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Doidy Cup

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Product Information

Colour: turquoise
Technical Details
Model NumberDCT
Item Weight59 g
Product Dimensions2.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm
Item model numberDCT
Target genderUnisex
Batteries requiredNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB003ASIXJE
Best Sellers Rank 46,111 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 g
Date First Available3 Mar. 2010
  
 

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Colour Name: Red
A friend bought my baby one of these cups for his first birthday and gave me all the gumph that comes with it - the articles and so on recommending it. Whilst I think the design is OK and I use it occasionally there are several things that concern me about the hype surrounding its use. In terms of functionality, it certainly makes drinking from an open cup slightly easier than a standard beaker with handles, although I do think the handles are not ergonomic enough and the design could be improved here.

Supposedly, health visitors recommend the use of this cup from 3 months onwards, even if a baby is breastfed. The reasons cited for the use of this cup extend from preventing bottle/spouty cup caries (tooth decay), to preventing speech impediments. The makers of this cup and health visitors would have us believe that feeding your child from a bottle or spouty cup after 6 months of age will lead to anything from tooth decay, malnutrition and speech impairment! However, if you read the research carefully, there is actually very little evidence to support these claims. I am a dentist and have a vested interest in my patients' oral health and have studied the articles carefully.

The evidence that bottle feeding and spouty cups can cause tooth decay is certainly clear - feeding a baby or child any sugary drinks such as squash or fruit juice through a bottle or spouty cup of any kind can and will cause tooth decay, sometimes quite severe necessitating removal of the baby teeth under general anaesthetic in severe cases. Formula feeds given to a baby in a bottle, whilst allowing the baby to suck for prolonged periods, can also, to some extent, cause tooth decay, although to a lesser extent as milk/formula are less 'cariogenic' than sugary drinks. (Cariogenic = causes tooth decay.
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Colour Name: Red
When I was returning to work I needed a way my baby would drink my milk in my absence. After spending a huge amount on bottles (she would not take them) this cup was recommended. We brought two and my baby gets on really well with them, I would highly recommend this cup to anyone else in the same situation.
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Colour Name: Blue
I had been struggling to wean my baby from breast to bottle for some time when the Health Visitor recommended getting a Doidy cup.
If I'm honest I really did not think it would work, but I was completely wrong. It's like magic!
I'm not entirely sure how it works but it really does. It's all a bit messy to start with (so make sure you have a thick bib and lots of muslins handy) but it doesn't take long for baby to get the hang of it.
If you've struggled with the transition from breast to bottle definitely give this a go - I found it to be a lifesaver and the only thing that has worked!
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Colour Name: Blue
My baby is 5 months and always reaches for my glass when he sees me drink. I put a little bit of milk in his cup now and let him drink (obviously I am there to control his movements). He is so happy, he thinks he's a grown up! The two handles are very useful and the slant makes it easier to drink. Still very messy the first few times!
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Colour Name: Blue
i rate the item 10 out of 10 but when i went to my baby group they were selling them for only £2.00
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Colour Name: Red
its just such a clever design, my 6 month old can happily handle it and drink. i would really recommend it to anyone.
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Colour Name: Red
I have one of these for my 6 month old baby. He really likes drinking from it and even though the contents do go everywhere I think its a great training aid for him and I do buy into the marketing literature of it. I think that, from the point of view of a mum of a small baby learning to drink from this, it would be easier on me if I could see the contents of the cup as I tilt it towards his lips - that way I may be able to avoid at least some of the mess! Buy it for small babies if you don't mind mess and really want to help them to sip rather than suck their drink, buy it for toddlers because it is much easier for them to drink out of than a normal cup.
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Colour Name: Red
Really like this cup. My son is practically able to drink by himself - he is 7 months old. Easy to wash, wish I had bought 2!
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