My fiancé and I are currently trying to teach Logan how to drink from a proper cup but he takes great joy in pouring water all down his top which is fine for now as he's still young but fingers crossed he picks up the skill soon! In the meantime Logan has been lucky enough to receive a Twist 'n Pop Cup from Baby Born Free to test out and review for them.
The twist 'n pop cup is a 14fl oz toddler cup which has a twist straw lid. So basically to open the cup and drink from the straw all you do is twist the lid and you do the same to close it again. The pop-up straw is made from soft silicone so it easily maintains it's shape and doesn't break when it's twisted closed. The twist straw mechanism is designed to keep the straw clean and also help reduce spills. And the cup itself has an ergonomic design which little hands find easy to hold plus the bit to hold in the middle has extra little nodules which help with grip.
Logan has never been too great at drinking from straw cups as he tends to tip the cup up not realising to get a drink he has to keep the cup down but we helped him with this and so he found this cup quite easy to use although because it's just a free flowing straw he would often gulp too much water and begin to cough. Maybe that's because he was a breastfed baby and to get a drink he needed a good strong suck, I'm not sure he's realised he doesn't have to work so hard for a drink now!
I found this cup really easy to take apart and clean, all I had to do was put it in the top rack of the dishwasher but it can be easily hand washed so don't panic if you haven't got a dishwasher at home. It also comes in 4 different colours; pink, blue, yellow and green so you can pick your toddlers favourite. Logan received a green cup to test and it's a quite nice pale green. The Born Free range of products can be purchased from John Lewis, Boots, Amazon, Mothercare, JoJo Maman Bebe and Babies R Us so plenty of stores and I'm sure one will be near you.
One of the issues I found with this cup is the free flowing straw, although it has a twist mechanism to help stop spills I found that if the cup wasn't kept up right it would leak quite a lot and a lot of Logan's things in his bag would get wet which is not something you really want. We did try it several times incase we where doing something wrong but each time the cup leaked so not great which is a shame really.
When Logan isn't drinking from this cup he does like to sit and play with the straw, it must fascinate him as he loves to turn the top back and forward to see the straw pop up! Very sweet to watch. It's also helping him to explore in a way and also see what results his actions have on the cup.
Overall a nice cup in all aspects apart from the leakage when the cup isn't up right. It's a real shame but it makes you want to stop using the cup unless you're in the house otherwise all your toddlers things will get wet in their bag!
Mummies rating - 4/10
Logan's rating - 6/10
Please visit www.babybornfree.co.uk for more products and information. You can also see what Born Free get up to on Facebook and Twitter so why not pop over and say hello! Remember to tell them The Breastest News sent you.