Are you looking for the perfect sippy cup for your child? Then you may want to check out the NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup.
The NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup has a 100% silicone spout that is similar to a bottle. This helps make the transition from the bottle to cup easier. The soft spout is spill-proof, and designed to be gentle on the baby's gums and teeth. It flows easily when sipped. It has an air vent that helps reduce swallowing air. This product has a removable easy-grip, and anti-slip handles. It is designed for ages 6 months and up. This product is BPA free, dishwasher-safe, and is assembled in the USA.
As of this writing there were 1,012 customer comments and 70 answered questions for the NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup. I've read through the customer feedback and then condensed the results into this review. I hope that this helps you when shopping for a sippy cup.
The Vent Hole Is Too Small
There were a lot of complaints about the vent hole being too small to allow enough liquid to come out when the child sucks on the spout. The cup will start to collapse in when sucked because of the pressure build up. Some people tried to make the hole bigger. My guess is that this small vent hole is there on purpose so that if the cup is dropped or tipped, it won't spill out the drink contents as easily. Still though, it is an issue with a lot of parents.
Here is one of the comments on the small vent hole,
"the spout area collapses when the my child drinks from it. It happens every time... unscrewing the top to relieve the suction works until he begins drinking from it again."
Easy To Clean
This cup is easy to clean. There are no small parts or hidden crevices. The design is smooth so that also makes it easy to get it all clean with no places for mold or dirt to hide. This cup is also dishwasher safe.
Some parents left positive comments on the handles while others left negative comments. The handles are shaped nicely for a baby to grip. The problem is that the handles get in the way of putting the cup in a cup holder. Here is one of the negative comments about the handles,
"One thing I don't like about this one is that you can't put it in a cup holder in the car or on a stroller, etc because the handles start at the bottom. I wouldn't buy this again."
Not For Babies Who Chew
There were a lot of complaints left by parents who had babies who were teething and/or chewing. The spout material does not hold up well for chewing. A parent explained,
"These were great for the first week, then my children began chewing on them, and they did not hold up. Now they leak everywhere."
Perhaps the best feature of NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup is that it is leak proof. The issues with suction seem to be a benefit when it comes to leakage.
"My son never accepted a bottle, but this was the very first sippy cup he took at 6-7 mo old. Totally leak proof and the flow is only what he makes it."
The NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup has some nice features such as being leak-proof and it has nice handles for the child to hold on to. However, the suction is not so good because of the small vent hole, and babies can easily chew up the spout. Some people didn't like the handles since they couldn't put the cup in a cup holder. This sippy cup is dishwasher safe, so clean up is very easy. Overall, this cup got very good reviews despite the suction issue. I hope that my review of The NUK Fashion Hearts Learner Cup can help you decide if this sippy cup is worth trying out!
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