing it.
Tommee Tippee Easiflow is a name that covers a range of different training cups based on different stages of a child's development. The particular product that I am reviewing is the cup pictured above, which is labelled as suitable for children nine months and over.
When it came to training cups, I was always a fan of the "non spill" variety, as I found that toddlers very rarely leave cups upright after taking a few sips, and this can lead to very soggy carpets. I have used a wide variety of different training cups over the years, and one of my favourites was the anywayup cup. However, the Tommee Tippee Easiflow caught my eye for several reasons. Firstly, the cup was made by a well known and trusted British brand. Secondly, it cost less that £3. Thirdly, I liked the style of the cup, which looked quite "space age", as well as the fact that it was non spill.
The easiflow cup is really big for a training cup, a whopping 350ml capacity. The cup is made of transparent blue plastic, which is a really appealing bright colour. A drawback with this cup is that it has no handles, unlike the 6 month version. The only form of grip on the cup is slightly rubberised panels on the sides of the cup, but when the cup is filled to the top with liquid, it can be very heavy for a child, and easily dropped. A nice design festure is the soft spout, which a child needs to apply gentle pressure on to get the liquid to flow. This type of spout claims to be better for dental development that hard plastic spouts, and I do tend to agree.
Another interesting design feature is the little "UFO" style plastic dome which flips over the spout to make it safer for travelling. This prevents the spout from getting dirty and is added protection aginst spills. This makes it ideal for carrying in a bag on days out.
Despite all of it's good features, my Easiflow cup didn't last very long. My son chewed on the soft plastic spout until I deemed it unsafe for use, although you can buy replacement spouts. He also managed to chew away some of the rubberised coating on the side of the cup. Not great if any gets swallowed. I did not find the spout particularly easy to keep clean, and this is a common drawback with non spill cups. And talking about "non spill"...it certainly did not prove to be leak proof!
In the end, I threw the lid away and we use the main cup part as a regular beaker. It works just fine in this capacity, and is a lot more use to us now than when it was a baby cup. I did not bother buying any replacement lids or spouts, because in the end, I did not find the design of the cup very practical, despite the fact that it looked nice.
I have tried so many varieties of cups for babies and young children, but the Tommee Tippee Easiflow range is by far my favourite.
There are a variety of Easiflow cups on the market. The smaller ones take around 9 ounces of liquid. I have started all my children off with these cups as they have easy hold handles at each side, which are perfect for little fingers to grip on to.
As children get older they can progress to the larger cups, which hold around 15 ounces of liquid. These have no handles on the side so take a little bit more skill to hold on to.
The thing I like most about these cups is the easiflow lids. Each cup has a yellow screw on valve at the top. The valve is flexible, so your child has to bite it slightly to release the liquid. The valve also has an additional flip top cap, which helps prevent the liquid leaking when the cup is not in use.
The cups are easy to clean. By unscrewing the drinking valve you can make sure that all areas of the cup are cleaned properly.
The valves do wear out eventually - particuarly if you have a child who likes to chew on them, before long their teeth will make a hole in the rubber, which means it will start to leak. However, you can buy packs of replacement valves in Home and Bargain for 99p (for a pack of 2).
The cups are not completely leak proof, but I find that as long as the valve is screwed on correctly, the cup will only leak a few drops even when launched across the room by an angry toddler.
The cups come in a variety of colours and designs, so you are sure to find one that appeals to your child.
I'm currently using these easiflow cups with all 3 of my children, aged 4 and a half, 3 and 11 months. The 2 oldest are completely capable of drinking out of normal cups, but around the house the easiflow beakers are very practical as they don't spill if they get knocked over.
Every so often, Tommee Tippee will change the designs of these cups, so I've been able to pick them up for as little as 99p, which is an absolute bargain. Even at a higher price though, these cups are good value for money and will help your child learn to drink independantly.
I have liked all of the Tommee Tippee products we have purchased so far from bibs and bottles to sterilisers and dummies. They have all seemed to be designed really well both functionally and visually and my daughter has been happy with them all, which is the real test.
At first I thought this cup was useless as there was absolutely no flow and sadly enough I spent a good 20 minutes trying to work out how on earth the liquid was supposed to come out. Eventually I realised that you just need to unscrew the spout and give the valve a push down so that it doesn't sit quite so tightly in the spout. Left me feeling more than a little stupid!
It's actually a really good cup and my daughter uses it happily. The flow speed was easy for her to manage from 4 months old and there is little to no spillage when the cup gets knocked over or thrown around. Definitely a good buy at a very good price.
I have always struggled to get my children to drink juice and I have gone through cup after cup after cup, there is nothing more frustrating than this. The cheap beakers spill everywhere or the tops fall off so you get soaked. If you had them in a bag they would leak everywhere and when your child first starts drinking out of a beaker it is so hard for them to master that they get soaked. Also as we all know children love to throw things too so everything else gets the juice rarther than your child.
I visited boots to see if they had got any cups that may make any sort of difference and I saw these non spill. That was it they were sold to me a chance not to get wet for once. It cost me £3 for the small beaker with handles.
This cup was brilliant my son could hold it lovely and when he tipped it up it didnt drip everywhere. There was also a cap that covered the drinking spout on the cup. The tops fitted lovely to the cup they didnt leak either. When my son decided in temper he was going to throw it it plesantly suprised me it didnt go everywhere I had no cleaning.
These were also so good to wash. The lid came off to be able to clean the inside the spout also detached to be able to wash that a bit better, and it was so easy to put back together and it still doesnt leak after all that.
I have since bought many of these cups in different styles and sizes and even a cow print colour. Your child is able to drink milk and pop out of these and I have left one at evey house that we visit on a regular basis.
I have found that my daughter does drink out of these but she does have a favourite bottle that can cause a few problems but every child is different.
These are great for a first drinking cup and no mess for a parent which the aspect of cheapness.
I had tried so many cups for my 10 month old but he always cried when I gave him his milk. He'd only just got used to Formula milk in a bottle since I'd just stopped breastfeeding him.
The Tommee Tippee Easiflow cup is really easy to drink from and also doesn't spill most of the time. Its got a removable spout which is great for those teething times when they bite a hole in it. You can buy replacement spouts instead of replacing the whole thing.
To drink from it the child has to put pressure on the spout either with gums or teeth and ten suck. It sounds difficult but really its not-I've tried it! The milk or whatever they've got freely comes out as long as theyre biting the spout.
They do have to stop every now and then to let some air back in but if they can't bite it you can just squeeze the spout and its done so they can just carry on.
My son loved these cups and he's only just stopped using them as he's biting through everything now he's nearly 2 and I've opted for a sports cup.
They come with built in handles or as a beaker but either way they're great. The spout also has its own little lid that clicks shut so you can close it up to put in their change bag with no leaks.
You can also teach them to drink independently and let them wander off with it without worrying if its going to be spilling everywhere which makes them feel very grown up.
When my eldest daughter got to the age when she was ready to leave the bottle behind and move towards drinking from a cup I visited my local Boots and before me was a vast array of training cups in all shapes, sizes and colours. I really didn't know where to start and they were quite expensive ranging from £2-£4 so I wanted to get it right.
I didn't get it right and I bought a few different cups and experienced a range of different problems with them. They were wither so 'anti-spill' that my daughter couldn't actually drink from them or they seemed to leak really badly. I just couldn't find a cup that she took to and most of the time I ended up removing the lid and letting her sip her drink while I held the cup for her. This is all very well but not terribly pratical and she wanted the independance of holding her own cup.
The Tomy Tippee Easiflow cup was probably about the 4th or 5th cup that I tried and I was beginning to get really fed up with spending money on these things that were proving to be useless. I picked the cup up from my local Tesco's supermarket and was happy that it's price was a quite reasonable £1.99. The cup was available in a wide range of colours - pink, purple, blue and green - we went for pink initially but now I think we have the full range of colours.
The cup is made of quite a soft feeling plastic that has quite a rubbery texture, I quite like the texture is it is not as slippery as other cups and a bit easier for their little hands to keep hold of. The cup section has 2 big handles either side which makes it easier for the little ones to hold. The lid simply presses on and on the top of the lid is the spout which can be unscrewed and removed, this is quite useful for cleaning. The spout is a softer texture and is oval shaped with small nobbles around the top. There is also a flip back cap that goes over the spout when the child is not drinking from the cup.
My daughter took to the cup almost straight away, it took her a little while to establish that she has to squeeze the spout to release the liquid but once she had grasped that she was quickly glugging away. Mission acccomplished!!
This had been the cup of choice in our house ever since and my second baby took to the cup just as well. I believe you can buy replacement spouts for the cup but to be honest I think they are cheap enough not to bother and I just replace the whole cup. They are not perfect though, they do leak a little and this does seem to get worse after they have been used for some time but overall I think that this cup is the best choice from a bad bunch.
This cup is from Tommee Tippee and I think most of their products are great. It is a cross between a bottle and a cup, and is made of plastic, with a softer plastic spout. It has two handles at each side, and is also spill-proof, but this is one of its disadvantages, I think.
Mine was included in a pack when I bought the Tommee Tippee steriliser, so i'm not sure how much they retail for at the moment.
I was eager to try this out with my son (then 6 months) who had just started weaning, to encourage him to drink water from a cup. We persevered for a few days, but it seemed that my son could not actually get any drink out of the cup. I suspect this was because of the non-spill valve; obviously being only 6 months he probably could not suck that hard.
I tried him with it about a few months later and again the same problem occurred. Also, I noticed when he was putting the cup up to drink, the hinges of the flip-top cap which covers the spout was pressing into his face.
The lid did not fit easily and I thought the cup had too many parts to make it easy to use.
Firstly, the cup had too many parts for my liking, and the lid did not fit easily. Secondly, the spout lid got in the way, and my son could not get any drink out of the cup, therefore I think this cup was badly designed.
Tommee Tippee non-spill cup - and non drink cup
I brought this cup for my daughter when she was about 6 months, as the TT first cups, although great, were too fast for her on the flow, and she had no control over them.
Even though I use Avent for her bottles, I also use a few tommee tippee products, and so truseted them that this would be a fab product.
I think I paid around £2-3 at Tesco for the cup, so it wasn't overly expensive, but since it hasn't been used it was a waste of money for us.
I gave it to my daughter and she just couldn't use it, she would suck and suck and nothing would come out, going bright red in the process and kicking up a right fuss as she wasn't getting anything from it, so I had a go and struggled to get the water to come out, becoming out of breath and quite red in the face too, so if I struggle how the hell can a 5 month old use it?
It went in the cupboard and I went on the hunt for a new one.
The Cup itself comes in two sizes, one for 6m+ (with handles) and one for 9m+ (without handles).
The design is fab, it is a see through cup which comes in many colours, and the cup is also leak proof, of course it is, you can't suck anything from it!
I have only seen this cup in Tescos out of the supermarkets, and then the likes of baby stores like Mothercare.
-Doesn't leak, but that's because the water doesn't come out
- Really hard for babies and adults to drink from
I wouldn't recommend this cup at all, and in fact of the people I know who got one for their babies, they put them away and wouldn't use them again either.
Buy a TT first cup or the new tip it up cup