5 Reasons Why We Love the Doidy Cup
If first impressions count, then the Doidy cup certainly gets us thinking with it's strikingly different design.
I first came across the Doidy cup around 10 years ago when I was working alongside children with additional needs in the U.K. The clever design supports the key skills needed to learn to drink from a cup, making it a key piece of equipment for learning during mealtimes. It is super versatile and can be used with babies from birth through all the way through to adults.
So why do we at Nurture Hub HQ love it so much?
1. Prevents head tilting
One of the skills children need to learn to drink from an open cup is to tip the cup up rather than tipping their head back to bring the water to their mouth. The Doidy cup works well in this respect because the slanted design means the top of the cup is missing. This space that has been created allows the child to angle the cup higher than a normal glass so children are able to experiment with tipping, water flow and water levels.
2. We can see the water
It's tricky to know when the water will reach your mouth when you have never experimented with drinking from a cup before. The process of experimenting usually involves quite a lot of coughing and a long line of wet clothes! The slanted edge of the Doidy cup allows the child to actually see the water coming so they can practice with those tricky angles and water flow. In the early days of introducing an open cup, it's up to parents and carers to take on the cup tipping role, bringing water to the bottom lip is much easier with the Doidy cup because you can easily see where the water is!
3. Easy to hold
Two open handles make holding the Doidy cup comfortable and easy for any size of hand. With fine-motor skills still developing in babies, grasping onto objects is a skill they are learning to master. It's important for these young ones to gain practice with object that are easy to hold.
4. Fun colours
The full range of Doidy cup colours is extensive and we love the bright, fun look. Children love to see them too!
5. Safe and Practical
The busy family life of today calls for products that make our life a little easier. The Doidy cup is on our side by being dishwasher (top shelf) and microwave safe - hurray!
Nowadays it's important for us to be aware of where our products are made. Designed and made in the UK. Doidy Cup conforms to EN14350 (The European Committee for Standardization rules on safety requirements for children's drinking equipment) and is made from food safe HD Polyethylene and is Bisphenol-A, Phthalate & PVC free. Making the Doidy Cup a safe and practical option.
The Doidy cup is a great addition to every family table, especially in the early days of learning to drink from an open cup. You can orders yours today from Nurture Hub!