Straw sippies

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Registered: 03-19-2007
Straw sippies
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Thu, 08-26-2010 - 11:10am

Barrett does really well with straw cups (vs. traditional sippy cups), and we have a bunch of Nuby cups that I like but the straws keep getting mold in them! I try to avoid juice but I don't always plus Barrett has major backwash - there is always something floating in his water! So does anyone have good suggestions on:

a)how to get the straws clean (I don't have a brush small enough to fit i them) OR

b) where I can buy replacement straws (I found one place online but with the cost of shipping it was actually more economical to just buy more cups) OR

c) a good straw sippy that won't spill in the diaper bag (it doesn't have to be no spill- just something with a good cap).

Thanks!!!!

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Registered: 06-25-2006
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 5:56pm
Another one that Gideon liked was the munchkin straw cup:
http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Backyardigans-1Pk-Straw-Cup/dp/B000GAYYC4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1283550825&sr=1-11
We also use the Dr. Browns bottle brushes for the straws. There is also a sippy cup straw cleaner http://www.strawcleaner.com/
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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 3:07pm

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In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 10:34pm

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Registered: 04-17-2002
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 4:01am
Hi, usually lurk around here but thought I'd jump in. Have you ever heard of using denture cleaning tablets? Any reusable straws used to freak me out that they weren't clean, but a few friends I work with swear by soaking straws in a container and throwing a denture cleaning tab in. They're antibacterial and I think it would take care of the mold. HTH!
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Registered: 04-22-2006
In reply to: h2ofilter
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 3:28pm
Not a BTDT, but could you try pipe cleaners? They're super cheap and would definitely be long enough. Might be worth a shot.




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Registered: 12-04-2007
In reply to: h2ofilter
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 3:09pm

I second what Sarah said about the dr. brown's bottle brushes. I bought a Dr. Brown's bottle just for the brush, and it works really well for cleaning out those straws. I figure I can use the bottle for baby # 2 or something.

I also often use a camelback water bottle with a straw, and I haven't had as much trouble with it seeming gross as I've had with the straw sippy cups. You can get small ones that make a pretty good kids cup, and they don't spill.

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Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: h2ofilter
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 12:05pm

What about Fogo sippies by thermos? They do spill if they end up on their sides sometimes, but they are great and we don't have the mold problem we have with the Nuby cups, which is too bad since we love the Nuby cups.

If you want a small enough brush, I found that Dr. Brown bottles have one that is tiny for the inside of the vent piece that works fairly well, they tend to be with the Dr. Brown Bottles. ( http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Browns-Natural-Cleaning-Brush/dp/B0006BAJN6 )

Honestly they are cheap enough that when they get really nasty we just get new ones rather then finding replacement straws, though I always feel guilty about throwing out so much plastic which is why we have moved on to Fogo sippy cups and klean kanteens with the sports cap piece.




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Registered: 12-17-2007
In reply to: h2ofilter
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 11:49am

We uses these: http://www.amazon.com/Playtex-Gripper-Straw-Pack-Colors/dp/B001OAKMEO

I take the straw assembly apart and put it in the dishwasher and hasn't had any problems.

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