We have tried a LOT of different watercups for our kids. A LOT. Sippy cups, straw cups, ones with flip tops. You name it. And I'm going to share with you my favorites.
But first, here's my whole deal on kids and drinks. I'm not judging you if you do it differently. I'm just gonna tell you how we do it and why we love it soooooo much. You do you.
- They are 100% dishwasher safe (hooray!!!)
- There are not one thousand valves to deal with
- They are super high quality and last a LONG time
- They all have lids and dramatically reduce spills
- They hold enough so you're not constantly refilling, but not too much to be heavy or hard to deal with
- Only water goes in them
- Turn your cup in to get another cup. No, you may not have another cup because you can't find your cup. Go find it.
- Put your cup away so your baby sister doesn't drink out of it.
- So long as you aren't struggling with peeing in your bed or needing to go potty at night after bedtime, you can have your Water Cup in bed.
This is a 3-piece cup. The sippy lid has a silicon valve. This is my FAVORITE cup because it works so great, has only 3 pieces, and a lifetime warranty. 2 pack for $24.95
When your kids decide that they're too Big for a sippy cup, this one is a great choice! The button is easy for little thumbs. It has that great top for them to hold on to. The straw is super sturdy. Once you get the hang of how the different pieces fit together, it's great, but it will take you a couple seconds. $11.67
The beautiful thing about most Nalgene cups (other than the amazing warranty) is that you can interchange the lids. So technically, if you buy the Tritan Grip-N-Sip, you could just buy these lids on Amazon when your kids is older. These cups/lids are terrific, but they do take a little getting used to with the closure. I recommend them for 8+ years. 2 pack for $23.99
These cups are not spill-proof, but they are spill resistant. They have a sliding opening in the lid for drinking. It's a 16 oz cup that can be used for hot or cold drinks. Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. Tervis makes them in a wide variety of styles. 15.99