March 17, 2016

The Best Not Plastic Straw Bottles

TOP 5 Non-PlasticStraw Cups-680Recently 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:

  • contains zero or very few plastic components
  • easy for kids to use
  • leak proof (we know this is important for children in daycare or schools)
  • easy to clean; while all the cups we have listed are dishwasher safe, we highly recommend cleaning the straw portion with a brush similar to this one.

Top 5 Not Plastic Straw Kids Cups

Thermos Funtainerstraw-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.


straw-foogoFoogo– 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 Cupstraw-pura – 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.


straw-bottle-jabricsJabricks 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 Bottlestraw-buggygear – 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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  1. The pura kika is not a good option. Myself and several other parent friends all had the same problem with it. The thin metal dents and deforms easily and the bottom quickly becomes quite rounded causing the bottle to rock and fall over. I contacted the company to complain and they said it was normal and not covered by warranty. A toddler bottle that cannot stand up on its own is not normal, it is useless and shouldn’t be sold. They had a clear technical explanation of what exactly caused the bottom to be rounded so clearly a lot of people have the same problem and they have a paragraph ready for the customer service people to send out. If they know that this problem will happen why don’t they fix it, and why does it continue to be sold. The box doesn’t warn that the bottle will quickly deform and fall over – I wonder how many people would buy it if they put that on the box?!

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