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      31.10.2011 13:43
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      a great cup!

      Tommee Tippee is one of my favourite and most trusted brands. For that reason, whenever my daughter needs cups, plates or whatever - Tommee Tippee is the first brand I look for. My daughter was really good at weaning from her bottles (also Tommee Tippee). In fact, she literally came off them with no fuss at all, and straight on to her first Tommee Tippee sippy cup. From an early age she has been able to use straws with no problem, so we knew she would be fine with any straw-based cup as so many of the next stage cups are. We came across the Tommee Tippee Easiflow Insulated Cup in Mothercare, the age range was 12 months+ and we felt confident our daughter would be able to use it easily. We purchased the pink version, but the beaker is also available in purple, green or blue. It cost £3.99, but the prices in Mothercare are much higher than other places. I have seen the same beakers in supermarkets for approx £2.50, sometimes even £2 when on offer (like Asda's Baby Events). To be honest either price is fantastic compared to the prices of other baby beakers, and its not like you will be throwing them away often so it is definitely worth the money. Each cup has a design on it such as jungle, ladybird, football etc which makes it look colourful and interesting which appeals to children. The beakers are BPA free, but they are not microwave or dishwasher safe due to the insulation capability. This suited me fine as I had to wash the straw bit by hand anyway, and my daughter was not having formula anymore - but if you wanted to put warm baby milk in there, it might be a bit annoying having to heat it in another cup first and then transfer it. (You can wash it on the top rack of the dishwasher, but the cup bit only). Suitable for all types of sterilisation. The cup holds 12 floz, which I found was just the right amount for my daughter's juice. The beaker is designed to keep drinks cooler and fresher for longer, and is narrow enough for little hands to get a good grip on it. The beaker has 2 layers, and the inner layer also depicts a picture (ie. jungle scene) adding to the overall appearance of the beaker. The lid simply screws on, and it is interchangable with other tommee tippee beakers such as the 'active straw' or 'active sippy'. I find this really handy, as when my daughter progressed to the active sipper cup, it meant I only had to buy a couple of them as the lids would also fit on her old 'easiflow' beakers. The liquid is drank via a straw - the child sucks the straw and chews it, which opens a small hole in the straw that lets the liquid out. In my opinion it would be much simpler and easier for the liquid to come out via simply sucking the straw, as it might be confusing to the child if he/she then tries to drink from a normal straw, as chewing it would actually stop liquid coming through. Nevertheless, my daughter grasped the concept almost immediately and had no problems getting the liquid out. The beaker can be drank from any angle, which is good for toddlers who aren't used to drinking 'properly'. There is a lid that slides over the straw to keep it clean which is great for when we go to toddler groups etc. The straw is designed to direct liquid away from the front teeth which I think is a brilliant thing to do as we all know that sugar is not good for teeth. My daughter has sugar free drinks but even the acid in the juice can cause tooth erosion, so if this can be avoided with a beaker like this, brilliant! She was also able to open and close the lid herself which I think is great as it means she doesn't have to stop playing etc. to get me to open it for her, and she can then be a bit more independent. She loved the fact she could drink as and when she wanted without asking me or her daddy to help her! My daughter had this cup for about six months, and in that time there was absolutely no damage to the beaker despite it being thrown, dropped, bitten etc. When we moved onto the active sipper, I kept the beakers and threw the lids, so they really have been a good investment! In all the time we used it we had absolutely no leaks either, so it is ideal for putting in a nappy bag. The only real downside is that cleaning the straw is not very easy, and if it was milk in the straw then I can see it becoming a bit unhygienic. We never put milk in the beaker so I can't say for sure how difficult it would be, but getting to the straw and cleaning it can be quite fiddly. MY REVIEWS APPEAR ON CIAO AND DOOYOO UNDER MY USERNAMES PINKPRINCESS24/PINKPRINCESS244

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        23.02.2011 09:08
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        nice design, insulating

        When my son was younger i was keen to get him drinking from beakers/cups during the day rather than bottles as i believe these are better for the teeth. He had been interested in straws since he was 18 months old but was drinking from beakers with flipped lids. When wandering around Asda's baby aisle, i saw this TOMMEE TIPPEE EASIFLOW INSULATED CUP at around £3.20 and thought i would give it a go. Tommee tippee is a well known brand in the Uk that specialises in bringing new products to the baby market. From bottles, to cups, and sterilisers to monitors, the range is ever increasing and Tommee tippe believe in the philosophy closer to nature in whcih they have designed teets that are designed to imitate as closely as possible the natural nipple. In this instance, the product i am reviewing is not designed in this ay although the material used for the straw is very similar to that of the teets used for their bottles. The easiflow cup can be bought online, and Tommee tippe have their own website, great for looking at products, but also for seeking advice on a huge range of issues relting to being a mum/or dad i should add too! It can also be bought at supermarkets and pharmacies and retail between £2 and £4. This cup does not come with a huge amount of packaging really, only a rigid plastic 'topper' around the lid of the product. The cup itself is around 20cm tall and is rounded at the bottom. It is green in base colour and has pictures of parrots and what can be described as a rainforest scene really. The lid of the cup is again green in colour and domed shaped with a blue rimmed purple flip across lid, which has a button like 'pullie' i suppose in which you can grip the lid to flick it across. When you flick it back and open it, the plastic straw will pop up vertically allowing the child to start drinking immediatley. Now this cup is insulated, so you are able to place warm drinks in here that should stay warm although not burning your little ones fingers, although i have to say that i have never used this facility, as the thought of my son drinking hot chocolate through a straw makes my teeth think of falling out thinking about it! The straw in the cup goes all the way to the bottom of the cup and has a valve type contraption at the top situated in the lid. It can all be taken apart to be cleaned properly, thankfully we had disposed of the steriliser when we began using this cup!! With regards to actually using this cup my son struggled a little. Dont get me wrong, it holds a good amount of liquid and i have never had any leaks, well when i have assembled it correctly, lol, but the vast majority of cups for toddlers on the market are ones in which you have to tip them to obtain the juice/squash/ water. My son thought this cup was no exception, and due to the valve internally, if you dont suck at the straw, you wont get any of the goods inside. For a 2 year old grasping this and understanding the concept is time consuming and frustrating for mum/dad and toddler!! On the whole i do like this product, once your child understands how it works effectively, and due to the frustrations, this cup did not last long, as the plastic straw is maleable and can be chewed through, thus perhaps causing a potential choking hazard and ruining the cup for good! 3 stars for me, as i think it has good aspects, but did not really suit my son and our circumstances. Give me an original tommee TIPPEE cup anyday!

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        09.09.2010 09:46
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        A great beaker

        I bought this beaker for my daughter when she was 18 months old. Since she was able to drink from beakers I was always on the lookout for new ones. She was never fussy and she didn't mind which type of beaker she drank from and she didn't have a favourite but she did find some more easy to use than others. I saw this beaker in ASDA it was around £3 which is the usual price for a good branded beaker. What I liked the most was that, like most others it was a non spill beaker. Some others that I have bought didn't work too well so I was looking forward to trying this one out. The beaker itself is very attractive. It is long and green and it is also insulated to keep drinks cool. Around the bottom section of the beaker there are bugs, ladybirds, butterflies etc. However you can buy different designs, I saw a dinosaur one in ASDA as well. The top of the beaker has a sliding lid which is large and has a tab to pull down making it easy for children to use. Once you pull it down the straw pops out ready to drink. Before I gave it to my daughter I tried it out myself and found you have to bite the straw to get anything out of it. I thought my daughter may have some confusion with this, and I was right. When she first tried it she got rather frustrated. She couldn't manage to get any juice out of it. This was also the first beaker with a straw that she had used and she was tipping it up like you would do with a normal beaker. After somewhat of a long time she did begin to figure it out ( and when I say long time, I mean weeks) she did like the beaker once she had figured it out and it would be the one she would pick out of the cupboard the most. Due to the complicated straw and the addition of a lid as well, this beaker has never leaked. It's ideal to take out on trips because you know it won't leak and the insulated inside keeps drinks cool. It is easy to take apart to clean with all of the different sections coming apart. This beaker is designed for children aged 12 months +. I would definitely recommend it. It's reliable and works well once you figure out how to.

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        23.12.2009 18:42

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        It is a good cup for the child but not so parent friendly.

        I bought this for my daughter when she was around 1 year old. It costs around £4 and is pretty readilly available - I got mine in Tescos. My daughter took to it brilliantly, it doesn't leak when the straw is flipped down, is a good size, as it's insulated it keeps the drink cool and the cup comes in a variety of colours and designs. Although it has many good points such as those outlined above I do have a few issues with this product. Firstly it is VERY difficult (read almost impossible) to clean the straw properly and secondly these straws seem to split rather easilly and don't last that long in general. The really annoying thing here is that you can't buy a replacement straw so have to buy a whole new cup. Grrr. An easy to use product from the child's point of view, not so parent friendly though.

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        18.04.2009 23:28
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        The best by far!

        I purchased the Easiflow Insulated beaker from Tommee Tippee around a month or so ago for my 16 month old son. Since weaning we have purchased a number of cups yet none prior to this one have been satisfactory. My son always likes to have a drink of water or juice to hand and so uses a cup or beaker throughout the day. As we attend a number of toddler groups throughout the week these are often thrown into a changing bag or handbag and more often than not begin to leak. The Tommee Tippee Easiflow Insulated beaker however is cleverly designed not to leak if tipped or shaken. The cup itself is relatively large, holding a good amount of liquid, though it is narrow enough for small hands to grasp. It is available in a number of different colours, ours in particular is identical to the one pictured above. The body of the cup is green and depicts a jungle scene. The beaker is insulated and has two layers, the inner layer also depicts a jungle scene, giving the image a two dimensional appearance. The beaker has an easy to grip screw on lid. This is a particularly favourite feature of mine as I have found with a number of beakers and drinking cups that when the lid is simply pressed on, the air pressure causes the liquid inside to squirt up via the spout. With the Easiflow Insulated screw on lid this does not happen. The liquid is drank via a straw with a small hole. In order to draw the liquid up the straw must be sucked and chewed, the chewing motion opens up the hole in the straw and the sucking motion then draws the liquid upward. I was a little dubious when I first inspected this cup, at first expecting the liquid to come up with a simple sucking motion. However my son figured it out far more quickly than I could and immediately began drinking from it. One great advantage of this straw is that the beaker can be drank from at any angle. I have found with simple tip-up cups that my son will often pick them up and drink from the spout at the opposite angle, causing the liquid to tip away from the spout and none to come out. At the top of the lid is a cap which slides over the straw in order to further seal it and of course to keep it clean. My little boy is particularly amused when he opens this cap himself as a little liquid from the end of the straw often catches him in the face as the straw flicks upwards. This never fails to make him giggle! The Easiflow Insulated is very easily cleaned as you may go about cleaning your regular cups. Though it is still relatively early, in the month that we have owned this cup, there has been no damage to the image or to the cup itself from washing. The RRP for this product is £3.90 though I purchased mine from Tesco at somewhere just under £2.50. The manufacturers recommended age is 12 months and upwards. Amongst the many benefits this product has to offer, the most reassuring for me is that my son will drink the entire contents, something that he has not done with any other beaker or cup. I would highly recommend this beaker for any parent who it looking for an easy to use, transportable and non-leaking drinking cup.

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          04.02.2009 17:25
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          Excellent, easy to use cup if your child will not drink from any other cup.

          ====The Item==== It's a fairly tall bottle made of plastic, and narrow enough for small hands to hold. It comes in two designs/colours I think, I have seen a green jungle design, and a purple design (can't remember the picture), and my child had both, one for drinks, and one for milk. There is a screw-top lid with a sliding top to reveal the straw, which can be closed again. There is another two parts to the straw under the lid, and the cup is insulated and non-spill. I bought mine for about £3 each in Tesco, but check prices as they may have changed since then. You can also get them in Boots. ====My Experience==== My son was about 16 months at the time when I purchased these cups, and I had tried other styles of cup with him, but he didn't get on very well with them. We were in Tescos one day, and my husband suggested why don't we try this one - I was a bit sceptical, but thought "why not!" so bought one to start with. My son took to it straight away. He never used to drink much milk before this, but all of a sudden he was drinking gallons! The bottle is insulated so it keeps drinks cool or warm; we used to go out and I would warm his milk in it, and it would keep his milk warm for about 45 mins in my bag. You have to be careful not to fill it up too much, though, as if you go past a certain level it will leak out the side of the cup. Also, be careful not to heat the drink too much as when you flip the lid it will spray everywhere!!! Also it does spray a little when you open the lid so point it in the other direction and open slowly! The other issue is cleaning the cup. The straws do all come out of the lid, but I think that the leaflet that comes with the cup tells you not to do this, although I don't see how you can clean the straws properly if you do not do this. After a while no matter how quickly you wash the cup after use with milk etc, the milk will stick to the inside of the straw so it's probably best to replace them or the cup (not sure if Tommee Tippee do replacement straws). ====My Verdict==== An easy-to-use bottle for your child that makes a nice transition from bottle to cup (if your child does not get on with any other style of cup) which insulates warm or cold drinks. It is useful for travel, although not compact, but is not easy to clean and can after a while milk can collect in straws. Would recommend if child does not want to drink from anything else.

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            03.11.2008 20:47
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            Not a beaker for everyday use

            After leaving my son with his beaker in the buggy while we were out and on another occasion in his car seat, only to find he'd put it down up side down, I decided we needed to invest in a cup that didn't have a free flowing spout. While out shopping I noticed this and as he was coming up to a year old decided that it looked a bit more fun than some of the other non spill beakers available. I have seen it in Boots and Tesco and also online, priced at £3.99 in Boots and currently £2.34 in Tesco. It is recommended for older babies aged 12months+. It is a non spill beaker that uses an integral straw in the lid section with a flip over cover to keep th estraw protected when not in use. It is an insulated beaker so will help to keep your childs drink cooler for longer than a regular beaker. My son found it easy to drink from straight away and it was great not having to worry about him sitting in a puddle like with his free flowing beakers! However I have found that the plastic around the flip top slider keeps lifting away so I have to push it back down before I give to my son. I also find I need to screw the lid on really tightly otherwise it leaks a bit around the top. It is also fiddly to clean the straw section well. Overall it is a good sized beaker and my son likes it as he finds it fun having the straw instead of the hard spout as with his other beakers. But I feel

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              21.10.2008 09:22
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              great cup ideal for little hands

              My son had been drinking out of a beaker for a while and they always had the hard type of spout on them which he seemed to not like anymore....So after seeing my friends little boy using one like this off we went to purchase one. We bought ours from Boots for the price of £3.99 they do two colours of this cup either green as shown above or purple...having a little boy we went for the green one.He was very pleased with the cup when we got it home he wanted it filled up right away.The cup is great because due to it being insulated the contents will stay either hot or cold(depending on what you have inside) for longer than normal cups which means this is excellent when out on longer journeys as the drink will taste nice and fresh. The cup has a soft silicone straw that is quite thick and very flexible, the only problem if you can call it one is that sometimes when opening the part that covers the straw you get some of the juice flick out but i do not see that as a major issue enough to put me off using the cup with my son nor me reccommending it.My son thinks its hilarious when it happens too !! The design on the cup is very good as when not in use the straw can be covered over with a little push back & forth lid which is easy to move by even little hands.This lid also means that the straw can be kept clean. This cup is suitable from 12 months and is also non spill.The up can hold up to 330ml which is the equivilant size of a can of drink just to give a rough idea. Lovely little cup with a great design and simple enough to use for little ones and their parents too.

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                27.06.2007 17:24
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                Great product for anyone with a toddler

                I got this cup for my son as he was having trouble drinking from other cups, and I was desperate to get him off the bottle when he turned 1 year old, especially for juice. I saw this in my local Boots store, and thought it was worth a go for £3.99. The idea behind the cup is that the child learns to drink through the straw, which is easy to use and helps to avoid spillage which is common with other cups that I have tried! The straw is very soft and flexible, and my son has had no problems in drinking from it at all. The straw is tucked away when the lid is slid across to the closed position. When you slide the lid to the other side, the straw comes up at the same time, keep it hygenic and clean, so your child can drink from it quickly and easily. It also has a non spill mechanism, which works because the straw has to be pressurised to let the liquid come out, which works easily! The top is a screw top so most children shouldn't be able to open it easily. Some of the cups I have purchased have pop-on lids so my son has managed to lever them open and spill it everywhere, but I don't think he stands a hope in opening this one! He has however worked out the lid slider which is great as he can now get his drink whenever he needs it. The cup is insulated as well, which means that it will keep the liquid inside either warm in the winter or cooler in the summer. This does work because I took my son out to the park last week and after an hour in the sun, the drink was still cool, which was great. The straw and top can be seperated so that it can all be washed properly, great to make sure everything is pristine clean! The cup holds a good amount of liquid, I think it is about 300ml which is a good amount if you are going out with your child. I would very much recommend this product to parents who want a non-spill easy access drinking cup for their child. It is easy to use, non spill and insulating, a product which will stay in use in my home for a long time! Available from most supermarkets and Boots for £3.99 , in 2 colours, purple (not pictures) and green. Please note: It is NOT possible to buy replacement straws for this beaker, so if the straw breaks you will have to buy a new cup. My son has used his for about 3 months now and the straw is as good as new!

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              As liquids are kept cool and fresh the Easiflow insulated bottle is ideal for travel or use when out and about. A new addition to the award winning Easiflow range, the Easiflow insulated bottle keeps drinks fresher and cooler for longer. The flip top, fle