Once my daughter reached 5 months and her manual dexterity improved, I was keen to move her onto a beaker for her juice drinks. (My son tried beakers from an early age too, but 8 years ago there weren't any spill proof products on the market). I found in my local chemists that most beakers were only suitable from 6 months, until I noticed the Avent Magic cup, suitable from 3 months. I decided that it was worth a try. I am so glad that I did! The actual cup was too heavy for Leah to manage alone, but the spout and valve fit all Avent bottles, which meant that Leah could manage the 4 oz bottle with spout. She instantly took to using the spout, and it didn't matter if she decided to chew the bottom of the bottle as there really were no leaks! Leah now uses the Avent Magic for all her drinks except for breakfast and supper. She is proud of herself, as are our Health Visiting team and myself! What's more is that, should the valve or spout get damaged, replacements are available so that I needn't buy a whole cup. Thank you Avent!
I feel perhaps that I am the exception here, after reading a couple of other opinions about the Avent Magic cup, all of which give a glowing report. I have to say however that I am somewhat disappointed with this cup. It is not what I expected for my money and in my view is perhaps not really suited to the younger toddler. My first moan, though not a big one, is that the spill proof valve does leak slightly. I have checked the valve is in place right and cannot see anyway it is on incorrectly. It dosent leak a great deal, a couple of drips if you turn it upside down. A drip is a drip though and drip about it I shall!!!! If it says spill proof I expect spill proof! My sons favourite pass time is to hold his cup upside down so I really need a cup that does not leak AT ALL. The other problem I am having, which hopefully we will grow out of, is my sons handling of this cup. It can be difficult and cumbersome for a lazy (!) twelve month old to master. My son much prefers his beakers which have handles. It is also quite bulky which does not lend itself to ease of handling. For the time being at least I shall be putting my Avent magic cup away. I am looking to buy an any way up cup with handles for now! Perhaps when my son is older and less lazy (!) I will use it again. I wouldn't discourage people from buying this cup as I have heard some very favourable comments, but for me this cup just does not cut it!
A month later, I gave him a bottle-feed and he totally rejected it! Panic set in and I quickly searched for an alternative, which was when I bought AVENT Magic Cup Soft Spout.
Avent Magic Cup helps prevent spills. While drinking, the valve flexes open for air to flow in, allowing a continuous flow of liquid out. This non-spill cup is ideal for traveling and has a handle that's easy for small hands to grip.
Joseph Schroeffel from Oakdale, PA 15071 March 9th, 2010
We received the Avent magic cups, and we like thenm a lot
They only problem we have is that went the toddler shakes the cup a lot the liquid comes out the vent hole some.
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