It's no secret that I have a bottler-hater. After eight months of experimenting with just about every bottle on the market, I resigned myself to the fact that I just happen to have a baby that hates bottles.
Regardless, the kid needs to learn to drink from something other than me. I took a few days off from The Great Bottle Experiment of 2012 and dove head first into The Great Sippy Cup Search of 2013.
Most recently, we discovered the 4-in-one Convert A Cup by Nuby. One of the things I love most about this cup is that the spout and O-ring are one piece. Not only are they one piece but they are also made of soft, pliable BPA-free material making it easy to drink from, remove, clean and reattach.
Maclane first used this cup with the handles attached. He picked up the motions almost immediately and although he doesn't necessarily "drink" from the cup, he does gnaw on the spout which is closer than we've ever come before to drinking from something other than me.
After a few uses, I removed the handles and with it's countoured easy-to-grasp shape, he was able to pick it up in no time.
With it's fourth and final conversion to a standard open-top cup, even my toddler loves using it at mealtimes.
Although he still prefers to drink "straight from the tap," I really love the look and feel of this cup and hope that it quickly becomes one of the baby's favorites. Not to mention that it has already withstood the real babyproof test which involves repeatedly hurling it from the highchair onto the wooden floor over and over and over again and passed with flying colors.
Disclosure: As an official member of the Nuby panel of Mommy Bloggers, I was provided this product for free in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions as were expressed above. I did not receive financial compensation for this post. I