Sunday, September 14, 2008

Munchkin Sippy Cups

Munchkin has been around since 1991. Although they haven't been around as long as some companies, they have some great sippy cups. It seems like they have a little bit of it all. They have an insulated cup much like The First Years, a straw cup like playtex, and the silicone cups which are like the Nuby brand. I'm interested in trying the cupsicle brand and will review that later if we do get it. I'm going to turn the focus to the cups we have have in our home that our boys use/have used.

Mighty Grip 8 oz Trainer Cup

Pros: This has a silicone spout much like the Nuby cups. I do however like these better than the Nuby trainer cups. The design is much better - the cup is more slender making it easier to put the lid on and easier to hold. The handles are a little slimmer and also easier for a baby to hold on to. The silicone spout is taller and skinnier than the Nuby one making it easier for little mouths to get what they need out. I also think the silicone is a bit more durable and lasts longer than the Nuby brand. These also come in a 10 oz cup without the trainer handles in the same slim design. The lids are also interchangable. They come in bright fun colors that seem very appealing.

Cons: I don't love the plastic handles. When they get wet it can be hard to hang on to them. It seems that the trainer cups that have the rubberized grips are much easier to hold. It also seems to leak if you don't put the lid on right.

Price: $2.49

Where to buy: Target

Rating: Great

Mighty Grip 10 oz Straw Cup

Pros: This straw cup is a little different than the flip straw cups. The straw is made out of soft silicone which makes for easy drinking. One thing I like: Chandler really likes to chew on the straw. The valve is down an inch, give or take, so when he chews on the straw he doesn't ruin the valve which can happen with the trainer & regular mighty grip cup. These only have 4 pieces to them and are dishwasher safe.

Cons: The straw doesn't flip down which means the straw is exposed all of the time.

Price: $3.49

Where to buy: Target

Rating: Great

$.99 Hard Plastic Cup

There is also a $.99 hard plastic cup we picked up at Target. It looked like it would work fairly well considering it was only $.99 I couldn't find it online or on the website but like I stated above, you can find them at target.

Pros: Inexpensive Cup. It seems quite durable, only has 3 pieces to it, and the design of the spout is small an contoured for a little mouth.

Cons: The valve is stubborn and it is hard to get liquid out of the cup. After many uses it does get better but the cup starts to leak.

Price: $.99

Where to Buy: Target

Rating: Not so Great


Tristan's Mom said...

Those trainer cups sound really great. We're using the Nuby and these might be the perfect replacement, haha. Thanks for the great week of reviews! :)

The Cederstrom's said...

We use the $.99 sent cups all the time. They work pretty well. Lisa says that if your kid chucks them they break easy, but I haven't had that problem yet.