Sippy cup/straw cup advice

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Sippy cup/straw cup advice
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Fri, 03-26-2010 - 12:41pm

Hi Ladies,


I need to purchase some straw cups with lids for my daycare.


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Registered: 05-09-2000
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 12:53pm

I've never used straw cups.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 1:21pm

Are they sippy cups? I don't want sippy cups- I need straw cups for the older kids. I would just give them regular cups- you know without a lid , without a straw but after cleaning up spills I prefer something that says contained. The 2 and younger use gerber sippy cups- but they can move to the straw cups easily.



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Registered: 05-16-2006
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 1:54pm
Tupperware! I'm a big fan of Tupperware anyway. (Did I mention I sell it too? Haha!) But seriously, there's a limited lifetime warranty on their stuff!
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Registered: 04-29-2003
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 2:18pm

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Me, too! They are like regular kid sized cups with spout lids, right? My ABSOLUTE favorite. I had to drive into Burlington Coat Factory(aka the Baby Depot) to find them the last time I needed some. The lids also fit my short/fat tupperware cups, too. I like those b/c they don't tip as easy as the other kid cups & I convert the kids over to regular cup, no sippy-- asap.

As for taking water bottles or whatever to the park or in the backyard in the summer---I buy them at the dollar store or walmart($1 there,too). They leak a bit, but we are outside anyway. They are flip down spout style, but not the pull up/push down stoppers. These last a long time.

I never, ever have leak-proof anything...it traps leaks, but it also traps mold & other gross things in the lids, etc. To get them clean, it takes way too long to wash each part or inside a straw.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 2:21pm
I bought two sets (eight different colors) of Tupperware cups last fall along with the sippy lids for them. I used them with the kids (2 2yo's, 2 3yo's, 4yo, 6yo, 7yo and 10yo) for two days with the sippy lids on for the two youngest. One of them almost chewed through the lid! So ALL the lids went in the drawer and stayed there. Yeah, I have spills to clean up every now and then, but kids need to learn to drink out of regular cups. I know this isn't what you were asking for, but I really wouldn't get cups with straws for the older kids. They spill it, they clean it up. (I know you'll have to clean it again, but it's a good learning experience for them) Jmho, of course.
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Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 2:34pm
I know older kids should drink out of regular cups. All of my kids 3 yrs and up can drink out of regular

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 2:51pm

I transition the children from a bottle directly to a small plastic tumbler with no lid.


Each child has a color, each child drinks sitting down at the table. I have had the same 6 cups for 7 yrs.

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Registered: 05-16-2006
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 3:42pm

Tupperware has cups and lids with a straw seal. But I think you would use regular disposable straws.

http://order.tupperware.com/pls/htprod_www/tup_show_item.show_item_detail?fv_item_category_code=21809&fv_item_number=P10047588000

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Registered: 05-09-2000
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 3:50pm

I just use the spouted lid.

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 4:32pm
I like the tupperware ones- but hoping to spend a little less. Are they very durable? Will the last a long time?

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