Boy, we sure have a battle with sippy cups in our house, I tell ya! We have been on the search for the perfect sippy cup for years now, starting with our 3 1/2 yr old and especially now with our 16 mo old. Our little one loves to put sippy cups to the ultimate test. Both of our girls have always loved to throw their cups (ugh!)…but little “O” also loves to experiment with how to get as much liquid as possible, anywhere & everywhere she can. What a mess! I have to say…I’m all about a bargain, but those cheap sippy cups are not even worth it – she’s managed to dump all the liquid out of those each & every time! Even the Gerber ones she has totally figured out how to get them to leak! So, I jumped at the chance to review a new line of sippy cups from Tommee Tippee, a well-known company in the UK. Tommee Tippee is actually the #1 brand of infant & toddler teething products in Great Britain and they’ve just launched a new line of products – Closer to Nature bottles & accessories as well as their BPA-Free Explora Sippy Cups & accessories here in the US. The Tommee Tippee products are now being sold at Babies R Us (online & in stores)
I was sent the Tommee Tippee Trainer Cup (Stage 1) and Sippy Cup (Stage 2) to review & I have to say we LOVE both of them!! My little “O” has seriously put them to the test & currently they are the ONLY sippy cups we have that do not leak. And she has shaken them, thrown them, left them laying sideways on the kitchen floor…you name it! I am impressed enough to go out & buy more & hopefully replace all of our sippy cups, as well as get some of the advanced stage cups for my older daughter. Seriously! This is the first sippy cup that I’m not disappointed in. They even have an extra attached lid that you can keep on or off (there’s a convenient little area where it fits right into the lid when not being used–too cool!
Now for some more facts about these sippy cups – their Explora Toddler cups are BPA-Free and feature advance-flow valves that were actually designed by a physicist so that almost no force is needed for the child to drink from the sippy cup. They’re meant to help toddlers transition from sippy cups to real cups easier. The Stage 1 & 2 sippy cups that we tried have rubber grips on the sides & bottom, making it easier for toddlers to hold & stand up on their highchairs.
I highly recommend these sippy cups if you’re having the same issues that we’ve faced with sippy cups- the constant leaks! They really are awesome products. And make sure to check out the rest of the Tommee Tippee feeding & accessories line – everything from their Closer to Nature bottles to toddler bowls & spoons and even a cool Easi-Mat for when you’re eating out at restaurants & want a cleaner safer option.
Tommee Tippee products are now sold at Babies R Usand are currently on sale for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off . I’m not sure if this sale ends today (BRU sales run from Sun – Sat) or if it will be continuing. But, I think I’ll be ordering mine quickly online today, just to be sure!
Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above from Tommee Tippee as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club. All of the opinions I expressed are 100% my own & no other compensation was given.