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Most drinking cups for babies are huge compared to the size of a baby or toddlers mouth and have odd spouts and no spill valves. Not the easiest thing to drink out of!
Your choice of cup for your child may not seem that important but there are healthy and possible unhealthy choices. If the cup puts your child’s mouth and jaw in an unnatural sucking position day in, day out, it may have a big impact on jaw and facial growth. More and more experts are agreeing that an open cup is the best and most natural way to drink.
Babycup is the British made, feeding, weaning and drinking cup recommended by dentists and health visitors. Non-toxic, BPA and phthalate free, lab tested in the UK and confirmed as adhering to EU approval. Created by a mum of three, Sara Keel, who wanted to save parents from cupboards full of unnecessary cups and help save little ones from preventable oral health problems.
Babycup will not leech any nasty chemicals into your baby’s drink and will allow your baby or toddler to sip rather than suck. ‘Sucking’ liquid as opposed to ‘sipping’ means that a little one’s teeth are exposed to liquids in a different way and so using a regular cup with a spout has been linked to tooth decay (particularly with sugar laden drinks) and is one of the reasons many children develop crooked or crowded teeth.
The colourful mini cups are lightweight, easy to clean and dishwasher and steriliser safe. Translucent so your child can see inside and are perfectly formed for little hands and mouths.
Baby-safe, baby-size and babies love them! They are also suitable for cup-feeding infants in times of feeding challenges such as latch issues, bottle-refusal, cleft or tongue-tie.
What health experts say:
“As oral health professionals at GOSH we encourage children to move to an open cup as soon as possible to reduce the risk of dental caries which are often connected to bottles or sippy cups. Babycup offers the perfect colourful tool for parents to start this process with their children”.
Katherine Pearce, Principal Dental Nurse/Manager, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Babycup promotes learning, independence, co-ordination, social skills, jaw development and dental health – quite a package for something that small.”
Gill Rapley, Co-author of Baby-led Weaning: Helping your child to love good food
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