New and experienced moms alike know the importance of a great sippy cup. It’s much more than just a plastic mechanism for delivering liquid goodness. Finding that perfect balance between easy to use yet spill proof, while being stylish yet durable, may seem like an impossibility.
Thankfully, every conceivable variety of sippy cup has been designed, manufactured and thoroughly tested by every maker of quality baby products. How do you know what’s suitable for your family? We’ve picked out the top rated sippy cups. Whether you have a little one who is just starting solids or an experienced toddler, we’ve got your back!
Here are Mom’s Best 10 Sippy Cups and Straw Cups of 2018!
Our Go-To Pick for Toddlers:
Philips Avent My Twist N Sip Straw Cup
For intermediate to advanced straw-users, the Philips Avent My Twist N Sip Straw Cup is our go-to toddler cup. One of the best straw sippy cups, this cup can be trusted with water, milk, or juice. What we like best about the design is the rotating top, which easily conceals the straw preventing it from becoming dirty, making it the perfect cup to take to the park or the beach. It’s also compatible with most of the Avent line of bottles and cups, as the pieces are interchangeable. There are several designs to choose from, and it’s also BPA-free for peace of mind! Avent recently released another version with a bendy straw, great for first sippy cups.
Budget Friendly Cups:
First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Straw Cups & Sippy Cups
With available options like a snap on sippy lid or a straw lid, this versatile cup can be used by kids of all ages. The valve-free design guarantees easy sipping for the little ones, while still preventing leaks and spills. This cup can be best as a first time sippy cup or a great cup for a toddler. The simple and colorful design will also appeal to older kids. This is one of the best sippy cups for milk, water and juice! We chose the four-pack of ten-ounce cups as it is currently priced under $2, which is remarkably inexpensive for such a quality product.
First Time Straw User Pick:
Zoli BOT Straw Sippy Cup
For first time straw users, the Zoli BOT straw sippy cup is the ideal choice to teach your baby how to use a straw. One of the best starter sippy cups, this cup has a valve-free straw featuring a weighted ball at the end, which ensures the straw stays with the liquid no matter what direction the cup is being held. This is actually a pretty interesting and unique design, and although it is not spill proof, it will assist your child to easily master the straw cup.
Younger tots often learn to drink from sippy cups with handles and spouts, which require them to tilt the cup upwards to access that sweet, sweet nectar inside. This motion obviously does not work with a standard straw cup, so the design on this sippy cup’s straw eases the learning curve. This is a great infant sippy cup, not to mention it’s also BPA and phthalate free, which we certainly appreciate.
Survive Every Tantrum Cup:
Munchkin Click Lock Sippy Cup
Looking for a cup that can survive even the toughest of toddler tantrums? Look no further than the Munchkin Click Lock Sippy Cup. It can withstand the highest of highchair throws, the bitiest of bite marks, and the strongest pries little hands can muster. This no spill sippy cup has a click lock top makes it nearly impossible for a little one to open, all while the insulated design keeps liquids cools and fresh for longer.
The spill-proof valve is easy to remove and clean, and stays in place even if the cup is hurled against myriad household surfaces. This top sippy cup is great for infants as a starter sippy cup or experienced toddlers. Great sippy cup for milk, juice and other liquids. From Paw Patrol to Sesame Street, there are lots of variations that kids will appreciate. Also BPA-free for your peace of mind.
Best for Bottle-to-Cup Transition:
NUK Learner Cup
Is your little one ready to transition from the bottle or breast to a sippy cup? The NUK learner cup makes this transition easy and simple! NUK, which is affiliated with the well-known Gerber brand of baby products, offers this sippy cup with a soft spout that mimics a baby bottle. This makes the NUK learner cup is a great transition sippy cup as well as a great no spill sippy cup!
The spill-proof spout has an air vent that reduces swallowing air, which helps with baby’s gassiness and bloating. The soft, anti-slip handles and the easy, spill-proof flow encourage independence. The base with attached handles is easily removed for cleaning. Great as an infant sippy cup, a sippy cup for milk and a sippy cup for toddlers! There are several great designs, sizes and colors to choose from. This line of sippy cups is also BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
Great to Grow With:
Oxo Tot Sippy Cup Set with Training Lid
This durable cup sticks with your little one from sippy cup to grown up cup! With options between a soft spout and hard spout, both options come with a training lid. The non-slip handles and leak-proof valve encourage independent drinking. Babies still learning to use sippy cups can use the handles and soft spout. As they grow, the handles can be removed and the training cup lid can replace the valve, teaching your tot the skills needed to transition to a big kid cup!
All Oxo Tot cups have interchangeable parts are well. Thankfully, this line of cups is also BPA, Phthalate and PVC free as well as top rack dishwasher safe.
Best Wanna Be A Grown-Up Cup:
Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup
Ready to move towards more grown up cups? The Munchkin Miracle 360 cup is perfect for toddlers that are ready for this crucial transition! Designed to look like an actual grown up cup, this sippy cup features an excellent 360-degree spoutless design with a silicone valve so that toddlers can chug away from any angle without spilling a drop!
With the help of this dentist recommended cup, toddlers will learn how to use a regular cup in no time! This sippy cup is also BPA free and dishwasher safe, and comes in a variety of colors and themes.
Most Versatile Straw Cup:
Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle
This great straw cup is for when your toddler is ready to move past soft spouts to the magical land of straws! This cup is truly versatile–from a sports water bottle to a smoothie cup–it works great in every scenario. The lid can be closed to cover the straw and prevent dirt, making it a great outdoor cup, too.
This cup comes packed with an extra straw and a velcro handle that can strap to any backpack or diaper bag. Skip Hop is a reputable company with great customer service. They have a multitude of animals to pick from and consistency release new ones. All of the adorable animal character cups have matching sets of gear including snack pouches and plates, which you and your toddler will love.
Best Stainless Steel Cup:
Thermos Foogo Phases
Produced by the iconic Thermos company (who doesn’t remember the classic Thermos kids lunch boxes?), this is the only stainless steel cup featured on this list. Despite recent advances in plastics eliminating harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates, some moms may want to opt for a stainless steel cup for the added protection and insulation. This particular cup has been proven to inhibit bacteria growth in independently conducted testing.
Need your liquids kept cool? The insulated 10-ounce Thermos Foogo cup keeps your liquids cold for up to ten hours! BPA free and made with double wall stainless steel, this cup features vacuum insulation technology. Its components are intercheangable with all Foogo Phases cup, and there’s even a matching line of food jars. The name Thermos became synonymous with insulated food and liquid storage products for good reason!
Best Sports Cup:
Camelbak Eddy Kids
This sporty cup is perfect for soccer practice or an active afternoon at the playground. The medical grade silicone valve is very durable and bite-resistant. The slightly wider straw produces a faster flow of liquid, perfect for quick breaks in between the action.
Available in over a dozen awesome designs including karate, soccer, biking and snowboarding, kids will surely love this easy-to-use cup. The BPA-free cup features a spill-resistant design, and they carry up to 12 ounces of hydrating goodness. So you’ll spend less time refilling and more time cheering.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of Mom’s Best 10 Sippy Cups. Did we miss your favorite sippy or straw cup? Or do you want to drop us a line to share your feedback? Heck, even just to say hey! We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email and we’ll send you one back!