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This is one cup that is used only for orange juice for my oldest son. We have a purple cup with yellow lid and pink one with the dark purple lid. They are available in many vibrant solid colors and lids or the clear decorative cups. The lids are snapped on and mix and match is the way to go with the Gerber Juice Cup .
My son started using the Gerber Juice Cup when he was of the preschool age. We tried many other brands of cups, some with handles that were used for milk only. There is another cup that my son uses for his other juice products. The solution for my son is the same cup used for each specific liquid. Since routines and consistency work best for children diagnosed with autism, the colored cups are just right.
The Gerber Juice Cup holds four ounces of juice, similar to the size of a paper dixie cup. This is also dishwasher safe for the top rack only. I have always hand washed them due to not owning a dishwasher. This is a cup that is specifically made for sitting down and drinking from. While my son has been able to snap the lid onto the cup, when he was utilizing the lid I took it off instead.
With your thumb it is quite easy to remove the lid. It has the little holes for sipping the juice through. We have never had any problems with juice not flowing when using the lid. My son currently does not need the lid. For cleaning purposes I used a Q-tip to wipe the inside part of the lid where the holes are located while hand washing.
Prior to going to school each morning my son has a few gulps of orange juice from the Gerber Juice Cup . He awakes with some form of bad breath and I have insisted on him drinking this before breakfast is served at the school. He always says okay just a sip and drinks almost the whole cup indicating he no longer smells yucky!
This past summer my son also completed toilet training and has it in his head that before he can utilize the facilities he must have a cup of orange juice. He read in a science book how the liquid travels through the body so whenever I ask him to use the bathroom he repeats that he has not had any juice yet.
My youngest son is still not capable of utilizing a cup but this is not the choice I would make for him. He needs assistance with holding a cup and handles would be the choice for his benefit. His older brother will grab the orange juice container and leave the cup on the kitchen counter and get me for a cup of juice in his Gerber Juice Cup .
These cups are sold in grocery and drug stores as well as Toys R Us and K-Mart. I prefer to make these purchases at K-Mart due to their sale prices and I utilize the coupons from Toys R Us in their booklets. Gerber also has coupons for many of their products found in many parenting magazines and newspaper inserts.
The Gerber Juice Cup is a great starter cup for a toddler or preschooler to hold with their hands and sip their juice. As the child is learning to do more on their own this is just the right size for them to maneuver. With minimum assistance from an Adult the child can bring the cup to their mouth and sip from the openings on the lid. I have never had any leaks with the cup never being tipped over either, and I have not tried to turn it over to see what comes out or has my son.
Now that the lid is no longer needed, my son walks his Gerber Juice Cup over to the table unless he is sitting at the picnic table in the living room. There have been no spills to report either.
Last year we took part in a Feeding Clinic at the Children's Hospital. We were instructed to bring all items used in the home for observation purposes. I packed up utensils, plates and the Gerber Juice Cup for this testing.
I have never had that plastic smell from the Gerber Juice Cup that I have had from other plastic products. I recommend purchasing them for those who have children making the transition from bottle to cup. For anyone taking care of children in their home and running family care facilities, this is perfect for buying multiple cups. Each child can be responsible for their own cup while picking their color of choice. Labels can be used for the bottom of each Gerber Juice Cup helping little ones keep track of their favorite items.
There is a website for gerber where you will find many products used for children of all ages. The way to this is www.gerber.com. The toll free number for any questions from the Gerber folks is 1-800-4-gerber.
Another idea would be for grandparents and other relatives to pick up a Gerber Juice Cup for the visiting youngster to show them they have their very own cup at your house. It is the little things that mean a lot to kids and to show Mommy and Daddy their own cup would certainly bring a smile worth taking a picture of for memories of this holiday season.