Moms are busy enough as it is and having to deal with a no-leak, no-spill sippy cup that isn’t supposed to leak or spill can be very upsetting. What’s a mom to do?
There are several different styles of sippy cups. As such, some of the sippy cups have valves in them and some don’t. The newer styles come without valves and the older ones can now get replacement valves for their cups. Each cup has it’s benefits and drawbacks, however, overall, the sippy cups are among the most highly rated by moms and kids everywhere according to many of the blogs and reviews that you read.
The first thing to check on your sippy cup is how the lid is fitting. There are threads on both the lid and on the cup that need to match up. If they don’t match up then the cup will leak. One way to test your cup is to open the package when you get it and fill the sippy cup with water. Put the lid on it and then take it and shake it every which way over the sink to see if the cup is leaking in any spots. If it isn’t, then there is a good chance that you closed the cup the right way. If it is, then open it again and reclose it. This may take some trial and error but with a few tries your toddler will be running off with his or her new favorite cup.
Another thing to keep in mind before blaming the sippy cup for leaking is that you may have a smart toddler. I’m sure you are aware that our little angels can learn how to open doors and cabinets so what would stop them from learning how to untwist their sippy cup? Just a thought but I’m sure there are a lot of little Einsteins in the making out there just trying to find new ways to give their mommies something else to do!
If your Nuby sippy cup has a valve, then please please please read the directions. There are ways to adjust the valves so the milk can flow according to your baby’s needs. Therefore, if you just try the cup and nothing comes out or the milk pours all over the floor then chances are, you didn’t read the directions. You will still need to make sure the threads are still lined up too even if your cup has valves.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that it is harder to clean the sippy cups that have the valves. The new sippy cups with no valves are a breeze to keep clean. If you don’t clean the older sippy cups well then you may unknowingly get a milk buildup inside the valve which would interfere with the way the sippy cup performs.
If your sippy cup still continues to leak, take it back to the place of purchase and ask for a new one. If it leaks, then by all means, switch brands. Sippy cups are very popular and most of the reviews you read will be very positive. The cups have become the favorites of babies and toddlers everywhere. When you do read the negative reviews, please keep in mind to check the dates of the reviews and the number of comments verses the number of people who visit the site and leave comments. Believe it or not, there are unscrupulous marketers out there who have their own agendas who might be trying to sabotage a good name just to make themselves look better.
For those moms who expect their sippy cups to last forever, that, unfortunately, just isn’t going to happen. the truth is that when your toddler starts to chew on the cups, whether they be Nuby cups, Nuby pacifiers, or any other brand of sippy cup or pacifier, the cups will start to show wear and tear. Besides, how many times do you think a cup can be thrown on the ground or the concrete and take such a beating without wearing out. Sometimes the sippy cups become projectiles flying through the air at untold speeds causing us to duck and run for fear of our lives. Even worse, Rover can get his paws on them and turn them into chew toys.
You should realistically expect to have to change the lids at least every month after your toddler starts teething and chewing and for safety purposes, always check your sippy cups and pacifiers to make sure they are still in good condition.
As in all cases, even though the manufacturers take great care to make baby product safe, you, as a parent or grandparent must take responsibility for overseeing your baby’s health and well being as well. For future reference, the address for the manufacturer of Nuby baby products as of this article is: Luv n’ Care 2805 Saint Charles Ave Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 388-4916 Listen through to the prompts and choose consumer.