What is a leakproof sippy cup?

Roxanne - posted on 06/29/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )




My son prefers to use a straw rather than a spout. I tried Munchkin and it broke the first time it hit the floor. So I got Playtex click n lock. At first I thought I really like them until they started randomly leaking. I mean fluid will dribble out of the straw even when the cup is in an upright position. It is really gross cause the baby bag and car cupholders are filled with crusty milk. Then when I flip the straw open milk sprays everywhere! I have wooden floors that are extremely water-sensitive, I dont want these leaky cups laying around. Has anyone tried lots of cups to know what is really the most leakproof?


~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/29/2012




There is none. I have tried them all. Fuckers leak period.

Shelly - posted on 09/04/2012




I've always just used the cheap rubbermaid ones, and most of the time they work quite well. They will leak a few drops if you turn them upside down and shake, but for the most they're just fine. The problem is, once you take them out of the fridge, the fluid starts warming up. As it warms up, the air inside expands and the pressure increases, which causes it to leak. The trick is to unscrew the lid a bit to let the pressure escape after it has been out of the fridge for a while (before flipping up the straw) ,or else start with room temperature fluids. If you do that, I think most cups would work just fine.

Lisa - posted on 06/30/2012




I have to second the Take & Toss. I tried so many different straw cups with my oldest and this was the only one that I could stand. My youngest actually started using Take & Toss about 9-10 months and has always done great with them. About $4 for a pack of four. The leaking is actually less than any of the other cups I tried as long as you do a few things. First, if you are reusing the straw, make sure it is not in the liquid when you close the lid (it will squirt in your face and the pressure in the cup will encourage the liquid to dribble up the straw). Second, leave at least an inch of air at the top of the cup (stops the liquid going up the straw). As long as I follow these two rules, leaking is not an issue for us. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 06/30/2012




I find the straw ones always leak. They also build up pressure in the straw and pop fluid out the top. I found the Nuby silicone top ones to work well, plus they were easy for my kids to suck the fluid out of while learning to use the spout. My favorite though is the Gerber hard top sippee cups. They don't leak at all!

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2012




The straw ones leak almost immediately my daughter uses the playtex click and lock sippy with the sippy lid and it works pretty good but the seals go after about 3 months and then I have to get new ones.


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Gwen - posted on 09/04/2012




Playtex Sipster Spout Cup. It's not a straw cup, but I used them a million times without leaks. They stood up to lots of abuse, too!

Sally - posted on 09/04/2012




Tommee Tippee is really good IF your child doesn't chew their straw. My daughter bit through it within the first week and that's the only part you can't get a replacement for on line. :)

Connie - posted on 09/03/2012




Nalgene NEVER leaks. It is more of an outdoorsy, camping cup. My bil bought our daughter one for her first birthday . she is 5 now and it has not leaked once. It does not have a straw ( they all make spills, from the liquid not being sucked out of the straw all the way). It is more like a sippy cup. They are expensive, but you will not need to buy another cup! I think$10.

Michelle - posted on 07/01/2012




Tommee Tippee Explora are the best! They're sold exclusively at Babiesrus. https://babiesrus.digby.com/babiesrus/product/detail.do?itemId=12546526&categoryId=&path=&productName=Tommee%20Tippee%20Explora%20Truly%20Spill%20Proof%20Insulated%20Straw%20Cup%20-%209oz%20(Blue/Aqua). They're truly spill proof and insulated so helps a lot keeping the milk fresh when we're out. We only got 3 pairs for our twin boys, which they've been using for a year and half now. You can get replacement straws that are especially useful when the kids start to bite and tear the straws. Lol! The only thing with this cup is it's a lil challenging to put together at first when you're not used to it yet. I almost threw their first pair out the window out of frustration trying to assemble them. Thank goodness for the YouTube instructional videos. Saved me from insanity.

Margarita - posted on 07/01/2012




We like the Nuby ones. They are a pain to find replacement straws for, but you can find them online, you just have to trim them to fit the cup. They have to be taken apart and can be difficult to clean, but I find that the little skinny Dr. Browns brushes that they use to clean the funnels work really well (I think munchkin just started making a straw brush that probably works just as well). Just be careful that the liquid goes down when you flip them closed so you don't get squirted when you flip them open.

Carrie - posted on 06/30/2012




We have the Nuby brand with the white removable valves. They sell for around $1.79. I've found them at Kmart, Walmart and Meijers and they are usually sold singley in a box or bin on the bottm shelf in th baby section. They work well and Ive never had a leak or drip problem. The only downside is the valves do get hard to clean even when I soak them in bleach water, No problem, they are so cheap, I don't mind buying new ones.

Delci - posted on 06/30/2012




We love Take & Toss by The First Years. They are cheap enough to use as disposable or, if you're thrifty like me, just wash them and reuse. They come in a four-pack with four straws, but I don't bother reusing the straws. I find the bendy straws from Ikea fit really well because they are skinnier than standard straws. Good Luck!

Whitney - posted on 06/30/2012




Try the thermos 10 oz cups, you can find them in the lunchbox section of target for around $15. Perfect for summer, milk will stay cold for hours. They have a flip lid that locks shut. They are marketed tor older kids but my 26 month old uses one and loves it.

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