Out of those 50 or so sippy cups, we only actually use about a dozen of them. Why? Well, for a few reasons. Some of our cups came with little pieces and valves, and these tend to get lost. My 12 year old likes to joke around and say that the "Dish Gremlin" stole them. So the cups get shelved while we wait for the missing parts to magically reappear. Sometimes we get lucky, more often, we don't.
Another reason certain sippy cups never see the light of day is because they leak. Horribly. Even though they're marketed as being "spill-proof". My toddlers are active, and they think it's a riot to shake their cups and bathe in their drinks. While this may be slightly amusing to watch, it's also quite a headache. I don't want my babies to be all sticky with juice or smell like spoiled milk. Yuck!
Recently, I got the opportunity to review the great new sippy cups from The First Years, a trusted brand in all things baby. Their revolutionary Disney Magical Color Change Sippy Cups have totally changed the way I look at sippy cups in general, and have actually set a new standard in my mind. But from a brand like The First Years, would you really expect anything less than excellence?
These double-insulated sippy cups are BPA-Free and come in a generous 9oz. size. They are sold in packs of 2. There are several fun themes to choose from, all featuring baby's favorite Disney friends. I especially love the Disney Fairies! However, since I have a boy and a girl, I have to stick to more gender neutral products. Take a look at how cute these are!
The first thing I noticed, and quite possibly my favorite feature, is that the lid is one individual piece. That's right! No little valves or pieces that need to be removed. This makes cleaning an absolute breeze, and increases the shelf life of the product. Like I said, the "Dish Gremlin" loves nothing more than to steal little pieces, rendering most of our sippy cups useless until the pieces are recovered. With these cups, there is no worry about that. You simply wash one piece, screw on one piece, and BOOM! You're good to go. Take a look at the construction of the lid:
Take a look at the cups full of ice water:
Best of all, my toddlers love using these cups. They adore the cheerful Disney characters featured on the cups, and they don't have any difficulty drinking from them. The cups are even shaped to fit little hands perfectly. Here are a couple photos of Sophie and Xander drinking from their cups!
Leave it to The First Years to get it done right. This brand is known for their commitment to quality, and I am definitely going to add more of their products to my household. I especially love the look of the Ignite and Jet lightweight strollers and their True Fit Convertible Car Seats! Yes, they have gear, too! This fantastic company offers so much more than feeding products. Take a look! I'm sure you'll find plenty of products you won't want to live without!
You can check out all that The First Years has to offer on their website.
The First Years Disney Magical Color Change Sippy Cups are available online and at many fine retailers, including Target, Walmart, Babies R Us and Toys R Us, just to name a few!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***