Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It seems like we are still experimenting with sippy cups.  If I find one that looks new or that I haven't tried yet, I'm up for giving it a go.  If you are a new reader to this site, I reviewed sippy cups last fall.  You can find the reviews in the "sippy cup" labels on the right hand side.  Back to the Gerber Graduates Tossable cups.

Pros:  These are super cute cups.  They come in a three pack, and feature a monkey, tiger, and hippo.  They have held up better than other tossable sippy cups I have purchased.  We've had them 3 months without any cracking, which is nice.  On most take and toss sippy cups, the lid just snaps on.  If you child decides to drop, throw, or drop kick the cup,  (Come on....kids do this right? ;) ) the lid comes right off and the entire drink spills.  These cups have lids that screw on and stay put.  The lid is made of a harder plastic that you see in traditional sippy cups which also makes it more durable.  The lids and cups are all interchangable and my 3 year old loves to use these at meals because they are fun cups. 

Cons:  This is supposed to be a spill proof cup.  I personally don't get this - it isn't spill proof at all.  The sippy spout is open without any type of valve.  From day one, if you turn it up at all, it leaks and starts spilling out quite quickly.  I'm not sure how they can claim these to be spill proof.   The lid is also a bit funny when you twist it on.  Sometimes if you don't do it just right, it leaks, and quite a bit.  

The Bottom Line:  Cute, durable cups, but not leak proof at all.

Where to Buy:  Target

Price:  $3.50 for a 3 pack

Rating:  OK