One of the seemingly simplest things in parenting can sometimes feel like the hardest. Choosing a sippy cup for your toddler shouldn’t feel like a search for the Holy Grail. Is it easy for our little one to hold? Can they actually drink from it? How much of any given liquid will end up on my child and not in?These are all questions that parents have regarding a sippy cup.
Below are a few things to keep in mind when picking the right sippy cup.
- Make sure it is BPA free – BPA (bisphenol) is a chemical used in certain plastics and resins. BPA has been known to seep into food and beverages overtime and may have negative health effects on infants and children. Read more about BPA.
- Made in the USA – Cup products that are manufactured in the United States have to meet certain manufacturing standards. These manufactures are given oversight by different agencies and are required to maintain clean and safe facilities.
- Leak free – Leaks can be one of the most frustrating things about a sippy cup. You not only waste the liquid in the cup. You also end up with a wet and often upset toddler. Our USA Kids Cups have a “N0-Leak-Valve” to eliminate this as an issue.
- Dishwasher safe – Some sippy cups can only be washed by hand. Let’s be honest, it’s difficult to find the time to do this or at least do it well. Being able to wash your toddler’s cups in the dishwasher, frees up time so you can spend it with them.
These are just a few things to think about when choosing a cup for your little one. Please check out our USA Kids Cups at Walmart and end your search for the right sippy cup!