Last updated on April 3rd, 2010 at 01:27 am
We reviewed The Safe Sippy a while back and weren’t totally in love. The good people who make The Safe Sippy have re-engineered the cups valve and cap slightly to improve on what was already a great cup. Now? The cup is pretty awesome. The interior and main portion of the cup is stainless steel which is one of the best alternatives on the market. While plastic is ok, over time can wear and eventually leach chemicals into food and liquids-which is why we usually recommend replacing them. The valve under the lid is made of non-toxic silicone and has been redesigned slightly to ensure leak prevention while allowing regular flow. The lid is designed to be a little wider than the body of the cup to help prevent dents and dings, while the cup is cuddled up into a rubber sleeve to protect the steel and keep it insulated. It does aide in the grip factor too.
This cup is well thought out and designed to be the best sippy cup on the market. Kid Basix, who makes the cup, sent us a cup to try out since they’ve redesigned the lid threads and the valve. I am happy to report that now, this cup doesn’t leak one bit. To be totally fair, I gave our sample to a mom who works at the gym daycare I go to (hi!!) to get a totally unbiased opinion. She handed the cup over to her toddler for the rough and tough tests and they passed with flying colors. She reports:
“This cup doesn’t drip so it’s great for the car and at night in bed. The steel body keeps liquids cold longer and the soft grip cover makes holding it easy for toddlers.” She thought it was also “easy to clean and take apart and it’s a cool looking cup so her little guy was drawn to it.”
The only cons if you can call them that were that it’s heavier than traditional plastic cups so it’s better for older toddlers who can handle it, and she thought the handles were a tiny bit weak. But the handles are completely removable so it’s not a make it or break it feature.
We are really pleased with the adjustments The Safe Sippy received and think it’s definitely one of the best “safe” sippy cups on the market. SafeMama Approved!
Get Your Own: You can find a list of retailers on their website or you can grab one on Amazon.com
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