It's not about the land
I'll never beat the view
From my front porch looking in
There's a carrot top who can barely walk
With a sippy cup of milk
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong
'Cause she likes to dress herself
And the most beautiful girl holding both of them
And the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in, yeah"
-My Front Porch Looking In by Lonestar
I love this song and I laugh a little because I'm already thinking of how Jill is going to roll her eyes reading this post. She is not a country music fan, at all. I am. I love the imagery of this song as it captures a special time in the singer's life. You can see it can't you? The little guy toddling around with his sippy cup?
The is my 3rd go round with a toddler clutching a sippy cup. We've had many different kinds in our house over the years. Some great, some useless. Here's my take on some of the sippy cups that are out there, including my new personal favorite, dare I say it? I've found the perfect sippy cup!
This was the first kind we ever had. It is the Nuby gripper. I liked it when we first had it. We used it when my first son was about 4 months old. What I liked about it was that even if he chewed on it he was getting water out of it. This issue we ended up with was that it easily began to leak. Every time he would shake it he could get water out of it.
These Gerber cups are another kind we used before the BPA recall. I liked that their stoppers were one valve only. They were easy for my kids to hold too.
After the BPA recall we bought all new sippy cups. My husband's one request was that we get all of the same kind of cups. That way you aren't fiddling around looking for the right stopper to match the cup. Because we bought about 10 cups at once, I wanted to find something that was cost effective. These Nuby cups were great. We used these until all of them were lost or broken. I honestly thought these were the last of the sippy cups.
A lot of parents rave about these straw type of sippy cups. I was given one as a shower gift for my second son. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't get it. I didn't love it. My son found it frustrating, so we moved on.
Ahh the Avent Magic Cups. I think my sippy cup drawer would be full of these if I could afford them. My 2nd son has one that he has had a difficult time relinquishing to his baby sister. We got the first one on offer for free from Avent after the BPA recall. We found a second just this past week at Toys R Us for an incredible discount (it wasn't in its packaging). I love these cups. I've never had a problem with them leaking. My kids have found them easy to use. The only thing stopping me on these are the price. Like other Avent products these are not budget friendly.
As promised, my version of the perfect sippy cup! This is the NUK sippy cup (part of the Gerber family). It has a soft spout which makes it easy for a learner to use. There is no stopper, but so far, no leaks either. The greatest part for me, is that the handle can be adjusted easily. I love that. It's also the clear favorite of my daughter. She gravitates to this cup. I would definitely buy this one again.
And for your enjoyment (or just to get Jill's goat) Here's Lonestar with Front Porch Looking In - Enjoy!