Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cup Review

Like many other toddler moms, I have been on a search for a truly leak proof sippy cup for Ish. And not only for daytime shenanigans - Ish likes to take a sippy of water to bed and I can't tell you how many times I've walked in to check on him at night only to discover that his sippy leaked and he's sleeping on wet sheets. Even when I thought for sure I had tightened the lid enough.

I have tried different brands and different spout styles with no luck. Well - our search is over. We have discovered the Tommee Tippee Explora cup and we're not turning back! Finally, a sippy cup that lives up to the hype.

The Explora has a pretty neat little drinking spout that Ish got comfortable with quite quickly. I was able to capture his first sip from the new cup (sorry for the diaper-only shot here, but we're not very formal when reviewing sippies).
You can see the intrigue on Ish's face in this shot. He drank an entire sippy's worth of water and kept asking me for more. When he likes something, he likes something!
I'm a firm believer in staying hydrated, so I kept refilling the cup for him (not the best decision right before bedtime, but I'm a sucker for this kid, especially when he says "peas").
I'm throwing in this shot because it's cute - and you can get a pretty good look at the drinking spout.
Besides the fact that my kid likes this sippy, it has a lot of cool features that mean more to me than him (which is a good thing) - it has an insulated base to keep drinks cool, it's BPA free and the internal valve system lets Ish sip as much as he wants with ease while keeping it's leak-proof integrity. It's also dishwasher and microwave safe (not sure I would ever have the need to microwave anything in it, but hey, never say never!).

I shook, rattled, threw this cup around - not a drop of water came out. Ish takes it to bed with no issues. We even took it with us when we traveled to the lake last weekend and it took a beating in the car like a champ (Ish throws pretty hard for a little guy).

The Explora is a Stage 5 cup, recommended for ages 24 months + (if your child has mastered a standard sippy cup they should really have no issues adjusting to this spout).

Check out the Explora on the Tommee Tippee site here.

You can also find them on Facebook and on Twitter.

You can buy these cups (and other Tommee products) at Babies R Us and Toys R Us.

Thank you to the wonderful people at Tommee Tippee for allowing us to review this product - you have some new fans here at the Ish house!

Disclaimer: While I was given the product to review by Tommee Tippee, the opinions in this post are 100% mine (and Ish's!). We were not compensated in any way for our review.


Jessica said...

This is so good to know! I was eyeing them the other day but wasn't sure about the spout. Thanks for the review!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Awesome review! I NEED this for Hayden!

Cole said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I am on a HUNT for a good insulated straw cup - none that I've tried keep my drinks cold - AND they all leak everywhere!

Victoria said...

Ish is so cute! And an excellent salesman. I'm going to check these out!

Live Out Loud said...

Diaper-shot - not formal when reviewing! I love it.

He is a cutie-pie!

james said...

Wow this is so exellent comment was eyeing them the other day but wasn't sure about the spout. Thanks for the review!

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