When you become a parent the general topics of your conversation change drastically. Discussions about bodily functions, sleep, and eating vie for the number one slot. I could have predicted those, though. You can delve even deeper into that eating category – how to introduce foods to baby, what foods to expose your little one to first, and when to get started. Closely linked to that conversation is drinking (and I’m not talking cocktails for the parentals): When to introduce water or milk? How much does your kid actually drink? And my personal favorite – what kind of cup do you use?
I can’t tell you how difficult it is to answer that final question. I think we’ve tried them all! And to be honest, after over a year we still didn’t have a clear winner. When I was selected to review OXO Tot’s newest line of cups I couldn’t have been more ecstatic. In my box was the Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup Set – Aqua and Transitions Sippy Cup (9 Oz.) Aqua. I was pleasantly surprised to also receive their ingenious Roll-Up Bib – Gray and Cleaning Set for Straw & Sippy Cups. (I used the cleaning tools on more than just sippy cups or bottles, I was able to get into the nooks and crannies of my Ninja single serve blender blade!)
Firecracker has developed the most unfortunate taste for plastic – teething toys, sippy cups, and straws have all had their fair share of pieces bitten out of them. That meant the Transitions Sippy Cup is perfect for him – he can chew on the nozzle all he wants without tearing it apart. Its spill proof design is perfect for my little man on the go, too. I can confidently give it to him in the car, stroller, or just to have while he’s playing.
I have always found the spill-proof cups to be near impossible to drink out of – yes, I try! – but not this OXO Tot product! The spill-proof valve has a unique design that can be removed making it easy for cleaning, too. With two under two (at least for a few more days) the cup has already found its way under the couch more than once without a drop of water spilled.
Because of the previously mentioned chewing habits of my almost-two year old, the Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup was handed to Treat. Up until this point we’d offered him water by simply holding up a small cup and kind of splashing the liquid into his mouth. The first time he drank from the cup most of it ended up down his front and we had to hold it for him. Just one short week later, the cup came with us to the beach and he was able to hold it by the handles and drink from it himself! (That didn’t stop big brother from wanting to help out, though.)
The Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup has another drinking configuration, too; a training lid that acts just like a regular cup. It has a clear cover to it that helps minimize a complete douse in liquid but allows the child to visually see what happens when they tip the cup. I think it’s really a smart concept and a perfect teaching tool. This cup, however, is not spill proof, so its use is reserved for meal times at the table under adult supervision.
The roll-up bib is another genius creation from OXO Tot. It has a large pocket for catching food, is machine washable, and rolls up! (As the name suggests.) The simple design makes this bib my go-to for bringing to restaurants or on picnics. I can even toss the dirty spoon into the pocket and keep all the sticky surfaces hidden from “contaminating” everything else in the lunchbox or diaper bag.
Bottom line. Would I recommend these OXO Tot products to my friends? Absolutely! We were already satisfied OXO Tot customers and I’m happy to report that the love with their products has only increased after reviewing these items.
Disclaimer: I received these items from OXO in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and comments are my own.