There is nothing more annoying than a “spill proof” cup that does not live up to its promise. We have no less than eight different brands/types of straw cups in our kitchen drawer at the moment, and maybe two of those are actually spill proof. So today I’m going to spill the beans (pun totally intended) on the best and worst straw cups.
The Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill Proof Straw Cup is, by far, our favorite! It does come with more pieces than some of the other straw cups, but it never leaks. The straw mechanism is easy enough for Olivia to open and close it on her own. True, they are a bit more expensive than some of the other straw cups, but you get what you pay for—trust me. And if you move quick, Toys R’ Us has them on sale for $4.78 a 2-pack!
Our least favorite of all the straw cups is the Playtex Insulator Straw Cup. Spill proof? BAH HA HA HA. Clearly they didn’t have any actual children test this cup out when they slapped that claim on the packaging. Not only is it not spill proof, but it spews forth milk and whatever else is left in the straw like a freaking volcano. Even if you close the top straw part, it leaks liquid all down the sides. And I have heard this same complaint from several mama friends whose kids have the same cup. Pass!