I hate false advertising! And I hate it even more on a tight budget! So here is my annoyance: SIPPY CUPS!!!!
Around 9-10 months I started giving Mekonen the Avent sippy cup. Prior to this age, he was unable to really figure out how to drink from a sippy. He really only sipped on it now and then and didn't care much for it. He eventually got the hang of the Avent one, but I think the flat spout was difficult. So, I was on a quest to find something else.
Then I received these Playtex sippy cups. All over the packaging it said "leak-free" click top system. Don't buy them. They leak! I really liked the design of these because they are small and have handles. I think it would be difficult for Mekonen to hold onto a tall sippy cup without the handles at this point. But everytime they land on the floor and I pick them up a few minutes later, there is a milk puddle on our carpet. Very annoying, especially when our dog Macy likes to try and eat the carpet wherever milk is spilled (so weird, I know). Milk is constantly bubbling out of the air hole on the top. I have tried different ways of screwing the top on and off, tight/loose and nothing seems to work! UGH!
When transitioning Mekonen to milk at 13 1/2 months, I started to introduce the sippy cup for two of his bottles during the day. So he has one bottle of milk in the morning, sippy cups of milk during the day, and a bottle of milk at bedtime. I have heard the Nuby sippy cups are great because they are soft spouted and therefore an easy transition out of a bottle and they don't leak. So I headed to Wal-Mart and checked out the Nuby sippy cups which stated all over the package how they "don't leak!!" Big lie. It was a mess! Milk everywhere when he drinks it and when it lands on the floor. UGH!
So, after some money spent and being very annoyed at all the milk spots I clean up all day long, does anyone have any good sippy cup recommendations? Ones that REALLY don't leak, don't have a straw, and are good for little hands?