The DOIDY CUP
The DOIDY Cup was scientifically designed with its unique slant to teach children drink from a rim and NOT a spout.
Weaning ~ The DOIDY Cup is an ideal aid to weaning as the natural mouth action used is the same as in breast feeding.
This proven 40 year-old design helps your baby learn to drink safely from a cup with fewer spillages along the way.
The DOIDY Cups are UNICEF baby friendly and they are sold by the National Childbirth Trust in the U.K.
The DOIDY Cup is designed and made in the U.K., to teach your child to drink from a rim.
Starting with a small amount of liquid in the DOIDY Cup, your child will soon become adept at drinking from a rim therefore avoiding the problems bottles or sippy cups may cause.
The unique slant of the cup enables children to drink easily as they can see the contents without thrusting their heads forward and downwards. They also learn to put the cups down properly.
Children as young as 3+ months old (also can be used from birth with mum's help) find the two handled cup easy to hold and drink from because:
~ The contents are visible to them
~ Due to the sloping design there is no forward or downward movement of the head
~ They do not have to tip the cup up to check the contents
~ They learn to put the cup down correctly
WHY BABIES NEED TO LEARN TO DRINK FROM A CUP?
In the first few months of their lives, babies have a natural sucking reflex and breast feeding or feeding from a bottle is very comforting to them.
~ As babies grow, they need to learn to make different movements with their mouth that will help them to eat and speak properly – that’s why moving from a bottle to a cup is so important.
~ Drinking from the DOIDY Cup encourages good oral movement and helps to develop chewing skills.
~ Infants find this movement perfectly natural, therefore it is so easy to wean them from the breast or bottle.
~ Breast fed babies from 3-4 months of age can go straight to a DOIDY cup, there is no need to use a bottle in the weaning process.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY:
Health professionals in U.K. are promoting the use of the DOIDY Cup in their 'SURE START' and 'BOTTLE TO CUP' campaigns because:
The DOIDY Cup help prevent long term health problems caused by delayed weaning and prolonged use of feeding bottles and sippy cups including:
~ Premature tooth decay
~ Speech problems
~ Anaemia and malnutrition
~ Poor chewing skills
~ Poor feeding techniques
Speech Therapists use the DOIDY cup to teach lip and tongue control.
The DOIDY Cup is an ideal aid to weaning as the natural mouth action used is the same as in breast feeding. The unique slant of this cup enables your baby to drink easily as she moves from breast to cup.
~ Remember when drinking from a cup it is the baby that sets the pace and the quantity required.
~ BREAST FEEDING : A DOIDY can the used for babies from the age of 3 months or earlier for expressed milk. Then carry on using through the weaning process - there is no need for a bottle.
~ BOTTLE FEEDING : Babies from the age of 6 months or earlier should be introduced to drinking from the DOIDY and the use of a bottle should be actively discouraged after the age of 12 months.
~ Complete with resealable bag for traveling.
~ Includes FREE weaning guide.
~ The DOIDY cup can be sterilised and is dishwasher proof (top shelf), freezer proof and microwave safe. (Warning - microwaving liquids can result in 'hot spots' and is not advised for children's drinks.)
~ Made in Scotland, U.K. from food safe HD polyetylene. Plastic #2. Bisphenol FREE.
~ Imported from the UK.
"The Best of the Best for open cups" award in UK.