My daughter is 11 months old today. I have been trying to transition her into a sippy cup for a while now. I have been through a few different kinds with no luck. I kept thinking that maybe she just wasn’t ready for a sipper yet and then I found The First Years Gripper Sipper. She loves it because it is simple and easy to use and I love it because it is super easy to clean!
Even though this sippy cup is simple it also has some unique design elements that make it awesome. The sides of the cup have rubbery-type grips so that baby hands can get a good grip on it. The lid is all one piece and doesn’t have any removable valves. The ones with a bunch of pieces are actually quite irritating. They get dirty and hard are hard to clean… and honestly, I tend to throw them out BECAUSE of that. These sippy cups are spill proof. Seriously! If there is one person in my house that spills things constantly it is my daughter and she was dry, the chair was dry, the floor was dry! IT WORKS! Another thing that is really cool about the lids is that they are interchangeable across all of The First Years soft spout, sippy and straw cups. I appreciate that!
My daughter really took to The First Years Gripper Sipper in seconds. She was tired and upset and nothing was calming her down so I stuck her in her oh-so-cute chair with her favorite little lamb and handed her some juice in it. As you can see below she had no problems figuring it out.
She is one happy baby and I am one happy mama! It did open my eyes to the fact that she is growing up. It feels like I just had her yesterday but in reality she will be a year old in one month. Something small like drinking from a sippy cup opened my eyes to how grown up she is already. The first years really are the most important, and unfortunately they are also the years that fly by!
The First Years Gripper Sipper has a fantastic simple, easy to use design and is easy to clean. The lid moves around to all of the other cups from the line and doesn’t have any hard to clean nooks and crannies. It is spill-proof. Am I sold? You bet! It is also dishwasher safe and BPA-free!
Right now there is a contest going on at The First Years’ Facebook page. What Would You Do With More Time For You? Each week The First Years is giving away prizes, and on Mother’s Day three parents who enter this contest will receive a surprise they won’t soon forget: their wishes (valued up to $1,000) will be fulfilled! Visit facebook.com/thefirstyearsbrand to enter. Contest runs April 1 to 30, 2014. See official rules for complete details.
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