When we are out and about Kaiden used a sippy cup for a couple of months, but once he was over 14 months we decided he needed a bigger boys cup – a straw cup. He loves to drink from a real glass, but when you are out a convenient, sealable cup is needed.
Of course I had my criteria for the cup’s material: BPA, PVC, Pthalate, and Lead Free. Most companies these days will list that they are BPA free right on their package, but I had to send an email to find out about the others. Some cups that I looked into were not lead free, or couldn’t say for sure! I was also looking for something spill-proof, if possible.
I had success finding a cup that met the criteria, but it ended up being hard for Kaiden to open on his own, and spilled when it was turned upside down or shaken like a maraca. Kaiden is very musical and will try to turn any object into a musical instrument.
Then I found the thinkbaby brand while grocery shopping and they seemed to meet all of my requirements. They listed everything I was looking for right on the box!
I love how transparent they are about the product. I was also lucky enough to be sent one for Kaiden to try out and review.
As soon as we gave him this straw cup he loved it!
Now, I do know his favourite food colour is orange, so am not sure if the cap helps with his love of the cup but he would not put it down. It’s designed very well to fit nicely into the grip of little hands. The cup is also extremely easy for him to open unlike his previous one where he would need me to help him.
He also did his shake and upside down test and no water came out – thanks to the cross cut on the tip of the straw. The downside is that this cup is a bit more expensive than other similar cups, but after seeing it in use I believe it is worth it.
This is definitely Kaiden’s favourite on-the-go cup!