Brendan’s time on a spout was short. Before I tried him on a spout, I was surprised to learn that he could drink from my daughter’s juice boxes! However, the fact that whenever he grabbed the box it resulted in a spray of juice all over himself and floor made that option no fun at all for me (although he had a great time). I tried to have him use my 3.5 year old’s plastic cups with straws, but he couldn’t get any his milk or juice up out of it. Hmmm, what to do? I didn’t want to delay his progress to a straw, but also didn’t want to deal with the mess that came with it.
I stumbled upon Lollacup and it seemed like the perfect solution. They sent us over their cup in “good green” to try out. It has a weighted straw with a valveless design. The weighted end allows for young kids to drink effectively at most angles. Since the straw doesn’t have a valve, it requires less force so my 1 year old has no problem getting his milk or juice through it. The only thing I had to watch out for was when my son would wave the cup around, resulting in a few drops splashing out of the cup. This is probably because there are no valves. I just steered clear from putting prune or cranberry juice in there! The chick design is ultra-cute and appeals to my 3.5 year old, who also loves to use the cup. Based on their experiences, this definitely looks like a cup that the kids will enjoy for a long time (I better pick up an extra for my daughter!).
I love the sturdy handles that are both easy for my little guy to hold but fun trying to pull them apart (he hasn’t succeeded in the latter). The handle can also be removed as they get older. The “face” of the cup pulls back to expose the straw. My 3.5 year old has no problem opening and closing it, and I would say kids as young as 2.5 years old would be independent with this function of the cup. Importantly, this cup is top-rack dishwasher safe and they’ve included a straw-cleaning brush for added convenience (Thank you!). They also come in “happy orange” and “bold red” and each color comes with a unique “face” on it.
Here’s a bonus fact that I love—Lollacup is 100% made in the USA with FDA-approved materials. Everything from the design to the manufacturing and packaging is done in Southern California. And babies as young as 9 months can drink from them! Lollacup retails for $18 is available on their website and at specialty boutiques nationwide.
*WE DID NOT RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR THIS POST. WE DID RECEIVE THE GREEN LOLLACUP MENTIONED IN THIS POST IN ORDER TO FACILITATE OUR REVIEW. THIS WILL IN NO WAY SWAY OUR OPINION OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICE. OUR OPINIONS ARE IN OUR OWN WORDS AND YOUR OPINIONS OR THOUGHTS MAY DIFFER.