Since I’ve been raising children, I have introduced to various sippy cups from the time they could sit up by themselves. We have tried Nuby, Munchkin , and Playtex, but I have never been %100 satisfied and my kids uninterested.
Since I am constantly out to remove germs from various objects in my house, sippy cups have made that task even more challenging. Sippy cups with straws have been disassembled and the parts never found again. Silicone nipples have been chewed through and leaks have covered the bottoms of purses, diaper bags, and minivan floors more times than I can remember. Stoppers, the part that controls the speed and amount of liquid while the sippy cup is in use, have been removed for cleaning and never found again. I was constantly on the hunt for a reputable, leak-free, and BPA free sippy cup. I was introduced to the sippy cup of my dreams when I was approached by a public relations rep. for Tommee Tippee, Great Britain’s #1 Infant and Toddler Feeding Brand. Tommee Tippee was coming to the U.S, but like most Americans, I had never heard of this brand. As a mom on a mission to hydrate my toddlers in some way shape and form, I was eager to try out the sippy cup presented to me. It was love at first site. My four and five year old girls were even more excited and had already picked out their preferred colors before I had removed them from the packaging. Could something that looked so good be functional?
Yes and yes. The Tommee Tippee Explora line includes BPA-free toddler drinking and feeding products to help children and their parents through the weaning process – from first sips and nibbles to toddler independence and self-feeding – by easing transitions along the way and helping to reduce stress and mess at mealtime.
Explora products feature advance-flo™ valves, designed by a physicist to require almost no force to drink from, thereby easing the transition to a cup while still remaining truly spill-proof and leak-proof. Each Explora cup is progressively staged with a specific spout and grip to meet the needs of every age while supporting natural oral development. Bright colors, appealing designs and coordinating mealtime products reflect the individual styles of moms and their children, while making drinking and eating fun.
Closer to Nature bottles feature an ultra-sensitive anti-colic valve that lets babies feed at their own pace with less air, vacuum build-up and nipple collapse. The simply intuitive bottle shape provides a more comfortable hold and breastfeeding-like closeness. All Closer to Nature bottles are Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalate free.
So, now that I’ve found these “succsipful” cups, where could I get more of them? Through an exclusive distribution agreement with Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us, Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature and Explora infant and toddler feeding products are available in the United States exclusively at babiesrus.com and in Babies“R”Us stores nationwide since January. The Tommee Tippee line will then be introduced in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide in March. Customers eager to purchase these products will have the opportunity to place pre-purchase orders online at babiesrus.com/tommeetippee.
I am also giving away one Tommee Tippee 2-Pack Explora Truly Spill Proof Drinking Cup 9oz – 24m+ – Pink/Purple and One Closer to Nature bottle, all you have to do is:
2. Join my fan page on facebook here http://tinyurl.com/yfgnc8h
3. Tweet @primetimeparent is giving away Tommee Tippee 2-Pack Explora Truly Spill Proof Drinking Cup 9oz – 24m+ – Pink/Purple
This contest will end at 11:59pm, February 14, 2010..
For more information on Tommee Tippee and its products, please visit www.tommeetippee.comus, or find them on Facebook and Twitter @Tommee Tippee US