A Non-Drippy Sippy

June 8, 2010

We built the pyramids. We sent a man to the moon. We even figured out how to get internet access on an airplane. And yet — someone STILL has not figured out how to design decent sippy cup for kids! While I am thankful every day that my girls drink out of a cup, the wounds are still fresh from those days of searching for the pieces to put one back together after running it through the wash — not to mention the never ending stench of rotting milk trapped in the straws, and the clutter in the cabinet of mismatched tops and bottoms.  I have tried MANY over the years and have never really been that happy with any of them. For a long time the front-runner was the sleek looking Sigg which was durable and only TWO pieces — but I found them to be too small and tough to open.   And now, although we are not quite there, the recently discovered CamelBak is the best one to date.  It is very kid-friendly, BPA free, does not leak, and is easy to clean (although three pieces.)  It holds up great after a lot of abuse and it is a nice size.  They also have great ones for adults and are available all over the web and at Whole Foods.

-Dina


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Rebecca
June 8, 2010

I feel your frustration! I finally got a couple of these Camelbaks a few months ago, and they are great- and although they say they are for older children, my daughter was fine with it at 12 months [and my 4 1/2 yr old loved the mermaid version I got her…]


Sara
June 8, 2010

And with the Camelbaks….no ‘backwash’ !!!!


June 9, 2010

I have been frustrated as well. I like the stainless steel ones but the bottoms broke off. I will check this out!
Best,
Tina


genie
July 23, 2010

We’ve been using these for 6 months now after my 1 1/2 year old spilled my water on my laptop (it’s OK)… I got our first one for ME as a preventative effort to future computer spills… And then, she started using it all of the time. We’ve since bought her a couple as well and love them all. If you get them at REI, if they ever break, you can get a replacement. In fact, I love these so much that I’m now giving them out as baby shower gifts to new moms.


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