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Pura Stainless Steel Sippy Cup Review

Pura Stainless Steel Sippy Cup Review

Due to health and environmental concerns I’ve been trying to reduce our use of plastic, especially when it comes to kid/food products.  One of the first things I looked for was a replacement for Luke’s plastic sippy cups.  I wanted a cup that was durable, easy to clean, easy to store and that my son would actually use.  I tested several different brands and this cup stands out as our favorite:

Pura – Stainless Steel Kiki Sippy, 11 oz 

Description: This is a very basic sippy.  It’s essentially a stainless steel baby bottle with a removable spout that will accommodate a baby nipple or sippy spout.

Pros:

  • Appearance – This is a cute, simple cup.  It has a streamlined design that makes it easy to store.  It’s thinner and lighter than most others.  I like the fun, kid-friendly colors.
  • Cleaning – It’s really easy to clean, there are no nooks or crannies for junk to accumulate.  It cleans easily by hand and is dishwasher safe (top rack).
  • Size – I bought the 11oz version (they also have a 5oz) and it fits well in my son’s hand.  He can hold it one handed without a problem and it quickly became our go to cup.  It also indicates volume markings (oz & ml) on this inside of the cup.  This is especially helpful if you’re using it as a bottle.
  • Interchangeable nipples – My favorite feature is the interchangeable nipple.  It easily transitions from a bottle to a sippy cup making it usable for babies and toddlers. It’s also cleaner because when the spout gets old and gross, you can cheaply replace it instead of tossing the whole cup.  My son liked the included sippy spout and adjusted to quickly.  It’s also compatible with Avent Sports Spout, ThinkBaby Nipples, BornFree and Dr. Brown’s Wide Neck Nipples.
  • Leakage – The amount this cup leaks depends entirely on the spout you use.  The spout it came with is surprisingly leak free.  When used normally I haven’t noticed any leaking although it’ll drip slightly if you hold it upside down and shake (duh!).

Cons:

  • Nipple – Sometimes the nipple collapses when my son drinks fast.  Then he has to wait a second or pull up the spout which is a little annoying.
  • Insulation – This cup is not insulated.  I actually don’t mind this because it results in a lighter, more streamlined cup.  But if you’re looking for something to keep beverages cold for a long time, this is not it.
  • Price – at about $15 a pop this is not a cheap cup (although this seems to be the going rate for this type of cup).  That being said, it’s a durable cup that will last a long time and the interchangeable nipple allows it to be used as a bottle or a sippy.  It’s still a lot though!

My verdict: I love this cup and so does my son.  It’s by far my favorite for regular use.

Update: We’ve been using this sippy every day for a couple months now.  This week Luke figured out how to push the silicone spout into the bottle which can get messy.  I fixed the problem by replacing the soft silicone spout with a harder avent brand spout.  Kind of a bummer but at least it’s fixable… Overall I still give this cup a big thumbs up.

 

To view this cup on Amazon, please see: http://www.amazon.com/Pura-Stainless-Kiki-Bottle-Months/dp/B002WGI5R0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1346086311&sr=8-4&keywords=pura

 

To read reviews of the other sippies I tested, see:

For reviews of additional items we’ve used and loved, please see: http://youngmotherhubbard.com/reviews/products-i-love/

 

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