We also gave more points to the toddler cups that adhered closer to the ADA guidelines of not having a valve, or if the valve required less sucking. The straw cups and the , received the most points for this possible benefit to dental hygiene and being spout types the ADA likes better than other styles. The once again took a hit, this time for being a straw cup with a fairly hard to use incorporated valve.
We’ve been around the block once or twice when it comes to the best toddler cups and adult water bottles. We have a whole cabinet dedicated to them, but the kids and I definitely have our favorites. Since I love and appreciate these types of posts, I thought I’d share our two favorites with you.
Toddler cups come in a wide range of component types and number of parts. Some of the cups were easy to assemble no matter how many parts they had, and other cups had us scratching our heads with just three parts to figure out. While most of the cups required a basic bottle brush to clean (especially the longer thinner cups), the straw cups needed a special straw brush to ensure proper cleaning. The , actually required the purchase of an additional cleaning kit! Lower scores were given to the cups that required the most intensive cleaning, number of tools, or time to assemble.
The cups shown above were a few of the most difficult toddler cups to use; each earned below average scores for this metric. From left to right the cups are , , and the .
Looking for the perfect sippy cup for your toddler? It is important that active toddlers on the go remain properly hydrated; this will likely prompt a search for the perfect toddler cup to use as a convenient alternative to regular cups when the situation calls for a leak-proof cup.
We narrowed it down from 64 competing toddler cups, designed for children over 9 months old, to the top 21 contenders for testing and review. The toddler cups were tested for their ease of use, potential leakage, and eco-health attributes. Some of the 21 cups tested were difficult to use, while others leaked. A few cups had really useful or unique designs, while others employed more eco-healthy materials in their overall construction. In the end, our test scores and collection of toddler testers, helped to determine which cups rose above the pack.
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