When Elijah started drinking out of a sippy cup, I tried every kind of cup we could find, and he fixated on the straw cups. So I went out and bought him several of the same cup, and I totally regret it. Two years later, and he we still only drink out of those straw cups. I am slowly throwing them away in hopes that when they are gone, he will drink out of another kid of cup. Fingers crossed it is successful.
So I am not going to make that same mistake with Emaline. I want her to be able to drink out of all sorts of sippy cups. Straw cups, spout ones, free flow ones. She will probably be using a regular cup before her big brother does.
When Nuby sent us the Flip n’ Sip w/ New 360 Weighted Straw Cup, it took Emaline a couple days to get the hang of it. She would tilt her head back all the way and try to drink it. Completely perpendicular to the ground is the only way that it won’t work. Good work Emmy for figuring that one out.
She has the hang of it now. When the liquid gets real low she gets a little frustrated that she can’t get it out, but I’m confident that won’t be an issue as she gets older and uses it more. This cup is recommended for 12 months and up, and I completely agree. She is 14 months old now and I don’t think this would be the best choice for a first sippy. But for a sippy cup pro like Emmy, it works great.
The best part about this cup is that it doesn’t leak. Emaline is notorious for wandering around the house with her sippy cup. I find cups under couches, at the top of the stairs, inside her little play fridge, next to the toilet. Everywhere. And they are rarely in the proper upright position. So it’s great that this cup does not leak at all.
It does have a lot of parts, but they are top rack dishwasher safe, so I just toss them into a basket on the top rack. And it takes practice to reassemble it easily, but I will take several parts and more assembly for a cup that does not leak. I’m not sure which bothers me more, having little puddles of liquid around the house or when cups leak in the diaper bag and everything is slightly damp. Thanks to this cup, I don’t have to worry about either of those.
The click lock feature is also very satisfying. I like hearing the click and knowing that the the lid is screwed on properly.
Emaline’s favorite feature is the handles, since she likes to carry her cup around with her at all times. It also works quite well for her when she sets it down on the deck railing and drinks it, then she doesn’t have to let go of her big brother’s ninja turtles. Elijah’s favorite feature is the flip top, not because it keeps the straw clean, but because he likes being a turd and closing it so Emmy cannot open it back up on her own.
I am a part of the Nuby Parent Blogger program, where I receive products in exchange for posting a review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.