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what cups do your dc use to drink out of?

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silverfrog Thu 06-Aug-09 20:15:39

dd1 has always had serious issues with drinking.

she is on an upswing at the moment - she is drinking up to half a litre a day.

she still uses a toddler cup - like this, but I would like to move her on form these. she si starting school next year (apparently - still no Statement) and I would like her to use something a bit more in line with other 5 year olds.

she will not drink form any kind of open cup (doesn't liek the liquid on her lips) so needs to be somehting with a straw (better for her teeth too, as she drinks juice - thankfully now watered down)

preferably dishwasher safe, as I am a lazy mare

so, what cups do your dc use, and where can I find them?

jennybensmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 20:37:03

ben just has sports bottle things, usually ok in dishwasher, or ones ive bought are, if thats any help?

monstermansmum Thu 06-Aug-09 20:51:58

we just bought a new one-cant remember what its called sorry!!! The lid fits on tight, no spout but you can drink/suck all the way round the lip. Non spill-its quite difficult to get the hang of, my ds struggles tbh but its great for kids that can manage it. cost about £4 in asda.

feelingbetter Thu 06-Aug-09 22:02:49

I've got one of these (No.2) (for me - not DS!). It's got a straw type thing in it and the spouty bit is soft and needs a gentle bite to be able to drink - so is therefore non-spill! You don't need to tip it back like a normal sports bottle, just suck. I've got a 500ml one in pink from some type of outdoorsy store.
Maybe a little to difficult for a 5 ys old, but seriously grown up. If she can handle a McDonalds milkshake - this'll be easy!

Supportman Thu 06-Aug-09 22:40:53

One of my mindees has his drinks in a 500ml bottled water bottle, the type with a non-spill lid. Cheap and cheerful solution that works.

lou031205 Fri 07-Aug-09 08:22:32

monstermansmum - it's called the Amadeus 360° cup. We find ours does leak if it's left on it's side though.

silverfrog Fri 07-Aug-09 09:48:59

great, thanks.

we ahve one of the 360 cups - she won't touch it.

she can drink form a sports bottle (has done so when out if her drink runs out - we always have water in the car) but I would rather not get ehr onto those as she drinks juice, and her teeth will really suffer - she sips constantly all day long, so that would be lots of contact with acid for her front teeth (pfb alert).

I am working on watering down her juice - she's now on a 70/30 water/juice combo (which is great as at the beginning of the year it was straight juice)

the camelbak bottle looks interesting - I think it doesn't have a straw as suc, so needs tipping to drink from? That oculd be a good next step for her (and is less components for me to wash up grrr)

thanks again, will try to see some of these in the flesh to get a better picture.

littleredcorvette Fri 07-Aug-09 10:16:40

DS has just started using this Tommee Tippee one.
I bought his from Boots and Mothercare.

silverfrog Fri 07-Aug-09 10:22:31

aha, now i have seen that one in boots - now I have areal user to interrogate quiz.

is it spill proof? even upside down and shaken?

how cleanable is it? I am a complete lazy mare when it comes to washing up - it goes in the dishwasher or it goes in the bin, as far as I am concerned (which is what irritates me the most about dd's current cups - the bits were fine in our old dishwasher (Miele, on the cutlery tray at the top) but get trashed in our current dishwasher so need washing by hand...)

feelingbetter Fri 07-Aug-09 17:44:11

Nope, Camelbak does not need tipping back, has a straw in it which is removeable if you want to tip it back.
I kept the straw coz I'm a lazy cow, I just hold it as you would hold a cup with a straw in it.

silverfrog Fri 07-Aug-09 18:17:59

oh, so it really is just a grown up version of her current cups? that's good. might go with those then, familiarity for dd1 and all.

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