trialling toddler proof water bottles (an OXO Tot review)

July 17, 2017 at 10:57 am 2 comments

Any parent will tell you that leak proof cups are rarely that and waterproof bibs always end up as wet on the inside as they do on the outside. It’s such a talent these small ones have for creating a mess! Baby L is no different of course but, unlike when his brother E was a small baby, we do have a leak proof cup for him to shake about and drop from the high chair. The OXO Good Grips sippy cup withstands all shaking challenges and L only ends up soaked still because he loves to glugg and then squirt the water out through his gappy front teeth!

The OXO Good grips sippy cup has two soft grippy handles which L mastered surprisingly quickly and these simply click onto the bottom of the cup and can be removed easily for washing. In fact our handles are removed several times a day as they ping off when dropped from the high chair but despite the many flings there is no sign of damage to the 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 Grips Twist top bottle is really handy for when I can’t give L a sippy cup because there’s no room for him to tip his head back, like travelling in the car. For the same reason E likes it at bedtime because he can drink from it lying down.

Of course the great thing about the twist top bottle is that it’s fab for any age (I take it swimming and would love it in a larger size). E takes a water bottle into school to avoid night time wakings with leg cramps and it’s good to know the twist top bottle won’t leak into his book bag. It has a lovely grippy handle so we do tend to carry it just in case E doesn’t twist the top right round – leaks do happen due to user error sometimes! We notice such a difference in energy levels and concentration on the days E forgets to take a water bottle in so it’s great he loves his bottle so much (especially with ice in which is an easy fun add-in through the wide necked top).

So when L is not flinging his water bottle around you can imagine the flare with which he eats his food. The base of L’s highchair is always peppered with flung food for us to tread into the floor! We keep this OXO compact dustpan and brush close to hand after a quick sweep around. It’s so cute that L likes to try and clean up after himself and it’s just right for small hands! (forgive me for exercising quality control on my photos when I just could not make the daily food mess on our kitchen floor look good!)

When it’s really messy and we have to call in the big guns (this OXO Butterfly mop) it takes no time at all to clean up. This mop makes getting into all the awkward corners easy and with little effort wipes away even the stickiest mess (porridge the prime culprit there). It’s just as well as L’s really perfecting his throwing arm!

Disclosure: I was sent these OXO Good Grips products to try. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.

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  • 1. OXO Tot big kid water bottle review | Nip it in the bud  |  April 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    […] 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! 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. […]

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  • […] when his baby brother Luca was in need of his first drinking cup we returned to the OXO website and reviewed it again.   Luca was 9 months old in our second review but soon got the hang of drinking from the straw […]

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