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Jessica

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Sunday, June 6th 2010, 5:55pm

Best Cup at 10 Months?

Hi all,

I am a bit confused by all the choice available in cups - can anyone give me some sensible advice as to what I need?

Lucas has been drinking out of a doidy cup (http://www.bickiepegs.co.uk/acatalog/Bic…he_Doidy_7.html **Link not endorsed by FZ** ) since we started weaning at 6 months, and he's absolutely fine with that so when we're out he can have sips of water from my glass easily enough. However, I think it would be good to have a cup with a lid with me when we're out and about, especially in this warmer weather.

Having had a look at a few there seem to be different cups for different ages - 4+ months, 6+ months, 9+ months, etc - and these seem to be designed to train the baby from a bottle to a cup. As Lucas is OK with a cup already I don't want to give him something which is effectively a step backwards.

So, should I just get the 9+ months cup? Do I need free-flow or one with a valve? Anything else I need to consider?

Any recommendations for good out and about cups for babies who are OK with open cups already would be very gratefully received!

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Sunday, June 6th 2010, 7:23pm

Can he manage ok with a straw? If so, maybe one of the tommee tippee straw cups would suit you? They do say that they are suitable from 12 months but if he can sip well from a cup then it might be a good option to go for. They are quite heavy to hold though, so that might prove to be a problem. There might be some lighter straw cups on the market.




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Sunday, June 6th 2010, 7:30pm

We use the basic tommee tippee lidded beaker. The spout shuts down, making it 'spill proof' when in your bag etc! As Lucas drinks well from a cup already, it maybe you could use it with the lid for transporting. The lid goes on/off easily (not like some other beakers, where I've had to employ some brute force!!), and has a handle either side, so he could then drink from an open cup, much like hs is used to? These cups are also pretty cheap, around £1-£1.50, so a reasonable option, and if you don't get on with it, you've not spent alot on it!

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Sunday, June 6th 2010, 7:38pm

Hi Jessica

I wrote the same recommendation as Compley,for some reason it didn't post.We def found them the best cups.

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Sunday, June 6th 2010, 9:05pm

J is only 6 months but didn't get on with any of the weaning ones and we ended up with a lidded sippy cup from Tesco (£1.68 I think). Doesn't leak too badly if dropped and not much sucking required.


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Monday, June 7th 2010, 9:18am

Thanks everyone, that's all really helpful. We don't have a Tesco that close to us, so I think I will give the Tommee Tippee basic cup a go. I've seen them in the shops here so know they're available and as you said they're nice and cheap!

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