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Very happy with this cup!
on June 14, 2012
Full disclosure -- I received this cup as a free sample from Lansinoh so even if this product was poor, I wouldn't have cared very much since I didn't spend any money. However, I have been very happy with this cup. I use it for my 14 month old for her daily kefir (a yogurt drink, which is thicker than milk but not as thick as regular yogurt -- she is not a fan of cow's milk). This cup is as spill proof as it comes -- the swivel cover that tucks the straw inside keeps EVERYTHING in, I've never seen a drop on the outside, ever. I use Munchkin's Spill Proof Click Lock straw cups for her water, but those will still occasionally leak if I don't put the straw back in correctly. She's also never had any issues sucking her drink up, from day one. I wonder if it's possible younger babies might have issues sucking strongly enough to get the liquid up? Or perhaps the straw wasn't placed correctly, or the top might have been pinching the straw base?
I have two minor quibbles: 1. It doesn't really wobble as well as advertised, but that's not a huge issue since my tot is past that developmental stage. and 2. The round shape makes it hard to fit neatly into existing insulated bottle packs, which accommodate regular cylindrical sippy cups nicely, but not so much this bulbous shape. It leaves me less room to pack food but to be honest, I don't pack THAT much that needs refrigeration, but I can see it being an issue for others who do.
As far as washing goes, I do this by hand with hot soapy water and it takes 30 seconds. Since i'm personally rinsing out the nooks and crannies, I don't worry about mold growing anywhere at all. So I would recommend hand washing over dishwashing for sure!
Anyway I'm overall very pleased and definitely thinking of buying another cup to have as a backup!