Your toddler isn't a baby anymore, which means it's time to say goodbye to the bottle and hello to the world of sippy cups. The first challenge? With so many options on the market, it can be hard to figure out which sippy cups are best for your little one.
You obviously want something that won't leave you cleaning up milk and juice all day, but what about the other features? Spoiler: There are a lot of other features! We'll walk you through the best of the best sippy cups for toddlers.
Best Overall: Nuby No-Spill Easy Grip Cup
When it comes to sippy cups, the Nuby No-Spill Easy Grip Cup is a bestseller — for good reason. It's inexpensive, easy for toddlers to grip and suitable for babies as young as 6 months. Parents of active toddlers love that the cups don't break when their toddlers drop them and how soft the spout is for little teeth and gums.
Best Value: NUK First Essentials Fun Grips Cup
Considering how much your toddler will bang those sippy cups around, there's no point in breaking the bank on cups. The NUK First Essentials Fun Grips Cup generally costs around $5 for two sturdy, 10-ounce cups in assorted colors. The cups are bite-proof, leak-proof and spill-proof, and they're BPA-free. Users reported that they loved how easy the cups were to clean and how easy they were for toddlers to grip.
Best Sippy Cup for Biters: Munchkin Click Lock Bite Proof Sippy Cup
If your little one likes to bite cups until they're no longer recognizable, try the Munchkin Click Lock Bite Proof Sippy Cup . Available in packs of two at an affordable price, parents and caretakers love that the spouts on these 9-ounce cups are difficult to bite and damage. They're also gentle on teeth and gums, which is great for babies and toddlers who are teething. Best of all? They're no-spill cups.
Best Spoutless Sippy Cup: Dr. Brown's Cheers 360 Spoutless Training Cup
Some parents love spoutless cups because they make it easier for toddlers to transition to drinking out of a regular glass or cup. The Dr. Brown's Cheers 360 Spoutless Training Cup is a favorite. Available in multiple colors, these 10-ounce cups are spill-proof, even though they look more like grown-up cups. Reviewers loved that they were easy to clean, easy for kids to grip and easy for adults to take apart and put together.
Best Sippy Cup for the Environment: Re-Play No Spill Sippy Cup
One of the coolest things about the Re-Play No Spill Sippy Cup is that it’s made from recycled milk jugs. The cups don’t contain any BPA, phthalates, PVC or melamine, making them a favorite among parents who are environmentally conscious. They are available in packs of three in a variety of colors. Parents love that they're easy to clean, leak-proof and durable, so you can use them for other children in the future.
Best Sippy Cup for Younger Toddlers: Tommee Tippee Sportee Toddler Sippy Cup
Tommee Tippee Sportee Toddler Sippy Cups are popular in the U.K., and now they're taking North America by storm. Easy to grip and spill-proof, they are perfect for older babies and younger toddlers, ages 12 months and up, who are just learning to use cups instead of bottles. Parents love how easy these are to clean, the cute designs and the fact that they are truly leak-proof. They are available in packs of three and four.
Best Sippy Cup for Kids on the Go: The First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Sippy Cup
Every parent knows that sippy cups disappear when they leave your house. Thanks to the low price — packs of four for just a few dollars — The First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Sippy Cups are great for taking to the park, to daycare or on vacation. If they get lost or destroyed, they are easily recycled, and you won't break the bank replacing them. Parents also love how durable they are, the valve-free construction and the BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials.
Best Insulated Sippy Cup: First Essentials by NUK Hard Spout Sippy Cup
— formerly known as Gerber sippy cups — will help keep your little one's beverage cool for up to six hours. These insulated cups are available in packs of two and are leak-proof and bite-proof. Parents love that they truly don't spill — living up to the claims made by the company — and that they're durable. The fact that they’re easy to clean also makes them a favorite among families.
Best Sippy Cup with Handles: Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup
One of the biggest complaints parents have about sippy cups is that they can be hard for toddlers to hold. The Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup tackles this problem with handles that are easy for little ones to grasp. The cups are also spoutless and easy to clean. The top seals as soon as your toddler stops drinking, making it spill-proof as well. Many parents who use these say they will never go back to traditional sippy cups without handles and with hard spouts.
Best Sippy Cup with a Straw: Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup
Dentists often recommend sippy cups with straws instead of spouts. The Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup just happens to be endorsed by U.S. Pediatric Dentists. The straw is not only safe for little mouths, but it also makes it easy for your toddler to get every last drop out of the cup without wasting it. Inexpensive, they are available in packs of two. Parents love that the cups stand up well to little biters and are easy to clean.