Nursery Today magazine

The gift of a cup

Babycup gift First Cups to Great Ormond Street as they agree – “The child first and always!”

British nursery company Babycup has gifted 100 of its award-winning Babycup First Cups to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London - one of the world's leading children's hospitals – in support of their value of ‘The Child First and Always’


Midwife Sinead Tynan, part of the oral healthcare brand’s specialist team, hand-delivered the gift to Great Ormond Street Hospital and said, “Babycup is a brand that’s totally committed to creating nursery products with the child’s best interests at heart and with the GOSH message of ‘The child first and always’, it felt very fitting give Babycup First Cups to them.” 


Increasing numbers of health experts are concerned about babies and young children sucking their drinks, and say this often prolonged habit, (not to be confused with the breastfeeding ‘suckle’), is implicated in problems such as rotten teeth and orthodontic issues.  With dental decay the most common cause of childhood hospitalisation and the state of children’s mouths being the subject of recent press coverage, leading dentists and orthodontists advocate sipping from an open cup from as early an age as possible. Award-winning and highly recommended, Babycup’s mini open cups consistently achieve 5 star reviews and consumer demand for them is high.


Katherine Pearce, Principal Dental Nurse/Manager, Maxillofacial and Dental Department at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children said: “As oral health professionals at GOSH we encourage children to move to an open cup as soon as possible to reduce the risk of dental caries which are often connected to bottles or sippy cups. Babycup? First Cups offer the perfect colourful tool for parents to start this process with their children.”


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