Munchkin Click Lock Cup Review

I seem to go through cups for Pumpkin at an alarming speed! We have probably tried most of those on the market on our quest for the perfect cup. It needs to combine good styling (she doesn’t want anything that looks like its for a baby!) with a good size and most importantly IT MUST NOT SPILL!

The number of supposedly non-spill cups on the market which have been relegated to the abandoned cup shelf after I fish soggy clothes, nappies and snacks from the change bag is amazing! All that money wasted :(

So when we were contacted by Munchkin to try their new Click Lock range of cups we were delighted to try them.

Sometimes things in life just click and this is never more true than with the brand new Click Lock™ Cup range from Munchkin! With over 20 years experience, Munchkin, the award-winning international baby brand, is thrilled to launch the brand new Click Lock™ cup range, one of the most innovative and exciting range of cups parents will find on the market today. The Click Lock™ range features ‘click’ to lock technology providing a 100% leak proof guarantee, so drop, throw or tip upside down, no liquid will come out and this is 100% guaranteed.

The cups could not be simpler to use, simply turn the lid until it ‘clicks’ in to place providing parents with an auditory reassurance that the cup is completely sealed. What’s more, the range, just like all Munchkin products, is fun, vibrant and practical, making parents lives that little bit easier .The Click Lock™ cup range starts at £3.99 and for more information log on to www.munchkin.eu.com.

Parents worldwide are choosing Munchkin products because they really do excite and delight, making life easier for today’s busy parents, and having sold over 55 million cups worldwide to date Munchkin know what makes a good cup!

Munchkin asked Mum what she looks for in a cup before designing the new Click Lock™ range and found that…

« 61% of mums surveyed admitted they could find improvements to their current cups, with non-spill and leak-proof being the most important features when looking for a cup. A staggering 92% of parents said they want a brand that offers innovative features. With Click Lock™ you simply twist and click the lid locked and it fully secures the cup to ensure a complete seal so no leakages can happen.

« Munchkin knows how important the spout design is when designing a cup, and 68% of mums said they need to buy more than one cup before they find one their child likes. The Click Lock™ spouts and straws are made from soft BPA free silicone, providing an easy flow of liquid

« Mums told us that the cup must be easy to hold, helping their child gain independence. The Click Lock™ range is lightweight and incorporates a very narrow waist, making them perfect for tiny hands.

« In the Munchkin survey 37% of mums admitted how much a cup costs was a key point for them. The Munchkin Click Lock range compares favorably to many of the leading brands on the market and starts from £3.99.

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We were sent an Insulated Flip Straw cup to try. Firstly I liked the size. Perfect for a day out but not as big as some other insulated cups we have tried which are so bulky they don’t fit in the slots in my change bag! We filled it with water and let her have a go!

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She got on really well with this cup. She likes to drink from a straw anyway so this was nothing new to her and she seemed to get to grips with it easily. We took the cup with us on a day trip to Lyme Regis today and it bounced around in the change bag and the bottom of the pushchair quite happily with no spillage thanks to the Click Lock lid. Simply turn the lid until you hear the click and you know that the cup will be completely leak proof. It was actually quite warm in the sun today (I know thats hard to believe!) but the water in the cup stayed nice and cool, while my bottle of mineral water had started to warm up.

All in all we love this cup and its fast becoming one of our favourites! For more information on Munchkin Click Lock visit www.munchkin.eu.com

Getting the Hang of Motherhood, Research by Munchkin

It’s hard to believe that Pumpkin will be 2 in just 5 weeks time. Yes I know it’s a cliche but the time has flown! That means I’ve been a Mummy for almost 2 years. So shouldn’t I be pretty good at it by now?

When I was pregnant, I went to NCT antenatal classes, read countless books and magazines on pregnancy and parenting. I tried to prepare myself for the arrival of my little bundle and thought that I knew what being a Mummy would be about.

But then she arrived. And she didn’t play by the rules! I rapidly learnt that I couldn’t rely on books and magazines to tell me how to raise her. I felt alone and overwhelmed by the responsibility I had for this little person. It was a steep learning curve, and one I’m still climbing!

I question my decisions as a mum every day. So I wasn’t surprised to hear the results of a new survey from Munchkin which found that it takes up to two years
to get the hang of motherhood. Here is what they say;

Feeling overwhelmed, nervous and scared are the overriding emotions today’s parents feel when they’ve had a baby. In a new survey of 2,000 UK parents by Munchkin to celebrate the launch of the new Click Lock™ range of cups, the international baby brand polled parents and confirmed it can take them up to two years s to get to grips with parenthood, with 58% of mothers fearing they would never get to grips with it. It’s not just mum worrying about herself either, with two thirds stating it takes dad a long time to adjust to their new role.

Even before the birth over half of respondents said they felt scared and just under half felt nervous about the impending arrival showing that this worry for parents starts long before baby is born.

The report showed that nearly two thirds of mums said that they didn’t feel they could confide in anyone if they didn’t feel it had all clicked into place with the most popular response stating that they thought it was something that everyone felt and they didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. If mums did turn to someone it was more than likely their own mum, with 5% asking their mother-in-law.

Top Ten things that mums felt had to be mastered before things clicked in to place
Being in a good routine
Knowing what to do when baby is crying
Not worried about dealing with baby in public
Not panicking when baby is poorly
Leaving the house with a spare change of clothes
Being able to change a nappy quickly
Having baby sleeping through the night
Leaving the house with milk/food and snacks
Always having a toy to entertain baby with
Being able to leave the house on time

But many parents admitted that their worry was a regret and that they should have enjoyed the experience more. Two thirds admitted they wished they has been more calm and relaxed and less worried.

Claire Rayner, Munchkin spokeswoman says “It’s expected that all new parents will feel emotional and overwhelmed after the birth of their child but it’s surprising that it takes up to 2 years for mums to feel that everything had clicked into place.

“It seems that mums feel that they need to have a number of tools in place before they feel fully confident in their role as a parent.”

“At Munchkin we develop products to make life easier for parents and our new range of Click Lock™ cups have a clear audible click when the cup is sealed so that on top of everything else mums have to worry about, spillages and leakage from our cups isn’t one of them.”

Sometimes things in life just click and this is never more true than with the brand new Click Lock™ Cup range from Munchkin! With over 20 years experience, Munchkin, the award-winning international baby brand , is thrilled to launch the brand new Click Lock™ cup range, one of the most innovative and exciting range of cups parents will find on the market today.

The Click Lock™ range features ‘ click’ to lock technology providing a leak proof guarantee, , so drop, throw or tip upside down, no liquid will come out. The cups could not be simpler to use, simply turn the lid until it ‘clicks’ in to place providing parents with an auditory reassurance that the cup is completely sealed. What’s more, the range, just like all Munchkin products, is fun, vibrant and practical, making parents lives that little bit easier .The Click Lock™ cup range starts at £3.99 and for more information log on to www.munchkin.eu.com.

Parents worldwide are choosing Munchkin products because they really do excite and delight, making life easier for today’s busy parents, and having sold over 55 million cups worldwide to date Munchkin know what makes a good cup!

Each item from Munchkin has been designed to excite and delight children whilst making parents lives easier and more enjoyable. The full collection includes a range of colourful and clever bathing, feeding and hygiene products. To see more of the fantastic range and for full stockist details log on to: www.munchkin.eu.com

Second Time Around

The lovely folk at Munchkin have carried out a survey of 3000 mums about the differences between having one child and two. I found the results really interesting and thought you might too!

75% of mums admitted to being far more relaxed with their second child than their first. This included things like weaning onto solid foods earlier and being less likely to make special baby meals, preferring to blend whatever the family is eating.

Second time mums are also more likely to accept second-hand clothes for their baby and spend less on toys and treats.

Most importantly, a quarter of all mums said they were more relaxed and confident with their second child.

I only have one child at the moment, but would like another in the future. I can really relate to these findings! When Pumpkin was born, I read all the books and magazines, looking for the ‘right’ way to do things. I hung on every word from the ‘experts’ (midwives, health visitors etc) and beat myself up when I didn’t feel I was doing things ‘right’.

I came to learn that there are no right and wrongs in parenting. You can only do your best for your child and use your best judgement. You have to learn to have confidence in your own decisions and instincts. I would hope that the second time around I would be able to have this confidence earlier on.

The top five things that mums admitted to doing differently with their second child are;

1. Leaving them to entertain themselves for a short period whilst they get on with some housework

2. Starting to wean them slightly earlier than six months

3. Being more willing to accept second hand clothes

4. Spending less money on toys and treats

5. Letting them watch ‘older television’ at a younger age than their older sibling

Dr Amanda Gummer is a leading authority on child development, play and parenting with over 20 years experience. Her aim is for every parent to feel comfortable and relaxed with how they parent their child. Amanda states: “These findings suggest that it’s the little things that mums do that are different with their second child. With two, mums naturally start to work smarter because they have so much to get through each day. Generally when the second child comes along, mums have become much more confident in their parenting abilities and developed their own style.”

Claire Rayner, a spokesperson for nursery brand Munchkin adds: “This poll is very insightful and confirms that having two children means life becomes even more of a juggling act for mums. With the first, there is just one child to look after and mums can give their undivided care and attention. It is understandable that mums will be more confident the more children they have, and we think this confidence should be celebrated.”

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