I’m going along to the 2016 Mumsnet BlogFest Conference as a finalist for the Mumsnet Bloggers Best Comic Writer Award 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.
What did we think of the Litecup?
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.
3) And of course they have a light, which means the cup can be used as a night light as well as a cup, and it can be found easily at night. I was expecting it to be glow-in-the-dark but it’s actually a little battery operated light, which turns itself on when it’s dark.
|Using their cups in the dark..|
4) You can put any cool non-fizzy liquid in (so that is a no to hot chocolate but a yes to wine, Sav Blanc but not prosecco). Even if you’re a fully grown adult who doesn’t tend to pour your drink all down your face by day, they can actually come in quite handy if you’re the type who regularly misplaces your drink and night and then knocks it over on your way back from the loo at 3am or, like I am currently, is suffering from the plague (or possibly just a bad cold) and wants to be able to drink lying down (water, not wine. Promise).
|One poorly Whingelet|
We are now almost eight months down the line – hasn’t time flown! – and I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without these cups! Both kids love theirs, they use them every night and we’ve only had to change the batteries once. They’re easy to take apart, put in the dishwasher and reassemble and we have had no problems with them leaking.
I would definitely recommend these, they’re probably one of the best and most useful things we’ve been given to review. Even my mum thinks they’re great; you don’t get a higher recommendation than that.
Litecup provided me these cups free of charge for the purposes of this review. Litecup are also sponsoring me to attend Blogfest where I am a finalist in the Mumsnet Blogging Awards, did I mention that?
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