Doidy Cup is a unique open slanted weaning cup that helps oral health, jaw development and coordination development and I have got five to giveaway!
The Doidy Cup, with its small handles, has been scientifically designed with a unique slant that allows a young child to see the level of the liquid in the cup as they tilt to drink.
The Doidy Cup, which has been endorsed by Health Professionals including Doctors, Dentists, Midwives and Health Visitors for almost 70 years, helps to teach an infant to drink from the rim of an open cup rather than from a spout or teated bottle, which carries many benefits.
Indeed, health professionals promote the use of the Doidy Cup to help prevent premature tooth decay, poor feeding techniques and delayed speech development.
This unique weaning cup encourages good oral movements and helps to develop chewing skills through encouraging use of the jaw, tongue and mouth muscles.
Doidy Cups are recommended for children of 3 months+. At first, you may need to hold the bottom of the cup whilst gently putting the rim on your child’s lower lip to allow them to take what they want. As the baby grows, they will want to hold the handles and feed themselves.
Available in 17 bright colours (including solid, pearlised and sparkle finishes!), with a 200ml capacity, the Doidy Cup is hygienic, sterilizer-safe, dishwasher-proof and freezer-proof. Doidy Cups are manufactured in the UK from virgin food-safe HDPE and they do not contain Bisphenol, Phthalates or PVC.
Unsure what to put in your cup, here are two great weaning soup recipes.
RECIPE #1 SWEET POTATO & CARROT
- 25g unsalted butter or vegetable oil
- I small onion chopped finely
- Optional – ½ teaspoon of mild curry powder to your taste
- 1 medium sweet potato peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 3 carrots peeled and sliced
- 250ml of boiled water or ½ low salt stock cube made up as per pack instructions with 250ml of water – further water or milk may be added to ‘thin’ the soup to your required consistency
- Add a dash of milk or a dollop of natural yoghurt to thin the soup or to serve
- Melt the butter or heat the oil in a pan
- Add chopped onion and cook till softened (add mild curry powder if using)
- Add chopped sweet potato, carrots and stock / boiled water and cook for 10-15 minutes until vegetables have softened
- Leave to cool slightly, then blend till smooth and add any further water or milk to desired consistency
- Serve warm in a Doidy Cup with a dash of milk or a dollop of natural yoghurt stirred in to help cool and thicken
- Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Carrots also provide vitamin K which helps in the maintenance of normal bones and contributes to normal blood clotting.
RECIPE #2 SPINACH & POTATO
- 1 oz low salt butter or vegetable oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 medium potato peeled and chopped into small chunks
- 2oz of fresh spinach leaves
- ½ low salt stock cube made up with 250ml boiled water – alternatively if you prefer, use boiled water and no stock cube
- A dash of milk or a dollop of natural yoghurt to thin the soup or to serve
- Alternatively, stir in crème fraiche and a sprinkle of nutmeg just before serving
- Melt the butter or heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and potatoes. Cook gently for a couple of minutes
- Add the stock or water and boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes have softened
- Wash the spinach leaves and remove tough stalks. Then add to potatoes and stir until wilted
- Leave to cool then blitz with a blender till smooth and add any further water or milk to desired consistency
- Add a dollop of crème fraiche and sprinkle of nutmeg if you wish and serve warmed in a Doidy Cup
- Spinach contains small amounts of iron but is also packed with other nutrients such as calcium, folate, vitamin K and beta carotene. Many of these are important for the functioning of the immune system.
- If you add natural yoghurt or milk this recipe will also be a good source of protein and calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
- NB: Cows’ milk can be used in cooking from 6 months of age.
The Doidy Cup has a recommended retail price of £3.80 and in the UK is available from Asda, Dunelm, John Lewis, JoJoMamanBebe, Kiddicare, Ocado and Sainsbury’s as well as online from Amazon and at www.doidycup.com better still I’ve got five to giveaway. If you fancy winning one just add your details to the Gleam App below.
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