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Ideas for a 10 year old spiller!?

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  • building_with_lego
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    So maybe the biscuit is the reward for her learning to nor spill her drink? :p That would focus the minds of my two, that's for sure!
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  • K9sandFelines
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    edited 6 May 2013 at 10:31PM
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    escortg3 wrote: »
    can you not just put the drink cup on a tray for her. would that help.

    My grandaughter who is six has a light plastic normal beaker for cold drinks as she is normally walking around with it but with hot drinks she has a heavy two handled china mug. she has never spilled it. Perhaps try a two handled one.

    I never thought of that actually, but she would probably manage to spill it over the tray to the floor! The two handled cup might e an idea though.
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    gingin wrote: »
    I use the travel mugs regularly and find that they don't keep the drink piping hot, in my opinion they would be fine, the top is also easily unscrewable. I've made hot choc for my daughter in it many times.


    Sounds like this is probably going to be my best option. Didn't find one in HB , so may see if Wilk*s has any.
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    WestonDave wrote: »
    Re it being too hot - part make it and then add cold milk. Our two (8 and 6) have theirs made this way and then put in the travel mugs. It isn't foolproof as they can still spill but generally there is time to pick it up before you end up with a massive puddle. We've also got a trainer cup which is shaped like a tall glass, made of plastic which has a lid on it with a hole either for a straw or to allow a controlled amount out to drink as you would a cup without a lid. Not sure if they are still around.

    There simply isn't going to be an option which has a small enough hole to reduce spillages and which is also big enough to allow a biscuit to be dunked - its either clean carpet or biscuit!

    Definitely prefer the clean carpet. She'll just have to give up the dunking. She wouldn't let me make the hot choc for her, she is little Miss Independant. she puts a drop of milk in, but not very much. I haven't heard of the other cup; but sounds like a good idea.
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