We looked all over for BPA-free sippy cups with a straw and found two that we LOVE. The Foogo by Thermos is insulated stainless steel. This means that Jenna’s water doesn’t turn boiling hot during the summer, and that cold water doesn’t leave water marks on floors or tables when it’s set down. We’ve had no trouble with leaking, and for some reason, she doesn’t chew this straw even though she’s chewed through multiple other sippy cup straws (that weren’t BPA-free. Ugh). She very quickly learned how to push the button to pop the lid open and sip. It’s also dishwasher safe, which I love. The narrow design makes it easy to slip into the bottle carrying pockets in a diaper bag – another great “plus.”
It comes in blue and pink, but blue seems to be more readily available. We had a heck of a time finding either color anywhere. There are some sites that say they’re out of stock until August or September, but supposedly, Amazon has them here (through Target) for $15.19. You can click on the alternate view (at Amazon) to see a close up of the straw feature.
The second was an accidental discovery. I have a CamelBak water bottle that I love, and Jenna became obsessed with drinking from it. Mine is 24 oz, so it was a little bulky for her to lug around. They’re available in a 16 oz size, which is much more manageable for her. I would have guessed that it would be difficult for her to get the hang of biting down and sucking firmly (without choking), but she caught on easily. It’s BPA and phthalate-free. It has a quick-flip close that helps keep the straw part clean and a clip/carry ring that she loves to use to carry it around. It doesn’t leak or drip, but it isn’t insulated, so you do have condensation issues with cold drinks when the bottle is set on tables or floors (or anything else you don’t want getting wet). It comes in a variety of colors, it fits in most cup holders and is dishwasher safe.
Available online through Amazon for $10.95.
We tried a Sigg kid’s bottle with the kid’s sip-top, but don’t use it much because the top is too hard for Jenna to twist open and closed. She might like this one better when she’s older. (It also wasn’t insulated). Let me know if you’ve found one that works great for you.