Explora® is a progressively staged feeding range, promoting seamless transitions from first sips & tastes to freedom in independent feeding & drinking. Our superior advance-flo(tm) technology guarantees easier, super sensitive drinking without spills or leaks and the feeding products are intuitively designed for less mess and stress.
Tommee Tippee sent us a set of the truly spill proof drink cups and a truly spill proof water bottle. Emma & Ethan have been through more than their fair share of sippy cups. To be honest, I have been exasperated looking for one that they (1) like and (2) won’t leak! After removing them from the packaging I instantly felt a difference.
We have used many of the big name brands you find at most of the “Marts” and these felt so much sturdier, thicker and well made. The insert in the lid is a unique design that comes apart into two pieces for easy & thorough cleaning.
The drink cups are geared for ages 24 months and up. These are insulated, hold 9 ounces, have the advanced flo system for easy drinking, have a unique spout that simulates an open drinking cup, are BPA free, dishwasher & microwave safe, and are indeed truly spill/leak proof (I shook them myself)!
Emma tried the pink and Ethan the green (see actual photo above.. I was able to swap lids :O). Emma took to her cup instantly and asks for it often. It has a pretty feminine design that attracts her, but overall I think she mainly loves the feel of the spout and that it doesn’t take a tremendous amount of effort to take a drink.
Ethan likes his cup, but if given the choice will ask for the water bottle. The water bottle is designed for children ages 18 months and up, holds 12 ounces, is dishwasher & microwave safe, BPA free and is truly no spill/leak proof!
Ethan tried out the water bottle. Because he prefers this style of sippy cup he took to it quickly. I thought the spout would be pliable (and worried about his chewing/teething on it), but it is a stiff plastic… he didn’t mind. I loved how this sippy has a larger capacity because Ethan can be quite the drinker. Ethan can also be quite the sippy cup chucker and this cup has hit a hard surface several times now. I’ve lost several cups this way… this one holds up very well. It is much thicker, sturdier and just overall made better than the standard sippy cups we have purchased at the “Marts”.
My final thoughts… I love the quality & sturdiness of these cups, I like that the insert comes apart for easy & thorough cleaning, I really love the capacity of the water bottle, and I adore the fact that I can let my children have a cup of chocolate milk on the couch and not have to worry about leaks, drips or spills! I highly recommend these cups!
BUY IT: You can purchase both of these items at Babies R Us or Toys R Us. There is a current promotion going on right now… buy 1 get one 50% off! The Tommee Tippee website states the promotion ends 10/26/10. The spill proof drinking cups come in a set of 2 for $7.99. The spill proof water bottle sells for $4.99 and is sold singly.