Baby’s first cup
The BABYBJÖRN Cup is the perfect first cup when your child wants to learn how to drink from an open glass, just like mum and dad. It’s ergonomically designed for tiny hands with a strong will.
The cup feels pleasant to hold, stands firmly on the table and is hard to knock over. Its colour and shape match the BABYBJÖRN Plate and Spoon. Recommended from eight months old.
Easy to grip for small hands
The BABYBJÖRN Cup is designed with the way small children drink 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 Cup is made from a durable material that does not contain BPA. It is dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.
The cup’s low centre 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, preventing unnecessary spills.
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.
Safe plastic products free from BPA
Plastic products from BabyBjörn are completely free from bisphenol A (BPA).
We’re starting to mark all our plastic products ”BPA-free” to ensure that you feel confident in your choice.
The BABYBJÖRN Cup is recommended from eight months and up.
The BABYBJÖRN 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 in both Europe (EEC) and the USA (FDA). This product is PVC-free and contains no bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, cadmium, lead, bromine or chlorine. The plastic is also recyclable.
* The BABYBJÖRN Cup holds 100 ml/3.4 fl oz and has graduated markings in ml and oz.
Easy to wash by hand or in the dishwasher. Can be warmed in the microwave and is freezer-safe.
See under Questions and Answers for the most frequently asked questions about our kitchen line.
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Why a cup?
The transition from being breast-fed by mummy or drinking from a feeding bottle, to learning to drink on his or her own like the parents, is not always easy for babies and small children. Especially when there isn’t any open cup or glass adapted for small children to be found! One of our product developers discovered this when his eldest daughter was about 18 months old and was just learning to drink on her own. Cups or glasses were dropped, broken into pieces and liquids were spilt - over and over again. “It must be possible to make an open glass or cup designed for small children”, he thought. Being the product developer he is, he brought this challenge to work and got a ‘go ahead’ on developing “baby’s first cup” in line with our 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 among small children in preschools. They filmed them and studied their behaviour when drinking. The films were analysed and the children’s behaviour was discussed with paediatricians. From this they learned that:
• babies up to one year old drink with their “jaw” due to the sucking and drinking reflex. It is also difficult for them to bend their head backwards in order to drink up.
• small children’s fine motor ability is not so developed. They grip with the whole hand, whilst older children can hold a cup between their thumb and index finger or with one hand.
The team continued the tests, constructed a number of prototypes of glasses/cups, interviewed parents and let their children test them. They removed some prototypes, tested again and again, and so it continued until they had a final winner - an open cup with ergonomic clean-cut Scandinavian design, made in easy to grip materials so that the child can hold it any way he or she likes. The soft distinct shape helps baby (from eight months) learn to drink from an open glass, just like mum and dad. Some last adjustments were made, such as making the cup stable through a low centre of gravity and a rubber strip on the bottom, a scale of measurements on the frosted part of the cup for parents to see how much liquid there is. Finally, there is a rim on the cup’s bottom outer edge, allowing it to slide instead of falling over when knocked or pushed by the child.
It took about two years to develop the cup, from our product developer’s idea to final product. A normal mealtime at home kicked the project off and a lot of prototypes, tests and further tests with paediatricians, parents and small children has finally resulted in the BabyBjörn Cup – especially adapted 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 for a more enjoyable everyday family life with less messy meals.