Baby’s first cup
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup is the perfect first cup when your child wants to learn how to drink from an open glass, just like mom and dad. It’s ergonomically designed for tiny hands with a strong will.
The cup feels nice to hold, stands firmly on the table and is hard to knock over. It’s color and shape match the BABYBJÖRN Baby Plate and Spoon. Recommended from eight months and up.
Easy to grip for small hands
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup is designed with small children’s way of drinking in mind. Easy-to-grip materials and soft, distinct lines make the cup comfortable to hold. And the rounded rim is soft against baby’s lips.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup is made from a durable material that does not contain BPA. It is dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.
The cup’s low center of gravity and wide base with a rubber strip on the bottom keep the cup firmly on the table. Thanks to a rim on the bottom’s outer edge, the cup slides instead of falling over when your child pushes it. Frosted glass shows how much liquid is in the cup.
The cup has graduated markings in ml and oz (holds 100 ml/3.4 fl oz). Great also for feeding your child porridge and purée.
Frosted plastic glass makes it easy for an adult to see how much is in the cup when helping the child.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup is recommended from eight months and up.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup is made of polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).
The plastic is certified safe for foods and complies with the safety standards for plastics both in Europe (EEC) and the USA (FDA). This product is PVC-free and contains no bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, cadmium, lead, bromine or chlorine. Moreover, the plastic is recyclable.
* The BABYBJÖRN Baby Cup holds 100 ml/3.4 fl oz and has graduated markings in ml and oz.
Easily washed by hand or in the dishwasher. Can be warmed in the microwave and is freezer-safe.
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Why a cup?
It’s not easy for babies and small children to make the transition from breast- or bottle-feeding to drinking from a cup — especially when open cups or glasses adapted for small children are difficult to find. One of BabyBjörn’s product developers experienced this when his daughter was about 18 months old and learning to drink on her own. She spilled, dropped and broke cup after cup!
“It must be possible to make an open glass or cup designed for small children,” our developer thought. And so began the challenge to create “baby’s first cup.” Another way BabyBjörn fulfils its unique vision to make everyday life easier and more enjoyable for parents and children.
What did we do?
The product developer and the project team tested different cups and glasses in preschools. They filmed small children drinking, studied their behavior and then reviewed the findings with pediatricians. From this BabyBjörn learned that:
• Because babies up to 1 year old are conditioned to “suck and swallow,” it’s difficult for them to tilt their heads backward to drink and swallow. As a result, they tend to “drink with their jaws.”
• The fine motor skills of small children are not yet fully developed. As a result, they grip with the entire hand, while older children can hold a cup between their thumb and index finger or with one hand.
Following a common protocol at BabyBjörn, the team created a number of prototypes of glasses and cups, interviewed parents and let their children test them. They then removed some prototypes and tested others again and again.
This continued until the team finally had a winner: an open cup with ergonomic clean-cut Scandinavian design that is easy to grip and has a soft distinct shape that helps baby (from 8 months) learn to drink from open glass — just like mom and dad! The team then made some final adjustments: They made the cup stable through a low center of gravity and a rubber strip on the bottom, added a scale of measurements on the side of the cup for parents to monitor liquid levels, and included a rim on the bottom’s outer edge that allows the cup to slide when pushed or knocked by a child, instead of tipping over.
From the time our developer’s daughter knocked over her cup until we created the final product took about two years. During that time we created and tested many prototypes, and met with many pediatricians, parents and small children — all of whom influenced the development of the BabyBjörn Baby Cup. The cup is especially developed for small children’s hands and way of drinking. It is the perfect first cup for a child learning to drink on his or her own and helps families enjoy meals without the mess.