Monday, 13 July 2015

Review: OXO Tot range

I have always wanted to try OXO Tot products as they look so trendy! 

OXO offers over 850 products covering many areas of the home. Each was developed based on the concept of Universal Design (also known as Inclusive Design), a philosophy of making products that are usable by as many people as possible. The concept of Universal Design makes room for all users by taking as many needs as possible into consideration in the design process. For OXO, it means designing products for young and old, male and female, left- and right-handed and many with special needs.

As L has "overgrown" her first crockery set I have opted for sippy cup set, training plate and flippy snack cup in raspberry.
Sippy Cup Set (£10.20)
The OXO Tot Sippy Cup Set grows with your child from age 6 months and up. The 200ml Sippy Cup with Handles is an ideal first Cup for babies transitioning from bottles. When ready, remove the perforated insert and the Training Cup converts to a regular Cup. 

L likes to copy what we do, drinking from a cup in particular, she will always ask to drink from our glass. I thought that I will introduce the OXO sippy cup first and see how she will get on with it first and then introduce training cup lid. 
The first thing that impressed me was packaging, not the way it looked, but the way you open it. The packaging has perforated line which you have to pull instead of cutting it with scissors or tearing the packaging apart.
The cup itself looks sleek and non-slip rubbery, removable handles make it easier for baby to hold on to.
And unfortunately no more positives... It was quite a bit of work for L to drink from the sippy cup with the valve inside and eventually she lost interest. When I have removed the valve for a free-flow it was too fast for her and L was choking on water all the time. 
The last stage was to test training cup lid. Just remove sippy cup lid and put the transparent lid with small holes around the perimeter. I was very excited and OXO says that " a tipped Training Cup will also spill more gradually to minimise messes during the learning process". Unfortunately it is not a miracle cup as L ended up being soaked.

Training Plate (£7.00)
Durable OXO Tot Plate features a curved ring that helps little ones guide food onto their utensils and keeps food where it belongs - on the plate and not on the floor. And because the ring can be removed when your tot has mastered the art of self-feeding, the plate can be used as your child grows. The Tot Plate also features a weighted non-slip base to prevent accidental spills by giving your child more stability during mealtime. 

I like this plate a lot, firstly, the non- slip bottom will ensure that the plate stays on the tray and not floor. Secondly it has a coloured removable ring on top which hold the contents of the plate and helps your little one to master self-feeding, this is something we are working on at the moment. The only minor negative- the ring doesn't stay on a plate if the plate was thrown on the floor and it takes a while to put it back on.
On a positive note it washes easily in a soapy water or dishwasher.

Flippy Snack Cup (235ml) (£6.00)
The OXO Tot Flippy™ Snack Cup with Travel Cover is great for munching at home or on the go. 

This is my favourite product from OXO Tot range so far. I new that L would love it purely because she will be intrigued firstly to feel what is inside the cup and then to see and eat it. The idea that it is like a discovery cup and a snack cup at the same time is great. I have never had any problems with it, rubber flaps on top of the lid are very flexible and won't cause any harm and they keep all snacks no matter how big or small they are.
I use to to entertain L prior to giving her food, on the go and when I need to pack few snacks for L to have when at in-laws.

Disclaimer: I was sent the items mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Thr snack cup looks awesome! What a good idea x

  2. These products always look so cool and clever....

  3. These are a lovely range, I used a couple of the things when I was weaning my little boy and they were great.

    Helen - #triedtested

  4. Love the OXO Tot range - we used the training plate quite a lot in the early days of weaning and it's still great for the more messy dinners.

  5. We are big fans of Oxo Tots too - so funky looking but effective.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x