We’ve been through lots of different drinking cups and bottles over the last year. We still use E’s first Tommee Tippee sippy cup at meal times but it’s off limits when he’s roaming around with it’s free flow spout ready to splatter wherever his hand happens to fly. The Nuby grip and sip cup was abandoned after one try when the silicone spout required E to clamp down to open it and being a quick learner he applied this same technique the next time he breastfed!
Next to be discarded was the Munchkin no spill cup with a straw. It lived up to it’s ‘no spill’ claim precisely because it required the suction of an octopus to get anything out of it at all! I asked other mums for recommendations but it seemed we were all on a bit of a holy grail to find the perfect drinking cup from the limited range in the shops (and not trusting on-line shopping for something so important).
Discovering the OXO Tot range has been a godsend – E is drinking much more now and our floors, walls and cats have been saved from splatterings. I’ve not seen OXO Tot products in shops in Gloucester but feel so persuaded by the quality of their designs that I wouldn’t be put off having to buy them on-line.
This twist top water bottle is from OXO Tot big kid range and marketed as suitable from 2 years (guessing this is when little hands may be able to twist the top themselves). E has been using his quite happily as a 1.5 year old and it lives up to it’s claim of being non-spill while having an easy suck soft straw. The non-slip handle is great for very grabable for little fingers and attaching it to the buggy so you always have it to hand (and doesn’t get lost when discarded with gay abandon). The large opening makes filling, cleaning and adding ice easy and the lid twists closed to keep the straw clean when not in use. Best of all it holds 350ml and is made of BPA free materials.
E never leaves home without his big kid bottle now!
2017 update: 3 years later Euan’s baby brother was in a need of a new drinking cup and we started him on the twist top bottle even younger than Euan was in this post. At just 9 months old Luca had no trouble drinking from the straw (the 18 months+ age on the packaging is a guide for ease of use and not a safety issue for younger babies). You can read that review, which includes the OXO Tot sippy cup too, here.
Disclosure: I requested and was sent an OXO Tot big kid water bottle to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.