Last week, I posted some information on alternative stainless steel sippy cups. One in particular sparked my interest, The Safe Sippy. After searching feverishly for a site that had it, I finally found one and ordered a couple. They arrived yesterday.
I’m really disappointed in this cup. I was really excited to get it, but it falls short of the mark. For one, it says 6+ months and I don’t think at nearly 9 months, my son is ready for this. It’s got the rubber stopper in it, much like the playtex insulator, and he has a hard time with those as well. He’s pretty good with using sippys, but even I have to suck really hard to get the liquid out of it. The lid however is a completely different story. In my opinion the lid on a sippy shouldn’t leak, at all. Kids aren’t neat. They don’t put their cup down on the counter upright, like a normal person. No, they toss it around like a rag doll, and leave it exactly where it lands. The grooves on this cup aren’t deep enough to tighten the lid properly. And because of that, my carpet is still damp from yesterday’s trial run. And if I take the handle off, as the website says I can, and try and use it without the handles, it’s like Niagara falls.
In theory, this cup is a really great idea, and the design is sleek and clean looking. They just need to work on the leaking issue a little more, and maybe make it a little easier to get liquid out of it.