We're big on bottles and cups for Nolan, and have been ever since we switched him from the bottle. Nolan took right away to straw cups when he first transitioned, and we've stuck with it ever since. Even though he's well versed in using a regular cup, with no top or assistance, over the last several months, we still love to tote around convenient cups for when we're out running errands, having playdates, or playing soccer (our newest adventure)!
When Nuby sent us the Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-It cup, I was well prepared for the same run-ins we've had before with other cups and bottles: Nolan leaves it on our couch, or in the car, or upstairs in our bed, and water or milk slowly streams out everywhere, leaving a mess to clean for this Mama who would much rather spend her time doing other things. To my surprise, it held up with hardly any leaks, and I love the "Clik-it" feature that guarantees the top closure by seeing and hearing it click shut.
The stainless steel keeps Nolan's water SO cold, which is 100% necessary for the Vegas summer heat, and it's so nice to have cool water (for up to 10 hours, what!?) to offer him while were are out running errands. I love that there is zero sweat running down the bottle and no worry of hauling along a cooler in the car, and as always, the bottle is BPA Free, which is something we look for in our products as a must.
I love the flexible silicone straw, and, although we haven't used it over a lengthy amount of time, yet, I can tell it will hold up better than other silicone straw cups we've used and had to replace due to Nolan biting through them. One of the best features is the flip-top cap that protects against unwanted germs and contamination when we're out running about (like laying the cup down in the grocery carts, because we all know that happens, yuck!). Nolan had a little bit of a tough time the first two or three initial times pressing the button himself and pushing the cap back down, but after a little practice, he's got it perfected and knows to replace the cap when he's done drinking, which saves me time and worry!
The 9 oz. Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-It Cup is perfect for kiddos 12+ months, and is available at these retailers:
If you are in the market for a quality cup/bottle, be sure to give this one a try! The only complaint we have is that there isn't a bigger size available, since Nolan tends to gulp up his drinks so quickly in this thing!
Nuby sent these products to review, but did not compensate me to write this post. All opinions and thoughts are of my own.
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