Upon opening the package, I found not one, but two sets of sippy cups. One was geared for 9 months and up, and the other for 24 months and up. They are advertised for being "Truly Spill-Proof Cups". Well, I was about to find out if that was true.
After pulling them out of the box, Hunter became very excited to be seeing the "bahhs!", so of course I had to try one out. We opened the Explora sippy'sfor 9 m. +, to begin. Note: you definitely need scissors to get the sippy cups out of the plastic packaging. It is very hard plastic, and I ended up being very stubborn and not using scissors, and one flew right across the room!
That said, I washed the sippy cup and all of it's elements (there is a two piece valve to prevent any sort of leakage), filled the cup up with milk, and gave the cup to my son. He took it from me eagerly, and lifted the cup to his mouth. At first he was a little confused-he is used to one sort of sippy cup, and I think the initial feeling of something that wasn't familiar in his mouth threw him off a little bit. But after encouraging him a little, he tried it and all was well.
Testing the waters.
It's a go!
He quickly adapted to his new bottle, and I have to say with this little guy running, jumping, moving and shaking-this cup held up to thier promise-that they really are spill and leak proof. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but based on all of our other sippy cups-I didn't think it could be true.
I tipped this upside down, and shook it (a good heavy shake) and nothing came out. Not even one little drop of milk. Not too shabby.
So what you're seeing here now is the sippy's for 24 mo. +. Hunter is 18 mo, but I figured he would be OK with these, so we tested them out the next day as well. This one sort has the look of a coffee mug. These cups are insulated so you can carry both hot and cold liquids and they will stay at the desired temperature longer, which is pretty neat in my opinion.
He really has adapted well to both of them, and is enjoying his new "big boy" cups, as we call them.
* love the colors and patterns on the cups. Very cute, and not over the top.
* Really like how there are rubber grippers around the sides and bottom of the sippy cups. I know that when I set it down on the counter, it wont push to the side or tip over if I'm trying to pour a liquid in.
* I like how these cups really are spill and leak proof. I've been searching and searching for a cup like this for a while (we have A LOT spills/leaks w/ our other cups).
*BPA free-I don't buy any plastics that do not clearly state this on the label.
*Really like how the Stage 5 (24 m. +) cups are insulated. This is great when making road trips, or anywhere where home is not so close.
*I like how the tops are interchangeable-very convenient
*sippy cup covers that are attached to the lid so they don't come off-ever. I love that.
*outer plastic wrapping is very difficult to open and could potentially be a hazard. Even with the scissors, I had difficulties getting the second 2-pack cups out.
*wish the sippy cups geared for 24 mo.+ had the rubber on the sides and the bottom.
Overall, I was very pleased with how these cups perform, and would recommend them to anyone. Tommee Tippee is from the UK based Mayborn Group Limited and is number 1 in feeding products in Great Britain. Now, for the first time, they are introducing their products to the United States! If you want to purchase Tommee Tippee products, head over to your local Toys R Us, as the products are sold there and only there exclusively.
Disclosure: Mommyhood Exposed received a product to review from Tommee Tippee, and is also a reviewer for the Mom Bloggers Club. The product received does not influence the content, topic or posts made in this blog. The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.