Sippy Cups for Toddlers

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At around 6 months old, your baby is allowed to have their first sips of water. This is because when they are younger, they are already getting the hydration they need through breast milk and/ or formula (disclaimer: I am not a doctor so consult your pediatrician before use!) Choosing the right sippy cup can be overwhelming. There are small ones, tall ones, nipple shaped, with straws, with suction, blue, pink and the list goes on.  When James was first learning how to drink out of a cup, we bought a few different ones to see which he liked and which he was able to use. There were some on the market where James could not figure out how to drink out of but now that he is older, we should try those out again. Below you will find the cups we have used and are currently using. Every child is different so it might be best to test out a variety too to see which one works for your child!

The Nuby Straw Cup (James’ current cup)

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Pro :

  • Straw
  • Straw Lid closes
  • Easy Grip
  • No spill
  • Cute Designs

Con :

  • We have only had this cup for a short amount of time. We will review and update if needed!

 

Twistshake Cup

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Pro :

  • Multiple tops to accommodate child (i.e. can change from nipple to toddler spout)
  • Spill – free
  • Includes fruit mixer to create fruit-infused water (so cool!!)
  • Free- flow when needed

Con :

  • James needs to learn how to tip cup upside down to take a sip; he is used to straws and free flowing cups

 

Munchkin Suction Cup

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Pro : 

  • No mess / spill
  • Easy to clean
  • Supports dental health
  • Supports normal muscle development

Con :

  • James found the concept difficult to use

 

Munchkin Weighted Straw Cup (can find on Amazon)

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Pro :

  • Weighted straw for easy water access
  • Easy grip
  • Straw Lid Closes
  • Replacement straws available for purchase

Con :

  • Spills
  • Moldy Straw BUT a PRO would be Amazon sells replacement straws

Nalgene for Kids

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Pro :

  • Durable
  • Big kid – like
  • Holds a lot of water
  • Leak – free
  • Easy to clean

Con :

  • Again, James doesn’t know how to tip the cup upside down (we’ll work on that!)

 

Nuk Straw Cup

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Pro :

  • Straw
  • Straw Lid Closes
  • Click and Lock Top
  • Leak – Proof

Con :

  • Cover gets moldy

 

Please share your toddler’s favorite cup in the comments!

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