We’ve been there, ladies. You know what I mean. We bought them, used them, washed them. Some leaked. Other’s were a pain to wash. Still others couldn’t pass the “drop” test. And the winner is… Foogo, by a mile!
First Years Take ‘n Toss Sippy Cup ($3): These plastic sippy cups are bpa-free and cheap, but that’s about all I can say for them. They wear out easily if you have a toddler that likes to chew on the cup. Worst still, they pop open when dropped.
Sigg Baby Water Bottle ($16): This adorable water bottle is enticing. It’s an aluminum bottle with an inert, water-based epoxy lining. Personally, I’d rather use stainless steel. The real deal-breaker is that the sport bottle-like spout is too hard for little ones to use. Ditto on the attached lid. Hold off on this option until your child is closer to 4 years old.
Avent Naturally Magic Cup ($6): In my opinion, these bpa-free plastic sippy cups are rather unattractive. Mine ALWAYS leaks. It definitely has a baby-ish look, so your child will yearn for something that a “big kid” would use before long. Skip it.
Safe Sippy Cup ($15): The Safe Sippy is such a cool-looking cup. My 3-year-old loved it from the start. The hard, round sippy spout was a turn-off to my 1-year-old. He will drink out if it, but it took about a month to convince him. I love that it’s stainless steal and that it has the thermoplastic bpa-free outer sleeve to keep hands from freezing. However, I can’t say that we’ll be buying more. The lid is very difficult to screw on and off properly. Without a perfect fit, the lid leaks like crazy. Plus, when you dishwash the Safe Sippy Cup, water gets stuck between the stainless cup and the sleeve. To dry it properly, you should remove the sleeve. Unfortunately, replacing the sleeve is so difficult that I make Daddy do it!
Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup ($18-20): This is my runner-up sippy cup. It’s stainless steel, easy to wash, and easy to open and close. My 1-year-old likes the sippy spout and my 3-year-old still thinks it looks cool. The best thing about the Klean Kanteen is it’s versatility. You can pop out the sippy spout and put any silicone Avent nipple in to instantly create a bpa-free, high-quality baby bottle. Plus, you can buy the Klean Kanteen Flat Cap ($3) to convert the sippy cup to a simple stainless steel water bottle – perfect for your older child. So, why do I prefer the Foogo? Well, the Klean Kanteen has no outer sleeve and is not insulated, so it’s cold to baby’s touch. Plus, it’s a little more pricey.
Foogo Sippy Cup ($16): This stainless steel sippy cup was an instant hit with my little 1-year-old. He waited impatiently as I removed it from the packaging and literally threw a fit when I took the time to wash it before giving it to him. He loves it and so do I. The lids screws on and off so easily. The cup does not leak. It washes well. Liam likes the sippy spout – this cup is his first choice. My favorite feature is the insulation. How nice to know that it keeps drinks cool for up to 6 hours, all the while keeping his hands warm. I definitely pack this cup for outings. The only downside on the Foogo Sippy Cup is that the handles are NOT removable. You have to buy it with or without handles. Really, handles aren’t necessary for most babies and they can get in the way in the diaper bag. I suggest going without unless your child has trouble holding a normal cup.
We offer many BPA-free baby bottles and sippy cups at our family business store online. You can shop for safe, non-plastic bowls and baby utensils too at EuphoriaBaby.com.