We decided to try a couple of different styles to see how he got on.
First we tried the Sippy Cup set. This set is aimed to grow with your child from 6 months up. The sippy cup with handles is great for those early stages and has a leak proof valve that allows the water to come out when baby is sucking it but doesn't spill. The handles have added grip and are removable when your child moves on to the next stage.
When using this with Ted we realised that he just bit it rather than drinking and he really didn't get on with it. These are great for easing the transition from a baby bottle to a 'grown-up' cup but it really didn't work with our little fusspot.
Next we tried a cup with a straw, the Twist Top Water Bottle. Even though this is aimed at much older children I thought we would give this a go as Ted often is able to drink from a straw if it is offered to him. Much to my surprise he was slurping away in no time! This bottle has a twist top lid and the straw retracts inside allowing you to put it into your bag and it doesn't spill. As with all OXO cups it has measurements down the side to enable you to keep track of how much your child is drinking.
|Drinking from a straw!|
These cups both come in 3 colours: Green, Aqua and Pink and are really great value for money. I found them strong and really well designed and practical.
Ted has now resorted back to only drinking from his bottle but we will keep trying with his new cups and hopefully he will enjoy them more when he is a bit bigger.
*We were sent these cups for review purposes but all opinions are my own