When you become a parent your life changes drastically. You suddenly care about things you never expected to care about. Every parent quickly finds out that finding the perfect cup for their child becomes an extremely important mission!
Parents want a toddler cup that is easy for their child to use, easy to wash and most importantly, LEAK-PROOF! Most cups claim to be leak-proof but seasoned parents know that it's a lie! The search for the perfect cup is like searching for the Holy Grail. It takes a lot of trial and error but once you find the perfect one you just want to shout out the news!
I've been a parent for 11 years now and we have tried an abundance of cups. Some I loved, some were okay and some were so awful that they never got used again. Let me just say that cups back when my son was a baby were nothing like cups today. Even though I have 4 kids under my wing now and 11 years of experience, I still search for the perfect cup for my toddler! My overflowing cabinet full of duds is proof of that.
I recently discovered a new favorite which I now consider THE perfect straw cup: the Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-It with 360 Weighed Straw!
When I received this cup to review I decided to put it to the ultimate test by taking it to the beach for our family vacation! Not only did I want to see if this cup was truly No-Spill but I also wanted to see if it would keep drinks cool for up to 10 hours like it claimed. What better place to test that theory out than on a hot beach?
There are a few features worth noting that makes this cup stand out above the rest! The Easy Grip handles make it easy for tiny hands to hold the cup. This cup has a SoftFlex Flip-It straw. This soft silicone straw is gentle and ideal for toddlers who are teething. The unique flip top cap flips over the straw so the straw stays clean and sanitary when the cup isn't in use. The weighted 360 straw, which is my favorite feature, allows your child to drink from any angle which ensures that they will get every last drop!
The insulated feature on this cup keeps the cup from sweating and it claims to keep drinks cool for up to 10 hours. I was interested to see how well this cup kept drinks cool so Liam used it each day on the beach. The longest he went without completely emptying his cup was 5 hours. The cup often sat in direct sunlight and every time I checked the drink felt cool.
Once we arrived home I tested the insulation factor again. I filled up the cup with cold water just before I went to bed, sat it on the counter overnight and I tested the temperature 9 hours later. Still cool! This cup is perfect for travel OR a busy life on the go!
Although this cup is ideal for all toddlers I highly recommend it for children who have special needs. The handles make it easy for those often extra tiny or weak hands to grip the cup and the weighted straw really helps kids who haven't figured out what position they need to hold a straw cup in just yet. All of those features make it the perfect cup for a child who has Down syndrome. Plus did you know that kids who have Down syndrome should use a straw cup because the use of a straw helps strengthen the muscles in the mouth which are later used for speech?
The Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-It with 360 Weighted Straw cup quickly became my new favorite! I loved it so much that I purchased another one for Liam's lunch box. I know for certain that his drink will stay cool until snack time and that he will be able to use the cup confidently without any help from his teachers. That gives me one less thing to worry about when I send him to his first day of school tomorrow!
This BPA FREE 7.5 oz Nuby cup is part of the Active Sipeez series which is ideal for kids 12 months and older. The cup is available in Blue, Pink or Green and can be purchased at Babies R Us.
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DISCLOSURE: As a Nuby Parent Blogger I received this product for review but all opinions are 100% my own.