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to ask if a doidy cup is really useful

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strandedbear Sat 18-Jun-11 21:28:57

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TidyDancer Sat 18-Jun-11 21:33:05

I've not used one, but my friend bought one for her DS (my Godson) and she loves it.

HackedOffAndHaressed Sat 18-Jun-11 21:34:04

Total waste of time for us, never got on with it at all. It languishes at the back of the cupboard.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 18-Jun-11 21:34:53

Depends if you like damp children. And wet patches on the floor.

OnlyWantsOne Sat 18-Jun-11 21:35:04

DD 2 is 6 months - we've just started using it and it's good - she holds the handles and I stil help guide it to her mouth

Jojay Sat 18-Jun-11 21:35:09

I've got one but it languishes in the back of the cupboard hardly used. I wouldn't bother with another one.

Jojay Sat 18-Jun-11 21:39:46

And tbh I don't really understand the rush in getting kids to drink ofrm an open cup. I realise I don't know how old your DD is, but my Ds2 is 2 1/2 and we've recently started giving him one at meal times.

He's perfectly capable of using it despite hardly using one before, and understands things like 'Don't put your peas in it' and all the other reasonable instructions that we give him!

When we gave him one earlier he either tipped the contents over his food, or himself, or the floor, or stuck his hands in it, or.......

Grabaspoon Sat 18-Jun-11 21:40:01

I find a tommy tippy minus a lid a good enough cup for older babies/toddlers to use.

PinotsKittens Sat 18-Jun-11 21:40:35

Bought one for DC1. Pants. Didn't even try for DC2 & 3.

Grabaspoon Sat 18-Jun-11 21:42:12

Agree with Jojay - X post - and would only give to the child when ready from 13/15 months.

strandedbear Sat 18-Jun-11 21:45:06

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SmethwickBelle Sat 18-Jun-11 21:47:36

Nice (and nostalgic) idea but a bit pointless. It didn't bridge the gap much between sippy cup and flinging the cup-full at themselves. And the handles too narrow for pudgy toddler hands.

FingandJeffing Sat 18-Jun-11 21:49:21

It's fine. I have a couple, but I reckon if they can use it they would also be fine with any low 2 handled cup (like someone said above a tommy tippee without a lid).

troisgarcons Sat 18-Jun-11 21:49:38

Do you mean a 'tippy cup' ? yes - useful for all of 3 months - straws are equally as good - but you find those all over the place as well. By 12-14 months, a child should be drinking properly and using cutlery.

youarekidding Sat 18-Jun-11 21:50:48

We use them for SN children at my school, some with handles and ones without too. Many of them don't hold the cups themselves as can't but they are useful as they seem to spill less and liquid flows better iyswim. They don't need to be tilted as much for the liquid to start flowing so seem to stem the need for tipping right up.

However I wouldn't buy one myself unless there was a particular need. I liked the sports bottles with straws. <stares at cream carpets>

elfandsafeT Sat 18-Jun-11 21:51:35

Great for us, DD1 could drink from it at 6 months without getting it all over herself or the floor. Hoping DD2 will be as good at it.

HarrietJones Sat 18-Jun-11 21:52:55

Dd3 won't drink from a bottle or sippy cup but is ok with her doidy with a little help.

SleepyCaz Sat 18-Jun-11 21:54:54

They're crap. Don't bother.

Chipotle Sat 18-Jun-11 21:55:03

Total waste of time for us.

BartletForAmerica Sat 18-Jun-11 21:55:41

Great for us too. My DS is 10mo and, with a little help, drinks really well from it. Why teach him to go from breastfeeding to a sippy cup to an open cup if we can skip the middle bit?

celadon Sat 18-Jun-11 21:56:21

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pinkthechaffinch Sat 18-Jun-11 21:56:42

Bought one when dd was 12 months, she didn't get on with it at all

she taught herself to drink from normal cups quite recently aged 2.4 years.

strandedbear Sat 18-Jun-11 21:56:46

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triskaidekaphile Sat 18-Jun-11 21:57:37

Agree they're pretty useless. Angle means it tips very easily.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 18-Jun-11 22:00:45

Utterly pointless. It's the stupidest cup in the world. Save your fiver and buy some cake instead.

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