My Pseudo-Submission to E-Harmony:
Happily Married Loving Mama of Four ISO (In Search Of) Non-Leaking, Easy to Hold, Cheap, BPA-Free, SIPPY CUP! Perfection is a PLUS! Looking for lifetime friendship!!!
Trying to find “The Perfect Sippy” is like trying to find Richard Simmons a date for the prom. (I can say this because I’ve met him personally, but that story I’ll save for another blog.)Seriously, it’s nuts! Soooooo many sippy cups out there, and now we have the whole BPA junk to mess with (If BPA is new terminology for you or you are looking for BPA-Free Products, this link is a great resource), plus purchasing sippy cups x4 turns into quite an investment! I decided my quest for “The Perfect Sippy” needed to be documented – Laugh, Cry, Comment! =)
Exhibit A: Our Sippy Cup Cabinet (Recently organized by Kathy C. while she was over watching the boys – HUGE Kudos!)
You’ll see we’ve got options in the cabinet for thirst quenchin’ action:
Option 1: Playtex First Sipster (Henry’s Preference)
Pros: Very Little Leakage, Easy to Sip, Fairly Easy to Clean, Stackable, BPA-Free
Cons: Doesn’t Fit in Cup Holders Due to Handles, Losable Parts to Clean
Option #2: Nuby Gripper Cup (Clark’s Preference)
Pros: CHEAP (.99 @ Wal-mart), No parts to wash and loose, BPA Free
Cons: Leaks When Upside down, Hard to Screw on Top, Mouthpiece Has to Be Aligned Just So to Keep From Leaking, Unstackable, Leaks When Shook….Did I Mention It Leaks?????
Option #3: Take & Toss Sippy Cup (Van’s Preference)
Pros: Cheap, Stackable, Convenient, Portable, BPA Free
Cons: Leaks When Squeezed, Shook, etc., Chewable Mouthpiece
So in continuing my search for “The Perfect Sippy “, I’ve turned to the Playtex Sipster, recommended by a triplet/twin mom. It was reasonably priced, somewhat stackable, so far leak free, BPA free, comes in 4 different lid colors, and the boys didn’t get angry with them on the first try….so have I found my prince charming? Only Time Will Tell! Wish me Luck!