Oxo tot sippy cup review

Poppet has never taken to bottles at all (believe me we have tried many different types). I think she has taken a grand total of about 4oz from a bottle over the past 11 months! She just doesn’t seem to be able to figure out how to get milk out of them for some reason. When we started weaning her at 6 months I started giving her water in a sippy cup along with meals. She manages ok with the one we got her (its a faily basic one and not non-spill) but she only has small sips of water. On the advice of health visitors I have tried (or rather my husband or mum has tried on my rare nights out) to get her to take milk from a cup. She seems enthusiastic at first but again only manages small sips of milk and barely has an oz of milk.IMG_8584

IMG_9094So when I was offered the chance to review an Oxo tot sippy cup set, I jumped at the chance. I liked the sound of a cup that grows with your baby from 6 months up. It comes in 3 gorgeous, bright colours (raspberry, aqua and green), has removable handles and has two types of lid. The first stage is a spouted sippy cup lid with removable non-leak valve. The second lid is recommended from 12 months and is a training cup lid. I’ve never seen anything like this lid before and I think it is a fantastic idea. It is useful for going from a spouted cup to using non lidded beakers. Basically there is a plastic disk which has holes around the edge so that the liquid does not come out of the cup as fast. Once your little one has mastered drinking with this disk in place it can then be removed completely and you are left with a standard beaker.

IMG_9020The beaker is a good size and holds 200ml. The handles are ergonomically designed for little hands and do not move easily (they are easy to remove by an adult intentionally but they do not wobble etc). Once the handles are remove, there are soft grip panels on the beaker, another feature I thought was really useful. Oxo really have thought of everything, there is even a dimple in the top of the sippy cup, ensuring room for baby’s nose. The cup is BPA, phthalate and PVC free and is suitable for use on the top rack of a dishwasher. The recommended retail price is £10.21 although I have seen it selling for less than this.

IMG_9015 So how did Poppet get on with this cup? Well it was no great surprise to me that she was unable to get any liquid out of the sippy cup. I do not think this is a problem with this cup, so please don’t let this put you off buying it. She was able to hold it by the handles well though and did enthusiastically put it to her mouth. She also threw it on the floor a few times and I can confirm it is tough and non-spill. Although she is only 11 months out of desperation (I go back to work in 4 weeks so she needs to drink water or ideally some milk from something whilst I am at work) I tried giving her water with the training lid. I had to help her by holding on to the cup so she didn’t tip it up too much. Even with my help it was still messy with water spilling down her chin or she often spat it out if she got too much. Even so with a lot of patience on my part, I managed to get her to drink 2 oz of milk from this cup. A massive step in the right direction. Obviously this lid is not idea at her age as she would throw it on the floor given half the chance!IMG_9098IMG_9028All in all I think this cup is well made and very well thought out. It is full of great features to make your life easier and make your baby’s transition from bottle to adult cup smoother. I will definitely be trying out more products from this range as the quality and the design features are some of the best I’ve seen.

Disclosure – I was kindly sent the Oxo tot sippy cup set, free of charge, in exchange for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own as are the photographs.

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  1. April 15, 2014 / 7:14 am

    We love Oxo Tot stuff, it stands up to almost anything! I also have an 11 month old, and he prefers to drink from open cups given the chance – it is messy though! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • April 15, 2014 / 2:37 pm

      We are carrying on with the trainer lid, messy but I think she is drinking a little more.

  2. April 15, 2014 / 10:59 am

    I never really used oxo tot when my boys were little but having read lots of reviews I wish I had of their products look fab great review #triedtested

    • April 15, 2014 / 2:38 pm

      This product is fab and I have been looking at more of the range. Great products.

  3. April 15, 2014 / 11:59 am

    aww these are so so cute i love the colour of this one x

  4. April 15, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    OXO Tot are an excellent range, really innovative, considered design. We are huge fans.

  5. April 15, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    All the Oxo Tot stuff looks fab! I wish it was around when my girls were younger x

    • April 15, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      It’s the first cup I’ve seen that grows with them. Just as well really as she seems to be telling me she is bypassing bottles and sippy cups entirly!

  6. April 15, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    I had the same cup for Izebella and found it tough and Ieakproof. However I also had the same problem in that she could not get much out of it.
    I now use the tommee tippee straw beaker. It’s the best one Iv tried and she’s 18 months now

  7. April 16, 2014 / 6:58 am

    I’ve heard OxO do great sippy cups, but we’ve never got to use them. They do look fabulous. Great review. #triedandtested

  8. April 16, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Wow I love this idea for a cup. Mine are still drinking from a cup with a valve – though they can also manage a straw now. But I like how this cup bridges the transition into an open cup with that clever lid. I’ll have to look out for these when I go shopping. #TriedTested

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