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The search for the perfect sippy is a little like the search for the perfect pair of jeans. So many Nos and so few Yesses.
You want one that’s easy for baby to handle and drink from, one that’s free of BPA and other nasty stuff, one that doesn’t leak, one that’s easy to clean, and one that fits your budget. You probably also want one that you can buy replacement valves and/or tops for. Whew!
There are dozens of styles to choose from, so to narrow it down, I polled over 450 BC readers about 19 popular cups and ask them to rate them according to the following criteria:
- Easy for Kiddo to Use
- Easy to Clean
- Easy to Find Replacement Parts
The four most popular cups overall were as follows (in this order). I’ve linked to the cups at Amazon so that you can take a closer look.
- First Years Take and Toss Cups (Under $1 ea.)
- The Playtex Insulator Cup ($5 to $6 ea.)
- The Nuby No-Spill Cup ($5 to $6 ea.)
- Nuk First Choice Learner Cup (around $6)
The Playtex First Sipster (around $4 ea.), The Gerber Graduates BPA Free Fun Grips Soft Starter Spill Proof Cup (around $5), and the Tommee Tippee Cup ($8 to $9 ea.) were also popular.
- Overall, the most leakproof cups, according to readers who responded to the poll, are the Playtex First Sipster and Playtex Insulator, followed by the Gerber Graduates BPA Free Fun Grips Soft Starter Spill Proof cup and the Tommee Tippee cup.
- The First Years Take and Toss cups, the Playtex Insulator, the Gerber Graduates cup and the Tilty cup (around $5) were the easiest for kids to use.
- The Take and Toss cups, Thinkbaby cup (around $9), and Tilty Cup were the easiest to clean.
- The Take and Toss cups are also the cheapest, at under $1 each.
- When it comes to finding replacement parts, readers gave the highest scores to the Playtex cups.
- As far as durability goes, the stainless steel cups score high, not surprisingly. The Playtex cups also fare well. The Tommee Tippee cup scored well, too.