Tommee Tippee sent me two awesome Explora Li'l Sippee flip top straw cups to try out. When we received them, I couldn't get the package open fast enough. Then Little Man stood at my side while I boiled and washed each piece so he could start using them. He was so excited.
I love the design of the sippy cup. The flip top lid is easy to open, but it also stays shut too! The straw portion is oval in shape and folds down into the flip top. The shape is also great for those little people who are just getting used to using a straw. The inside of the straw also has a leak valve in it. When there is pressure on the straw, it opens up. It closes when there is no pressure, allowing no spills to occur even when open!
The only complaints that I have about the sippy cups is that it is difficult to take apart and clean. The straw is awkward to get into the top once it is taken out and the flip top lid is very difficult to take off and put on again (I couldn't even pull it off for the picture). On the other hand, they are dishwasher and microwave safe! So they could easily be sterilized. The other complaint that I have is the same one that I have of all straw sippy cups that I have tried over the last 9 years. The straw end falls off in the cup. This is annoying because you have to open it up and fish it out to put it back on so that they can drink. It is also easy to lose the straw when it falls off in the cupboards. I've found that if I readjust the hard straw and really push it into the soft straw part that it stays unless it gets bumped, so it's not as bad as others I've used.
We choose to use ours for our daily water bottles. It is great because Little Man and Sweet Pea both have great sippy cups to take when running errands and when playing around the house. I never have to worry about spills or messes; plus I know that they are getting the extra water that they need on these hot summer days!
I think that the great design and the ease of use far exceeds the minor complaints that I have about it. Tommee Tippee again receives this Trophy Wife's approval! I don't think I've come across a Tommee Tippee product that I didn't love yet!
Tommee Tippee has graciously offered one lucky reader a chance to win their own set of Explora Li'l sippy straw cups!
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