My quest

Jul. 29th, 2012 06:22 pm
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An update about the last few days at some point. Firstly though, some sippy cups. I have been on a mission to find the perfect cup for Leo. We have several of the Tomy Tippee ones:

which are fine for mealtimes, but no good for when Leo's just charging around (especially if they have milk in) as the contents just pour out if they are upside down!

So I tried some Boots straw cups:

they are ok but again leak when upside down, and somehow manage to wick the liquid up the straw and spill a bit even when the right way up! I think Leo likes the straw action, though.

So I tried a different Tomy Tippee one, with a soft silicone spout that Leo needs to apply pressure to to get drink out:

The problem with this one is that if Leo bashes the spout against anything (a very common occurrence), the drink pours out, and if he drops it and it lands upside down the same thing happens. So again not ideal for play time.

We have a doidy, but there's just no way he's using that by himself for a long time yet:

So on Friday I thought about and bought a Nuby straw cup, with a valve and a soft straw:

which, so far, seems to solve all my cup-related woes! It's easy to hold, easy to drink from, and so far doesn't spill at all. Even when Leo (deliberately) pushes the straw onto things, it flexes in a way that means the valve doesn't open. I am impressed. The final test will be giving to him in the car; if he can't find a way to make it spill in the car I will get rid of all the others and get more of these.

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Date: 2012-07-29 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megaleena.livejournal.com
I think I'll get one of those on your rec then! E's quite proficient with a straw but the repeated bashing of her free flowing cup is annoying with only water, I dread to think what it'll be like with milk!

Date: 2012-07-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Let me know how you get on with it!

Date: 2012-07-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midget-gem.livejournal.com
we have similar munchkins i think- they are also cool though ill defo bear the nuby in mind

Date: 2012-07-30 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
I should get royalties! :)

Date: 2012-07-30 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandokai.livejournal.com
Hah, I've been on a similar mission! It's difficult to find the perfect sippy cup, and we have some that leak constantly.

I find that he doesn't quite get straw cups-- thinks he should tip it back all the way like other sippy cups-- but I want him to learn to drink one because they seem best for smoothies.

Date: 2012-07-30 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Leo does that too- tips them all the way back- but he's learning, and if I do decide to just get more of these and get rid of the others I figure he'll learn quickly enough?

Date: 2012-07-30 09:26 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-meanest-cat.livejournal.com
What a useful post... I am on my 6th cup so far and none of them have hit the spot

Date: 2012-07-31 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Have you tried the Nuby? I am very close to getting a handful more of them and boxing up all of the others at least until he's bigger.

Date: 2012-08-01 08:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-meanest-cat.livejournal.com
I haven't - I did try a different straw cup and found that he kept doing the tipping-up thing that someone mentioned above - plus it leaks and is hard to clean. But I might give this one a go.

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