I’ve been experimenting in finding the perfect spout for my son. He’s going to be 8 months old next week. Can you believe how time flies? I feel like a record on repeat saying that all the time but it’s true. I can’t believe Leo will be 1 years old in about 4 months. I should start planning his birthday party! It seems like yesterday he only ate food from a bottle. Now he eats purees, and is learning how to drink from a sippy cup.
I’ve been using a Nuby No-Spill Non Drip Bottle currently. I loved that it can easily transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. When I received the Nuby GripN’Sip to review with Leo I was slightly worried he would end up having drinking issues. My son drinks really fast, and sometimes that’s resulted in him getting too much in his mouth with the Nuby No-Spill Non Drip Bottle. I was relieved to read the Nub GripN’Sip Sippy Cup is also Step 1 Cup like the Nuby No-Spill Non Drip Bottle.
Nuby has 4 Steps of Nuby Cups. They created the 4 steps to help promote natural drinking throughout all the stages. The first stage, Step 1, are cups with handles. This is to help babies, like my son, transition from a bottle to a cup. The tips on Step 1 Sippy Cups are silicone. I particularly love that my son has to bite the spout to get liquid out rather than a constant flow. When he’s a little bit older he’ll be transitioning to a Step 2 Sippy Cup. As my son grows with Nuby I will cover each of the 4 Steps with my readers.
Here is what Nuby has to say about the GripN’Sip Sippy Cup:
The Nuby 3 handle GripN’Sip cups feature the No-Spill easy to use, easy to clean soft silicone spout that prevents spills and reduces leaks. The unique 1 piece valve promotes natural healthy drinking because it needs very little suction, allowing your child’s palate and teeth to grow naturally. The soft easy grip handles are perfect for little hands to hold and encourage your child’s transition from the bottle to cup drinking. Reusable Spout cover included!
I absolutely love the design. It’s a short & stout cup compared to the Nuby No-Spill Bottle. I would think this would make the cup much easier to hold for little ones. I would have loved to see the handles being removable but then I thought to myself that I’ll just have to buy a Nuby Cup that’s the same design as this cup minus the handles when the time comes. Nuby has so many different styles of cups that I’m sure they have a cup similar in design.
Have you ever been skeptical of any product that claims to be no spill? I know I have been. I decided to put Nuby to the test: Before I gave the Nuby GripN’Sip Cup to my son to try out, I turned the cup upside down.
Not a single drop came up from the spout. I’m impressed.
Note: The liquid in the cup is 100% Cherry Juice. Because my son’s reflux medication constipates my son like nobody’s business, my Pediatrican has me give him 4oz cherry juice a day. The Nuby GripN’Sip Cup holds 7oz. The amount of juice in the cup pictured is 40z. If anyone is wondering – Cherry juice works wonders for constipation!
It was time for me to stop playing around with the cup and give it to my son. After all HE is the one technically reviewing this cup. I consider myself a spectator. Leo wasn’t quite sure what to do with the cup at first. I think he thought it was a toy. This resulted in the cup tipping over. I had to pick it back up for him.
Nuby GripN’Sip Cup: Take 2! It looks like Leo is getting the hang of it. He was really curious of the cup. I laughed when Leo started to “talk” to the cup. I also realized shortly after I took this picture that my son’s rubber ducks match the color of the cup. My son was drinking in style!
We have success! He may not be holding the handles perfectly but the cup was in his mouth.
Leo held the GripN’Sip Sippy Cup much better than the Nuby No-Spill Bottle even with it’s own handles. My husband commented on how well he was holding it. I think we have our new favorite cup.
With the Nuby No-Spill Bottle my son dropped the bottle at least two times. I don’t know if it was because of it’s design, my son’s preference, or because of the handles not having grips. After my son was able to successfully get the GripN’Sip cup in his mouth he didn’t drop the cup until he was full. That has never happened in the entire time we’ve been transitioning to a cup. We’ve been transitioning for a month.
It’s official: We DO have a new favorite cup.
Between this cup’s unique design, the ability of not leaking, and how comfortable my son was while enjoying his drink I couldn’t be any more satisfied. If you have a little one who’s starting to transition from bottle to a cup give the Nuby GripN’Sip Sippy cup a try.