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13/11/2009 at 08:06
I just wondered if anyone else is having problems with the Tommee Tippee Active Straw (12m +). My daughter wasn't getting on with the 9m cup and as she is now 11m we decided to try her with the next one so we could start thinking about getting her off bottles. She seems to be quite happy drinking water from these cups, and yeserday took 5oz milk in the morning from it... the problem is getting them assembled correctly! I'm sure it's something to do with the air pressure once you flip the cap closed/open but we can't work it out as we seem to have different results each time we assemble them... We've bought two of these and are sometimes able to get them so she can suck out of them and on other occasions even we can't get anything out of it!
Any help... or suggestions of other straw type cups for 1 year olds much appreciated!
13/11/2009 at 13:25
I've not tried that type of cup,the ones I use are just beaker with lids.(got them from the charity clicseargant) they have ''i have ayummy mummy written on them) bought them to donate extra money! They didn't have ''slummy mummy'' written on!!! Lol
Anyway think tesco sell the same ones,just a normal lid,they hardly spill at all,and believe me they get bashed about here!!!! Jc drank from it from 10mth-and he isn't the best for drinking from cups/beakers.
The 360'c ones are quite good,they sip from the rim of those-I just find them a pain to wash.
What about the mr.men range asda and tesco sell? You flip open the top,and straw pops up,sounds a bit like the tommee tippee one,but mine were only a pound-and altho little fidly to assemble,the boys love those too.
Hope you find a better one that LO likes x
13/11/2009 at 23:14
i had bought at least 6-7 diff type of cups. it is very hard to know what best for your kids until u try it. we had the straw for my son when he is 14mths and he cant suck it!!! now he is 2, he still cant do it well.
the best cup is those with free flow. i know is very messy but at least keep my son entertain for quite some times. he use it to pour in his bowl and everywhere. give me time to eat my food while he is playing. dun forget to use your messy mat with those cups!
14/11/2009 at 11:53
I had half a dozen different cups for Arwen when she was that age,before going back to anywayup cups I'd used for my older children.They take practice but they do get there.A year or so later I just gave one straight to Matilda and she used that.No mess no fuss.
I've never used the straw cups but I did use the Avent ones with Erin when she was a baby.My other children never got on with them which is why we went back to what worked for the older kids.We tried one I think Vital baby or Heinz,not sure.They had to bite not suck.Didn't work at all,and the free flow were just not worth the effort,I want them to actually drink the stuff,not play with it especially when it comes to milk.
If your daughter is drinking from one type of cup and you're trying to make the change from bottle to cup for the milk too I wouldn't change both at the same time.I'd want to be sure she was drinking confidently from which ever cup suits before making the change
14/11/2009 at 18:31
14/11/2009 at 22:23
RACHEL YOU ARE A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i was given an anyway up cup by family and jack will only have milk from oit but its getting yucky and i cannot find them anywhere, we thought cow cups were the same but they leak alot all over everything, The yummymummy ones are the ones i need!!
My two have always had free flow for drinks and bottles/sucky cups for milk, they need the comfort of sucking!
Jack now has a cup with a straw at meal times and a sports bottle most the day available to him!
We also like the tommee tippee exploras, they free flow but are non spill, blooming brilliant cups!
14/11/2009 at 23:29
Are the yummymummy ones the same as normal anywayup cups?
The normal onesand spare lids are on ebay.You can buy the replacement lids there too,cos they get a bit chewed and manky looking after a while.
Going back to the clic sargant site for a browse,they have nice stuff,never heard of them before.
14/11/2009 at 23:37
14/11/2009 at 23:41
25/11/2009 at 18:13
Hi ladies, sorry for delayed response! I haven't been able to get logged on
Thanks for all your advice, eventually we've managed to work out how the valve comes apart on the Active Straw so she can use it. Seems to be getting on with it ok so far and we've dropped her bottles in preference for cups now. The only thing is I'm sure the straws are going to fall apart eventually - you really need to tug on them to get them out of the li. I'm interested in the any way up ones thoough for when she gets a little bigger - are they the 360 ones?
25/11/2009 at 22:22
25/11/2009 at 22:35
25/11/2009 at 22:38
17/12/2009 at 21:40
18/12/2009 at 00:20
have you taken the clear rubber off the white plastic part of the valve and checked the holes can open??
mine wont leak/spill water no matter what i do, but the children drink from it effortlessly
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