*review by Janelle P.
(also blogging now at Mother Necessity!)
Pretty much every mama will have to decide which sippy cup to choose for their child at some point or another. You could choose not to use one I suppose, but I think most mamas out there may not have the patience (or enough kitchen towels) to deal with that. You want a cup that will be safe for your child to use, not drip all over the place, yet be easy enough to get fluids out of so your kiddo stays well hydrated, and you probably want something that looks cute.
I received the Safe Sippy 2 by Kid Basix in green to review. I was glad to try something new as I only had one sippy cup that would stand up to the salt shaker test.
What’s the salt shaker test you ask? It basically consists of my son Angelo, turning the sippy cup full of milk (only when it’s full of milk does he do this) upside down when I’m not looking and shaking vigorously like a salt shaker. This usually results in a fun puddle of liquid on his highchair tray.
I can happily say the Safe Sippy 2 fared well on the aforementioned test even when using the straw.
The Safe Sippy 2 is a stainless steel sippy cup with a BPA-free plastic spout. You can choose to use it as a regular sippy with a no-spill valve or use it as a straw sippy.
Angelo typically uses a straw sippy instead of the regular kind. He was able to use it with the no-spill valve, but preferred using the straw. The no-spill valve did it’s job very well and even with a vigorous shaking didn’t leak. The straw did leak a little with shaking, but it didn’t leak more than a teaspoon or so. Usually the straw leaking occurred after Angelo had taken a drink but hadn’t sucked the straw dry so when the cup was flipped over it dribbled a bit of milk/water out. When using the straw you take a drink then let off suction, then take another drink – I think this feature contributes to it not leaking much. (Yes, I did try the cup out myself to find out this info). Kidbasix does say in the instructions that the straw is not no-spill like the valve. Overall I was pretty impressed with this cup’s no-spill ability.
I really liked the size of this cup. It wasn’t too big or small, was slim so little hands could hold it even without the handles, and it easily fit in the diaper bag. I took the handles off right away because Angelo doesn’t need them to use the cup and sometimes drops his cup when he’s done drinking.
I also liked the rubbery sleeve on it. It kept the cup from being too cold to hold and the stainless steel inside of the cup kept the contents cold longer. I do want to mention that you can take the sleeve off if you need to. It’s actually pretty easy to take off and get back on (Yes, I tried this myself). You simply roll down the sleeve from the top to take off and turn it inside out and roll up from the bottom of the cup to put it back on.
Other features I liked were that the main part of the cup is stainless steel and the spout is BPA-free giving you peace of mind that the cup isn’t leeching bad things into it’s contents. I liked that the spout was hard vs rubbery since Angelo is teething and chews on everything. He has ruined a few of the rubbery type spouts on other cups we have. I love that it can be a regular and a straw sippy so your child can use it longer.
I also love, love, love that you can buy replacement parts for it if you need to, and that they are reasonably priced. I hate throwing out a whole cup just because I lost one of the pieces. At $14.95 per cup they are pricier than some cups, but I think they’re a pretty good deal since you wont need to buy any other cups. They also seem pretty durable compared to other cups I’ve tried.
Here’s some more info from their website:
“The world’s first and only 2-in-1 convertible sippy to straw bottle”
“At Kid Basix, we know that nothing irks parents more than buying something for their children that doesn’t last. That’s why we created The Safe Sippy2™ convertible sippy-to-straw cup in stainless steel. It’s safe, versatile and durable. So when your child says he or she is too old for a sippy cup and wants a straw bottle like the “big kids,” you can reach for the straw adaptor instead of your wallet.”
They also have the Safe Sippy, Safe Sporter, and Safe Starter available depending on your child’s needs. You can choose from several colors.
All in all, I think this cup works well and is worth the money. It offers more options than some of the comparably priced cups I’ve seen around. You can get cheaper cups, but they do not work as well, don’t have all the options this one offers, and usually do not have replacement parts easily available.
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