With two toddlers in the house we go through quite a few sippy cups (or cuppy’s as my kids call them). It seems like no matter what brand I buy I am constantly having problems with them leaking. It’s blaringly obvious that most brand’s promises of “No Leaks”, “Leak-Proof”, and “Spill-Proof” are little more than clever (or not so much) marketing strategies aimed at parent’s tired of fighting the leaky sippy cup battle. I too have fallen pray to the “No More Leaks” promise more times than I care to admit and when I’m paying nearly $10 for two cups I fully expect that they work as promised, but sadly most do not.
I was recently given the opportunity to test out a line of infant and toddler feeding products that are new to the US; and given my past experiences with cups for my toddlers I was more than happy to give this brand a try. Tommee Tippee is the number one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in the UK and in January of this year Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature and Explora started selling their number one brand of products in Babies “R” Us stores in the US and online at Babiesrus.com. Next month (March 2010) Tommee Tippee will introduce their line in Toys “R” Us stores nationwide.
Before I get to my review I want to give you the lowdown on the Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill-proof cups I reviewed. The Tommee Tippee Explora line of Truly Spill-Proof cups include; Trainer Cup (stage 1), Sippy Cup (Stage 2), Straw Cup (Stage 3), Water Bottle (stage 4) and the Drinking Cup (stage 5).
Features of the Tommee Tippee Explora Line
BPA and Phthalate free
Patented advance-flo valve for guaranteed easy drinking
Super sensitive active sensor valve that is truly spill-proof and leak-free while still allowing liquid to flow on demand
I received both the Tommee Tippee Explora sippy and the drinking cups for my children to try out. I am going to be completely honest and admit that I had no expectations for these products as my past experience has proven time and again that “spill-proof” is just a myth…after one hour of my children using these cups my mind was forever changed! I really do find the Tommee Tippee sippy cups to be superior to their competition…not only have I had no leaks or spills from them, my kids seem to prefer using the cups…they ask for them 9 times out of 10 when they ask for their cups! I think the cups themselves seem to be better constructed than most I’ve bought (and through four children I’ve bought quite a few) my kids have thrown them on the floor, knocked them off of their high chairs, and tested them in every single way imaginable and I’m happy to report that the cups passed with flying colors….yes it is most definitely like crash test central around here!
Overall I would say that the Tommee Tippee cups I tested were much more convenient,durable, and affordable than the sippy cups we’ve used in the past. I would definitely recommend this brand to any parents with toddlers who are tired of the “spill-proof” imposters!
I received these items for review from The Mom Bloggers club as part of a blog tour. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way by the advertiser.