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Review- Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup

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This post is based on our personal experience and is not sponsored by anybody.

The Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup is one of my best buys for my son.

We never bought a bottle or a spout cup (except for the one spout sipper that was gifted to us). Little A started with a straw sipper at 6 months and then transitioned to Munchkin Miracle cup.

It is as good as drinking from a regular glass without having to worry about spillages and the mess thereafter.

It is as good as drinking from a regular glass without having to worry about spillages and the mess thereafter.

Dental Associations recommend against the bottles post 1 year mark. Prolonged use of a sippy cup or bottles may lead to dental problems in children and may also cause speech development issues.

 

Ideal is to move from nipple bottles to sippy cups to straw and finally the open cups. With us we  never took to bottles and started with straw cups. I bought Munchkin Miracle 360° Cup because it looked just like a tumbler and it claimed no spillages, also reading the reviews it was too good to resist trying this, however the price was steep.

Pros

  • Plastic bottles/ containers used for eating/drinking are now required to be free of a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA).  These cups come in BPA free plastic.
  • Easy transition to open cups/tumblers
  • Dentist recommended as doesn’t cause any dental problem.
  • Easy to carry in your hand bag diaper bag, the 30 oz cup fits in pocket too.
  • The best part is that it is easy to clean, no cavities or difficult to clean grooves
  • Is sturdy can last for years. Ours has been in use for over 2 years.

Cons

  • Trying to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, this cup does not fit my criteria because it is made up of plastic. They recently launched similar cups in steel, but at more than double the price.
  • Some bit of spillage occurs when the cup falls or is placed horizontally in the bag
  • The rim that comes in contact with lips could’ve been provided with a lid for hygiene reasons. It would also have helped in avoiding spillages when not in use. The lids can be bought Here
  • Comes at a steep price in India. I bought a set of 2 cups for 1800 Rs.

 

This post is based on our personal experience with the product and with high rating and good reviews of real moms I highly recommend this cup.

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Babycare, parenting

Gifting Ideas For Baby Shower

Baby Shower Gifting ideas

Confused what to gift to your friend for baby shower?

Gifting is a special art, it is an extension of ones personality.

Choosing gifts can be a very tricky and confusing task, esp. for a to-be mom or a new born baby.

Most of the times on baby shower,people tend to gift things for the baby. The easiest things to buy are baby clothes and accessories that the baby soon outgrows without even wearing or using. In my opinion, it is the mother who deserves some pampering because the new born has minimal needs, the new born only needs a lot of milk, sleep, someone to clean pee/poop and lots of love and cuddles. I would rather leave the parents and close relatives to buy clothes and other important things for the baby, after all it’s a delight for parents to buy baby stuff.

So, when it comes to baby shower, I therefore choose to buy things for the mom instead, here is a short list that you can choose from-

1. One or two books of the what to expect book series. This is my first choice always. Even with all the information available online, I would prefer a book. If your friend is a book lover, do consider gifting one from this series.

2. Nursing gown- Nursing gowns come in as a blessings for new moms. They make feeding convenient, especially if you are out of home.

3. Nursing wrap/poncho- Your friend will love you for this, when out nursing in public draws a lot of attention, a stylish nursing poncho/scarf can make NIP simple and comfortable.

4. New born cloth diaper kit- introducing cloth diapers to your friend is perhaps the best gift, take it a step ahead by gifting her the diapers.
Bumberry Starters kit is designed for new moms begining their cloth diapering journey. The NEWBORN pack is for babies of ages 0-6 months.

5. DIY Hand and foot impression kit- New parents want to cherish all things that the baby brings along. We were gifted a DIY kit that preserves the foot/hand imprints. One gift that we truly loved.

6. A diaper bag with changing mat- A diaper bag can last with a new mom for over 2 years, choose an elegant diaper bag that she can carry anywhere and even after the baby is diaper free. Back pack style Diaper bag is my first choice for diaper bags, they are convenient and look stylish.

7. A customised hamper to pamper the to be mom – You can get a readymade hamper or curate one by yourself for your special friend. The hamper can include, a cream or oil for stretch marks , pregnancy safe natural body butter, moisturiser, massage oil or face packs. You could include lactation tea, cookies etc too.

8. Baby milestone cards- This will go a long way and your friend will remember you every time she takes a picture of her baby. There are fancy milestone cards available online.

9. A baby journal- New parents want to document every small or big milestone if their baby a pregnancy and new born baby journal makes a perfect baby shower gift.

10. Amazon voucher
Well, if you still can’t decide what to gift then there is nothing better than an Amazon voucher. New parents tend to buy a lot of things and this will be a great gift for them.

Have more ideas? Do comment below.