As you might know, because I've barely stopped banging on about it, I'm going along to the 2016 Mumsnet BlogFest Conference as a finalist for the Mumsnet Bloggers Best Comic Writer Award.
The reason that I'm able to attend this event is thanks to Litecup, who are very kindly sponsoring me to attend.
I felt it would be a bit cheeky of me to fly their flag without testing the goods - so I asked them to send me some for the Whingelets and I to test out.
Does your child wake up in the night and come and ask you for a drink?
Is there in fact a drink *right there*?
Does it drive you mental?
Help may be at hand.
This should actually be the advertisement for the Litecup - but somehow it isn't.
The design of the cup is a more akin to a beaker than a bottle. There is no spout and it is used exactly like a normal cup, and you can drink from any edge, but there is a silicone rim which stops spillage. The whole thing comes apart so you can put it in the dishwasher - there is no valve which can go mouldy.
Both Whingelets were already familiar with this kind of sippy cup. Whilst the big one had bottles for a while and then almost every non-spill cup on the market, the small one could never get used to bottles and moved straight on to 360 degree drinking cups from eight months or so, and we never looked back. They both took to these cups easily.
In comparison to others that we have used:
1) The rim is really effective at keeping the drink inside, even when it's placed on its side or dropped lightly, so they genuinely are non spill.
2) You can keep more liquid in them than in other cups I've seen (330ml so the website tells me), which is enough to keep them going on a day out.
|Using their cups in the dark..|
|One poorly Whingelet|
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