“Its time to buy more sippy cups. My child has destroyed these already!”
Sound familiar? Something I find myself saying way too often, and honestly, it starts to get expensive! So off I went to the store for my daughter Avery (who is 4 years old and started school this year) to find her the perfect cup for home and school.
I pick one up off the shelf made by Contigo – “Contigo Striker Kids Water Bottle, 14-Ounce, Navy” and start reading:
- – Auto spout lid with SPILL-PROOF valve system (PERFECT)
- – One touch button for easy opening (This is a God send. No more do I hear “Mommy, can you help me open this” or the dreaded juice box fiasco of “Mommy I SQUEEZED it and it spilled”. This button is on my list of favorite inventions.)
- – Spout cover keeps spout protected when water bottle not in use (So not only does this water bottle look out for the Moms who love convenience and independence for their children, but now they are looking out for the extremely sanitary Moms as well – what a dream)
- – and FINALLY..another one of my personal favorites.. its DISHWASHER SAFE!
I cant say enough about this cup but to top it off the price is right. At Walmart, it was $14+taxes and on Amazon you can purchase the cup (in a few different colours) for $11.99+taxes and shipping!
Now, the other cup I bought.
The one that on no circumstance will I EVER recommend to anyone.
Playtex Training Time Soft Spout Cup. This cup is typically for babies 4 months and older to help with the transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. My son Dawson is 15 months and we are trying to get him off the “baba” that he uses solely for comfort. Again, a fairly typical thing parents go through.
This cup looks great from the outside:
Two handles on either side so its easy for your little one to hold onto. A nice soft spout to sip from. What got me the most was that it is advertised with “Twist n Click Technology for LEAK-PROOF GUARANTEED”
Ya right. I have tried putting the lid on about 4 different ways and it always feels like its on correctly. I line up the locks and twist it tight and test the leak, and every single time it dribbles out.. and by dribble I mean a small waterfall. I do get the odd time that I test it and nothing comes out, but 90% of the time it leaks. To make sure it wasn’t “user error”, I did a bit of investigating with other moms and THEY TOO have the same problem as I do with the cup.
So in the end, I plan on revisiting the Walmart that I bought Avery’s Contigo cup at and purchasing one or two of them for Dawson.
#nomoreleaks #aintgottimeforthat #momproblem