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This is certainly my daughter's and my favourite beaker. The main feature of this cup is a lid which is attched to the cup, and hinges to cover the drinking spout, therefore stopping any spillages when the cup is in transit. The lid can be removed for thorough cleaning. I started using this beaker at 5-6 months, although you may find that the flow is a little fast at first for a young baby. This cup is suitable for all forms of sterilising, which is a definite advantage. The cups are available in a range of jolly colours, and also now in the heat sensitive range - which changes colour if the contents are too hot. The cup has a wide base which makes it stable and easy for a baby to put down. The handles are just the right size for little hands too. The top fits securely, my daughter has never managed to remove it. I can't think of any reason at all not to recommend this cup. Note however that this cup is not completely spill proof, if shaken vigorously, or left upside down it will leak.
My daughter has been drinking out of these cups since she was about fourteen months. They are really good because the spout just snaps shut and so makes them completely leak proof. You can just throw them in the bottom of your bag and you wont be suprised with a nasty wet patch at the bottom! They come in a variety of colours and are avalaible in most supermarkets. My daughter is coming up to three now and she still drinks out of one when we are out as I know she cant spill it down herself and everywhere else. The only downside to these is the where the spout is being snapped shut so often, it does gradually split down the seam. It would be a good idea if the sell the lids seperate, but I have never seen them anywhere if they do!
I just fell in love with these cups. They come in really bright appealing colours which children love and they are totally leakproof. I always take one out with me and I also leave them at houses that we frequently visit so there are no more worries of spilt drinks on other peoples valuable furniture which is always a relaxing fault. It always amazes me how children drink out of them as the one way valve is really strong and you have to suck really hard but my daughter never had any problems.
After trying all the beakers and cups on the market. I finally found a brilliant cup called the Tommee Tippee, Kids on the Go. It is wonderful for when you are out and about, as the lid snaps shut and nothing leaks from it. I now have 3 of these cups, 1 kept in my baby changing bag, and 2 for in the house. I have even left one at my mothers house just in case we drop by. My daughter would not drink from an anyway up cup after trying her many times. I think it was because she had to suck very hard to get anything out of it. With the Tommee Tippee cup the juice comes straight out with hardly not effort. I would definitely recommend them, for out and about and because it is leakproof.
I'd bought several other beakers for my daughter but she just couldn;t get the hang of them - the flow would be too quick and she's spit it out everywhere, or she'd just put the thing down spout first and watch a steady flood of ribena going all over the carpet. This beaker though is great. The drinking spout folds over when they aren't using it, and it's very rare for liquid to leak out, even when she's doing areoplanes with it in hand. The beaker itself is pretty tough - like everything else in our house it's been dropped and thrown about, but hasn't cracked yet! It's really easy to clean and easy to handle too - it's not too big or heavy when full of drink. It's given my daughter a load of confidence now that she can use a 'proper' beaker, and it means I'm not forever inspecting the brand new carpet for spills. I have no idea how much they cost though, as this was a present from her Nana.
This cup can be held any way up and doesn't spill, even very vigorous upside down shaking only results in a few individual droplets being spilled. I bought this cup when Jake first started weaning at about 4 months but had to put it away because he couldn't manage to suck strongly enough to release any fluid. I have recently got it out and am now finding it very useful - especially on those temper tantrum days where every thing gets flung all over the place. The cups that I have found most useful are the Kids on the Go cups where the spout folds over and clips in, these are brilliant everyday ups that are easy to clean, hold a good amount of drink and are easy for little hands to grip (not too big) and have lasted an amazingly long time since when I purchased them to use on holiday 10 months ago I expected the plastic to perish and snap quickly due to way its constantly being bent around. In actual fact the fold is still fine the only reason they are wearing out is because Jake grates his teeth against the spout all the time at the moment. The spout releases a good flow of fluid that doesn't flood out but is quick enough to satisfy a thirsty child.