When we first received a DM over on Instagram from J over Shop Little One on wanting to send us a Reflo Smart Cup to test and review, I was a little apprehensive but yet excited because Bubba looked like she was ready to move on from Straw Cups to an actual cup which we call the Big Girl Cup around here.
Just a little background on when we started Bubba on training cups. When she’s was about 6 to 7 months, we started her on the Pigeon Mag Mag Cup (Step 3). We skipped Step 1 and 2 because we thought just let her go straight to the straw cup. It didn’t take her very long to figure how to sip from the straw. Of course, the first few times, she would end up spilling the contents on her clothes or gag a little when she takes in too much liquid at a go but all it took was some practice and she was sipping her little straw cup like a pro. When she started taking more liquids, we transited her to the Petite Straw Cup which allowed us to store more water for longer trips out with the Bub.
There are 4 colours (Pink, Green, Blue and Clear) to choose from which are all so pretty and I couldn’t decide between the Pink or the Blue. In the end, we went with the Blue as most of the Bub’s snacks accessories are in blue so it would somewhat match.
What makes the Reflo Smart Cup so special and different from the other training cups available in the market? Well, the Reflo Smart Cup is an open cup with a flow control insert that slows and redirect liquid to your little one’s mouth from whichever portion of the rim that they are drinking from.
Had to get the little one to test the cup while Mama here makes the observation for the review. 🙂Timing was just right as well! Bubba had been telling us that she wants to drink from the big girl cup and we try to encourage that so we usually fill her melamine cup with some juice or water. But we always had to be around to supervise her when she’s drinking from the cup for she would end up spilling the contents on her clothes. I would get real upset for I would have to change her. In the end, we basically just let Bubba use the straw cup.
With the Reflo Smart Cup, I was amazed when Bubba picked it up and intuitively drew the rim of the cup to her lips. When the liquid gently touched her lips allowing her to swallow it to her pace, she pulled the cup and gave me a big smile. That to me is a huge testament that the product works!
We are not saying this because we are sponsored but having used the Reflo Smart Cup for the past couple of weeks, we really think that it’s one of the best training cups available in the market. If you are looking around for a training cup for your little one, I think you should just skip the straw cups and just head for the Reflo Smart Cup.
What do we like about it?
- It’s so easy to wash the cup! I used to have to worry if Bubba’s straw cup is clean enough and would replace the straw parts regularly after couple of months because gawd knows what kind of dirt or grime gets stuck in the straw especially for the areas where you can’t get your brush into or see. The Reflo Smart Cup comes with an insert that’s super easy to wash. Saves water and great for busy parents!
- Raising a confident drinker! This one trumps it all. Bubba is so much more confident in drinking from this cup as she is able to control the flow of the liquid. Initially, I was worried that she may get choked if she held the cup way too high. But my worries were unfounded as just the right amount of liquid goes into her mouth, thanks to the smart flow control insert. Bubba has been quite curious to pull the insert out, but I always try to stop her from doing so. I’m sure she will figure it out one day but for now, I don’t want her to because she’s getting so good at drinking from a normal cup thanks to the Reflo Smart Cup.
Well, there you have it. Our honest review of the Reflo Smart Cup. You could get your hands on one of these from Shop Little One. Thanks J from Shop Litte One for sending one of these along our way. 🙂