MAM Trainer Cup
The cleverly designed MAM Trainer Cup is designed for your baby aged 6 months and up, as he makes his first attempts to use a beaker. It’s the starting point in the MAM range to move your baby on from breast or bottle.
MAM is an Austrian company that began in 1976. Peter Rohrig’s new concept was to combine outstanding design, optimal functionality and medical know-how for his line of baby products. Today, around 40 million MAM products are sold in more than 30 countries on the five continents. MAM has eight subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and South America.
The MAM Trainer Cup can hold 220ml of liquid. It has a soft, spill-free spout designed for the dynamics of everyday baby life and the handles are designed with your baby’s little hands in mind. It has a cute, friendly design with the liquid level indicator.
My son, Zac, 1, has proved a nightmare when it comes to beakers, and even with his night-time bottle of milk, he simply opens his mouth like a baby bird waiting for me to feed him. He has shown very little interests in beakers until recently, and the MAM Trainer Cup seemed to go down well, as he attempted to test the spill-fee spout!
What we love
The soft spout is fabulous as Zac is teething badly and can be incredibly sensitive to anything in his mouth at times. The shape of the spout is quite like a baby’s bottle and helps the transition. He can suck on the spout quite comfortably and doesn’t seem to fear that it’s going to hurt his sensitive mouth. He can chew on the spout, too, which seems to comfort him as it so soft and spongy.
The little handles are perfect for his hands and he has adapted easily to holding it and using it himself, which seems a miracle to us! The handles can also be removed if you get to the point where your baby doesn’t need them anymore.
The MAM Trainer Cup is fairly middle of the road when it comes to price.
What to watch out for
As I find with most beakers, the ‘spill-free’ spout usually means that while there’s less spillage, there is still some. Zac tested this out on his trousers!
The great soft spout does have one downside: Zac likes to chew it, and while this gives him comfort, it seems to have weakened the spout rather quickly and I think it won’t be long until the spout will actually have a hole in it.
Who is the MAM Trainer Cup best for?
Babies struggling with the transition from breast and bottle to cups.
The MAM Trainer Cup is a great starting point for your baby, and the soft, well-designed spout helps your baby to get used to using a cup. The cup is colourful and bright and is a useful addition to the weaning process.