Leaking sippy cups?

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I'm so tired of my son's(he's 15 months) sippy cups shooting milk out of the tops when he drops them! I end up with little milk sprays all over the floor/carpet. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Pepper - posted on 08/02/2009

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I just bought a set of cups about 2 months ago made by Learning Curve. They haven't leaked yet... They have a screw on top that cleans easily and doesn't have any removable parts. I can't remember where I got them but it was probably Target or Walmart. I can hold them upside down and shake the heck out of them without so much as a drop. I love them!

Elayne - posted on 12/29/2012

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I use the learning curve sippy cups. They are the best sippy cups I have been able to find. They do eventually start to leak after months and months of use. I think the little plastic valve just loses it's elasticity and doesn't close after longterm use, so if you don't mind replacing them about every six months or so (which I don't because they work great for six months or so) then these are the best on the market in my opinion. Unfortunately I like in the UK and having them shipped here, they tend to get kind of pricey... about $10 per cup!

Sydney - posted on 08/04/2009

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I will say the straw ones are horrible! I got them because it was the only sippy cup my daughter would use- but if left to sit for awhile, the liquid rises and spills all over the place. :(:( I like the Munchkin sippy cups a lot though- they don't seem to spill as much as most. I haven't tried the Gerber ones- wanted to though!

Vicki - posted on 08/01/2009

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I have used the nuby no spill sippy cups with straws since my dd was about 10 months old. They are great, they only spill ever so slightly as a little liquid does get stuck in the straw section but is is such a small amount. The cups themselves are great no spills, you can tip them upside down and nothing comes out only when the straw is sucked on does the liquid come out.

Goodl luck

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Adriana - posted on 08/06/2009

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I am a first time mom, so I am not an expert but we really seem to like the Playtex sippy cups! They work wonderfully and do not leak. Either get him the stage 2 or 3, not sure look for the ones for 9 months and older and you chose which one you like for him. It is the only brand I continue to buy. Hope the info helps you out! And I think i have tried all the brands.

Donielle - posted on 08/04/2009

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I have had good luck with the playtex insulators however the store by my house isnt carrying the ones i like anymore......poop!

Alyssa - posted on 08/03/2009

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I have lost count of how many sippy cups I have bought & thrown out for my daughter!! I found these cups that have straws (my first years or something), they also sell cups with sprouts (they don't leak!) - I stopped buying those 'spiffy sippy cups'.. I have also bought a lil foogo thermos which is great!! =)

Kim - posted on 08/03/2009

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Try not to fill them to the top, mine always spilled. I also went to the ones that look like mines. With out the spout more like adult coffee mugs by playtex and no problems.

Kayla - posted on 08/03/2009

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Nothing ever really eliminates the problem, but I found that within the last year you can find sippy cups that do not have a diaphragm to help with the drip. I am not even sure of the brand, but you can buy them anywhere. They are a tall insulated cup, and only have a one way valve for air release and for suction. They are great, and almost have eradicated my issue with leaking cups and lids!! I even threw away all my old cups.

Missy - posted on 08/03/2009

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AVENT sippy cups are the best. They are also the only sippy cups that I can get really clean ( I use pipe cleaners, like you would use for craft projects for the spouts). I've tried many cups and these are the best.

Debbie - posted on 08/03/2009

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Try the Playtex Coolster Tumbler at either Walmart or Target. They can throw it, turn it upside down whatever and it does not spill out. I loved them for my girls!!!!!!!

User - posted on 08/02/2009

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On advice my son took to the sippy cups with straws at about 9 months and he took in 2 days...I love them but they all leak! I think its the problem mentioned too about the mile being left in the straw tip after sipping....its not forever so I'm fine with it :)

Anita - posted on 08/02/2009

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15mths isnt too young to train him on open cups...my little one started using open plastic cups when he was 12mths ro 13mths...the weather wasnt too cold so a lil spilage on himself wasnt going to make him cold..he still spills a lil once ina while but when i prefer no spillage i just use the sippys..

Anita - posted on 08/02/2009

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got a box full of them!!...the best one so far that i have found (pricey) are u fugoo range (stainless steals and great for hot or cold liquids)..

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I've tried several cups and they all eventually leak. Either the plastic gets worn out and cracks, or they just don't seal very well. I finally swapped to a regular cup and he has done great! Yeah he had a few big spills and is still figuring out how to be careful, but I find it so much better than a sippy cup.

Tashia Ann - posted on 08/01/2009

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i have a box of sippys that leak lol i think they all do but i really lik playtex thow

Jen - posted on 08/01/2009

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They do that because the milk gets trapped in between the valve and the spout. I have milk sprays all over the car because of it. I usually try to take my daughter's cup when she's done and take the valve out, rinse it, and give it back.

Jen - posted on 08/01/2009

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They do that because the milk gets trapped in between the valve and the spout. I have milk sprays all over the car because of it. I usually try to take my daughter's cup when she's done and take the valve out, rinse it, and give it back.

Daniela - posted on 08/01/2009

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At the beginning I loved the learning curve with the soft tip, but after awhile they start to leak as well...I am trying to train him with a regular cup and a straw...my son is 15 1/2 months old...he does pretty well

Krista - posted on 08/01/2009

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DO NOT get the straw cups if you're putting milk in them. They're a pain in the ass to clean.

Amy - posted on 08/01/2009

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The Playtex Sipster or Insulator are both great leak proof cups and you can find them at Target as well. They have interchangable valves/lids and are the same size, but one is insulated. The Playtex cups all use the same valve so they all work very well. I haven't tried the straw cups yet.

Niki - posted on 08/01/2009

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Just keep trying! I have probably 10 cups that leak that are in the back of my cabinet as a last resort from all the ones I've tried. I've found that the ones without the plastic insert that you have to take in and out and always be sure it's on tight are the easiest. I recently bought two separate CARS cups like this. They are the only ones that consistently don't leak for me.

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2009

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I have a gerber one that I love, but I was needing something bigger/taller. I also wanted something insulated for outside. I tried the munchkin brand found at Target, maybe I'll look for those playtex ones? Thanks!

Nicole - posted on 08/01/2009

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yes what type do you have, i just bought playtex new taller sippys they don't leak and I love them.. These even have a twiste and seal guide so you will never have this problem, although if you by the sippys with straws you may have to test them out because mine leaks every once in a while when my daughter leaves milk/water in the top of the straw, this is also a playtex my friends have said gerber is also good...however they do not claim bpa free(playtex is bpa free). Hope this helps

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2009

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I like tha Idea, if he was a little older......but he's only 15 months and we haven't mastered drinking out of a regular cup

Haley - posted on 08/01/2009

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I know it's probably not very convenient... but when you are at home graduate to a cup and keep him at the table. it may be a bigger mess to begin with but they learn rather quickly!

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