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I have bought or been given dozens of sippy cups for my kids. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors and patterns but the two things that they MUST BE are dishwasher safe and spill resistant. And I don’t mean when you tip it over it won’t leak. I mean when my kid gives the sippy cup a toss across the table it isn’t going to bust open and liquid goes everywhere.
Mother Knows Best
We stick to three different kinds of sippy cups in my house. But I know there are more out there than that so I asked other moms. I was surprised about which sippy cups they love. Plus they say they meet the dishwasher safe, spill resistant must haves. You might be surprised what parents use as sippy cups because I kind of was.
Buy These Sippy Cups
Don’t waste your money trying out other sippy cups. These are kid tested, mom approved.
Gerber Graduates Advance Developmental Insulated Cup Like Rim Sippy Cup
This sippy cup is my personal favorite. I always offer this cup first when switching from a bottle to a cup because it is spoutless. Spoutless cups, while harder to use, are better for their teeth in the long run. This cup has been tossed across the table and dropped to floor several times and not spills or breaks. The one negative is the the valve inside can get gross depending on what your kid is drinking and how long it stays in the cup. But I do put the valves in the dishwasher and they clean right up. This cup travels with us everywhere and we have never had a wet purse or diaper bag. It comes in a ton of different colors and patterns so your child can have the cup they want!
Gerber Graduates Fun Grips Spill Proof Cup
If my child can’t really grasp the concept of the rim-like Gerber cup right away, I offer this cup with the hard spout. I find the hard spouts are more spill proof than the soft ones and easier to clean. This cup also has a hourglass shape which helps it stay upright. Again, this one does have the value, but it is all dishwasher safe.
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
So many of the moms I asked about sippy cups raved about this particular one. After some research, I had to buy it! It is quite the unique cup and a lot of dentists recommend it because of its spoutless top. It really is a miracle that it is spill proof because it looks like the liquid would come right out the lid. Boy oh boy it does not! It is dishwasher safe with only three parts that come completely apart and are easy to place in the top rack of the dishwasher. A must have for your cabinet.
Munchkin Click Lock Bite Proof Sippy Cup
To my surprise, a lot of moms like this sippy cup. We had one of them when Capri was younger and she didn’t understand that you had to bite the spout before any liquids would come out. I think just teaching a child to drink from a cup is hard enough without adding the extra biting step. But if moms love them, I am putting them on this list! Dishwasher safe and spill proof because of the soft – must bite before sucking – spout. The lid also clicks letting you know it is locked in place this cup meets my two requirements. I would recommend purchasing them for an older sippy cup user.
NALGENE Tritan Grip-N-Gulp BPA-Free Water Bottle
I haven’t used this one but was really interested in it when a mom mentioned it to me. My daughter would probably use it once she gets to be “too old” for “baby sippy cups” (you know that stage!) It is sporty with extra grips on the slide. But the best part is that it is 12 ounces compared to these other cups which are usually 9 ounces. I always worry about bottles like this for drinks that smell, like orange juice, but this water bottle is odor, stain, and residue resistant. And it passed my must haves…dishwasher safe and spill proof.
The Secret Sippy Cup
Good2Grow Juice Bottles
If you haven’t noticed these cups in the store, you will now. I love the different tops for them and so do my kids. Plus, I just reuse the cup part until the tops don’t want to stay on anymore. I wash both parts in the dishwasher and they don’t spill! They are SO much cheaper to buy online, but getting a different topper might be easier to find in the store.
Have you used any of these cups? Did I miss your favorite? Tell me about it! I’d love to check it out.