Do any of you still have some of you favorite childhood items? My mom was not a saver. She hates knickknacks and is not one to hold onto anything. As kids we each had one box for our “keepsake” items that we could put whatever we wanted into. I managed to save my 2 favorite dresses, a bunch of school papers, a plaque or 2, some art work, a few stuffed animals, and a sippy cup. Yes, a sippy cup. I absolutely LOVED one of my sippy cups. I don’t know if it was the cute bear on the front, the tiny size, or the fun name, but for whatever reason, I just loved it and can remember using it long after I really needed to be using a sippy cup.
Of course, you’ve guessed it, its a Tommee Tippee Sippy! It’s worn as you can see, but still works! This was back before they invented the no spill attachments too, so it definitely does leak, but you better believe I’ll be letting my daughter use it!
I was super excited to discover that Tommee Tippee still made sippy cups! I hadn’t seen them in forever and thought they were long gone. I have since found out that you can purchase them exclusively at Babies R Us and Toys R Us. In fact, Tommee Tippee has a whole line of sippy cups, tableware, bibs, pacifiers and bottles!
I was sent 2 of their “Explora” line cups for my daughter to try. The cups say 6mo+ and my daughter will be 6 months in a matter of days. I just started giving her a cup to experiment with, a little over a week ago. She was able to grab onto the handles right away, and put it to her mouth like a pro. It was amazing really! You’d think she had been drinking out of a cup for weeks! She is still practicing sucking the liquid out, but is getting better every day!
There are 2 main things that are important to me with a sippy cup. One, it can’t leak! I have new carpet and I don’t want it stained. And, two, they have to be easy to clean. Well, let me just tell you, I dropped this cup (not on purpose, just purely because I’m a klutz!) on my kitchen floor not less than 1 minute after putting water in it the first time. Not a drop came out of it! Thank goodness! And easy to clean? You bet! The valve system is really easy to take apart, and I loaded it into the dishwasher. I didn’t read beforehand if it was dishwasher safe or not (frankly, if it wasn’t, I would still have put it in there. I am way too busy to hand wash!) but it washed up really well! I have since checked and yes, it is dishwasher and microwave safe!
Oh, something else nice about the cup, it has a attached protective cover to put over the drinking spout! This is extra nice because I know that I’ll be tossing it into the diaper bag when we go out, and this will keep it clean and germ free!
These are great cups and I am so excited that my daughter will be able to continue to enjoy the Tommee Tippee brand just like I did!
We will be making a trip to our local Toys R Us soon to purchase some of their tableware and bibs next!
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