One thing I always find myself saying at home is “drink more water”. Even my toddler has learned to pass her sister the water bottle and tell her to “drink a lot … a lot”. It is a constant struggle to get my kids to drink more water. What my husband and I notice is that whenever we buy new bottles for the kids, they would be very eager to drink water.
So, when I received the Tommee Tippee 2 Stage Cup, I was very happy to let my child try it. However, after I removed the packaging and started reading the manual, I was quite put off by the many parts I needed to disassemble to give it a good wash. While I appreciate that all the parts can be disassembled, there are just too many parts to be taken out and washed.
Since my child likes to drink water while she eats, the cup can easily get dirty. And if I were to use only this cup for her, I would have to wash it several times a day. It would be time-consuming to have to disassemble, wash, dry and reassemble all parts, and do it a few times a day.
While I like that the cup came with two handles for a toddler to hold on to when drinking water from it, I was disappointed that the straw is not right in the middle of the two handles and when opened, the straw is at a slanted angle, making it a bit tougher for a young child to drink from it.
My children have used other cups and water tumblers before this, and I have to say this is one of the most complicated designs I’ve had to deal with.
While it claims to have non-spill features, we found it spilling water when my child turned the cup upside down, even though it was shut close at the time.
I was disappointed with this product. I’ve used better products that are easier to use and were spill-proof. This design could be improved on.
Pros: All parts can be disassembled for washing.
Cons: Many parts to disassemble and wash; water easily leaks out; straw design could be better.
|Tommee Tippee 2 Stage Cup
Manufacturer: Tommee Tippee (https://www.tommeetippee.com/)
Distributor: Global Product Solutions
Materials: thermoplastic elastomer, silicone, polypropylene
Safety standard: EN 14350
Additional info: removable handles; removable two-piece valve; BPA free; compatible with all new Tommee Tippee cups
Availability: Mothercare outlets