Note: The following is a review in connection with i play. I did receive a cup for my son to try, but I haven’t been compensated for this review, and as usual, all opinions are my own.
Our boy is still in the sippy cup phase. We’ve tried several cups and I thought I found a brand I loved, but then I had a hard time keeping mold from growing (and removing it successfully.) I’ve thrown away so many cups because of this issue, and because the quality just wasn’t up to par. My son would chew through the straws or toss the cup enough that it began leaking.
I love i play. (I’ve loved them since I was pregnant and they’ve been a favorite company of mine for the past couple of years.) I was pretty excited to get the chance to try the Green Sprouts Glass Sip ‘n Straw Cup this month. At first, all I could think of was giving my toddler a glass cup to toss around seemed a little dangerous. Then I received the cup and it’s so durable! The glass is actually inside a plastic layer. Better yet, it doesn’t have so many pieces that cause me to lose my mind when washing them at night! There aren’t so many crevices that mold can grow. It blows my mind that other companies can design cups that are impossible to keep and use long term.
This cup comes with the travel disc so it won’t leak if your child isn’t drinking from it right away, and two different tops – one for a sippy cup and one that is a straw. My boy loves straws, so this was great for him. The only downside was he quickly figured out he could stick his finger down the straw (but that is in no way the fault of anyone other than my two-year-old.)
When I poured my boy’s milk into this cup, I actually turned it upside down and shook it to see if there were any leaks – there were none. (I tend to do this with all of his cups since I know he has a tendency to drop everything.) The cup has a rubber base that also helps protect it if/when it’s dropped.
And now the fun part of this review…the chance to give away a Glass Sip ‘n Straw Cup to one lucky reader! Leave a comment about your favorite iPlay/Green Sprouts item and “like” iPlay on Facebook! All entries are optional in the widget. Easy peasey!
The giveaway will last a little longer than a week and a winner will be announced next Friday, April 25. The folks at iPlay will mail the cup to the winner.
Did you have a favorite brand sippy cup for your child? What did you find most maddening about cups you’ve tried?