Thursday, May 7, 2009
The First One Bites the Dust
This cup (10 oz, by Munchkin) has proven to be one of our very favorite cups over the last year or so. Criteria for being in the favorite category include:
- Difficult to spill. About two months ago Elijah discovered he could hold the cup upside, bang the straw against his leg, and cause the cup to leak. We went a long time before this discovery was made (almost a year?) and, fortunately, this technique is easy to see and stop as it involves much flailing of the arms and shrieks of delight.
- Able to be used. Some cups were too difficult for Elijah to drink from when we started using a cup. After trying them ourselves, we found some cups required extraordinary sucking strength.
The perfect cup won't spill but also won't require superpower sucking abilities. This cup was it.
Sadly, all the banging-against-the-leg has created a crack in the straw. This is our first cup to toss after being broken by Elijah. I'm sure it is only the first of many to be ruined.
While I'm at it, this Gerber 7 oz cup is our other favorite. Two handles make for easy gripping and some kind of inside valve prevents leaks.
Soon my big boy won't require baby cups...