By: Jennifer Murray

Sippy Cup Personal Ad: The Quest for The Perfect Sippy

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!

62 Responses to “Sippy Cup Personal Ad: The Quest for The Perfect Sippy”

  1. Courtney
    June 20, 2008 at 7:35 pm #

    We have also tried all of those, and so far the latter playtex one is preferred. We also like the Gerber Graduates sippy cup…but not sure about the BPA free thing.

  2. Kelly
    June 20, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    We’ve been using the Sipsters for almost three years – love ’em.

  3. mrs.izzy
    June 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    I was on the same search when my son turned one. I tried a whole lot of them and ended the search on Playtex. My son is now 3 and we’re still using it. We have tons now.

    My 1 year old twins will inherit them all. 🙂

  4. arifa
    June 21, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    this discussion is so cute! i love everyone here!

  5. Jamy
    June 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm #

    We have been using the Gerber Fun Grips cups and the Playtex Sipsters… My kids LOVE the color change feature on the Gerber cups… Both cups work well for us however the Gerber ones do not stack and the stopper falls out if you bang the cup too hard… I perfer the Platex cups because they stack, fit into the cup holders and have a place to put the valve in the lid when you wash them so I don’t loose the valves or need to use a basket any longer…

    When we needed to transition from bottle to sippie cup I found that the Nuby soft spout cups worked the best and when we got used to those we transitioned to the harder spout sippies…

    Good Luck

  6. Jamy
    June 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    P.S. I recommend the Platex Insulator Cups because they don’t sweat even when you put ice in them! This saved me having to wipe up wet rings on my tables and meant that I could put them into an ice chest without everything getting wet…

  7. Sarah
    June 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    Jen…the search for a perfect sippy is crazy! I have only one kid and it drove me insane. LOL I have come to love the Playtex Sipster too…and Luke loves it too..it fits in his wagon cup holders when we go on walks and doesnt leak! yes! good choice good choice 🙂

  8. Sarah
    June 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    just wanted to add that take and toss are disasters at our house too. Our 21 month old loves to dump them upside down and see how big of a puddle he can make…

  9. Anonymous
    June 21, 2008 at 11:08 pm #

    I used your recommendations when baby shopping for a friend’s new baby gift. I also got one of your neat looking rubber catch things bibs. Since I don’t have kids it was really nice to have some ideas!

  10. Midwest Mommy
    June 22, 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    If you have a Walgreens (our pharmacy/drug store) get their sippy cups. I know it sounds strange but they are some off brand that are just like the Nuby(s) but they don’t leak and last forever. Comes in a package of 2 for $3. Best cup ever!!!

  11. Rachel
    June 23, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    We also use the playtex sipsters and LOVE them! I pretty much refuse to use any other one when it comes to toddlers. We too have tried them all. Just don’t forget to take the valve out of them when you clean them like my friend, Jessica did. She washed the cup and lid, leaving the valve inside and it got all moldy and started growing. She didn’t even know how long it was like that. No wonder her son was sick all of the time! She had to replace her cups after that! lol The take and toss ones are good for older children who don’t always need to take a cup with them. Our son (age 5) will occassionally use one of those or just a sports bottle. Oh, a side note…Walmart just started carrying these cute sports bottles that are in 2 sizes (kids size and adult size). They are less than a dollar and in green and blue but they are spill proof. I love those. They are in the summer/beach section.

  12. Rachel
    June 23, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh, yeah…I want to echo what THANY said…

    Sippy cups that roll under the seat in a hot car and then are forgotten about…. UGH! YUCK! Not fun in the summer…lol Although I have found that Febris Anti-Microbial works REALLY WELL to get the smell out of the car! lol

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