Duralex Picardie glasses are loved for their simplicity and durability. When I decided to replace my family's drinkware with the classic tempered glasses I was surprised to learn that they come in eight sizes, including a 3.25 ounce glass that's perfect for toddlers.These glasses are a common object in Montessori classrooms, where the real deal rules. For my family they presented the opportunity to ditch the plastic cups that my kids had been using in favor of glasses that have that "just like the grownups use" cachet. Most importantly, my 2-year-old twins have an easier time holding and drinking from the Picardie than any other cup we have tried. Most cups marketed for kids are too big around for a toddler to grasp one-handed, but the smallest Picardie fits perfectly into a tiny hand and my kids drink from the fluted top with ease.
Duralex Picardie glasses were in rare supply a few years ago, but are now readily available at Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma.
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