thread: What sippy cup do you use?

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    Vanessa Guest

    What sippy cup do you use?

    I am after a good sippy cup, I got a Safety First one with a screw top lid, that the baby has to suck up, from a bounty bag and love it!!!! I bought a Tommee Tippee one, with similiar features, and Liam cannot get anything from it and it was $15.00!!!! I tried sucking up some water and found it very difficult.

    I have looked for the Safety First one and have not found it, before spending another $15.00 again, do you have any reccomendations?

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    Add Rouge on Facebook

    Jun 2003

    I used and still do occassionally when I am being lazy and don't want spillage the avent sippy cups, purely because the spouts are a) spill proof and b) they go by age, so the the smaller they are the less holes etc etc. They are expensive but they are easy to clean, the valves come apart easily and if you don't have a dishwasher don't take 3 years to clean, which I found with other sippy cups prior to the dishwasher. Paris has a tommee tippee sippy cup beside her bed at night with water in it purely so she doesn't spill it. But I daresay in a few months we will replace it with a pop top I have just been too lazy LOL! She can drink out of cups and she does if its dinner time etc or if we are at other people's houses, but if she's at home and I can't be bothered she'll have a pop top or her avent cup. When I was a teen I remember meg mog cups being all the rave as they had interchangable tops so that it could go from sippy to straw to something else as they grew, but I haven't seen them in agggggges. I do like the heinz ones but I find the valve gets hard to clean after a while, and I try to stear clear of hard to clean valves (so they don't get tummy bugs etc).



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    I have found some sippy cups have a rubber thing that goes in the holes on the underneath side of the lid. but anyway I remove that and liquid comes out much easier. It is like a plug type thingo

    Love :hbeat:

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    Vanessa Guest

    Unfortunately on the Tomme Tippe cup, that plugy thing cant be removed , it is part of the lid.

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    Registered User

    Nov 2003
    Wodonga, Vic

    We used the magmag cup. It has three stages. A spout for 6-12mths, straw for 12 - 24mths and the open cup attachement. We have really found this value for money. They are not ment to leak but we have found that as the temp of the water changes it can syfin(sp) out. ds still uses this cup and we will use it for dd too.

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    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    I'd love to know what everyone else is using as Matthew has been through 3 different types of the 'no leak' ones and they just leak everywhere! Either I am using them wrong or they just do leak?

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Sippy cups, we have spent a small fortune on them, firstly we wanted a Magmag as DH`s sons from his first marriage used them and he said they were fantastic so hunted high and low for them, no one sells them have since found out they are out of stock GRRRR

    So far in the last 5 months we`ve gone through:

    1). A sippy cup from Ebay found it great until it hit the floor - have no idea what brand it is but since it`s going to hit the floor more then once the plastic should be sturdier then what it was, one hit and it`s cracked Grrrrr

    2). e purchase a Heniz sippy cup, quite expensive, Matthew`s can`t suck strong enough to get the water out, so DH and I try well to tell you the truth we nearly sucked our eyeballs out to get some water how do they expect a baby to get anything out of this cup we have no idea. DH has a brain wave of taking the little plastic leak proof sprout out, we have the opposite problem of nearly drowning Matthew.

    3). After another unsuccessful attempt of trying to locate a Magmag cup, MIL gives us a Tommee Tippee cup, yet another failure, can`t get the water pout, Matthew`s nose is all squashed up trying to drink out of it, can`t take the lid off so it`s in the way.

    4). Okay 4th time lucky and we`ve spent so much money so we buy the Avent Sippy Cup yay success, Matthew loves it, it doesn`t leak, it`s been thrown on the floor so many times and still survives. The thing is this cup is one of the first we looked at, it`s often the way!!!!!

    Hope this has helped.

    Take Care


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    Registered User

    Aug 2004

    We use the basic tommy tippee one - its orange and yellow, has 2 handles and a lift up spout. It doesn't have any leak proofing in it, but it is spill resistant.
    We love it!!!! we got it from the baby expo, but you can buy them in the supermarket for about $10. We had a Heinz one, and she couldn't get a scrap from it. She just chewed it.
    We also have another TT one with a lift spout, and its clear plastic. Not as good as Jenna "backwashes" into it. She has a ball, but it makes the tummy a little queeeeezy when I watch her drinking out of it.


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    BellyBelly Life Member

    May 2004

    Ah I have just entered the world of sippy cups in an attempt to get Lucie enthusiastic about drinking something!

    HJeinz - I agree - how are they meant to get anything out of it???

    I got a Tomme Tippee one but it's for 6 months, so will try that later.

    I actually found a magmag one in the chemist and it has 3 different lids to change over as they get older. Seems to be quite good, now Lucie just has to get a bit more co-ordinated at aiming it at her mouth. I found it in a chemist in Brisbane. It was about $27 for the 3 different lids, but you can just by the normal one for a lot less. I'm back in Brisbane next weekend and willing to grab one for anyone that wants one while I'm there - just let me know!

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    Melinda Guest

    The Heinz ones are shockers aren't they! If we as adults can hardly get anything out of them, how can babies?! LOL

    Jacob has always preferred to drink out of an open-ended cup, but we always have a sippy cup available for him too. There was no way known he could get anything out of the firmer spouted sippy cups until a few months ago.

    To start with, we used a Tommee Tippee 'Nuby' which was only a few dollars from Big W. It actually looked like a little mini drink bottle with a soft spout on the top that was spill-proof. It was great! Very easy for him to hold. We then got him a sippy cup that had exactly the same kind of soft spout on the top, again from TT, and it has 2 handles on the side (bought it from Coles - it was blue and green and see-through). He also had a MagMag cup which had a soft spout and was good too. He cannot use any of these things now though as he started using them as things to chew on so the spill-proof factor went out the window.....they all started leaking which he thought was great....leaving puddles all over the house! So we then moved up a level to a hard-spouted TT cup (it's blue) and it has a little cover that flips over the spout when not in use. It was $16 - $17 from Coles. I found that as soon as he started chewing on the others, he had developed his 'sucking' skills enough that he could get the water out of the firmer spout (but still not the Heinz ones - what a waste of money!).

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    We tried the Avent one first as we had some Avent bottles & got a freebie sippy cup attachment. Kynan had absolutely no idea what to do with that one, couldn't get a thing out of it!

    A few weeks ago we got him a Tommee Tippee Easiflow sippy cup. We got him step 2 (6m+) of the 3 stage range. It's spillproof (but doesn't use a valve), handles, soft spout, hinged on cover for the spout that you push back into a depression in the lid so it doesn't get in the way, and best of all Kynan is able to get water out of it quite easily! Fantastic! $15-20 I think from Coles.

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    Registered User

    Jun 2005
    near the water

    I have the tommy tippee range one like Fi's, they are great as they have no valve and the spout folds down so it doesn't leak. Only problem is that we all have them and its not uncommon for one to drink out of each
    I did buy a hienz one is is a shocker, I agree its like you get cheek sorness trying to get abit out.

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004

    PMSL Bec - Well Eliza we know cause it has no bottom, and Ellas we know cause its chewed to death, and Jennas is OK - pobably becasue we have a couple and rotate them I guess.
    I wish I had got another few. I've lost one in NZ somewhere, and can't find it!!!

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    Registered User

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    I still have Maddy's old Mag Mag & Indah used the sippy bit today (me holding it) as the MCHN suggested Indah would probably enjoy it!?

    She drank a little bit of water! But Maddy went from bottle directly to the straw part

    IMHO, I hate the spill proof ones, I taught Maddy to put cup on table when finished, but i have seen many of my friends who have the spill proof ones & because they dont leak/spill their kids carry them around drop them here, there & everywhere, the pick it up have a sip & drop it again...
    Then once the child can drink from a normal cup they dont understand why they now cant just drop them around everywhere...

    So I will just try to get Indah to use the Mag Mag & the straw part then then a cup...

    I hope I can find Mag Mag here still!!!

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    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Outer Eastern Subs - Melb

    Nothing to do with cups, it's just the first time I've seen Tracey's avatar.

    Love it Trace!!!

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    Registered User

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    But you know I dont really look like that!!!