OXO Tot big kid water bottle review

August 29, 2013 at 5:20 am 11 comments

A baby?  No a big kid now we’ve found the perfect water bottle!CUP - 24-7-13 - New Oxotot cup

We’ve been through lots of different drinking cups and bottles over the last year.  We still use E’s first Tommee Tippee sippy cup at meal times but it’s off limits when he’s roaming around with it’s free flow spout ready to splatter wherever his hand happens to fly.  The Nuby grip and sip cup was abandoned after one try when the silicone spout required E to clamp down to open it and being a quick learner he applied this same technique the next time he breastfed!Cups

Next to be discarded was the Munchkin no spill cup with a straw.  It lived up to it’s ‘no spill’ claim precisely because it required the suction of an octopus to get anything out of it at all!  I asked other mums for recommendations but it seemed we were all on a bit of a holy grail to find the perfect drinking cup from the limited range in the shops (and not trusting on-line shopping for something so important).CUP - E playing in cup cupboard

Discovering the OXO Tot range has been a godsend – E is drinking much more now and our floors, walls and cats have been saved from splatterings.  I’ve not seen OXO Tot products in shops in Gloucester but feel so persuaded by the quality of their designs that I wouldn’t be put off having to buy them on-line.  Cup - Oxo Tots

This twist top water bottle is from OXO Tot big kid range and marketed as suitable from 2 years (guessing this is when little hands may be able to twist the top themselves).  E has been using his quite happily as a 1.5 year old and it lives up to it’s claim of being non-spill while having an easy suck soft straw.  The non-slip handle is great for very grabable for little fingers and attaching it to the buggy so you always have it to hand (and doesn’t get lost when discarded with gay abandon).   The large opening makes filling, cleaning and adding ice easy and the lid twists closed to keep the straw clean when not in use.   Best of all it holds 350ml and is made of BPA free materials.
E never leaves home without his big kid bottle now!
CUP - 26-7-13 - Hillfield Swings_E with Oxot tot cup 1
2017 update:  3 years later Euan’s baby brother was in a need of a new drinking cup and we started him on the twist top bottle even younger than Euan was in this post.  At just 9 months old Luca had no trouble drinking from the straw (the 18 months+ age on the packaging is a guide for ease of use and not a safety issue for younger babies).  You can read that review, which includes the OXO Tot sippy cup too, here.

Disclosure: I requested and was sent an OXO Tot big kid water bottle to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

Entry filed under: home life, reviews.

wordless wednesday me and mine {August family portrait}

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sue  |  September 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Fab review, for a fab cup. Brilliant pics as usual Nic – photography deffo seems to be your forte..? x

    Reply
  • 2. Rachel  |  September 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I quite agree with you Nic. Trying to find a suitable cup for B has been very expensive. I must have a cupboard full so I will try out one of these x

    Reply
  • 3. Wendy  |  September 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    How did you hear about them Nic? I’ve entered the competition but would like a green one but can’t see them for sale anywhere

    Reply
    • 4. nic@nipitinthebud  |  September 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      I saw a post about an Oxotots bowl on another mum’s blog so contacted them with my cup woes and asked (maybe begged!) to have a bottle to review! Fingers crossed Wendy you won’t need to buy a bottle but if you’re not a competition winner here’s the link to their website. At the bottom of the page is a store locator link – for Gloucester it says Dunelm Mill but obviously can’t be sure which of the 200 products they stock. Otherwise here’s their Amazon shop page – looks like green is not available at the mo

      Reply
  • 5. Morgan  |  September 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Oooh thanks for the tip Nic! We’re on plain old cups at home now but out and about we need a better solution than my old water bottles!! Thanks for posting! X

    Reply
  • 6. nic@nipitinthebud  |  September 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Sue – aw thanks lovely. E’s a very compliant model!

    Rachel – it’ll be money well spent and I can vouch for toughness too as E’s dropped it a couple of times and no sign of damage yet!

    Morgan – you’ll not be disappointed – bet your E will look as cute as my E with his cute sucky cheeks

    Reply
  • 7. drink up | Nip it in the bud  |  December 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    […] pour!). We didn’t ever try the 12m+ range from Tommee Tippee having fallen in love with our Oxo Tots water bottle by then.   As we’ve lost that bottle now and been making do without a replacement we were […]

    Reply
  • 8. 1 cup, 2 cup, 3 cup more | Nip it in the bud  |  July 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

    […] cup yet (although the force of the impact which is stronger than a sip does make the floor wet). Our big boy E took to using his blue OXO Good Grips twist top bottle when he was 1.5 years old.  L already loves the green one too, mastering the straw at just 9 months old!  The OXO Good […]

    Reply
  • […] out with us – you might like to read our other OXO product reviews after you finish here.  We first reviewed the OXO Tot twist top bottle when Euan was 18 months old.  3 years later when his baby brother Luca was in need of his first drinking cup we returned to the […]

    Reply
  • […] out with us – you might like to read our other OXO product reviews after you finish here.  We first reviewed the OXO Tot twist top bottle when Euan was 18 months old.  3 years later when his baby brother Luca was in need of his first drinking cup we returned to the […]

    Reply
  • […] out with us – you might like to read our other OXO product reviews after you finish here.  We first reviewed the OXO Tot twist top bottle when Euan was 18 months old.  3 years later when his baby brother Luca was in need of his first drinking cup we returned to the […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


About Nip it in the bud


Welcome to my blog about growing and cooking allotment veg since 2009 and growing sweet boys since 2012. Take a walk with us through our life in Gloucester with a boy, a baby and 3 cats.

If you like what you found why not receive stories straight into your inbox

Follow Nip it in the bud on WordPress.com

Blog Stats

  • 458,489 hits

Archives

Follow me on Instagram

Cheery uppy post sent with love is always good but especially heartwarming when you know someone has sat down with a pen and paper and given minutes of their time to create something for you
I've always quite liked the "family rules" meme boards but never found one that didn't elicit a "yes, yes, nooooo" from me when I read the list of rules. I was in the right place at the right time today when I saw this one and offered it a home with us.
Tea for three. We're eating cashews and wowing at how they are grown and shelled. Worth a Google if you've never really thought about it!
Regrann from @elluminations - . @musicalgeorgemoorey has released the next Spaces track Illuminations (or should that read Elluminations?!) based on the story of a 9th century monk and his cat Pangur Ban (a favourite childhood tale of mine). Here's the original artwork I made in response to the track. Greetings cards available in my etsy shop! #spacesgloucester #pangurban #monk #blackfriars #originalart #artistsofinstagram #etsy #etsysellersofglos - #regrann
Regrann from @musicalgeorgemoorey. Me - piano. On Monday I'm releasing "Illuminations" - a song based on the story of Pangur Ban, a 9th century monk's cat - recorded @GlosBlackfriars. #spacesgloucester #lookcloserlistendeeper
The labyrinth at @gloucestercathedral
Regrann from @musicalgeorgemoorey - Stunning.
We visited @gloucestercathedral today and happened across the @workofheartgarden (click link to find out more). Claire created the garden after losing her husband Ken. You can download the pattern for a heart to donate and raise funds for @suerydercharity. We made a donation to buy two for the boys to hang while thinking of a loved one. Claire's had over 50k hearts sent to her - that's the power of love for you
This may be the best board game ever invented if you like the silliness of Dr Seuss stories! (Horton hears a who game!)
Luca in his happy place @sandfordparkslido - he just doesn't stop smiling when he's there and sings non-stop in the water. He is so super confident because even at just 2 years old he can stand unaided in the kids pool. So all we have to do is Bob about next to him pretending we're at a spa, perfect :0)
The Hawaiian goose whisperer @musicalgeorgemoorey (or as he said "not really, I've got a bag of seed") at @wwtslimbridge
Euan found treasure in the playground at @wwtslimbridge. Thank you Hannah , he loved rehiding them and secretly watching other children find them. #wwtslimbridge #gloucesterlife #loveontherocksuk

Follow me on Twitter

Featured posts elsewhere

A Gardeners Voice Featured Blog!
TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs

%d bloggers like this: