My little girl has been using a straw cup since she was about 10 months old. She mainly uses her straw cup for water, since she still has her milk in a (gasp) bottle. I know – The bottle should be taken away, but I’ve decided to pick and choose my battles with my toddler. She gave up the pacifier with no major issues, but she needs her bottle to sleep, and I need to sleep, so the bottle is here to stay for now.
I have tried purchasing novelty cups for an easy transition from bottle to sippy cup, despite the fact that they are made in countries where production standards may not be up to par with the United States. Those sippy cups never worked for us. I tried giving her milk in her “water” straw cup, but she won’t take it. I’ve pretty much given up on battling with her over getting rid of the bottle.
A few days ago we received the Lollacup to review. My little girl fell in love immediately and asked me to put water in it. I could not refill it quick enough for her – just the novelty of the cute orange chicken on the cup made her want to carry it around with her. The sippy or straw cups I give her have only 2 requirements: country of manufacturing and it must have a cover. I don’t feel that a cover is essential for spill-proof reasons, but more for sanitary reasons. We are always on the go and if her cup falls (usually from her throwing it) I need to know that the spout from which she drinks is protected. The Lollacup is not only spill proof, but it is covered too. The cover is easy enough for my toddler to open. The cup comes equipped with handles for babies that are just learning to hold their own cup, but can be removed for older children. I leave them on because she loves to hold them!
The Lollacup is made in the United States and is BPA free. It comes in three gender neutral colors, green, orange, and red. I love that each Lollacup comes with a straw cleaner, something that I cannot say about our old straw cup. This makes it easier to clean the straw so it doesn’t get sticky and promote germ growth. The straw is anchored at the bottom, so when the cup is tipped, the straw follows and it makes drinking easy from any angle. The cup comes apart completely so that it is easy to clean.
My only complaint about the Lollacup is that it doesn’t come in bigger sizes. I would love to fill up the cup to take with us on outings and not have to worry about refilling too often.
Lollacup retails for $18 and is available online and at specialty boutiques.
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