Who knew it could be so hard finding a type of sippy cup that wouldn’t drive me crazy?  I certainly didn’t know what was in store for me before my daughter was born almost two years ago.  Sippy cups can be so frustrating – most of them leak and are hard to clean.

The Whole Grisly Story

I have been through so many types of sippy cups and straw cups it’s not even funny.  Despite carefully reading the features of the cups before buying, looking for the words “leak-free” or “leak-proof”, I would find myself with another huge mess to clean up, or with another stain on my hopeless rug (glad I live in an apartment).  Let me tell you, every sippy cup out there says its leak-proof.  After over a year of dealing with sippy cups that have leaked all over my daughter’s bedding, the couch, the floor, and even leaked just sitting upright on the counter (a pressure problem, I’ve surmised), I had given up finding the apparently non-existent “leak-proof sippy cup.”  I officially hated sippy cups and couldn’t wait until my daughter graduated to regular drinking cups.

Until I was introduced to Tommee Tippee, that is!

Thanks to the Mom Bloggers Club and Tommee Tippee, I was given the opportunity to review two different types of the new (to the U.S.) Tommee Tippee Sippy cups.  Below are the results of the arduous testing these sippy cups went through.  This testing involved my shaking them vigorously to see if they would leak, and my bravely letting my daughter take them into other parts of the house when they contained something other than water.  Brave, I know!  ;-)

Explora Truly Spill-Proof Sippy Cup
(Stage 2 – Ages 9 months and up)

What I Like:

  • Easy to drink from (Advance-flo technology)
  • Soft, flexible spout
  • Easy to hold (grippy outside)
  • Clear cap snaps over the spout to keep it clean and hygienic
  • Does NOT leak!
  • BPA free
  • Easy to clean

My Thoughts:

After undergoing my shake testing and watching for leaks when my daughter carried it around the house, threw it, dropped it, and chewed on it, I’ve found it to be truly leak-proof and very durable.   This is without a doubt the best sippy cup I’ve come across so far!  And that is high praise coming from someone who hates sippy cups in general.  ;-)

Explora Truly Spill-Proof Drink Cup
(Stage 5 – Ages 24 months and up)

What I Like:

  • Soft drinking spout shaped especially for kids on the go
  • Insulated base
  • Does NOT leak!
  • BPA free
  • Easy to clean

My Thoughts:

This is a truly unique cup – I’ve seen nothing like it before in the stores or online!  These cups are great for traveling in the car with your kids, and I think they are appropriate for kids of all ages.  I’ll tell you, you have NO worries about any spills in your car with a cup like this.  I shook one as hard as I could trying to get water into my palm and not one drop came out!  Impressive.

These cups come in many different color combinations and designs that are fun, bright, and cheerful.  The cups are well-made and very worth the purchase.  The price tag is awesome – two cups for $7.99 is very reasonable.  They have my recommendation!

HOW in the world did they make a sippy cup that allows liquid to flow easily but doesn’t leak?

“The advance-flo™ valve used in Explora cups was designed by a physicist and requires almost no force to drink from, yet still remains spill-proof and leak-proof. Explora cups ease the transition from bottle or breast, because the suction required is basically equivalent to a bottle or breastfeeding. Each Explora cup is progressively staged with a specific grip to fit little fingers and soft flexible spouts to meet the needs of every age and support natural oral development.”

Own These Cups!

You can purchase the both the Explora Stage 2 Sippy Cups and the Explora Stage 5 Drink Cups in packages of two (2!) for only $7.99 each!  All Tommee Tippee products are available exclusively at Babies R Us locations across the United States and online at www.babiesrus.com/tommeetippee.

Find Tommee Tippee Online

I would like to thank Tommee Tippee for sending me samples free of cost in order to write a full and thorough review.  This review is 100% my own opinion, my own experiences with the product, and in my own words.  Also a thank you to the Mom Bloggers Club for letting me take part in this blog tour!

See full review, giveaway, and disclosure policy here.

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