Essentials & Equipment
I do like an ingenious invention and Babycup is just such a thing. An incredibly simple concept – an open cup for tiny hands to avoid the perils of bottle and sippy cup drinking – well executed (BPA, toxin and phthalate-free, dishwasher and steriliser-safe in bright translucent colours with ml measurements on the side). The brainchild of mum of three Sara Keel, they are hospital grade, so equally suitable for cup feeding newborn or premature babies as they are for weaning. It’s important for babies to learn to drink from an open cup as soon as possible (definitely before their first birthday) as sucking bottles and non-spill spouts can lead to tooth decay and hinder speech and facial development. Babycup comes with a seal of approval from dentists and orthodonists. Kitty can’t quite sit on her own yet, but I’ve given her a Babycup to play with and I’ll definitely be trying her with some expressed milk in one once we start weaning next month. A great little idea. £8.99 for a set of four in green, blue, pink or yellow.