Transitioning toddlers to sippy cups from bottles can be a challenge, but these cups can help—and many will last as your toddlers grow into preschoolers. Here are some of the best sippy cups for toddlers on the market. (And if the one you love isn't here, chime in and add it to the list!)
1. Munchkin 360
This cup, which is available with and without handles, is beloved by mamas because it's virtually spill-proof. Kids can also drink from anywhere around the rim, so it's incredibly easy to use.
2. Nuk Learner Cup
Have a kiddo just learning to drink from a sippy cup? Try this cup. It's easy to hold and easy to drink from. It's also an appropriate size at 5 ounces. (This Advent cup is similar and is similar to the one we first used, despite the fact that we needed to replace the spouts regularly.
3. Lifefactory Glass Bottle and Sippy Caps
For the past 2 years, these are the cups we've relied on. They hold up incredibly well, are great for storing leftover liquids in the fridge, and are made from glass, which eliminates any concerns about plastic. The Sippy Caps can be tricky for younger toddler to manage—the inserts that are meant to reduce the flow pretty much just plug it up—so give your kiddo time to learn how to use this cup (and expect a few spills in the beginning).
4. Klean Kanteen 12-ounce Stainless Steel Bottle with Sippy Cap
We have two of these (in pink) and they have held up well over the past two years and are the ones we regularly take on the go. The sippy cap is great for younger toddlers and the sport cap is a nice option for older kiddos. The stainless prevents any concerns about plastic and it helps to also keep beverages cold.
5. Lollacup Straw Cup
Straw cups are recommended by speech therapists for kids learning to drink from cups since they help the muscles develop correctly. I've found that the lifespan of straw cups is generally short—do be sure to buy some replacement straws!—but they are good to have in the mix and are generally pretty easy for toddler to use.
6. Silikids Siliskin Straw Top
We got a set of these a few months ago and are loving them to use with half-pint mason jars or small juice glasses. You can pair them with stainless straws for a durable drinking set.
P.S. I also LOVE the PUJ Phillup Cups for kids who are okay with drinking from open top cups. How handy are the hooks!