I have written in the past about our Baby Led Weaning journey and many of the products that we have used during that journey. However recently, we have swapped our usual 360 cup to try out some Babycups.
Babycups are mini open cups which are suitable for aged 0-36 months. Recommended by health experts including dentists, orthodontists and health visitors, the cups are the perfect proportion for your little ones to grasp hold of. The cups are BPA and phthalates free as well as being non-toxic.
How to Use the Babycups
The cup holds 50ml of liquid although it is recommended that you start at 20ml. It is best to give your child the cup when they are sat up straight in a high chair, preferably at mealtimes.
To begin with, you should help to guide the cup to your child’s mouth. Encourage them to use two hands as this keeps the cup sturdy. Once they’ve grasped this, allow them to guide the cup themselves. Your little one should be sipping not sucking.
I won’t lie, the first two weeks were hard work as the cups became a bit of a novelty for T. At first, he thought it was hilarious pouring the water out.
After that, he decided to add some flavour to his water with an array of food. His favourite was mushroom flavoured water…
Then there’s the general messiness of the cups whilst your little one gets used to them. I would highly recommend practising when you haven’t got anywhere to be as your child will get wet!
After much perseverance, we finally cracked it!
Now T happily uses the cups without a problem and he loves them. He looks proud as punch as he sips away at his water. Although, we have not yet progressed to drinking more than 30ml; this is a work in progress.
From a parental point of view, the cups are so much easier to clean. No more pulling the cup apart to get into the nooks and crannies! They can even be put in the dishwasher or steriliser to be cleaned.
I also like that it is helping to develop his fine motor skills as he practises co-ordinating the cup to his mouth. As well as this, they’re said to be better for oral health than sippy cups which is always a big plus!
- Easier to clean
- Develops fine motor skills
- Better for oral health
- Dishwasher and steriliser safe
- Be prepared for your little one to get very wet!
- Takes perseverance to learn the skill
Visit http://www.babycup.co.uk to find out more and purchase your own
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