Tommee Tippee Spill Proof Explora Sippy Cups Review & Giveaway

by Mama Chocolate on May 17, 2012

It doesn’t take long to get fed up with leaky sippy cups.

We’ve had our fair share of them along the way, and I have no patience with them. Much of our house is carpeted, and my girls carry their drinks around with them everywhere. With the everyday messes we already have to deal with, all I need is one more spill on the carpet to clean up, so leaky sippy cups get chucked into the trash pretty quickly.

Tommee Tippee has made a truly spill-proof sippy cup line with their Explora cups! With models for each stage as your baby grows and matures into sippy cup use, the Explora line will keep you outfitted from 7 months all the way up until they’re drinking from adult cups!

We reviewed the Explora Drinking Cup, their final stage of sippy cup, designed for 24 months and up. The sipper spout helps develop your toddler’s open-cup drinking action, training them for eventual use of adult cups. Although it says it’s for 24+ months, our 18 month old has no more trouble than our 3-year-old using these! She loves to feel like a big girl, sharing Katie’s sippy cups, so she is please to get in on the action with these cups. ;-)

I love that it’s insulated to keep drinks cool. We have regular long car trips to and from church, where we spend almost all day every Sunday. Having a sippy cup that can keep Katie or Victoria’s milk cold for extended periods is a must!

Tommee Tippee’s valve design is what makes it so uniquely spill-proof. It took me a second to figure out how it all went together, (looking at the directions helps, duh!) but once I had it, it was a piece of cake. The main thing I am concerned about and see as the only con to these cups is the multiple parts. I have enough trouble just keeping a lid and cup together with our other (leaky) cups, so I’m worried that one of these little pieces is going to end up lost. I was glad to find out that you can buy replacement valve parts, in-stores at Babies R Us or online at

You can find the Tommee Tippee Explora line in-stores at Target and online at

With several adorable designs, you’re sure to find one that your toddler will love!
(Katie saw these girly ones on my screen just now and said, “I want *those* princess cups!) 

Tommee Tippee is giving away a set of 2 Explora Drinking Cups to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader!

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*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups. I received a Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cup product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation.

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn Perkins May 18, 2012 at 11:24 am
Mary Beth Elderton May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
Shiloh May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
Rebecca M. May 18, 2012 at 11:35 am
Rachel C. May 18, 2012 at 11:43 am
Kristin Miller May 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm
laryn May 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Courtney Joyner May 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm
carolynn ferraro-king May 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm
Bekah Kuczenski May 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Rebecca Wood May 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I like the Tommee Tippee Explora Lil Sippee Flip Top (2pk).


seny May 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm
anne perry May 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Julie Ghrist May 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Sharon May 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm
Kari May 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm
Sandy VanHoey May 19, 2012 at 8:39 am
Carrie Phelps May 19, 2012 at 9:13 am
My favorite are the Tommee Tippee Explora 9 oz Drink Cups in pink & purple.


Jacqueline Diaz May 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Amanda N. May 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Vicky May 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Kirstie Gibbons May 20, 2012 at 8:08 am
Robyn Galloway May 20, 2012 at 11:23 am
Stephanie Klemm May 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Brittany C May 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Naina John May 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm
Melissa H. May 21, 2012 at 8:50 am
Sara May 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Kirsten May 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm
LaTanya May 22, 2012 at 11:28 am
Sharayah May 23, 2012 at 7:23 am
Susan May 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

Love those Tommee Tippee Explora cups and want them for my grands (we have a “no drinks on the carpet” rule, but sometimes they forget…….). ;-)


Nikole H. May 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm
Tandra Ahrens May 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

One of my favs is the Tommee Tippee Explora 11 oz Spout Cups (2pk)


hayley May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm
C. Pay May 25, 2012 at 11:44 am
Tim Stephens May 26, 2012 at 8:02 am
Alisha L. May 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm
jenn May 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Allyson Bossie May 27, 2012 at 3:45 am
Erin E May 27, 2012 at 5:53 am

My favorite:

Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
busymom369 at gmail dot com


courtney b May 27, 2012 at 10:26 am
holly May 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm
brandy g. May 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

My favorite are the Tommee Tippee Explora 9 oz Drink Cups in pink & purple


Heather R May 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Teresa Thompson May 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Harriett Daniel May 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm
Rosey May 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm
stefanie January 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Have you actually be able to find the replacement valves somewhere in the US? I can only seem to find them on websites from Hong Kong or Singapore.


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