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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Oxo Tot Transitions Sippy Cup Review

It's no secret that we're big fans of the Oxo Tot brand around here, having already purchased their Sprout High ChairBaby Food Freezer TraysRoll Up Bibs, & their Divided Plate for toddlers. What I love most about this brand is their ability to combine both form & function within their products.  Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing than your average "baby" product, but they are actually thoughtfully designed with both parents & kids in mind.  This company is amazing at creating items that can grow with your child & I love that we really get a lot of bang for our buck with this brand.

The innovative folks over at Oxo Tot have recently launched a new line of sippy cups for babies & toddlers & when they asked if we'd be interested in trying them out, I was on board! They were kind enough to send us a Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup Set & a 9 oz. Transitions Sippy Cup to try out for ourselves.  They also sent along a couple more goodies, including a Cleaning Set for Straw & Sippy Cups & a Roll-Up Bib!

Ironically, Sami has been showing a lot of interest in drinking out of our cups as of late, so it was actually the perfect opportunity to try out the Transitions Training Cup Set.  Just like the name suggests, this cup will grow with your baby, helping your little one transition from bottle or breast and will eventually convert into a regular cup once they're ready!



The cup comes with a soft silicone spout, but it also includes a cap to keep it clean & prevent leaks.  None of our existing sippy cups had caps, and they would occasionally leak in our diaper bag even though they were supposed to be "leak proof".  The option of this cap ensures you won't have any spills, which is always a good thing since we have enough to clean up as it is.  #amiright?!
Another cool feature on this cup are the removable handles.  They are nice to have when your child needs help holding the cup, but conveniently come off when needed.  Sippy cups with handles never seem to fit in our stroller cup holders anyway, so I love having the ability to take the handles off when we go for a walk.

In my opinion, the most unique & innovative feature in this set is the "training lid" -  a clear
perforated disc that not only helps to control the flow of liquid, but also allows the child to see inside & learn how far to tip the cup while drinking.

Once they get the hang of it, you can remove the disc & the cup can then be used as a regular "big-kid" cup.  Pretty cool, right?!

Sami was seriously SO excited to have a grown up cup of his own!  In fact, he was a little too eager to try it at first.  However, because he was able to see the water inside the cup, he quickly learned how far he needed to tip it back.  He's still a work in progress, but we've been practicing with the Training Cup at lunchtime.  In the meantime, the Roll-Up Bib helps to catch any spillage!

The first time I ever saw a toddler wearing this bib, I remember thinking to myself, "Is that pocket thing really necessary?".  Well, I can tell you from my own personal experience - YES.  I can't even tell you how much food & how many spills actually do get caught in that silicone pocket.  I always joke with my husband that we usually get at least 2 or 3 more bites just from the food that falls into the bib.  Sami will even pick up the food bits himself when he accidentally drops something!

There is also the larger 9 oz. Transitions Sippy Cup version which is nice if you need to hold more liquid.  This sippy cup is leakproof, with a twist-in valve that was designed to make it easy for kids to drink, but also stay sealed tight when tipped over. #winwin

The best part is that all the Oxo Tot components are interchangeable & you can create any sippy cup combo you'd like!

Thankfully, the sippy cups were designed to be easy to clean, but it doesn't hurt to have the Cleaning Set for Straw & Sippy Cups.  The set includes a straw brush, lid brush, & a spout cleaner.  They are so useful in fact, that I've also been using them to clean other items, like our reusable baby food pouches.  I love that they come on a little hook, making them easy to dry & store.  I like to keep the set on a Command Hook that's placed on the inside of the cabinet door.

After using the cups for a couple of weeks, I can say that we've found another Oxo Tot product to add to our lineup.  My only critique would be that they add a glass option to their line.  Although the cups are BPA, PVC, & phthlate free, I know there are still some families out there that prefer glass over any other material.  I also hope they add the Gray bib color to some more of their other products as well (currently they offer three main color options - Aqua, Green Apple, & Pink).


All in all, I would definitely recommend both the Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup Set & the 9 oz. Transitions Sippy Cup to any parents looking for a quality sippy cup that can grow with your child!  You can check out their full line of baby & toddler products @ www.oxo.com.

 Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mel

Disclosure: While I was not compensated for this post, I did receive products in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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