When your baby or toddler is ready to graduate from the bottle but not yet ready for a water bottle, check out these parent picks for the best straw sippy cup, trainer cup, and leakproof sippy cup options for kids.
Whether you're looking for stainless steel, glass, or BPA-free plastic, you'll find it on our list of options below. And for tips on making a smooth transition from breast to cup, check out this article from Mom Loves Best.
What is the best straw cup or sippy cup in your house? Let us know about your picks below!
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Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup
Jennie Utsinger: The Miracle 360 trainer cup is one of the favorites in our house. The BPA-free plastic cup is easy to clean and seals well after drinking to prevent spills. Simply tilt the cup and suck on the edge and kids will be able to drink. My daughter loves drinking out of a "real" cup like mom and dad.
Munchkin LATCH Transition Cup
Jennie Utsinger: The BPA free Munchkin LATCH transition cup is designed to help your baby seamlessly transition from bottle to cup. The soft silicone spout is flexible and can move side to side as baby wiggles the cup around and the wide handles are easy to grasp. As baby becomes more comfortable with the cup, you can remove the handles. Bottle nipples are also compatible with the cup, so baby can switch back and forth from bottle to sippy.
Jennie Utsinger: The ZoLi BOT straw sippy cup is BPA and phthalate free and includes handles, a valve-free straw, and a lid that can flip down to protect the straw. The flexible straw has a weighted ball at the end, which moves to the liquid even if your toddler is tilting the cup. This cup is excellent for enabling little kids to drink every last drop, but I find it best for water or juice, as the straw is very thin and it is difficult to clean out thicker liquids or milk.
Tommee Tippee Trainer Sippee Cup
Vanessa M.: The Tommee Tippee brand is a favorite among parents as they are known for their high-quality products that meet the needs of real-life families. Their Trainer Sippee Cup offers an ultra-soft spout that is gentle on sensitive gums, a spill-proof cup, and adaptable pieces to make it a great cup for babies transitioning from a bottle through older toddlers. All parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Pura Kiki Sippy Cup
Jennie Utsinger: The versatile Pura bottle can function as a baby bottle, a sippy cup, a straw cup, sport bottle, or snack container. Made of stainless steel with a medical-grade silicone top, one Pura can take you from baby through teen years as you switch out the different silicone tops. Additional tops can be purchased separately.
The First Years Take & Toss Straw Cups
Jennie Utsinger: If you're looking for an on-the-go cup that you don't have to worry about leaving in restaurants, the First Years Take & Toss straw cups are a great choice. The cups are made of BPA free hard plastic and have secure snap-on lids. While most of our set of cups are still going strong years later, the package is economical enough that it's not upsetting to forget one if you're out and about. Take & Toss sippy cups are also available.
Re-Play Straw Cup
Kelly R.: These are great everyday straw cups for keeping around the house. They're durable, cheap, and come in a great variety of colors. The bendy straw can be reversed to prevent little hands from pulling it out of the lid. I love that Re-Play products are made in the USA of recycled plastic.
OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup
Jennie Utsinger: One of the best straw cups for baby, this OXO transitions cup has removable handles that are easy for little ones to grasp and a uniquely-shaped soft silicone straw for comfortable mess-free sipping. The hinged cap is great for protecting the straw in diaper bags and the measurement markings make it easy to keep track of volume. There's also a sippy cup option and a training cup when your toddler wants to drink like a big kid.
Re-Play No Spill Sippy Cups
christadiserio: Not only are Re-Play sippy cups good at keeping all liquids IN the 10-ounce cups, they're also made from recycled milk jugs! My daughter uses these and they are by far our favorite sippy cup. They're functional, durable, environmentally friendly and dishwasher safe.
Boon Snug Silicone Sippy Lids
Jennie Utsinger: The Boon Sippy Lids are a great versatile option if you want to use regular cups. The BPA-free silicone lids can stretch over most cups, so you can use your own stainless steel or plastic cups. There are three lids in each set, so you can even keep one in your purse for when you're on the go.
Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw Cup
Jennie Utsinger: If you prefer glass to plastic or stainless steel, Green Sprouts has the cup for you! The glass container is encased in a plastic covering, so drops or bangs on the floor won't harm your cup, but liquids only touch the glass interior and silicone top. Both a sippy and a straw top are included, so parents can transition or choose the top that baby prefers. We love this cup, but note that there are more parts to clean than other options.
Contigo Kids Tumbler with Straw
Kelly R.: This Contigo straw cup is spill-proof and great for at home or in the car when you don't need a cup with extra parts for protecting the mouthpiece. It even fits in most cupholders! The cup is top rack dishwasher safe. I'd recommend using it only for water and allowing it to dry completely between uses, as the lid can be tough to keep clean.
Thinkbaby Sippy Cup
Jennie Utsinger: Thinkbaby's BPA-free stainless steel sippy cup has a cross-cut silicone spout to eliminate spillage when held upside down. The soft spout helps babies transition from bottles to the cup. Thinkbaby offers a straw top that you can switch out when your child is ready. The bottle is top-rack dishwasher safe and the cup is simple to disassemble and reassemble.
Nuby 2-Stage Busy Sipper Cup
Stephanie W.: These adorable 2- stage sippy cups are perfect for kids transitioning from bottle to cup! They come with no-spill silicone spouts which can be replaced by pop-up sippers when baby is ready. They come in bright colors with cute designs. My daughter loves finding the fish and bubbles on her mermaid cup! Each cup comes with a travel top and belt clip, which make them perfect for taking while you're on-the-go.
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