Monday, 3 January 2011

On to Sippy-Cups: Tommee Tippee Review

How is it possible for my babies to grow this fast? I don't have babies anymore, they are toddlers. This week we are officially ditching the ba-ba, and moving on to the sippy! We really should have made the switch months ago, but with the weight gain issues we've had, I decided to let them eat however they wanted to, rather than switch it up.

L is particularly sensitive when it comes to the food and eating category. He's been through months of occupational therapy for "eating aversions". Things that wouldn't matter to the average child are huge setbacks to him. For example, he was very slow to take to feeding himself solid foods. Once he finally had the hang of it, we had a bout of the stomach flu and he was so sick that we ended up in the ER. Somehow, he associated vomiting with feeding himself. It took a full month to get him to feed himself again.

Understandably, I've been very nervous about the transition from bottles to cups, particularly for L. I decided to start with a sippy with a soft spout and work up to a more "toddler" cup in stages. After a bit of research I decided that I wanted to try the Tommee Tippee system. They were kind enough to send each of my twins an Explora L'il Sippee Spill Proof Training Cup. This is their stage 1 cup, for ages 6 months and up. These cups feature a soft spout, which is a great transition from the nipple of the bottle. They have handles, making them easier to hold and the one piece valve is a cinch to clean.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well they have handled the transition. It was not a big deal at all! Both twins took to it seamlessly. I went to my local ToysRUs and stocked up on them. I bought a few of each of the next stages and even a couple for B. They have several different spout styles to choose from. If you're in need of some sippy-cups, head on over to TRU, or order at TRU online.

Thank-you tommee tippee for sponsoring this review. I was not compensated in any way for this post, other than receiving 2 free sippee cups, I did end up going and purchasing more. All opinions expressed are truly my own.

1 comment:

  1. My LO is EBF, and my parents have been having a hard time giving her the bottle since I've returned to work last week. I've been reading on the EBF boards that these are good to use if the babies will not take the bottle. Some women have had good experiences, even a co-worker. Thanks for the review.


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