Have you ever packed a sippy cup in your diaper bag only to open the bag and find your clean cloth diapers soaking wet from the leaking cup? Or have you handed a sippy to your child in his/her car seat, and when you arrive at your destination you find the seat and your kiddo all wet? I have…numerous times! I have been so frustrated trying to find a sippy cup that would work for Elaine.
For that reason, I was very excited when Tommee Tippee agreed to let Elaine and I review their Explora Truly Spill Proof Sippy Cups. They arrived in a package of two 11 ounce cups. These are a stage two sippy cup, designed for babies 9 months and older.
My Review: The Explora system from Tommee Tippee starts at 4 months, and gradually moves the baby into more advanced cups. I love that the cups we received have a gentle soft spout for babies who are cutting teeth and have sensitive gums! Elaine has actually chewed through the latex spouts of other sippy cups. The Tommee Tippee cup has a firm spout beneath the outer soft spout, making this impossible to do! There is also a hygiene cap that flips to cover the spout – I love this feature when the cup is being transported in a diaper bag!
As I was reading the instructions that came with the cups, I discovered that the Tommee Tippee valve system is specially designed by a physicist. No wonder it works so well! The valve is sensitive enough to allow liquid to flow on demand, yet it is truly spill and leak proof.
We had one leak while using these Tommee Tippee cups…but it was a total user error! I had not snapped the valve into place properly, so it was no wonder that liquid was allowed to escape!
Elaine’s Review: Elaine totally l.o.v.e.s. these cups! As soon as they arrived in the mail she insisted that I fill one for her to use. If I offered a drink in another sippy cup, she would protest and point at the cupboard until I took a Tommee Tippee cup from the shelf. The soft grips on the sides of the cup make it easy for her to use and carry.
We put the Tommee Tippee cups to the true test when we packed them exclusively for our road trip to North Carolina. We didn’t have a single leak in the car seat, and nothing was soiled or wet in the diaper bag. My experience was nothing but pleasant! It makes me wonder…why didn’t I know about Tommee Tippee before? Why did I waste so much time and money on sippy cups that failed to perform? We are completely sold on the Tommee Tippee system, and I look forward to trying their cups for younger babies once the new baby has arrived.
Final Opinion: We LOVE Tommee Tippee cups, and we will not be buying any other sippy cups again!
One reader will win a set of two Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill Proof Sippy Cups! Open to US residents. Giveaway ends on June 27th at 11:59 EST.
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