When L was introduced to solids we tried different bottles to see which one works best for her. We tried click lock cups with a spout, straw cups, 360 cups etc etc. We have eventually opted for a sippy cup and then a straw cup, but every now and then L would demand to drink from mummy' s or daddy's cup. We of course try to give her as little water at once as possible but some days she would be so forceful that most of the water would end up on her clothes and floor.
When we received a doidy cup (£3.80) for review I was very intrigued to see how L would react to a weirdly-shaped cup, which has an open top.
"Doidy Cup is the uniquely slanted training cup. Designed & made in the U.K. it teaches your child to drink from the rim of an open cup from 3 month+...The sloping design allows a more natural upward and downward motion of the hands and arms, it teaches infants to drink from an open cup and how to put it down correctly".
Doidy cup comes in 17 colours which could suit you and your baby as well as be particular helpful for adults who are not capable of drinking from a normal cups. "Can be found in Boots, John Lewis, Kiddicare, JoJoMamanBebe, NCT, Toys r Us Amazon and other baby, pharmacy and health outlets". The cup is recommended for newborn from 3 months old and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
The first few days L tried to completely ignore it, in fact she didn't' like it, I can't remember how many times I had to pick it up and wipe the floor. As nothing was happening I thought that it's not the right time for her and put it in the back of the cupboard.
Recently I decided to introduce doidy cup again and this time L was more accepting. She tries to hold it by it's handle from both sides, doesn't mind drinking water from it but wouldn't master non-spillage drinking as it seems she can't "see" the water, with milk it is a little more obvious as milk is white and more visible in a pink cup.
Having tried the doidy cup I still have doubts that a 3 months old baby is capable of drinking from it on it's own, having said that we have tried cup feeding before but we didn't proceed with this method as I was worried that newborn L would choke.
I like it's unique slant shape and hoping L will use it more and more to avoid tears when mummy and daddy won't share their big glass of water.
Disclaimer: I was sent the item mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.