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Spoutless Sippy Cup Conclusion: Recommended.
If your baby shower went anything like ours, you probably ended up with five copies of everything you could need. We had so many diapers they lasted almost to our son’s first birthday. Toys, diapers, blankets, you name it we got it. One of the more common items we received were sippy cups. We got about six of them of differing design from different manufacturers. Needless to say, we were excited to try them out.
Now that our son is old enough he has certainly put his sippy cups through their paces.
We have one sippy cup that died an early death- melted against the heating element in the dishwasher.
Another sippy cup was cast aside by it’s master(He didn’t like the material of the spout and wouldn’t use it).
A third sippy cup was axed by yours truly because the dang thing leaked everywhere.
That left us with three camelback style sippy cups, which we actually like quite a lot.
The problem is, even with the camelback design, these sippy cups were still leaking from time to time. Our little man was no help at all, dropping, shaking, flipping and holding upside down the cups whenever possible.
So we set out to find the cutting edge of sippy cup technology.
Spoutless Sippy cups.
Our search led us to a big-box store which we will not name but only say you should not wear khaki and red to.
In the baby aisle searching, my wife stumbled upon an arcane alien device: A sippy cup with no spout, no straw, no camelback, just a strange saucer shaped top made of some kind of silicone or similar.
Upon careful examination we determined it was a spoutless sippy cup which allows your child to drink from any spot around the edge.
Sounded like a cool idea so we grabbed one.
The spoutless sippy cup seems to be of reasonable quality. Of course, take into account the caveat that this is an item in a class of items not known for being hand-crafted by artisans.
Yes, it’s plastic. Yes, it’s imperfect.
Is it sturdy? Quite.
The body of the cup is made from a more rigid and durable plastic than the others we had (Think the kind of plastic they make grown-up tumblers with), and the top out of a silicone like material.
Overall it feels quite sturdy, and has survived many runs through the dishwasher and many drops on the floor.
The drinking contraption is made using a disc of flexible silicone-like material that rides atop a field of small plastic protrusions (like bubbles). The design genuinely impressed me for it’s innovative thinking.
The flexible disc seals itself as long as pressure is not applied to it from the top… such as when a thirsty toddler puts their mouth on it to drink.
This allows the spoutless sippy cup to not only be virtually leak proof in a real way, but also drinkable from every side.
Having a 360 degree drinking edge is great for angsty toddlers who grow impatient or frustrated when trying to find their spout.
The cup comes apart easily and washes nicely. There have been some reports of mold in certain areas, but we will cover that in the safety section.
Sippy cups aren’t usually a big safety culprit, and the spoutless sippy cup is no exception. It’s BPA free, which is great (See our article on why you should avoid BPA at all costs here), and it has no small choke-hazard parts that can come free. The edges are smooth and well rounded and there seems to be no risk of injury.
Only one concern for safety is scattered reports (We did not experience this personally) of mold growing in the area of the rubber gasket. If you do purchase one of these cups, please keep an eye on this area and clean and dry it thoroughly.
These cups ring in at $11.49 for a two pack.
Is it a bit more than a regular old spill-on-everything-that-exists sippy cup? Yes.
Is it worth the money? Yes, if you like the design.
There are some other great alternatives (Check them out here).
It’s been a month since we bought these and we use them regularly. They’re durable, sleek and they truly do what they say they will.
At this time our son has become intrigued with straws so we got him a straw-topped spill-proof sippy cup, but he still uses the spoutless sippy cups frequently.
Our old traditional sippy cups are off to Goodwill at this point. There are simply way too many good new designs to use instead.
So grab a pair and try them out. You won’t be disappointed.