View Full Version : What is your favorite sippy cup?

03-08-2004, 07:01 PM
I am wondering what is everyone's favorite sippy cup. We use the Tupperware bell tumblers for milk and Playtex coolstraws for everything else.


Kimberly H
03-08-2004, 11:41 PM
Mia's preferred sippy is the First Years Take N Toss and she's newly addicted to straws so the Playtex QuickStraw cups are heavensent for travel.

03-09-2004, 11:06 AM
We use the Playtex straw sippies and also these by Rubbermaid:


In addition to the bear shaped one, I also have some that are "juice box" shaped, but I couldn't find a link to them.


03-10-2004, 10:34 AM
First Years Take and Toss.

We originally bought these because we have no dishwasher in our house and I was concerned about not being able to get her cups clean enough. This way I am able to wash her cups most of the time, but when I feel that I can't get it clean enough (like when scratches start developing around the spout from their teeth) then I toss that one. I have been able to hold onto them longer than I expected, they've been a great value.

Jen in Okinawa
Mom to Noelle (2 1/3)

pamela mom of 3
03-15-2004, 11:49 AM
Actually some neat ones that i just got are the first years take n toss but with straws..

Should be somewhere on the first years site...Here we go!

After that i am all over the place, playtex and we also have some of the avent sport bottles. :)

~Pamela Mom Of 3


03-15-2004, 05:58 PM
After much field testing, we've settled on the plain ol' playtex sippy cups (the ones with the valve, not the straw). They're the only ones where my DD can't knock the valve loose or shake out any liquids. I recently purged our kitchen of all non-Playtex cups and feel like we've got some order at last. When we had different types of cups around, DH could never figure out which lids went with which cups, so it's much better for us to just stick with one brand.


03-16-2004, 10:15 PM
We have three favorites. Around the house, we usually use the First Years Take n Toss cups. I got a package of 24 at Sam's Club for under $9, and so we don't have to wash them by hand.

When we go out and need something more spillproof, we reach for either a Nuby cup or a First Years valve-free sippy. Here are the Nuby cups:


I found these at Wal-Mart for about $1.50 each, or at Target in a pack of two for $6. They have a soft silicone spout, so are GREAT for new sippy cup users. And they are pretty leak-proof, so great for the diaper bag. Our First Years sippys are similar to this, except the lids screw on:


I found these at Wal-Mart, too.

03-18-2004, 10:22 AM
The same brand (I thought it was affliiated with Avent, but maybe not) also makes straw cups. They don't leak and seem to fit his hands better than the Playtex straws. Don't know if they're available stateside.

Mama to Dante, 8/02

03-18-2004, 04:23 PM
Well we started with the First Years take and toss sippies, which were great. Then I wanted her to learn how to use a straw cup so switched to the rubbermaid, the animals and the juicebox style. I'm kind of tired of putting them together all the time and always looking for tops and straws so I bought her some small Hello Kitty tumblers at Target thinking I'd get rid of sippies all together. Unfortunately I put them in the same cabinet that I'd stored her old Take and Toss cups so now she always wants one of her old favorites. I just bought a couple sets of the take and toss Straw cups to try those out.

Alice has more of a glassware collection than we do at this point.

a side note--we went to a Mexican restaurant the other night and I was so impressed when they served Alice her milk in a brand new Take and Toss sippy! Usually waiters just hand us a to-go coffee cup with a straw stuck in the top. I either have to get out our own sippy or hover over her while she drinks and spills. Very smart of them I think! Maybe First Years is selling them in bulk now? ...not that we need anymore :)


03-22-2004, 06:55 PM
Just wanted to mention that the price for 2 of the Nuby sippy cups at my local Target is $3.49...still not the deal Lori found buying them singly, but a much better price than $6 for 2. Also, the Nuby straw cups that Paula mentioned are available on this side of the pond. Both the Target and the Walmart in my area carry them. I think they're about $5.49 for 2.

03-23-2004, 11:30 PM
Yeah, I don't know why they were so expensive at Target - maybe just mislabeled, I didn't take the time to scan them because I had already stocked up at Wal-Mart (I bought an embarrassing number, but I love 'em and they are SO DARN CHEAP)! I'll have to check for the straw cups next time!

04-01-2004, 09:52 AM
I really like the Babies R Us brand sippy cup. It has an attached valve (can't lose it), cloudy plastic, and bumpy rubber grips for your child's hands. They have *never* leaked, even when DD sleeps with a cup of water fallen on its side all night. I also use regular Playtex with the valve, which is pretty good, but they sometimes leak and sometimes my daughter can shake or throw the valve loose. Not so with the BRU cups.

04-01-2004, 08:17 PM
I just found a neat cup at our 100 yen shop (like a dollar store) it is basically a tumbler with a snap on lid, but the lid has a teeny tiny opening in it for a straw that can be snapped open or shut...

After rereading what I just wrote I realized that I am going to have to include a picture so you guys can see what I am talking about (see below).

Jen in Okinawa
Mom to Noelle (2 1/2)



04-02-2004, 01:45 AM
I've tried Playtex, Avent & Gerber and prefer the Gerber insulated cups the best by far. They only have one simple valve to deal with. The valve stays in place when the cup is dropped to the floor and best of all - IT DOESN'T LEAK! I can't believe how bad the other ones leak when left to lay on the floor.

04-02-2004, 12:20 PM
I prefer the Gerber insulated cups, especially for going out. I like the valves better - I've only had a valve pop out once when my daughter dropped it on the floor. We also use Playtex sippy cups at home, but I don't like the valves. We've tried the Playtex insulated straw cups, but I've found they leak alot.

04-02-2004, 02:32 PM
We're pretty much done with sippy cups, but I really like the Muchkin Big Kid straw cup. They don't leak even when opened and are very easy to put together and drink from. That is all DS uses right now for water. I just bought an Evenflo straw cup to try for his milk (he doesn't seem to like his milk in the "same" cup as his water), but I haven't tried it yet. I didn't like the Luv 'n' Care flip-it straw cup that I got from Target. Tried them for a day or two and brought them to the consignment store.

mom to Jacob 9/27/02

04-05-2004, 01:01 AM
I also love their juice box shaped one, simply because it's easier to wash than the bear shape :)
I was amazed to find out how much these holds (10oz), which is the same as my playtex straw ones which feels a lot bigger.

04-07-2004, 12:53 AM
I found the juice box shaped ones on the One Step Ahead Catalog... They are called Juice Box Buddies...


Madeline's Mom