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NUK Magic Cup Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted Best Weaning Product
  • 2016 Shortlisted Best Weaning Product
Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

At a glance:

This clever cup helps your baby progress from teat to sippy cup effectively. It’s bright enough to get your tots attention, it really is spill free, and our panel of mum testers loved how easy it was to clean.

What they say:

“The NUK Magic Cup makes the transition from bottle feeding to drinking from a cup easy. The cup includes an innovative 360⁰ spill proof drinking rim that helps children take the big step towards drinking out of a cup by themselves without the need for a spout, or sippy top and without any mess!  The rim is made of silicone and does not allow any spillage as it acts like a sealing disc. The cup has a 250ml capacity which makes it ideal for small hands and thirsty adventurers!”

Tested by mum Charlotte Bernie for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would definitely recommend this to other mums and friends because it is easy to use, easy to wash and put back together, and is easily transportable wherever you are going. Although there were no handles, my little boy was able to hold it with ease, due to the curve in the body of the cup. When washing the cup, the silicone top came out easily, making sure I could clean inside all the nooks, scoring it top marks for hygiene!

How did this product make your life easier?

I found the NUK magic cup very easy to use – the slim line design means it fits nicely into my changing bag bottle holder slots, and doesn't take up extra space in the bag. It made my life easier because I could hand my little boy the cup without fear of it ending up all over the floor, as it doesn't leak!

Would you choose this product to win?

I have found that there are quite a few similar cups on the market but the NUK Magic Cup has bright colours which attract my little boy’s attention and make him want to drink more water - which can be such a struggle sometimes! I do feel however that for some babies, handles may be a good option as there are some babies that may find the cup easier to hold.

What changes would you make to this product?

If you drop the NUK Magic cup on the floor and it lands with an impact, it does leak some fluid. This could maybe be improved as it’s inevitable that babies and toddlers are going to bang the cup onto all sorts of surfaces. Also, the seal seemed a little tighter than other cups and my little one had to sometimes work hard to get liquid out. But, overall, I love this product and these are just minor comments!

Tested by mum Kelly Barnes for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Yes, I would 100% recommend this to friends and other mums! When I read that it was leak and spill proof I didn’t believe it at all, but it is! Even in the change bag when it’s ended up upside down. It's honestly a great design and lovely to use. Easy to clean and great when travelling and transporting. All round fab!

How did this product make your life easier?

This product is great as, whenever my nine-month-old boy finishes his drink, he throws the cup on the floor, as most do. Now, with this cup, it's nice to know it doesn't matter if he throws it, as there are no spills!

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes. My nephew has one of these cups from a different manufacturer and it wasn’t nearly as good as this NUK Magic Cup. You can see the difference in the quality and the design of the cup. The patterns are pretty too for both boys and girls. Lovely bright colours.

What changes would you make to this product?

I personally wouldn't change anything about the product! Just a thought, the price may be a bit steep for some people though. For instance, my sister is a single working parent and said she wouldn't personally buy it because of the price. So perhaps a cheaper version with a plain design would be an idea?

Tested by mum Jade Bowman for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I'd recommend this product as I think it’s a great stepping stone from bottle to cup. The design of it is brilliant as it doesn't leak when turned upside down and your child actually has to take sips from it to have a drink.

How did this product make your life easier?

As a mum, this product makes life easier as the cup is non-spill! This means I am able to leave my daughter to drink her on her own without having to worry about her getting water all over herself. She can drink in her own time.

Would you choose this product to win?

I'd choose this item over others on the market because its ease of use for a small child is second to none. I like the fact that my child actually has to sip on the cup and you never have to worry about leaking!

What changes would you make to this product?

Perhaps the position of the handles? My daughter struggled a bit with being able to tip the cup up far enough to get the drink out of it. I think if the handles were placed nearer the bottom of the cup, this would make it easier for children to tip up.

Tested by mum Renna Bilkhu for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend this cup as it is easy to take apart and clean, and the no spill feature is the best part as it makes life so much easier. I also love the design of this cup, it is a lovely colour and is easy for my baby to drink from. My son went straight from the breast to this cup with no problem!

How did this product make your life easier?

This cup has made my life easier as I can leave the cup lying around for my son to help himself, as I know it won’t be spilt! As my child can't vocalise what he needs, this is very helpful as he can just get a drink when he wants and the cup is easy for him to hold.

Would you choose this product to win?

I would choose this product over similar items as I like that it has no handles. This was easier for my child to hold and means he can now also hold a normal cup with ease. I love how easy it is to clean as well.

What changes would you make to this product?

This product is pretty fantastic, I love the way it looks, the silicone top part is great on little developing teeth and there are so many colours available. The only thing is that it’s quite expensive, but I would totally recommend it to all mums!

Tested by mum Heather Best for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

It's so easy for little ones to use, in fact she figured it out before me. It's bright and colourful with lovely designs as well. The silicone on the top, where they drink, is soft and therefore perfect for little mouths. The cup copes well when being chucked on the floor and is so easy to take out and about without worrying it will spill everywhere.

How did this product make your life easier?

The cup is brilliant, it makes my life so much easier knowing I can give my little girl her water without the worry of it spilling everywhere. It's great for popping into the nappy bag and taking out with us. No spills - no worries. She happily crawls around with the cup and picks it up when she wants, meaning I'm not chasing her around the house trying to get her to drink. She finally has an interest in drinking from a cup!

Would you choose this product to win?

Absolutely I would – it’s a great idea and a brilliant concept. It's sturdy and withstands a lot of throwing around by the little one. It's bright in colour, the design is so lovely and she finds it so easy to hold and use. The lid is lovely and soft and there are no spillages either. It's easy to wash and then re build afterwards. It holds a good amount of liquid too!

What changes would you make to this product?

I honestly cannot fault this product at all. Everything about it is truly brilliant!

Tested by mum Caroline Tedford for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

My little ones really enjoyed using this magic cup. They will not drink from anything else now!

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Spillproof, that makes life so much easier!

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

It's excellent. Can't think of anything to improve it!

Tested by mum AK Templer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

The NUK Magic cup has a spill-proof 360° drinking rim which does what it says! We have been using this cup for a while now and so far it hasn't spilled once. I have tried a lot of so-called non-spilling cups but so far only NUK have prooven to work its magic! It’s a great size for my 18 month old with its 250ml capacity and the shape of the bottle allows her little hand to hold on to it perfectly. It’s easy to clean and dismantle.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

The NUK Magic Cup does what it says on the box. It doesn’t spill and that alone makes my life easier as a mum because I do not have to worry about the carpets in my rented house being stained with milk or juice stains out of my little one’s cup!

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I think that NUK might have to rethink making this cup from 8 months onwards because I tried it on my friend’s 9 month old baby and she wasn’t strong enough to suck some water out of the cup. But it’s ideal from 12 months plus I would say.

Tested by mum Rachel Thornhll for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I'd highly recommend the product if your child can use a straw. The design means that if the children tip the cup up, mimicking using a normal cup, they can still drink their water, and very little is left in the bottom. The straw is soft but not soft enough to be chewed off (!). Easy for my son to open and shut the top himself.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It really doesn't leak! And that is even after being thrown across the kitchen... I love that it all comes apart and can be properly washed in the dishwasher (rather than get left on the sink with the other hand wash only stuff that eventually never gets used due to not being dish-washable!) The pipe cleaner was a lovely touch.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Some volume markings to give me an idea as to how much my son has drunk would be great.

 
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