Friday, January 17, 2014

The great sippy cup search

Before Caden was born I had never even given sippy cups a thought. So when he came old enough to try one out I stood in the cup aisle... Yes there is a aisle of sippy cups... In aw of the choices. Our first one was the Red one on the right, an OXO product. I love OXO brand so I figured it should be good. Well it didn't work out because Caden couldn't figure out to tip it. The handled green one didn't help.

My next thought was to try a straw cup because he wouldn't have to tip it. The first one we tried, which I don't have the name or a picture of because it was in my purse that was stolen a while back... That's another story. But it was nice, he liked it. He seemed to drink plenty of water from it. Well since it had gotten stolen I went to get a new one and Target stopped carrying it... Of course!

So we got a pack of 2 of the tall playtex straw cups.... It is very difficult to get anything to come out of this one but he would take sips here and there when he was eating but never any other time. He had to be real thirsty. 

I felt like he should be drinking more water so I started on a mission. I got the short green playtex one with the handles next. It didn't have a valve so I figured it'd be easier to drink from. It was but it would leak and the water would work its way out of the straw while sitting...

Let's go back to OXO! I found on amazon that they had a straw cup... The first one leaked out the edge of the top so I contacted the company and they sent me a replacement, still leaked somewhere so I gave up on OXO cups, I still love their plates, bowls, utensils, etc.

For Christmas I got him the elf cup, it was super hard to drink out of. So then I decided to try Tommee Tippee sippy cups. They work but Caden still, at 13 months doesn't like to tip his cup and they're just so big. I like them but well probably store them for later. 

Finally, and hopefully the last cup I'll buy for a while! We went to Walmart. I loath Walmart. Again another story. But we had gift cards. There I found in the sippy cup area a Bubba straw cup! Caden always tries to get a hold of Levi's Bubba Coffee cup. So I thought, heck let's give it a try.

And wouldn't you know it, he loves it! I fill it up and he walks around drinking it until it's empty!