The Safe Sippy 2 aims to last through multiple developmental stages by converting from a spout cup to a straw cup. Reviewers love the look of the Safe Sippy 2, which features a colorful silicone sleeve covering a stainless-steel cup. The sleeve helps a child grip the cup, acts as an insulator to keep beverages cooler and keeps the child's hands from getting cold when drinking. Kid Basix recommends that all parts be washed (and thoroughly dried before reassembly) between uses and the silicone sleeve should also be removed for washing periodically to avoid the buildup of mildew between the sleeve and the cup. Parents, however, say the silicone sleeve is difficult to remove and replace. It is dishwasher-safe, although Kid Basix recommends hand-washing the sippy valve and straw. The Safe Sippy's handles are also removable, which is largely a matter of personal preference; reviews say kids can easily hold the cup with and without them attached. There are some reports of leaks from the spout and straw, and a few reviews say the angled spout is awkward. The Safe Sippy 2 can be used with children aged 6 months and older, although parents say younger babies have a difficult time handling this cup.
Slate.com reviews the original Safe Sippy (identical other than the straw conversion) in a panel test of a dozen sippy cups. Panelists rate each cup using a numeric scale for ease of use, ease of care, appearance and tendency to leak. ZRecommends.com rates both the Safe Sippy and Safe Sippy 2 in a non-comparison evaluation based on safety. Several blogs and magazines cover the Safe Sippy or the Safe Sippy 2, including LilSugar.com, Parents.com, Babble.com and NatureMoms.com, and owner feedback is found on Amazon.com and Diapers.com.
Author Chip Brantley assembles a panel of 22 parents to test about a dozen sippy cups for ease of use, ease of care, style and leakproof-ness. Parents rate each cup using a numeric ratings system for each criterion. The Safe Sippy 2 is first-runner up with a total of 46 points, out of a possible 50. Parents like the appearance of the Safe Sippy and its ability to keep beverages cool. The main downside noted is the inability to see how much liquid remains in the cup.
Review: Sippin' on Milk and Juice, Chip Brantley, July 2009
2. Z Recommends
The Safe Sippy 2 is given a high confidence rating (meaning editors deem it safe), and although the Safe Sippy 2 isn't given an overall rating, the original Safe Sippy earns 2 stars out of 5. Editors say the angled spout is awkward to drink from.
Review: KidBasix, Editors of ZRecommends.com
This brief review doesn't address leaking or ease of use, instead focusing on the overall features of the Safe Sippy 2, such as the silicone sleeve for temperature control and ability to convert to a straw cup.
Review: The Safe Sippy 2 Straw Bottle, Nadia Carriere, July 2011
The Safe Sippy 2 has an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 in more than 55 owner-written reviews. Parents report few issues with leaking, and those that experience leaks tend to have the problem only with the straw attachment. Parents suggest that the Safe Sippy 2 is better for older toddlers, because the straw-like spout is confusing for babies.
Review: The Safe Sippy 2 2-in-1 Sippy to Straw Bottle, Contributors to Amazon.com
Just over a dozen parents contribute to an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. One parent says moisture can collect between the silicone sleeve and the stainless-steel body of the cup, which leads to mildew over time. Most, however, say the Safe Sippy 2 is easy to clean and looks stylish, and many appreciate the ability to transition from the spout to a straw as a child develops.
Review: Kid Basix The Safe Sippy 2 -- Pink, Contributors to Diapers.com
NatureMoms.com covers about a dozen sippy cups in two reviews, assigning each cup a child and parent rating. The original Safe Sippy is included in this roundup, so the straw adaptor isn't addressed. The author points out that the silicone sleeve doesn't get as cold as the stainless steel cup, so a child's hands won't get cold while holding the cup.
Review: BPA Free Sippy Cups -- Part Two, "Tiffany", Jan. 2008