Sip With No Slip-Ups
- What: Nuk Hard Spout Sippy Cups
- When: Going on family trips
- Why: Easy to fill, hard to spill
- Where: Amazon
Each day we will highlight one item we used extensively during our trip, from entertainment to necessities like food and water. Our three kids, at ages 11, 9, and 7, now pack their own travel entertainment bags and their clothes as well. Some items, therefore, were chosen entirely by the kids, while some we packed to make our lives easier.
Keeping kids hydrated during travel can make everyone’s life easier. And making sure to have a water bottle without a straw on board ensures that we don’t get wet when we take a drink after reaching our cruising altitude. So despite the kids having outgrown sippy cups in general, we still pack our beloved Nuk Hard Spout Sippy Cups for traveling.
The valve built into the lids makes sure to keep the cup pressurized, unlike Straw Water Bottles. The wide mouth opening makes it easy to fill the water cup after going through security. Even if you can’t find a bottle filling station, a regular water fountain will do thanks to the wide top. On this trip, I even used the Nuk cup to pour water into the other water bottles we had with us that had much narrower spouts.
The screw top lid goes on and tightens easily even when you’re crowded into airplane seats. It also makes it simple to decant drinks from an open cup into the Nuk cup once onboard. It tucks into the seatback pocket with no problem. Because it’s meant for toddlers, it doesn’t spill even if it ends up sideways or upside down. The regular base also fits into the water bottle pockets of most bags and backpacks for easy access anytime. And the lightweight cup won’t overburden a kid (or you) even if you end up carrying multiple cups.
We got a two pack of these cups almost ten years ago, and both have made multiple flights with us. We’ve never needed any replacement parts or lost a tiny piece that renders the entire cup useless. At some point, we may age out, but until then, we plan to enjoy all the benefits and easy filling up these cups allow.