Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mom Help Needed.


For the life of me, I cannot find a sippy cup that won't leak. It's really getting to be too much. {Picture me saying that, laying on my couch with the back of my hand on my forehead.} We've tried Tommy Tippee, Nuby, and Playtex (sippy cups, that is) and all leave a swampy mess in the bottom of my beautiful handbags. Is this just destined to be my life until he learns to drink from a regular cup? Wandering about in a wilderness of leaky sippy cups?

Do you have any recommendations? Will you please help a mama out?

Loose lips sink handbags.

29 comments:

  1. I'm no help on this one, but I'd love to know what you find out! We'll be right there with you in a few short months!

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    1. We'll see what comes of it. At first the Nuby cups were great, but after a couple of cycles through the dishwasher, they leak. And I'm not about to hand wash sippys

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  2. I haven't tried these yet but I heard good things about them on the radio this morning so I'm going to look into them.

    http://www.usakidscups.com/Home.aspx

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    1. I'll have to check Walmart! Thanks for the rec!

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  3. I am sooooo with you! Hated having a cup that leaked in my bag/her backpack, etc. So here's what we found: Munchkin cups with a flip close straw lid. It took Micayla a few days to figure out how to drink out of one, but a certain speech therapist we both know always recommended straws over sippy cups for oral development. :) I've found them at both Target and Walmart. Here's a link so you know what to look for:
    http://www.munchkin.com/9oz-click-lock-flip-straw-cup (the ones we get are usually part of a two-pack, not with characters....for some reason the insulated ones with characters with a flip straw tend to leak in my opinion). This is the one we've gotten in the past:
    http://www.munchkin.com/mighty-grip-10-oz-flip-straw-cup

    Also, we really like the "Thermos" brand containers with straws as they don't seem to leak either, but they are awfully heavy, so I'm not sure how much toting around I would want to do with that one. Micayla's finally good about drinking out of a real cup now without a lid, but we still let her use these to keep our car/lunchbag/Mom's purse dry! :) Hope that helps.

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    1. I grabbed the Munchkin! Thanks for passing on our speech therapist's advice! ;) Also, I wasn't even aware of the Thermos ones until today. Seems like they are supposed to be super awesome at keeping milk cold.

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  4. Try NALGENE Grip-N-Gulp Water Bottle... they have worked great for us.

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  5. ditto munchkin and nalgene....basically anything that flips closed =)

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    1. Thanks for mentioning this! I didn't even know Nalgene made a sippy! I picked one up earlier today. It worked well, and I trust the brand (I carry one in my purse for me!), but I think he's going to have to grow a little bit. It was just a little big once he had to start throwing his head back to get those last gulps. :)

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  6. We just went through the same thing last week! We stored all the old cups and bought a lot of the Munchkin Might Grip Flip Straw cups. I see that other commenters also mentioned the flip straw cup. You can flip the lid to protect the straw and it is great at not leaking! My little girl loves to walk around dangling the cup by the straw with her teeth. Hands free to get into other mischief :)

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    1. I grabbed one of those at Wal-mart tonight! Thanks!

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  7. I am stealing ideas from the comments because all of our cups leak too!!! Drives me insane.

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    1. This is so fabulous! Great advice on here!

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  8. Nubby Sports Sipper!Mini Me used it til 20 months then we switched to
    Munchkin Dora fliptop straw
    Then my lil Mini me uses the Thermos flip top ones (she likes the Hello Kitty)

    cdanine315@aol.com
    Christine

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    1. I have the Nuby sport sipper, I think. (We have like 4 different Nuby's.) I'll have to check into the Thermos ones. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  9. We use the kleen kanteen (it has and advent sippy top) and have loved them for the three oldest kids (Annie is still too little for a sippy). I don't recall any leaking issues. You can find them at Backwoods on 7th.

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    1. I went by there today, and all they had were burnt orange and no sippy tops. I just placed an order with Amazon. Seems like something that would grow with him, which is good since that is an investment. Thanks for the rec!

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  10. We use a playtex sippy for milk and the boys carry it around the house and in my bed and it doesn't leak. (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Playtex-The-First-Sipster-Spill-Proof-Cup-1ct/16777941)

    We use The First Years sippy for water. I LOVE these because they don't have a little piece you have to put in or take out. (I hate those things!) These tumble around everywhere and the boys shake them up and they don't leak. (http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-First-Years-Meal-Mates-Cars-Insulated-9oz-Sippy-Cup-2-Pack-BPA-Free/9870499)

    We tried the flip straw kinds and I found that when they are flipped out a little water/juice/milk is splattered and that drives me nuts!

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    1. Oooh...thanks for the warning about the flip-straw apparatus. I cannot handle a mess. I'm checking out those others.

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  11. The only sippy type of cup that I have used with my kiddos over the years that has never, ever leaked is the nalgene http://www.rei.com/product/776172/nalgene-everyday-grip-n-gulp-water-bottle-kids-12-fl-oz,-just-purple?preferredSku=7761720049?cm_mmc&mr:trackingCode=1195071B-81F9-DE11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&{copy:s_kwcid}=&mr:adType=pla&gclid=CLDc8s62t64CFRIDQAodVlerrA

    My youngest is about your son's age and cannot use the Nalgene well yet, so my favorite cup for him has been one my husband picked up at Kroger in desperation -it is their house Comfort's brand sippy... green with the little kid handles on the side that are removeable.

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    1. We grabbed a Nalgene tonight. I didn't even know they made a sippy! I can see where he is going to have to grow a bit for it. He got a little frustrated once it got down about halfway having to tip his head back. Those arms just aren't long enough yet. Thanks for the info. I am so glad you commented so I could check out your blog!

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  12. The Gerber brand cups work for us, we never have leaks and I send them thru the dishwasher often. I think they're called Graduates Fun Grips.

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    1. Ahhhhh...dishwasher. You speak my language. Hand-washing stuff is for the birds.

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  13. I've tried tons and am convinced that there isn't a perfect solution. But, my favorite are the super cheap take & toss cups. They come with a lid of sorts that you can use to keep your purse purdy! They do leak a bit, but they're pretty good. And, if you lose one or one gets ratty you just toss it :). Good luck mama. If you find a winner let me know.

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  14. You know what I totally forgot about - and it's not cute and not really all that neat but it WILL keep your purse dry - gallon ziplocs. Srsly. Bree has become all of a sudden VERY attached to this one stainless steel water bottle with a sport top that leaks like a beast and it was making a mess of my bag. Hi Ziploc, goodbye mess. I mean, there's still a swampy mess, but it's contained in the cheapo plastic bag, not my cute leather one. =)

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    1. I've been carrying it in a plastic-lined little travel pouch, actually, for insurance after learning the hard way. It's still gross to pull a milk-drenched sippy out. I'm that girl who didn't like getting glue on her fingers in elementary school. ;)

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  15. Obviously I haven't used them yet - but we got some OXO sippy cups from Buy Buy Baby....when you find one that works well without leaking let us know!!

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