As we continue the road to ditching the ever famous bottle, I’ve learned that my child is a sippy cup snob. At first I was convinced he hated the sippy so I was determined to buy all different types then he’d for sure find one he loved and stop taking a bottle..WRONG.
Since I feel like a sippy cup pro, I thought it would be fitting to do a little review of the ones we’ve tried and why I hate all, but one type.
We’ve been on the Tommee Tippee train since the very beginning. I spent months researching different bottles and their consumer report standings. After going back and forth on a few types I stuck with Tommee. They were a newer type, resembled the breast and the shape is cute.
When I registered for the bottles, I also registered for the sippy cups. First, we started off with the Lil Sippee. Henry didn’t do well with these because of the handles. He thought they were great to bang against his highchair. Soon I realized taking the handle off made him stop doing this. He easily drank water out of them. The nipple was made out of the same material as the bottle, but more of a square shape. My biggest complaint about them was no stopper so when tipped upside down they liquid came out. I also registered for these trainer cups. The handle made them impossible and we’ve maybe used them twice.
Once I became more serious about phasing out the bottle, I thought maybe a cup with a straw would work. Nope, the cheap ninety nine cent one from target was useless, plus a pain to clean. Then, when I almost died at a Walmart during a tornado, I found a Disney soft spout cup. The spout wasn’t too soft or too hard and there was a stopper so the liquid wouldn’t fall out. It worked a few times, but now he could careless about it. When you give him he just throws it. A friend told me about the awesome luck she had with the NUK trainer cups. Her daughter went from never drinking out of a sippy to getting rid of the bottle in just three days. These were bound to be the miracle worker. So far, this is the ONLY cup he’ll drink milk out of, but never consistently and I hate it. The shape reminds me too much of a bottle. I have this weird thing about shapes. It’s why I always order a venti at Starbucks.
Finally, after all the cups and me having visuals of my three year old carrying a bottle around, Tommee Tippee came through yet again and we’ve found the perfect cup. These must be newer and Target has a hard time keeping them in stock (not that I need am ample amount). I really do love this cup. It’s easy to clean, he can hold it and no liquid pours out (unless you forget the stopper). However, he will only chug water out of it, not milk. Just bought a few more and am thinking of designating a specific cup just for milk. Who knows!!
After trying all these cups out, I really can’t believe Henry has a preference. To me they’re all the same, but to him that’s not the case. I’ve decided to get rid of all the other cups and to stop buying ones I think he’ll like. Clearly he knows what he wants and I just need to accept it!