There is possibly nothing worse than a kids bottle that when thrown or dropped on the floor it leaks. It either explodes and the drink pours out in an alarming rate or you don't realise said bottle has been thrown until you see a puddle slowly emerging from under the sofa where the bottle has rolled to and is quietly creating a slip hazard! Gah, it's so frustrating.
I have tried so many brands and not one has ticked all of the boxes! Some are impossibly hard to clean with various sections of straws that you have to fathom how to clean, some have straws that are chewable and don't last 5 minutes and some just aren't very robust at all. Although Alfie does drink out of a cup during the day I would prefer that he had a bottle so that there is less risk of spillage and they are obviously much more convenient to carry out and about. I was kindly sent a couple of free flow beakers to try out and was also sent some fab bath toys in the package too.
First up the bottles. Colourful and funky and perfectly designed for little hands with ridges to make it easy to hold. As I removed them from the packaging I could tell that they were robust, they felt sturdy and resilient. I wasn't about to go lobbing the bottle to test it out, I would let Alfie do that! The one thing that I noticed that I could have rejoiced over is the fact there is no fiddly straw sitting in the bottle so no faffing around trying to figure out how to clean it! These bottles are designed with a free flow pop up spout, Nuby state that the spout is bite resistant and I would have to agree, I can see that Alfie has had a little nibble but there are no broken bits to it and no plastic has come away which I have seen in other brands. They are indeed spill resistant and believe I have found bottles in the strangest places, upside down, on their side and diagonally and so far we have had no spillages other than a few drops of liquid which is what I would expect but definitely no puddles! Over all the bottles are winner for us and another things that I like is their size, some bottles are quite large and I find stretch the pockets of my changing bag but these slot in nicely and don't ruin them!
We were also sent a selection of bath toys which was so appreciated as I threw loads out when we moved as they were all a bit manky and we needed some new ones! We were sent a bathtime net, letters and numbers and fishing friends.
Alfie loved his letters from before so it was lovely to receive some new ones, although these are capital letters but we didn't mind as it's just help us progress Alfie onto learning these. I love how colourful an fun they are, it does make bathtime interesting.
Also were enjoyed were the fishing rod and the bathtime net, the fishing rod did seem to be the preferred choice for catching not just the items provided, ha, Alfie pretty much tried to hook everything on the rod including his sister! Alfie loves bathtime anyway but sometimes it is nice to dostract him with toys that are actually meant for the bath and not random trucks, lorries and dinosaurs that I find underneath the foam!
I managed to convince Alfie to pose for a couple of pictures the other morning and for once he happily obliged! As you can see he's enjoying his new bottles and we've managed to get rid of a few of his older bottles and replaced them with these lovely new ones so thanks ever so Nuby for sending us these lovely items to review!
* As mentioned above we were kindly sent the items free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and truthful otherwise what's the point! :)