I admit, when I used toddler cups with my kids, I did use plastic at times. Granted that was over five years ago and there weren’t many glass options. I did rely heavily on the [amazon_link id=”B0010XEMRI” target=”_blank” ]Klean Kanteen sippy cup[/amazon_link].
I do understand the fear of glass breaking as toddler bang their cups on the counter or drop them, and I did prefer cups with handles for gripping, like the Munchkin Mighty Grip Trainer Cup with my own children.
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We have been sent four different BPA-free plastic cups by Munchkin.
- Munchkin Mighty Grip Trainer Cup
- Munchkin Mighty Grip Spill-Proof Cup
- Click Lock™ Insulated Big Kid™ Cup
- Munchkin Click Lock Flip Straw Cup
These products do feature silicone spouts, are dishwasher safe (although I wouldn’t recommend it), and are made in China.
Would I buy these products? Probably not. If I had it to do all over again, I would avoid all plastics, BPA-free or not. I just don’t trust them, and more alternatives exist today. I would stick with the [amazon_link id=”B0010XEMRI” target=”_blank” ]Klean Kanteen sippy cup[/amazon_link] and/or [amazon_link id=”B0052QOL1Q” target=”_blank” ]Lifefactory glass bottle sippy cup[/amazon_link].
I don’t really care about spill proof, as I think that is how children learn about liquids, gravity, and volume is by actually spilling drinks. In fact, I always took the valves out of my children’s sippy cups, even the Klean Kanteen, so they would learn to drink without a lot of sucking and the natural consequences of turning a cup upside down.
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I prefer stainless steel for kids too. It’s just simpler. I can’t help but wonder if there’s anything in BPA-free plastics we ought to know about.