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Not Plastic Sippy Cups, Our Top 5 Picks

Finding the best not plastic sippy cup for your baby is a daunting task.  We will focus on buying considerations and share our Top 5 Not Plastic Sippy Cup  picks.

Things to consider when purchasing a sippy cup:

  • What material is the sippy cup made of?  Choices will include, plastic, glass, stainless steel, silicone, and biopolymer. Biopolymer is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic made from items such as corn or rice husks. Plastic has its place but we try to avoid having plastic touch our babies food and drink.  Plastic leeches chemicals (you may have heard of BPA/BPS). We are still discovering the nasty ill effects that chemicals in plastics (for that matter chemicals in general) have on our health. While it is difficult to find sippies and bottles that work well with zero plastic components the key is limiting the amount of plastic that touches your child’s food and drink.
  • Soft or hard spout cup?  Soft spout sippy cups usually make for an easier transition from bottle or breast.  Soft spout sippy cups have a silicone nipple that is shaped like a sippy spout instead of a teat.  Hard spout sippy cups are more durable and sometimes come with a flip-top or easy to close option.
  • Handles or No Handles?  Babies love to grip things and sippy cups designed with handles are perfect for babies little hands.  Many brands have handles that can easily be removed so that your baby can use the cup with or without handles.
  • Easy to Clean?  You probably have seen the gross photos in the news or social media showing bacteria and mold growth on the inside valve area of certain brands of sippy cups.  We suggest looking for sippy cups with a simple design that are easy to take apart, wash and reassemble.
  • Should the sippy cup be leakproof?  In a perfect world, every sippy cup would be 100% leak proof and spill-proof, making our lives as parents just a little easier.  Here is the thing, all sippy will leak a little.  Actually you would not want a sippy that your baby has to suck on with all their might. Cups that are overly difficult to suck from can lead to developmental problems and ear infections due to the softness of babies’ palettes.

TOP 5 Not Plastic Sippy Cups

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#1 Pick for Best Sippy Cup

  • 1.  Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup –  This sippy cup has it all! The main part of the cup is made from vacuum-sealed 18/8 stainless steel.  Stainless steel is a great alternative to plastic.  The cup is durable and lightweight making it easy for older babies and toddlers to hold. It is insulated makes it a good choice for keeping drinks cold or if your little one prefers milk on the warmer side.  The Munchkin Miracle cup is also spill-proof. When your child is finished drinking it creates a leak-proof seal.  The sippy cup is valve free, which means your child does not need to suck to get the fluids out of the cup, a preferred option of dentists. Other than the stainless steel cup there is a small plastic component that twists onto the cup (the leak-proof piece) and a silicone-like disk that is placed on top of the plastic component. Replacement pieces for the Munchkin Miracle Sippy Cup are readily available as it is the same pieces used for the plastic version of this cup.
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  • 2. Thermos Foogo Insulated Soft Spout Sippy  – The Thermos Foogo Sippy is incredibly popular. It is double-walled 18/8 stainless steel for insulation and has a semi-soft sippy spout. The base of the cup is nice and wide, holds 7oz. of liquid, and is top-rack dishwasher safe.  There is a removable insert where the valve is that must be removed for proper cleaning.
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  • 3. GoGlass Glass Sippy Cup Set  These glass sippys are similar in style to a regular baby bottle.  This set is interchangeable and includes one sippy spout as well as bottle nipples, but you can purchase more spouts from GoGlass or use other wide-mouth spouts such as Thinkbaby sippy spouts.
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  • 4. Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Sippy Cup – Thinkbaby is known for their high-quality products and rigorous product testing.  We like this cup because it is 18/8 stainless steel (non-insulated), lightweight, has handles and also includes measurement markings on the side of the cup. This cup holds 9oz. of liquids.

    Silicone sippy cup

  • 5. Cukeng Sippy Lids – The Cukeng Sippy Lids are soft silicone lids that can quickly turn regular size glasses and stainless steel cups into a safe non-plastic sippy cup.  They are sold in packs of 6 for currently for $15.99 on Amazon.  That is a great deal! Especially if you already have some stainless steel, silicone or glass cups that are a good safe size for little kids.

View All Of Our Favorite Sippy Cups Here.

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Best Baby Bottles 2020

Best Baby Bottles of 2020

The best baby bottles 2020 are the ones that your baby will take with ease.  As we all know babies have big personalities and what might be the best baby bottle option for your friends baby, may not work for yours.  Having said that, we will give you several great baby bottle options, as well as tips and tricks for helping make sure you pick the best baby bottle for your baby!

What are the Best Features of a Baby Bottle:

  • Your baby takes to it.
  • As few parts as possible.
  • Easy to read markings.
  • Easy to read nipples (when you get to a certain point you will end up having different stage nipples, and it makes a huge difference if the nipples have markings that say what stage or level they are).
  • Does not leak.
  • Easy to clean.

The Best Baby Bottles:

  • 1. best baby bottles comotomoComotomo Baby Bottles – Made from silicone these bottles are a great light weight alternative to plastic bottles ( which can leach chemicals). Comotomo bottles have a nice wide opening making them easy to clean and dishwasher safe.  Babies love the nipples on these bottles, just read some of the reviews on Amazon and you’ll understand why it is in the top ten bottles sold on Amazon..  What would make this bottle even better would be if Comotomo offered breastpump adaptors! There are plenty of pumping moms out there who would love to be able to pump right into their Comotomo bottles. For now breastpumping moms will enjoy the wide opening which makes it easier to poor breast milk into.
  • 2. Best baby bottles AventPhilips Avent Glass Baby Bottles – Philips Avent baby bottles have been around for decades and have seen many changes in design over the years.  The current Avent bottle have a sleek look and is available in both plastic or glass options. This is a wide neck bottle and with the purchase of a breast pump adapter (click here to find out which one you will need), you can easily pump right into these bottles.
  • 3. Best baby bottles LifefactoryLifefactory Baby Bottles –  Lifefactory baby bottles are made from top of the line materials.  The glass comes from … and the silicone…..  These tempered glass can be pumped directly into, you can then freeze the bottles and even heat in hot water without worrying about the glass breaking.  While these bottles are on the pricier side, keep in mind that you can later buy sippy cup spouts that will turn the bottles into sippys.  After the toddler stage you can continue to use these with a solid cap lid for juices, drinks and snacks!  The nipple is a pretty common regular neck size. If your baby does not take well to the nipple, try one of these other compatible nipple brands, Baby Bottle Nipple Compatibility Chart.
  • 4. Best Baby Bottles Evenflow TwistEvenflo Glass Twist Bottles – Evenflo baby bottles are the most affordable brand of bottles that really does the trick.  You can buy Evenflo bottles pretty much anywhere, making it easy to get replacement parts or upgrade your baby to a faster nipple.  Evenflo bottles are offered in plastic or glass, or course we prefer the glass option (which is made in Mexico).  Both the plastic and glass bottles are interchangeable, so you can mix and match.  The price on Amazon for a 6 pack of Evenflo glass bottles is usually right around $12 and special covers can be purchased to help minimize breakage.  If you prefer plastic the price is about the same with a six pack of bottles costing right around $10.
  • 5. Best baby bottles FlipsiFlipsi Baby Bottles –  The Flipsi bottle gets its name from the fact that you can flip the inside of the bottle out, making it super easy to hand wash.  This is a wide neck silicone baby bottle (we love silicone) and just like the Comotomo (number 1 on the list) it is a favorite among breastfeeding moms.  The bottle is lightweight and durable, hopefully soon their will be a option to purchase a sippy attachment for this clever bottle.

Other Baby Bottle Considerations:

Here are some things to consider Before buying your babys bottles:

  • Will your daycare allow that type of bottle you want to use?  For example some daycares might not allow glass bottles.
  • Will your baby bottles work with your breast pump?  Don’t worry we got your covered on this one, just head over to our Breast Pump / Baby Bottle Compatibility Guide

What if my baby does not like the baby bottles I bought?

It is most likely that your baby does not like the nipple, not the actual bottle itself.  You can use our Baby Bottle/ Nipple Compatibility Chart to see if there are other brands of nipples that will fit onto your baby bottles.  This is a quick, cost effective way to keep your current baby bottles.

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