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Best Sippy Cups of 2019

by Bethany Braun-Silva


Best Sippy Cups of 2019
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For babies, transitioning from a bottle to a cup is no easy task. That’s where sippy cups come in. They’re cups that are designed to help your little one learn the skills and coordination they need to eventually be able to drink out of a regular cup all by themselves. While they’re learning, there’s bound to be more than a few spills and messes along the way, and thankfully a sippy cup can help with all that. The simple but genius cups come with a cover to make sure liquids stay contained if dropped or knocked over. Many sippy cups also have handles that make them easier for little hands to grasp.

 

Best Trainer Cups:

 

 

Best Straw Cups:

 

 

Best Spout Cups

 

 

Best Rimless Cups

 

 

Types of  Sippy Cups

There are hundreds of sippy cups on the market, so it can be tricky to figure out which one is best for your toddler. First, you need to know about the types of sippy cups available.

 

Trainer Cups

These cups are suitable for infants as young as 4 months old and have two handles and a soft spout that mimics a bottle nipple. They also must be tilted back (like a bottle) in order for baby to be able to drink.

 

Straw Cups

These cups have their very own straw attached and do not have to be tilted; in fact, they should not be tilted in order for babies to drink out of them, which definitely requires a bit of time to get used to. It’s also important to note that these cups can sometimes be hard to clean, so make sure you take all the parts off when washing.

 

Spout Cups

These are more traditional sippy cups and have a hard spout that allows liquid to flow out, without spilling. The top screws or snaps on, and it’s a great cup for older toddlers.

 

 

Rimless or 360 Cups

Toddlers can drink anywhere on the rim of these cups. Just tilt and drink from the valve’s edge. These cups will automatically seal shut when your toddler stops drinking, meaning less mess.

 

Ready to select your sippy cup? Here our some of our top picks.

 

Best Sippy Cups for Toddlers

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Best Trainer Cups

Nuby No-Spill Super Spout

Price:$11.00

This cup features two handles and a soft, no-spill spout. When your toddler is drinking, the one piece Touch Flo valve opens so liquids pass through the spout only when sipped. The cup is BPA free and suitable for babies older than 4 months.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These things are amazing. Our daughter won't let them go and chews on the spout constantly but it does not seem to affect the integrity of it at all. She's dropped them from her highchair at least 20 times already (on purpose) and there have been no breaks or spills. Easy for her to hold and drink from on her own.”

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Best Trainer Cups

Philips Avent My Natural Trainer Cup

Price:$8.00

This cup acts as a bottle and a sippy cup with its interchangeable top. It has a soft silicone spout and is compatible with Avent’s bottle and cup lines. It also has trainer handles, making it easier for little hands to hold the cup and encourage independent drinking. It’s BPA free and dishwasher safe.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love the interchangeable tops since my daughter is not wanting to switch to a sippy type top yet!”

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Best Trainer Cups

Munchkin Gentle Transition Trainer Cup

Price:$13.00

The soft, silicone spout is extra gentle on toddler’s gums and is also very flexible and will move with your toddler. The easy-to-grip handles are removable so the cup will grow with your toddler. It’s compatible with Munckin Latch bottle nipples making for a smoother transition from bottle to cup.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Our daughter was having a hard time transitioning to sippy cups. This one is made to feel like a bottle nipple (so they know to suck). Since using these, she does better with other sippy cups too.”

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Best Straw Cups

Nuby Flex Straw Cup

Price:$8.00

The straw on this cup features a valve that requires a squeeze and suck action to allow the liquid to flow, and the valve enables the no-spill feature. The soft silicone straw is gentle on tender gums and new teeth, and it’s also clear and easy to clean. A contoured cup base makes it easy for little hands to hold.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are our favorite baby/toddler cups!! Lightweight, easy to clean, no spill and generally no leaks.”

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Best Straw Cups

Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Straw Cup

Price:$6.00

weighted straw means your toddler can hold the cup at any angle and still be able to drink from it. The cup also features Munchkin’s Click Lock technology, meaning the lid will click into place and let you know the cup is sealed.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My daughter gets confused how to use each cup because some have straws and don’t need to be tipped and others do need to be tipped to drink. This takes that question out of the equation and works very well.”

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Best Straw Cups

Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup

Price:$9.00

This straw cup allows for healthy oral development because of its short straw design. Natural tongue movement and swallowing is not hindered when toddlers use this sippy cup. It has anti-slip grips on the side to prevent slipping from your toddler’s hands. The cup disassembles for easy cleaning and is dishwasher safe.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love these cups! Parts are minimal and work great. This cup had a great flow.”

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Best Spout Cups

The First Years Take & Toss

Price:$4.00

These cups are durable even though they are disposable. They have snap-on, valve-free, spill-proof lids and are easy to clean. The pack of cups also comes with a travel lid that can be moved from cup to cup to keep the spout clean. They are BPA and PVC free and are available in a variety of bright colors.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love that it’s affordable and durable and does the job of taking drinks on the go easily for the baby. I won’t cry if I accidentally forget this somewhere, and though I have yet to toss one out (it’s pretty durable!) when time comes and I need to discard I won’t feel bad.”

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Best Spout Cups

Nuk Learner Sippy Cup

Price:$8.00

This cup has a spill-proof, soft spout that is designed to be gentle on gums while teaching baby to drink from a spout. The lid also has a vent that helps reduce swallowing air. The cup is spill-proof and has easy-grip handles that are removable. It’s dishwasher safe and BPA free and comes in a variety of colors and designs.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Our baby boy loves this! The handles make it really easy to hold for baby who is learning to use a sippy cup. Our kiddo is one now, and loves drinking out of this thing.”

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Best Spout Cups

Tommee Tippee Freeflow Cup

Price:$10.00

The flip-down, leak-proof spout is great for reducing spills. The free-flow nature of the cup means your toddler won’t have to apply pressure in order to sip. The cup is very easy to drink from, allowing toddlers to learn quickly and enjoy drinking from a cup, rather than the bottle.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This sippy cup was a great transitional cup for my son who was strictly a breastfed baby. He took to this extremely well and quite easily.”

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Best Rimless Cups

Munchkin Miracle 360

Price:$13.00

This spoutless cup allows toddlers to drink from anywhere around the rim, like a regular cup. It also helps support normal muscle development in a child’s mouth. The 360-degree drinking edge eliminates spills completely, because the cup automatically seals when your toddler stops drinking.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I started my now 6-month-old on these when she was five months (just to practice). She has gone from throwing them around (and no leaks!) to understanding that the handles are meant to help her get the cup to her lips.”

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Best Rimless Cups

Nuk Magic 360 Sippy Cup

Price:$8.00

Toddlers can “magically” drink from any angle on this sippy cup. It’s 100% leak proof and spill proof, guaranteed and dishwasher safe. It comes in pink or blue and has an ultra grip so it won’t slip out of little hands.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My 2 year old has been using these cups for year or so now. We've NEVER had any problems with leaking even if he leaves them laying around after use.”

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Best Rimless Cups

Dr. Brown's Cheers 360 Spoutless Training Cup

Price:$9.00

This cup features a sip-and-see clear silicone valve which allows baby to see inside the cup without spilling. It’s even shaped like a real cup so they will feel like one of the grown ups. It is top-rack dishwasher safe.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We have used a straw cup until now, but felt it was time to introduce a training cup for our son. These are durable and don’t leak all over when my son drops or throws them on our hardwood floors. They are super easy to clean, and assemble/disassemble.”