My previous Nuby review was one for the child who is making the switch from breast or bottle and ready to venture into sippy cups. Once that one is mastered, the Nuby Active Sipeez cup makes an ideal next step. It’s designed for your active toddler aged 12 months and older.
With this one, your child should already know how to suck from a straw. My toddler got a little frustrated because with this straw you have to sorta bit the straw a little bit to get it to open for the liquid to be able to flow. He must have mastered it because he doesn’t complain anymore. I’m pretty sure it’s designed this way, though, to prevent leaks (See my mom’s tried and true tips below for teaching your child to drink from a straw. Tested and approved by me.).
It’s designed with a patented, flexible, silicone straw that has a sort of weight on the end so that your child can drink from any angle. It insulated to keep drinks cold without freezing your child’s hands and getting everything wet from condensation that would form otherwise. The top clicks so you know when this cup is properly closed and you’re safe from leaks. Here’s a video demonstration:
The Nuby Active Sipeez is available at babiesrus.com
It’s simple to help your child learn to sip from a straw with these tips my mom gave me when teaching mine. Suck a little liquid into your straw and trap it inside the straw by placing your finger over the top. First get baby familiarized with the straw by letting the liquid fall into his mouth, but slowly so he doesn’t choke. To progress, keep your finger over the top of the straw and let baby kinda take over by sucking on his own and learning the pulling motion. Once he gets it you can keep your straw in the container and let baby practice sucking up from the container through the straw. There may be minor trial and error and if you go too long between letting him practice with it, you may have to start back at square one, but baby will be a pro before you know it.