My 15-month-old Smiley has decided that she is a big girl now.
Forget the highchair, don’t insult her by trying to feed her, and certainly don’t expect her to drink from a bottle.
Smiley has been showing signs of becoming more, how should I say, strong-willed since her first birthday.
She is now a pro at asserting herself and believe me, this girl knows what she wants.
I was a little slow to catch on at first, as us mummies sometimes can be. I couldn’t quite understand why she would go troppo every time I put her in the highchair.
I swear if she could talk she would say, ‘For Christ’s sake Mummy, highchairs are for babies. Sit me at the little yellow table with big sister where I belong!’
As soon as I placed her across from her big sister Curly-locks at the little yellow table for big girls, she looked like the cat that got the cream. She gave me one of her trademark smiles and bopped happily up and down as if to say to herself, ‘I’ve hit the big time now!’
These days she wants to do everything her big sister does.
If Curly-locks plays with a ball, Smiley does too. If Curly-locks sits on the Dora couch, Smiley wants to sit there too. If Curly-locks drinks out of her Dora cup, then Smiley wants to do that too.
Unfortunately, this is just not a possibility at this stage as she does not have the control to prevent her from tipping the whole cup of water over herself.
We’ve tried a series of cups recently and none have floated her boat, or mine for that matter.
Some leak water when you tip them upside down or let the water gush out causing her to choke if she’s guzzling. Others have lids that get in the way or are difficult to get off.
When Tommee Tippee asked me to try their new Discovera cup range, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
They have a great collection of non-spill, shake proof cups in various shapes and sizes to meet your child’s developmental needs.
Smiley has been trialling the experimenting and developing cups, while her sister quickly snaffled up one from the independence range. Both girls love the cups. Smiley finds the one from the experimenting range easy to hold onto with its reasonably sized handles shaped forward for ease of grip, while she also enjoys using the one from the developing range without handles. This one especially appeals to her because she now has a cup without handles like her big sister.
The cups are BPA free, don’t leak, have lids which are easy to put on and off, and they come in gorgeous designs with a space to place your child’s name.
Smiley has also trialed Tommee Tippee’s heat sensor spoons which are a brilliant idea and the stickee bowl which is my particular favourite. There is nothing worse than having your strong-willed toddler swipe her spaghetti bolognese right off the table onto the floor. The stickee bowl is a god-send.
Today, Tommee Tippee is kindly letting me giveaway a pack of Tommee Tippee goodies to one lucky reader.
The pack includes:
One cup from the experimenting range
One cup from the developing range
One cup from the mastering range
A pack of heat sensor spoons
A stickee bowl.
All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is now open until 5pm, Monday 24 February 2014.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 25 February 2014 via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
This giveaway is restricted to Australian residents only.
*Mummy, Wife, Me received a sample of the products mentioned above for the purpose of this giveaway. No financial compensation was received and all opinions are my own.