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:
In this DIY Mommy Hack, we’ll show you how to turn your mason jars into a glass sippy cup. Glass sippy cups are often hard to find and pricey, ranging from $12 to $19 per cup. Our mason jar sippy cup will range in price from $3 to $10 depending on the size of the mason jar. Let’s get started!
Place the Nuby spout inside of the ring provided with the mason jar and screw the ring onto the mason jar.
In a rush and just want to buy a ready-made mason jar sippy cup? Check this out!
If you are looking for a hard spout glass sippy instead of a soft spout like the Nuby spout listed above, here are some options.
Ball Sip and Straw Lids These are little plastic disks that sit inside the ring of the mason jar. The hole can be used to sip from or use the straws to create a glass straw cup.
ILids ILids are neat because the top opening can be sealed shut when you are not using the sippy. *ILids are wide mouth so you will need to purchase wide mouth mason jars.
Cuppow These are plastic inserts that sit inside the ring of your mason jar.
Glass Guardian is a family based veteran owned business that makes high quality silicone bottle covers right here in the USA. The best part is that these covers fit onto most 8oz mason jars. What we love is that unlike some other brands that just wrap around the sides of the mason jar, these fully cover the bottom of the mason jar as well. Plus there are little raised circular bumps on the covers which helps improve the grip for little hands.
As with all glass products we recommend only using them with adult supervision.
Recently several moms have contacted us for recommendations of not plastic straw kids cups. Here are our Top 5 Picks. Straw cups are a good choice for older toddlers and school-age children, often they are leak-resistant and hold quite a bit of liquid.
Here’s what we are looking for:
Thermos Funtainer – Best Leak Proof Option
The Funtainer is a 12 oz insulated 18/8 stainless steel straw cup. The top part of the straw that kids drink out of is made of silicone and the bottom part is made of a firmer plastic. My daughter used this cup from K to 3rd grade here in Arizona and even after a long hot day there would still be ice in it. It has a super easy push button for kids to open and the lid simply needs to be pushed down for the cup not to leak when inside lunch boxes or backpacks. Dishwasher safe.
Foogo– Best Leak Proof Option for Younger Toddlers.
Perfect for toddlers the Foogo is a smaller version of the Funtainer (above) and holds 10oz. it is recommended for ages 18 months and up.
Pura Kiki Straw Cup – Best Zero Plastic Option
The Pura line contains zero plastic components, it is an 18/8 stainless steel non-insulated cup with a silicone straw system. It comes with a silicone cap that you can fit over the straw, but this may not be easy for most small children to accomplish. This would be a great option for home where the cup would not be transported in a backpack and possibly leak. The cup is easy to clean and recommend for ages 3 months to 4 years.
Jabricks Kids Straw Bottle – Cutest, Insulated and Leak Proof
Here is a insulated stainless steel straw bottle with a cute fun design that does not leak when closed. It holds a little over 9 oz. and has handles, which is a plus. It is dishwasher safe and has a plastic straw. Their Amazon product information states it is made from FDA-approved and BPA-free materials.
Buggygear Glass Straw Bottle – Best Glass Straw Bottle
This is a 14oz glass insert that fits inside a plastic shell, similar to, but larger than the Green Sprouts Sip n Straw cup. The borosilicate glass is stronger than regular glass and helps protect against breakage. The straw is silicone and the cup is dishwasher safe. Recommended for 18 months and up and for supervised home use because after all, glass can break.
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The stainless steel Pura baby bottles and sippy cups are a great alternative to plastic. If you have decided to stay clear of any plastic baby and sippy bottles, and now you are on the hunt for a stainless steel baby bottle that can also be used as a sippy cup, Pura baby bottles are the bottle you have been looking for.
In general, I tend to lead parents to a hybrid style bottle that will grow with their child. In other words, a baby bottle that can then easily also be used as a sippy bottle. For glass, I usually steer parents to the Lifefactory glass bottles (I will write more about Lifefactory soon). And for a stainless steel hybrid bottle, Pura is the way to go.
Pura designed their line of baby and toddler bottles with a few simple concepts in mind featuring:
Yes, you can, but as a lot of parents find out over time, your baby or toddler may tend to prefer a brand of nipple or sippy spouts over another. So instead of having to spend your money and time looking for a perfect fit, Pura makes it easy.
Pura bottles come in either a 5oz. or 11oz baby bottle size or an 11oz. sippy size. There are even some fun sealing disks that can turn the bottle into a great storage container for snacks while on the go. Below is a chart of all of the nipple and sippy tops that are compatible with the Pura bottles.
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Minnesota has become the first state to legislate a ban on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the FDA continues to maintain the chemical is safe.
Other states (California, Connecticut) are set to follow suit and this precedent by Minnesota will only serve to make further bans more likely. Canada has already banned BPA from numerous baby and toddler products.
Unfortunately, even in Minnesota, you’ll still have to wait until 2010 before the ban goes into effect.
While we applaud these efforts we must point out that most (all?) proposed bans target only a very small range of products used by infants and the youngest of children. Important product categories such as feeding and food storage containers, amongst others, are still not being addressed, not to mention the continuing risk of BPA in older children.