Moms are busy enough as they are that having to deal with a sippy cup that doesn’t leak or spill can be very annoying. What should a mom do?
There are several different styles of sippy cups. As such, some of the sippy cups have valves and some do not. Newer styles come without valves and older ones can now get replacement valves for their cups. Each cup has its pros and cons, however overall sippy cups are among the top rated by moms and kids around the world based on many of the blogs and reviews you read.
The first thing to check on your sippy cup is how the lid fits. There are threads on both the lid and the cup that need to match. If they do not match, the cup will overflow. One way to test your glass is to open the package when you receive it and fill the glass with water. Put the lid on it and then take it and shake it in all directions over the sink to see if the cup is leaking anywhere. If not, it is very likely that you have closed the cup in the correct way. If so, open it again and close it again. This may take a bit of trial and error, but with a few tries, your toddler will run away with their new favorite cup.
Another thing to keep in mind before blaming the spouted cup for the leak is that you may have a smart kid. I’m sure you know that our little angels can learn to open doors and cupboards, so what’s to stop them from learning how to unscrew their cup? Just an idea, but I’m sure there are lots of little Einsteins out there trying to find new ways to give their mommies something else to do!
If you Nuby sippy cup has a valve, so please read the instructions. There are ways to adjust the valves so that milk flows according to your baby’s needs. So if you just try the cup and nothing comes out or milk spills all over the floor, you probably didn’t read the instructions. You will still need to make sure the threads are aligned as well, even if your cup has valves.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that sippy cups with valves are more difficult to clean. The new spout cups without valves are very easy to keep clean. If older spout cups are not thoroughly cleaned, milk may unknowingly build up inside the valve, interfering with the function of the spout cup.
If your sippy cup continues to leak, take it back to where you bought it and ask for a new one. If it leaks, then by all means switch brands. Sippy cups are very popular and most of the reviews you read will be very positive. The cups have become a favorite with babies and toddlers everywhere. When reading negative reviews, remember to check the dates of the reviews and the number of comments versus the number of people visiting the site and leaving comments. Believe it or not, there are unscrupulous sellers out there who have their own agendas and who might be trying to sabotage a good name just to make themselves look better.
For those moms hoping their sippy cups will last forever, that’s unfortunately not going to happen. The truth is that when your toddler starts chewing on cups, whether they are Nuby cups, Nuby pacifiers, or any other brand of sippy cup or pacifier, the cups will start to show wear. Also, how many times do you think a glass can be thrown on the ground or concrete and take such a beating without wearing out? Sometimes sippy cups become projectiles that fly through the air at untold speeds, causing us to duck and run in fear for our lives. Worse still, Rover can put his paws on them and turn them into chew toys.
Realistically, you should expect to have to change caps at least every month after your toddler begins to bite and chew, and for safety reasons, always check your sippy cups and pacifiers to make sure they are still in good condition.
As in all cases, while manufacturers take great care to ensure that baby products are safe, you, as a parent or grandparent, must also take responsibility for overseeing the health and well-being of your baby. For future reference, the address of the manufacturer of Nuby baby products as of this article is: Luv n’ Care 2805 Saint Charles Ave Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 388-4916 Listen to the prompts and choose the consumer.