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BPA Free Sippy Cups – Part Two

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Check out my review on the New Glass Sippy!

A few months ago I wrote a lengthy review of BPA free sippy cups. I reviewed, compared, and rated 5 major sippy cups that are BPA free…Klean Kanteen, the Sigg, the Foogo, Born Free, and Avent Naturally. A few months before that I also wrote about BPA free baby bottles and particularly glass baby bottles. I wrote another one just a few weeks ago. All of these posts draw a lot of daily traffic to this blog so I know this is a topic of great importance to parents. It also turns out that ever since I wrote that sippy cup post I have been contacted by several companies that make BPA free products to ask me to review their products and to keep writing about this important issue…keeping BPA or Bisphenol A out of the products we give to our babies.

I recently heard about a mom that wrote a letter to a baby formula manufacturer asking them to remove BPA from their product. The response she got was essentially that “the government says the tiny amount of BPA in our product is safe…we aren’t breaking any laws…tough cookies”.

This response infuriates me. Yes that one can of formula may have “safe limits” of BPA but what happens when parents go home and feed their babies that BPA tainted formula inside a BPA tainted bottle? After feeding time maybe they give that child a teething toy that has BPA in it and for nap time maybe the child sucks on a pacifier with BPA in it. The total exposure to BPA is getting quite large when you look at ALL the products in their small lives that may contain this harmful chemical. For ANY company to sit back and say that they don’t care about that is morally reprehensible IMO. We as consumers need to withhold our financial support of such companies until they clean up their act.

I am happy to report that MANY new companies, and some not so new companies, are stepping up the the plate and making safer products. In fact I have six new BPA free sippy cups to review! Several of these came to us gratis from some great companies so thank you! We now have an amazing collection of BPA cups including a cup that is perfect for older kids.

fluid cupFluid No Spill Toddler Cup from Boon (Price $6.00) – This cup is really kind of special and you can see why immediately. It has a very unique shape….kind of like a doughnut. It is uber stylish drink-ware for kids. The Fluid has an ergonomic two handled grip and an angled spout that requires less heading tipping. The price is very reasonable too.

A big plus for me is that it is a two piece system unlike so many other sippy cups. I am also happy to report that it is dishwasher safe because washing this thing by hand wouldn’t be very easy. The drying time required is a little long IMO though. I wondered how my son would react to the shape of this cup and at first it seemed we had a dud on our hands because he screamed and refused to drink out of it. :) But I left it front of him during dinner and he eventually took a cautious sip and now he likes to drink out of it. However I usually try to reserve this cup for meal times because while it will not spill if knocked over, it will drip if turned upside down…a bonus feature for my two year old.  My kids give this cup an A+ but mom gives it a B.

safe sippy by kid basixThe Safe Sippy by Kid Basix (Price $16.95) – This cup is kind of deceiving. Just by looking at a picture I would not have discerned that it is stainless steel…but it is. It is a non-leaching stainless steel cup with a hard plastic, angled spout, removable plastic handles, and a cool rubber-like plastic sheath similar to the ones we are know seeing on some glass baby bottles. All plastics used to make these cups are free of BPA, DEHA, and phthalates. This is even declared on the packaging which is a HUGE bonus IMO. The packaging is also made from recycled paper and soy based inks. The cups come in pink, blue, and teal.

My 4 year old daughter LOVES this cup. She opted to remove the handles as they were awkward for her but now that they are gone this is her favorite cup…knocking her Sigg and her Klean Kanteen down to seconds. She tosses it around quite a bit and it does not leak. What I like about this cup is the sheath on top of the stainless steel. It keeps her little hands from getting cold when a cold drink is put inside of it. The other two cups I mentioned do get pretty darn cold and cold is not cool in winter time.  She tells me that the pink color is perfect for princesses too. She gives it an A+ and so do I.

nuby greenNuby No-Spill Sport Sipper (Price $3.95) – This cup is probably the most affordable BPA free option for parents and as such it gets big props from me. Yes I personally prefer some of the more expensive cups but lower income families should not be relegated to using toxics because that is all they can afford. This Nuby cup is very durable and attractive with lovely shades of purple, red, blue, yellow, and green.  We have the green cup and it is a very pretty lime hue. It too has a hint of that rubber-like sheath that is getting so popular with a no-slip grip around the middle of the cup.  The middle of the cup is also curved allowing little hands to get a good grip. I think the easy grip is one reason my two year old REALLY likes this cup. It also has a soft silicone nipple-shaped straw. I am not sure how long the straw part will last in comparison to the rest of the cup but time will tell. My kids gave this cup a B. I think it wasn’t fancy enough for them but the low price and the overall appeal have prompted me to give it an A.

nuby smallNuby 10oz Sippy Cup with Handles (Price $4.95) – This is another great cup from Nuby. It is smaller and is made with a harder plastic than the one above. It has twin handles with a wide soft silicone spout, and a pressure sensitive Vari-Flo feature that regulates fluid intake and doesn’t leak.  This Nuby is probably ideal for kids just making the transition to a sippy cup but the quality is really very nice for such an affordable cup. My youngest son didn’t seem to prefer this cup but we didn’t have any leaks when he used it. Overall my kids gave this cup a C…but the affordability once again can’t be ignored. I gave this one a B.

Note: I need to mention that Nubi has MANY sippy cups on the market that are not BPA free so use caution. My reviews of the two cups above are product specific and do not apply to the whole Nuby line.

think baby sippy cupThink Baby 9oz Training Cup (Price $8.95) – The Think Baby line is free of BPA, PVC, Nitrosamines and Lead. The sippy cups are made from a safe, durable and heat resistant plastic called PES (Polyethersulfone). The actual cup body is a lovely honey color and the top and handles are melon colored. The color scheme was hit for me as was the fact that it came in recycled packaging. This cup is ideal for training babies to use a sippy cup so the handles are kind of big and chunky and the spout is soft and nipple-like. Other nice features inlcude the fact that all Think Baby bottle and training cup parts are interchangeable and it is dishwasher safe. We removed the handles and it is working well for my youngest although I think if left unattended he would chew on the spout and ruin it. I think this cup is definitely for younger kids. My kids gave it a B and since it does have a specific and narrow market I would also give it a B. For the same price I could buy each of the Nuby cups described above and have a transition cup AND a toddler cup.

funtainerThe FUNtainer Straw Bottle by Thermos (Price $12.99-14.99) – This is the BPA free cup option that will appeal to older kids. It is made by Thermos who also makes my favorite sippy cup…the Foogo. In fact the taller Foogo straw cup is pretty darn similar. The FUNtainer is a fantastic stainless steel straw bottle with a plastic lid made of non-toxic polypropylene and the straw is made of silicone. The lid stays attached to the cup so losing it is not an issue as it is with so many other cups. You simple push a little tab and the lid pops up and falls back to allow drinking. It is really very nifty. It came with an extra straw for the inside and the out which is nice too. I would have to say that this cup is a bit hard to clean though so I only allow water in it. Which really is good because I want my kids to drink more water.

Another big plus for this cup is the fact that it comes in a lot of great styles. You can get a FUNtainer designed with Barbie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars the Movie, Scooby Doo…there are many different options. The lower price is for more generic designs like flowers and the upper price is for cups with licensed characters like Barbie. We have the Cars FUNtainer for my seven year who is a big fan of Lightning McQueen. He carries this cup in his Laptop Lunchbox bag or in his backpack if he doesn’t pack a lunch. He gives it an A+ rating and I would have to give it the same.

So, which cup rates the best in our family? Well, for this round we have to pick two different cups. The Safe Sippy comes out  a winner because it is stainless steel and has a protective sheath that makes it more practical for cold beverages (or cold weather – I live in Ohio). The FUNtainer is also a big winner because it is perfect for older kids and my oldest son wants his own special cups that don’t look babyish.

Now if I include the cups from my previous sippy cup review I would have to say that overall I still like the Foogo with its Thermos ability to insulate drink temperatures and its gorgeous design. The Safe Sippy may just have to be our colder weather cup though. And my favorite cup for older kids is the FUNtainer. Lots of readers asked about cups for older kids so I was happy to find a nice solution.

Make sure to check out our reviews on BPA Free Plates, Bowls, and Utensils!

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  • What a great sequel to your orginal sippy cup review, Tiffany! So many parents are dying to know which sippy cups will work best for their needs, and you’ve done a wonderful job of drawing both positive and negative points to each cup.

    How could I help but link to your article? :)

  • Stacey Melis

    Many thanks!!!! Now I feel like I can make a great choice for my little sweetie!

  • Oooh! Thank you so much. I love that there are more affordable options as well and the one with the characters is perfect for older children! Thanks so much!

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  • I mentioned this in my blog! :) Thanks again!

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  • Jen

    Thanks for the review. I like reading what real parents have to say about the different options. I haven’t invested in a sippy for my 7 month old yet, but will be shortly. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win the Safe Sippy.

  • Meaghan

    I really like my nuby sippy cups and am really glad to see that it is BPA free, Though I must admit that at the time (extremely frazzled, son started to refuse his bottle) I was just happy to find such a nice cup that wasn’t completely hard plastic.

    Thanks for the review!

  • Sandy

    Thank you for this post! I am a mother of a 3 year old girl and 5 month old twin boys. I just recently learned of the BPA issue and am new at the “Green” thing! I have learned alot from your blog and appreciate the info that has helped me in making our home enviro friendly!

  • ooh ooh i want one!;-) count me in…

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  • Kari

    Thanks so much for the follow up! I’ve been looking for something similar to the Sigg but with a better handling option for my son – his little hands get frozen w/ chilled drinks

  • I’m so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for the excellent review. I had no idea there were this many great BPA free sippy cups out there.

    Thanks for including me in the drawing!

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  • I added a link here from my blog!

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  • Thank you sooooo much for writing about this. I am always looking for BPA-free sippies for my 18 month old as he definitely seems to have opinions on what he drinks out of. Right now he goes between a Sigg and a Born Free sippy (and I just noticed today that he had been chewing on the BF nipple and it’s starting to split – dang it!). The Sigg we have to be careful because he is always turning it upside down to watch the water drip. Ugh! Anyway, this list gives me a lot of options. I hadn’t realized so many companies were going bpa-free.

    I would love to win the one you are giving away! I am going to post a trackback to your blog right now.

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  • I am kind of new to this BPA thing so this review was really helpful. I want to see what is available in my area and then do a post about it since my blog is for parents of young kids specifically in my town. Thanks for this review!

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  • Dana

    I love your reviews and have told all my friends about them. I have purchased the Klean Kanteen, Sigg, and Born Free. I still need to try the Foogo. I like the Born Free for a baby bottle but the sippy cup leaks. I even bought Sigg for my husband and I, as well as nieces and nephews for Christmas. I had NO idea the Nuby cups were BPA free. Have they always been? Anyways, keep up the great work. Your blog is so informative and a joy to read.

  • Ooh, I would LOVE one of these for my 13-month-old

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  • Qtpies7~

    I have been using mostly cheapie things from Walmart, but we are on the lookout for a great cup now that we are soon to be out of the bottle stage. I love Boon products all around so far, so I would love to try the Fluid. But the Safe Sippy looks fantastic for us, too, since we are also in extremely cold temps right now. I need something durable, as I have seven kids.
    I really should go on a hunt for the perfect cup, too.

  • Ted

    Excellent info. My daughter is 10mo old now and not quite comfortable with the sippy cup, but it’ll happen soon enough. And this is good info to have. Thanks!

  • Beth B

    Finally, a review of the Safe Sippy. THANK YOU! It sounds great. Is it hard to clean the straw top?

    thanks again, and I look forward to the drawing!

  • Jennifer

    I just posted a link on my website so that others can find out about these cups! Thanks for all ther great info!

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  • naomi

    great review, thanks! i’d love to try the safe sippy.

  • alicia

    So glad to read your reviews… have been sitting online for an hour trying to decide which non-toxic sippy to buy my 6 mo old! Very helpful…

  • Lexi

    I never would have know about this had it not been for your blog! Thanks so much!!

  • Julie

    Thank you for the review. I just ordered the kleen kanteen over the Safe sippy because of reports that the safe sippy did leak. If my son has trouble with the cold of the kleen kanteen, I may need to give the safe sippy a personal try after your review. Thanks for your hard work, I feel so much better giving my child BPA free drinkware.

  • Wow! This is an awesome review. Thanks for sharing, since it can be hard to know what the products are actually like without using them. I would LOVE to win one of those cups!

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  • Nadine

    what a great review, very indepth. I was not sure if the nuby cups were safe & now I know.

  • Jeanie

    This was a great review. I bought my niece and nephew the Funtainers by Thermos and they love them. I’m going to buy some for my toddler/prechool age kids too and am researching what to get for the new baby when he’s ready for a cup. Thanks for the info.

  • Lisa

    Thanks so much for the informative review! We recently got a few of the Nuby cups, which are more practical for us than the handful of Siggs and KKs we have. It’s nice to have a few more options to try!

  • Frances

    Thanks for the REAL reviews complete with pictures and prices!

  • Thanks for doing such an extensive review! We’ve been pondering the BPA issue at our house recently. :)

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  • Carolyn

    Thank you so much for this insightful and informative blog. Best to you and your children!

  • David

    Thanks for reviewing all of these options – it is really appreciated! We have one of these cups, and it is interesting to read how they all compare.

  • AJ’s Mami

    Thanks for the great review, very detailed and very much appreciated I am really interested in the Safe Sippy for the fact it will keeps drinks cold.

  • mapsgirl

    Yet another wonderful review! Thank you so much for posting these! It’s much easier to know what to purchase when a real person has reviewed them!! (And I trackedback to your post too!!)

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  • Cindi Hoppes

    Hello, Thanks for the informative reviews. I appreciate them! Cindi

  • Aura Haft

    I was looking for a BPA free sippy cup when I stumbled upon your blog- great reviews thank you so much for saving me time and money from doing them myself. I think I’ll try the safe sippy for the house and the Funtainer for when we go out. Would love to win one. thanks!

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  • Erin

    Thank you for doing the leg work for the rest of us!

  • cristen

    i just ordered 6 of the bigger Nuby’s–thanks for doing this!

  • I just wanted to say THANK YOU! Thank you for putting all of this information together in one spot. I think a lot of moms know that there are better alternitives out there, but have a hard time switching because the info is scattered. You do an excellent job of putting it all together.

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  • Jennifer

    Oh………I’d love to win this!!!

  • carrie

    Thanks for the thorough review – wading through the products is so hard!

  • Jennifer

    Thank yo so much for your reviews! We were using the Foogo cup from thermos, but I found that it had a tendency to leak a little from the vent hole on the back. Also, my 16 month-old had a small learning curve with this cup. She wasn’t used to the handles or the weight and she did bonk herself in the head once. However, I’m eager to investigate the other cups you reviewed.

  • felicia fickel

    Thanks for the thorough research :O)

  • great review!! we are fans of the nuby!! thanks

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  • Beth

    Another great review, affordable options are wonderful. Personally we love the Foogo, it’s the only one that really doesn’t leak!

  • Gretchen

    Thanks for the info! I’ve had a hard time finding a decent sippy cup, and can’t wait to try some of these. Thanks!

  • Beth

    Added a link from my AP message board :)

  • tina

    Thanks for the wonderful reviews… we have 2 kleen kanteens and bought 2 foogo straw sport bottles yesterday.. I LOVE the only water suggestion as cleaning out the straw from juice etc, seems like hard work! I have a 2 and 3 year old daughters….. thanks for the chance to win a sippy cup… funny things at home Mama’s on a budget look forward to :)

  • Judy

    Thank you so much for this article!

  • Christina

    Thanks for all the great info. It’s good to be informed of all the great options out there. So far we’ve only used the ThinkBaby cup. We love it, but do want to try some other brands/styles. Now I’ve got an idea where to start.

  • Katie

    I was excited to see this review as we are newly in the market for a BPA free sippy for my almost 9 month old daughter. We just threw out all of our old sippys (from my 5 year old daughter) b/c none of them are BPA free (and they are getting old and icky). I would love to win a safe sippy!!!


  • Liz Johnston

    I didn’t even know about this.. I have lots to learn.

  • Thanks for the great review. This is something that has been on my radar but I have done nothing about it.

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  • I wrote my own post about BPA free sippy cups and included a link back to this page.

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  • Pamela

    I love the FUNtainers for my older kids and would like to find a Foogo without having to pay $10 shipping.

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  • Vanessa

    Thanks for doing all this evidence-based research! I wish we read this before we picked up the Born Free as our 8m old is pretty much just chewing on it as the flow is pretty slow. But with your reviews we can go check out some other safe products!

  • Erica

    I think we love the FUNtainer at our house… the designs add to it’s appeal at school.

  • aruam

    Would LOVE to try out a bettter sippy cup! Thanks!!

  • Monica

    I never realized so much of what I give my kids is dangerous.

  • WendyW

    Thank you very much for the review.

  • Note: I need to mention that Nubi has MANY sippy cups on the market that are not BPA free so use caution. My reviews of the two cups above are product specific and do not apply to the whole Nuby line.

  • Martha

    THanks for writing about this. I had no idea. Lots of great information! :)

  • Leaving a link to this post on my blog :)

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  • Milena

    This is great, thanks for posting it! Do you also happen to know which plastic plates are safe (BPA-free etc.), too?

  • Neshura

    Thank you SO much for posting this. I found this post just by googling and it was exactly what I was looking for.

  • I had no idea about the sippy cup problem! WOW thank you for the information!
    Happy Mommy

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  • Katie

    Great article. I’m glad to see that Nuby is starting to come around – I just wish their entire line of products was BPA free.

  • Oh wow, I’d love to win. I love how these have handles. Our Kleen Kanteen is still just a little bit too heavy for my toddler to lift on her own right now. Thank you for your review–this is VERY helpful information!

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  • Megan

    I’m excited to see nuby on the list. can’t wait for more of the more inexpensive companies to start making them more! thank you for your blog, this is great!!!

  • Holly

    Thank you so much for the great information!! As a mom of 3 little ones, I really appreciate your effort.

  • Thanks for the review! We’ve been using the bornfree sippy but it’s leaky – I’d love to try a different brand!

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  • April

    I really appreciate all your energy and research and for sharing with all of us. My 4yr old loves her new Sigg bottle (after replacing her nalgene) but I do agree about it being a bit cold in the winter. My 8 month old has the Foogo and has finally figured how to drink with it. I love this sippy cup but my one complaint is that it’s kind of heavy for a beginer.

  • Nell Taliercio

    Do I want to win? Well, heck ya I do!

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  • thanks for sharing all this wonderful information. we have been using “Born Free” products and love them. I would love to try out the Safe sippy!

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  • Laura

    This may seem like a lame question, but if your cup says it’s #5 plastic on the bottom does that mean it’s BPA free? I noticed on the SafeSippy cup it said their cap was made from #5 plastic. OR is #5 plastic just the safest among BPA products?

  • WOW! Awesome reviews and now I know how to make the sippy switch! I’d love to win my own :)

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  • Jen

    What a great review of safe sippy cups! Thanks! So far I’ve tried the Born Free and the Nuby.

  • Merri

    Thanks for the reviews! We have a Sigg and some Avent Magic Cups right now and are needing to add to the stash. We may have to look into the Safe Sippy.

  • Great tips. We have a couple of Nuby cups but also other brands. Any ideas for safely disposing of the other brands so we can try the stainless Foogo?

    I am surprised no one mentioned a problem with the Nuby leaking. My 14-mo old has figured out how to pinch the spout with her fingers to make the water trickle out.

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  • I think I read that right…is this how I put in an entry for the sippy cup?
    And thank you for all of the great info on bpa free sippy cups. If you haven’t already read it, there’s a great article in the newest issue of Cookie magazine you may want to read. It’s called ‘Toxic Shock’. I’m still somewhat new to all of this stuff, but want to slowly empty my kitchen cabinets of any bad plastic.
    Thanks so much for your input! Your site has been one of the most helpful in my search.

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  • Callie

    Thank you so much for your reviews! They are very helpful and appreciated by many!

  • The reviews are great! It really helps to have info on safe containers for my little ones all in one place!

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  • Robin

    I love your articles on sippy cups. I have been researching safe feeding and sippy cups for my 6 month old. I just bought the Born Free sippy and hope to try the thermos and Safe Sippy. I am now looking for BPA/ PVC free eating utensils and bowls. Finding and figuring out what is safe is hard for anyone without a degree. I would love it if you would look into safe bowls and utensils. Thanks so much for the advice and making people aware.

  • Chrissy

    This would be awesome! My daughter is just learning how to use a sippy cup!

  • Meg

    What a great post. My daughter just started with sippy cups, and although I’m not particularly crazy about the Avent sippy, I am very relieved that is is a safe cup to be using. Thank you for taking the time to post this information!

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    left a link on my blog :)

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  • Samantha Talbott

    What a great review! We have the Safe Sippy and LOVE it! It is just fantastic.Thanks for the great info!!

  • Rachel

    THanks so much for doing this!! It’s awesome to find such through reviews of the BPA free products out there!

  • what fabulous cups! :) thanks for the reviews and contest.

    i will try to add a link back here on my contest page tomorrow.

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  • Carey

    We could really use a new cup in our house and start getting rid of the ones we have. Thanks for reviewing these.

  • Danielle S

    I would love to try the Safe Sippy!
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  • Farleigh Albertson

    Thank you for your great review! I’m a Granna and have plenty of grandchildren friendly stuff at my house for those lovely visits from my grandaughter. I hope to be adding this to my cupboard soon.

  • Tanza

    Thanks so much for the review. We have been so frustrated with the Nuby no-spill flip-it, this cup leaks even when it’s sitting straight up…or should I say pours out. I’ve been searching all over the net for reviews on the best cups and now I’ve gotten even more out of my search. I will definitely be trying some of these. thanks again!

  • Karen

    Thanks for the review. I have been sharing it with all my friends and many are switching. We have tried all sorts of cups so find one that my son will use and knowing what he likes and reading your reviews have helped me to get exactly what he will use. And of course not spend lots of money with trial and error

  • Leslie

    Thanks so much for the great reviews! I was just told about this bpa mess by a friend last night and have since spent hours online trying to find info to keep my 1 and 4 year-old daughters safer. I too would love it if you would write about safe plates, bowls and utinsels. When I examined my cupboard this morning I found that I had lots of questions about the plates and bowls I use to feed them! Does anyone know if regular plastic cups have bpa? What about pacifiers? Thanks again for your reviews. I’ll be watching for more!

  • Deborah

    Just came across this blog and so far I love it!! Thanks for the sippy cup review! I am in the process of removing plastics from my home…especially sippy cups – would LOVE to try the one you’re giving away!!!

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  • Deborah

    oh, I should have mentioned, I did link you to my blog – it’s on the side bar menu

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  • Laura

    Thanks so much for the review. My son is finally ready for a sippy cup and your postings definitely helped!

  • Bonnie Rochman

    After seeing your post, I went to Target and bought the Funtainer. Here’s a tip: As of 1/26, Spiderman Funtainers are on sale there for $8! Stock up!

  • Sarah

    I’m so glad that you did all of the legwork for us! Thanks a lot, I had no idea there were so many safe choices for sippy cups.

  • linda

    thanks for the reviews. you’re a great resource! do you have reviews for dishware?

  • We have a funtainer and my niece loves it. I look for them when they are on clearance. I got a really good deal on it. When I went back to buy more they were gone. I should have gotten at least 2.

    I would love to try the safe sippy.

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  • I just saw that this giveaway is over. Oh well. I still like the looks of the cup and might decide to buy one.

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  • Linda F

    Great Post Tiffany. I would just say about BornFree that the inner valve which you don’t care for washing is what makes the cup so special. Because of it, there are no leaks and and there’s much less vaccum, which is very important to little children with their sensitive ears. So there’s a little bit more washing up – its not such a heavy price to pay to cut out ear infections.

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  • I bought the 2 Nuby cups based on your recommendation. I was a bit confused once I was in the cup aisle, because I didn’t realize that some of the Nuby brand cups are NOT BPA free until I was already at the store. Thankfully I did pick the right ones. Phew!

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  • Peggy

    Isn’t aluminum (In foogoo cups) associated with Alzheimer’s disease?

  • Foogo cups are made of stainless steel.

  • Ann

    Thanks for sending me your e-mail updates! I have to wonder if these toxins are causing my two year old to have premature thelarche (early breast development). Children’s Hospital can’t tell me exactly what is causing it. Thanks for the info!

  • Sharon

    Thanks for another great article. How would I know if the sippy cups that my daughter used in the past were BPA-free (currently I am not using any cups that you have not recommended)? Is there something that I should be looking for? I have just recently bought the foogo cups, which my daughter loves. Thanks!!

  • Sharon,

    Use plastics that have the recycling numbers 1, 2, or 5. Avoid the recycling numbers 3 (polycarbonate) or 7 (PVC or a mixture of plastics). If in doubt…call the manufacturing company and ask.

  • llcooltricia

    Thank you SO much for researching and sharing your information. I bought Foogo cups for my 13 month old – she absolutely was attached the second she saw it. No leaks, perfect size, the ‘sippy piece’ holds up very well against teething/biting. I bought the Funtainer for my 4 year old. In addition to all the great and true benefits — an added benefit for moms out there: the lid keeps little siblings from putting their mouth on the straw which helps to keep germs from passing back and forth. My 4 year old LOVES the Funtainer. Many sites were sold out of one or the other, shipping was also running anywhere from $5 to $7, so I ran to Target and found them there. Good Luck!

  • Linda

    Thank you for your review of the Safe Sippy. As a caring mother, I have tried an unnumerable amount of different sippy’s, and they all are not up to my expections. I finally purchased the Safe Sippy and this sippy is the BEST sippy that is on the market by a mile! I have told all of my friends with children to purchase one as well and they are all in love with it! I am so beyond satisfied with this product. Thank you for your review on this sippy! This is the best baby product I have invested in. Truthfully.

  • Patsy

    Hey Thanks for the info. I found your reviews great. They even helped convince my hubbie. Just and FYI Wal-mart and Toysrus are taking all BPA toxic plastic bottles off the shelves. I am not sure if it includes sippys but its a start!!!

  • Wendy

    My 6-year old loves the Funtainer for her lunchbox and I also give it an A.

    We use the Nuby BPA free cups – they all work well for us and you can’t beat the prices. If you want to see an excellent description of which Nuby cups are BPA free and which are not (including pictures so you can print it off and take it to the store), go to – they have a link within the cups section to see the BPA-free Nuby cup discussion.

  • Lindsey

    I just wanted to thank you for this very informative review of BPA free cups! I had Wilms Tumor as an infant (cancer of the kidney, lost my left kidney) and I’m extremely cautious about my daughter’s health. Needless to say though, I had her on Dr. Brown’s bottles when I expressed breast milk and now I’m finding out that they are the worst ones when it comes to BPA! I feel horrible and now feel like I have really damaged her health by doing so, especially with raising her cancer risk :(.It really infuriates me that companies can knowingly do this, and that her pediatrician is the one who recommended I use “Dr. Brown’s” in the first place (I doubt she knew about the BPA issue though)! She is 10 months old now and is starting the cup, so I have ordered the cups you mentioned. So, thanks for putting me at ease with these BPA free products! :)

  • Joanna

    Hi! Thanks for this….we’ve been using the other “bad” Nuby sippy cups, and now I feel awful. Looking for some kind of safe sippy cup, preferably with a handle and straws. My 16 month old definitely prefers both features, but it seems it’s hard to find in a non-BPA cup? thanks!

  • are the 2 Nuby’s featured have a soft spout or a hard spout? are they hard to get the liquid out? thanks for a great post! :)

  • Michelle, the Nuby’s have a soft spout.

  • andiscandis

    I got my daughter a Nuby when she was 9 months old. That soft spout was intact for less than an hour. I wouldn’t recommend it for babies who are trying out their new teeth. It was cheap, but also became unusable pretty quickly.

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  • Melemalie Ke

    The main problem with the reviews that I see is the lack of information for cleaning the cups. Even if a cup seems to work great & your child loves it, you still have to be able to maintain the cup by properly cleaning it & a lot of cups are built so that its impossible to clean certain tiny parts.

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  • what about the spoons that i kept from my older child..the gerber ones with the rubber tips?