I don't know about other mom's but sippy cups have been the bane of my existence, we have gone through so many over the last 2+ years since my son has been using them. My criteria for a good sippy cup were that they were BPA Free, leak proof, easy to clean, and not overly expensive because lets face it, these things can get lost pretty easily.
First Years Take & Toss
We started out the with simple Take & Toss by First Years, they were ok, there was a little bit of dribbling but nothing too significant. The issue was that if he was drinking orange juice they would plug up and he would get really frustrated and they were difficult to clean out.
Avent Magic Cups
Prior to the big BPA fiasco we were using Avent bottles, I liked that they could been changed into sippy cups later. We never got to use them as sippy cups because of BPA so we picked up the Magic Cups which were BPA Free. This cups leaked everywhere, they were such a pain. I had many cups of milk fill the bottom of my bag. They seemed to require a magic touch to get them to seal properly and I didn't always have the time to fiddle with them.
Nuby Ez Grip Soft Spout Cup
I love the Nuby Ez Grip Soft Spout Cup, it was super easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble, it was quite inexpensive and it rarely leaked. However, the spout is soft and my son, even now at the age of three, likes to chew on them so they didn't last long so I needed to replace the tops on them, but I was able to find replacement tops and the tought of replacing the entire thing so frequently bothered me.
I liked that the Thermos Foogo cups were insulated and kept beverages, especially milk, cold for longer periods of time. The sippy cup promises a leak free seal but I found it near impossible to get it to close properly so it wouldn't leak (it would usually take two or three tries) not to mention how heavy it is. I later tried the staw bottle and I really loves this one, it keeps beverages cold for up to 12 hours, it is still heavy but it is meant for a older child. It has quite a few different parts, but they were very easy to clean and put back together. The only issue was that my little chewer chewed off the top of the straw renduring the cup useless because again I couldn't find replacement parts. I still do recommend this cup to mom's but with the warning that they are on the expensive side (typically $17.99 CDN for one straw cup).
Nuby No Spill Cup
When making a list of things we needed for our second baby at our local Baby store I was offered a free baby pack and included in this pack was the Nuby No Spill Cup. It was orange which was J's favourite colour so I thought lets try this out. It solved all of my problems, the spout is hard so there is no chewing issues, there is a dual-flow valve so you can control the flow (fast or slow), it is by far the easiest to clean and it is BPA Free, oh and they cost about $3.00 CDN each!! SWEET! I have been so happy with these cups, I now have a collection and I recently purchased a smaller one to introduce A to the sippy.
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So there you have it, my take on a some of the sippy cups on the market right now. If you have any questions about the above sippy cups or want to me to test out another one, please let me know!
I purchased all of these cups with my own money and was not compensated in anyway for these reviews.