Advantages Sturdy, free-flowing, light, steriliser friendly, doesn't seem to leak
Disadvantages Easy for baby to spill fluids, hard for baby to get last drops,spout area can be hard to clean
After going through all the pain and fuss of teething, the last thing I wanted was for Freddy’s first teeth to start rotting as they came into contact with juice. So as soon as his teeth started coming through at the tender age of four months, I immediately bought him a beaker for juice. As with many aspects of Freddy’s care, we were very lucky and he took to the first beaker we bought, which was this, the Tommee Tippee First Cup (henceforth known as the cup). In fact he took to it so well, that we bought him another for making the important transition from bottle to cup for his milk, which is a process that it’s recommended that you attempt to complete by the age of one.
As an adult I find it fairly easy to snap the lid closed, although the trick is to ensure that the spout is up, otherwise it just won’t click into place. Removing the lid can be a little more problematic, it does take a little force, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way, because as hard as it is for me to remove, it’s even harder for little hands to pull off. In the main, cleaning the cup is simple, the whole cup is dishwasher safe, should you have one of them. For those, who like me, use a sink to wash up in, the lid does cause a minor problem, in that it can be quite difficult to clean around the spout where it folds into the lid. The cup is also steriliser-safe, our original cup has been sterilised using both the cold water and steam methods and looks almost as good as new.As far as durability goes, we’ve had one of these cups for eight months now and it’s been used more times than I can count along with being thrown across the room. Although the spout does show evidence that a certain little man has sharp teeth and the ‘Tommee Tippee’ label has long since faded, the actual cup is still perfectly usable. As well as being used at home, we take this cup out with us for drinks on the go. I have previously used a version of this cup over the last twenty years, and I will say that Tommee Tippee do seem to have improved the design recently, meaning that there are fewer leakages. I still don’t trust the cups completely and always put them in a plastic sandwich bag for travelling, but so far I haven’t ended up with puddles of juice in the changing bag.
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