360 Degrees of No Spills
- What: Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
- When: Ages 12 months and up
- Why: Easy to clean and use
- Where: Amazon
I arrived late to this awesome new sippy cup, since at ages 2, 4, and 6 we are almost out of the sippy cup business. (Soon we can use open plastic cups for everyone! I can almost see the stack of sippy cups and lids, valves, and accessories dwindling before my eyes!) But I’m glad we hung in there long enough to discover this product.
Munchkin, who I’ve never used for sippy cups before, makes a 360 degree cup. That 360 degrees means it doesn’t have a spout. It doesn’t have a hole where the spout used to be. Instead, it works just like a regular cup, as in your child can drink from any side of the top rim. The only difference? It has a lid, which dramatically cuts down on spills, as well as crying over spilled milk (you or your kids).
But best of all, the lid doesn’t require any valves. That means no more valves growing unidentifiable things because they didn’t dry out completely after a run through the dishwasher. That means no more spills in lunchboxes or backpacks or on the furniture because someone forgot to put a valve in the top. That means no tiny clear parts to lose in the never never land of the dish drain. Best of all? Munchkin says that learning to drink from this sippy cup helps them learn to use regular cups, and I believe it.
Each cup holds 10 ounces, which is enough for even my six year old most of the time.
My only complaint so far is that the cups don’t include ounce measurements along the sides. So if, like me, you track how many ounces of milk (or juice or other beverages) your toddler drinks, you have to guesstimate how much they drank. Munchkin also says on the packing these cups are for ages twelve months and up, though I don’t know why a younger child who’s ready to practice couldn’t use it. Munchkin also offers the same cup, only it comes with handles, so perhaps that’s the product intended for ages six to twelve months.