It’s safe to say that I’ve been around the sippy cup block. Henry started using them at 6 months old and he’s now over 4. So, for the past 3+ years, my dishwasher has seen their fair share of different cups. It’s seen boy cups and girl cups, glass cups and non-BPA free cups, Paw Patrol cups and now Minnie Mouse cups. My kids have tried them all and I’m sharing my top five favorites today.
1 // Born Free – Henry has used these for over two years now and we haven’t had any issues. They are spout-less and are great for transitioning a toddler into a real cup.
2 // Silikids – This is a newer brand that I just started using. I love how extremely durable the cups are. The tops are made from silicone which stretches tightly over the sippy cups, preventing any spills. You can also order the universal sippy tops and straw tops and add to existing cups you already own. Did you know that silicone is recyclable? I had no idea! Silikids will responsibly recycle your cups and tops once your children have outgrown them. They offer a variety of silicone items which you can see more of here.
3 // Nuk – Both my kids started with the Nuk Trainer Cups. They are the perfect size for little hands and come with handles for practice. Once your child gets accustomed to holding the cup, you can remove the handles. The spout is most like the nipple on a bottle so it’s familiar to their little mouths.
4 // Nalgene – I have personally used this brand for years and I love that they have smaller ones for toddler’s hands. They are just as wonderful as the adult version and come in an array of colors. Since these hold 12 ounces of liquid, they are perfect for an afternoon at the park or a day at the pool.
5 // Munchkin – The kids have been using these the longest. Henry would never take a regular spout and only liked the straw sippy. These have a soft spout but yet are bite proof and leak proof. I also love how they click to lock so you know the top is on securely. They last forever and come in a variety of colors. I love how they will grow with your child well into the toddler years. These are recommended for 9 months and up and the kids are now 4 and 18 months and they still use these.
Here’s to a wonderful weekend, everyone!