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The Best Sippy Cups and Transition Cups of 2022

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Editor’s Choice

Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw

The Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw cup is both versatile and sturdy. It features a standard sippy-style spout and a straw spout. Read More

Pros

  • Multiple spout options
  • Sturdy construction

Cons

  • Not completely leak proof
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Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Sippy Cup (9 oz)

A pretty cup made of vacuum insulated stainless steel and medical-grade silicone that doesn't leak when dropped or shaken. Read More

Pros

  • Vacuum insulated
  • Beautiful design
  • Doesn't leak when dropped or shaken

Cons

  • Hard to use cap
  • Too expensive
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Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Sippy Cup

Made from durable, non-toxic stainless steel, the Thinkbaby did well in leak testing. Read More

Pros

  • Non-toxic materials
  • Spout can be upgraded
  • Largely leak-proof

Cons

  • No sleeve
  • Straw spout is hard to clean
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NUK Simply Natural Learner Cup

The NUK Simply Natural Learner is the latest version of the popular sippy cup line. Read More

Pros

  • Easy to hold
  • Fun designs available
  • Removable handles

Cons

  • Missing extra features
  • Leaks occasionally
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Tommee Tippee First Sips Soft Transition Cup

This 5 ounce sippy cup comes with a bottle nipple and a soft spout, as well as removable handles. Read More

Pros

  • Two spout options
  • Removable handles
  • Travel lid

Cons

  • Small
  • Difficult to reassemble

Here at Reviewed, many of us are parents, so we know that even the small everyday items for your tot are extremely important. That's why when it's time for your baby to transition from bottles (most doctor’s recommend weaning before 18 months), finding the best spill-proof sippy cup is vital.

To find the best sippy cups around, I recruited my kids to help me test. After about seven years of using different transition cups with my kids, I had two make-or-break concerns: ease of cleaning and leakiness. These 12 sippy cups proved themselves to be adept at both tasks. If you, or your kiddo, prefers a straw option, then you should check out our best picks for straw sippy cups.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

The Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw was one of our favorite cups due to its versatility.
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The Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw was one of our favorite cups due to its versatility.

Editor’s Choice
Green Sprouts Glass Sip & Straw

Looking for the best product to transition from a bottle? As a baby transitions from bottle to cup, it can be helpful to have one that works in multiple ways. That's why this Green Sprouts Sip and Straw Cup impressed us. The variety of spout options and removable inner lid makes it versatile, and all the spouts did a great job at preventing leaks.

The Sip & Straw has a standard soft spout—great for little ones moving from a bottle—and it also has a straw spout, which can be used with or without the internal straw, making it versatile for a variety of ages.

This cup only allows the liquid to be in contact with the soft silicone spout and glass. Studies indicate that the science on this topic is evolving, but to the best of our knowledge glass and silicone are a safe bet, assuming the glass doesn’t break.

Luckily, the Sip & Straw Cup held up remarkably well in our drop test and was nearly leak free. We repeatedly threw it onto a concrete patio, but the glass never cracked.

Squeezing the spout while inverted let out a steady stream of water, but it otherwise did well in our leak tests. We liked it a lot for its materials, durability, different drinking methods and the lack of leaking.

Pros

  • Multiple spout options

  • Sturdy construction

Cons

  • Not completely leak proof

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Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Sippy Cup (9 oz)

The Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Sippy Bottle is just pretty. It’s made of vacuum insulated stainless steel and medical-grade silicone, and Pura sells three lids and four spout versions (nipple, soft spout, straw and sport straw) so you can find the best combination for your kiddo. On top of all that, it wouldn’t leak for us at all in the drop and shake tests.

So what didn’t we like? Two things: the cap is pretty awkward. It’s a flexible silicone lid that needs to be stretched over the top of the bottle. It’s not easy to use for an adult, let alone a child. The other problem is that the sleeve around the bottle is supposed to be removed and cleaned periodically, which is a real pain. Also, it’s more than $25 per cup. Ouch.

Pros

  • Vacuum insulated

  • Beautiful design

  • Doesn't leak when dropped or shaken

Cons

  • Hard to use cap

  • Too expensive

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Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Sippy Cup

If you’re looking for a good sippy cup with higher capacity, we liked the Thinkbaby Sippy Cup, which is loved by users and professional reviewers alike. True to its no-spill promise, it wouldn’t leak during our tests unless we held it upside down and squeezed the spout, and it was one of only three cups that didn’t release one bit of liquid in our drop tests.

The stainless steel design seems to be replacing the original plastic version, but keeps everything we liked: the handles are removable, so it will fit nicely into most cup holders, it’s easy to clean, and it will hold more than 8 ounces.

Pros

  • Non-toxic materials

  • Spout can be upgraded

  • Largely leak-proof

Cons

  • No sleeve

  • Straw spout is hard to clean

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NUK Simply Natural Learner Cup

We expected that kids would immediately gravitate to this NUK Learner; the original version we tested came in 10 fun designs, but to our surprise, they didn’t seem terribly impressed. The cup held its own in our shake and drop tests with only a few small leaks, the handles are removable, and it’s easy to wash.

It receives high ranks on Amazon (4.7 stars across more than 38,000 reviews), and several reviewers rave about the bottom-to-top handles being easy for tiny hands to hold. That original version appears to be getting phased out; sadly, the new version is currently available in only two hues, but adds a 9 ounce size and switches the handles to up underneath the spout.

It’s a solid little cup, and we didn’t have any issues with it, but it’s missing some of the features we love in other cups, such as multiple spouts and measurement marks.

Pros

  • Easy to hold

  • Fun designs available

  • Removable handles

Cons

  • Missing extra features

  • Leaks occasionally

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Tommee Tippee First Sips Soft Transition Cup

The Tommee Tippee Transition Cup has a lot of features that make life easier for parents: removable, easy grip handles, measurement markings and a travel lid. The 5 ounce cups are sold in a pack of two and come with both a traditional bottle nipple and a soft spout making it easier to transition baby from one step to the next. More than 2,500 people have given the set a 5-star rating on Amazon, with many remarking specifically on how the Transition Cup helped their child adjust to a sippy cup.

However, at 5 ounces, these cups are on the smaller side. And, while the handles and tops are compatible with other Tommee Tippee cups, some users report difficulty with reassembling the parts with other sets, saying it was confusing to correctly assemble the nipple portion with the handles. But, it is BPA-free and can go in the top shelf of a dishwasher for cleaning.

Pros

  • Two spout options

  • Removable handles

  • Travel lid

Cons

  • Small

  • Difficult to reassemble

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Philips Avent My Easy Sippy Cup

The Philips Avent My Easy Sippy Cup scored exactly the same in our tests as the NUK Disney Learner, only it doesn’t feature handles. The body of the cup does have ripples that will make it easier to hold, but not as easy as actual handles.

Sold as a set of two, in either blue/green or pink/purple, the My Easy is dishwasher safe, BPA-free and compatible with all other Philips Avent bottles and cups. It’s also the number nine best seller in toddler cups on Amazon with an average of 4.5 stars from over 25,000 ratings.

The 9-ounce cup has a silicone soft-spout with a one-piece, built-in valve; several Amazon reviewers complain that the cup is definitely not leak-proof. User Cecosugi says, “I love that these tops fit on the Avent bottles we have, but my son has figured out that smashing the nipple on anything will result in a glorious splash of water. This has resulted in numerous messes and many soaked clothes. He's thrilled, Mom not so much.”

Pros

  • Cool lid design

  • Good leak coverage

Cons

  • Difficult to assemble

  • Lack of measurement lines

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Dr. Brown's Soft-Spout Transition Cup

The Dr. Brown's Soft Spout Transitions Cup was easy enough for kids to use, and we liked how the attached lid stays out of the way by sticking in the open position when the cup is tipped. The removable handles are a plus, as are the measurement markings.

It did leak some when dropped and shaken, and of course the lid popped off the cup when it was dropped onto a hard surface. It was easy enough to put it back on, but it’s not hard to imagine it getting lost after breaking off.

The real issue with this cup was assembly. The spout fits so firmly into the lid that—after struggling with it a bit—we gave up and consulted with the manual to see if it’s even supposed to be removed for cleaning. It is, and it’s equally hard to put the spout back in.

Pros

  • Easy to use

  • Removable handles

  • Clear measurement markings

Cons

  • Difficult to reassemble

  • Hard to clean

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Nuby No-Spill Super Spout Easy Grip Cup

The Nuby No Spill Super Spout Easy Grip Cup holds 10 ounces and can be bought in two or four packs. It has a soft silicone spout with a cover and wavy, contoured sides designed to be easy for smaller hands to hold on to. The spout has a built-in valve and the whole assembly is clear, so it’s easy to see if it's clean or not.

Nuby has several similar models of cup on Amazon’s best sellers list; the No Spill has earned a reputation for being easy to clean, largely leak proof—if the seal is snug upon reassembly—and effective in teaching babies to transition to a sippy cup.

Pros

  • Holds 10 ounces

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Difficult reassembly

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Munchkin Miracle 360 Wild Love Trainer Sippy Cup

The Miracle 360 WildLove has all the beloved features of the popular Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer, but has a spoutless lid with a handle. The WildLove version comes in a bright design with one of four animals (fox, elephant, giraffe, or koala), and comes in recycled and recyclable packaging that features fun facts about the animals themselves and a fold-out scene of their habitats.

The Miracle 360 design is made of three parts that are mostly easy to wash, however one of these is an easy-to-miss silicone ring around the edge of the lid that loves to collect gunk. The WildLove cups are top rack dishwasher-safe, but were easy to handwash as well (as long as you don’t forget the silicone ring). They can also be purchased with two alternate lids, a sipper, and a straw option, which helps extend their lifespan. Munchkin also sells separate travel lids for just $4.

Our original tester wasn’t impressed by the lack of measurement lines, or how much the standard Miracle 360 cup leaked during drop testing, however, when I used the WildLove versions I noticed it seemed to leak much less than the plain colored version. The downside here is the smaller size and the lid, which was harder to thread and screw on correctly.

Pros

  • Fun designs

  • Easy to clean

  • Multiple drinking options

Cons

  • Smaller capacity

  • Some leakage

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Dr. Brown’s Milestones Cheers 360 Spoutless Training Cup

Dr. Brown’s Cheers 360 Spoutless Training Cup avoids some common pitfalls: the base material is translucent enough to view the amount of liquid inside, and the clear silicone lid and valve allow you to get a top-down view as well. Because it has no handles, and a 360-degree sipping area, it is most like drinking from an actual cup.

It’s also available in two sizes, 7 and 10 ounces, with the 7-ounce model featuring training handles. The colors are bright and the cup is dishwasher safe on the top rack. The technology is similar to the Munchkin 360 design, which means there are a minimal amount of pieces and no valves to clean.

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Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup

Munchkin’s Miracle 360 Trainer Cup is a popular option with parents and reviewers alike. It has a simple design of three easy-to-clean parts, and comes in a few varieties, including this stainless steel version that is insulated and vacuum sealed in order to keep drinks cool for 15 hours. The spoutless lid allows your kid to sip from any edge of the cup, and automatically seals when a child stops drinking to prevent spills.

The Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup has a 10-ounce capacity, and includes an on-the-go cup lid as well as a sipper lid, straw lid, and straw. That gives parents a few options for kids who may not be adjusted to drinking from a spoutless cup, helps teach several methods of drinking and means if one lid gets lost you still have a functional cup set.

The lids are interchangeable with other Munchkin cups as well, which may help when considering the cost of this cup set.

What You Should Know About Buying Transition Cups and Sippy Cups

When to Introduce Sippy Cups

Between the ages of 12 and 18 months, most children will be ready to be weaned off their traditional baby bottle. There are different types of sippy cups, but a good one will help them make that transition with as few leaks and spills as possible.

Are Sippy Cups Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

The benefits of introducing a sippy cup to your child tend to outweigh the risks, but prolonged use can lead to tooth damage if the drink inside is sugary and increases the risk of tooth decay. Sippy cups can also become a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned properly and often.

Lastly, constant sucking on the spout could be detrimental to the development of the teeth and jaws, which could lead to orthodontic problems down the line according to McIntosh Dental.

As long as the sippy cup is used properly (as a bottle transition) and for the correct amount of time, parents should be able to avoid these potential dental problems.

Are Sippy Cups Tough to Clean?

By nature, these products are difficult to clean, even those noted as top-rack dishwasher safe. They are small, so it’s hard to get a scrub brush inside, and they have child-sized spouts and straws that are nearly impossible to get clean in a dishwasher.

Even if you have one of those dishwasher baskets made specifically for bottles and sippy cups, it’s unlikely that your dishwasher will be able to get every part of the cup clean. Frequent or occasional hand scrubbing is nearly impossible to avoid.

All this being said, some of the products we tested did way better in the dishwasher than others.

What About Spoutless 360-degree Sippy Cups

Spoutless 360-degree cups are very popular and can be useful when you're trying to teach a child to drink from a real open cup. A child can learn how to tip a cup back, how to sip from the rim, and they learn that you can drink from—and liquid can come out of—any part of the cup instead of just a single spout.

But they tend to be among the leakiest cups; there isn't much keeping the liquid in. They’re a great option when a child is ready, but if you specifically want a leak-proof cup, one of the above models is probably a better pick.

What Are the Best Sippy Cup Spouts to Buy?

Babies and toddlers tend to choke and gag when they take a sip from a spout or straw that lets liquid flow faster than they are used to. For that reason, you want to ease them slowly from nipple to straw/spout to cup.

Some of the favorite sippy cups we’ve tested came packaged with several different spout and straw types to ensure its usefulness as the child grows. That also enabled us to use these cups with children of different ages, which is a big deal in households with multiple children, as such households are generally overflowing with kid items as it is.

How Durable Are Glass Sippy Cups?

One of our biggest surprises from the testing was that we could not get the glass sippy cup in our lineup to break. Despite repeatedly dropping and even throwing it against tile and concrete (because you know that’s the kind of thing real kids do) we couldn’t manage to crack it.

Manufacturers know that kids are going to be rough on these cups, so they are generally pretty well protected by the covers and sleeves that cover them. If you are worried about giving your child a BPA-free plastic cup to drink from, don’t be afraid to go for the glass or stainless steel.

Do Sippy Cup Covers and Lids Last?

If the cup comes with some sort of cover or lid, it can and will break or fall off. And once that happens, it will probably go missing until a year later when you find it hiding under the third-row bench seats of your Chrysler Town & Country (not that we would know anything about that).

But, in all seriousness, even on the models that tested perfectly otherwise, their lids snapped off almost without fail. You can’t rely on the lid to ensure your kid’s grape juice doesn’t come leaking out on the table and soak some important papers you left there (again, not speaking from first-hand experience at all).

If you want a sippy cup that isn’t going to create messes, the cup itself needs to be pretty much leakproof with or without a lid. Luckily, several that we recommend fit that description and don’t need lids at all.

How Long Will a Sippy Cup Last?

Nobody enjoys having a cabinet full of not-quite-usable dinnerware. Over time, you will misplace a straw, your teething toddler will bite a hole in the cup spout, a handle will break off, a lid will crack. And you will be left with a pile of completely useless plastic that you can’t bring yourself to throw out because one of these days you might find that missing piece.

Save yourself the headache, and look for sippy cups that have very few pieces and have smooth surfaces. A cup that doesn’t have a lot of complicated parts is not only easier to keep together—it’s also much easier to clean. And, of course, investing in a glass or stainless steel cup makes sense in the long run.

Those materials are certainly more expensive up front, but if you can find one that is simple to take apart and put together, it’s very likely that it will last you for many years, as it’s going to be much more durable than the standard plastic sippy cup.

Meet the testers

Sarah Kovac

Sarah Kovac

Editor, Accessibility

@sarahkovac

Sarah Kovac is an award-winning author and accessibility editor for Reviewed. Previously, she worked with a multitude of outlets such as Wirecutter, TIME, PCMag, Prevention, The Atlantic, Reviews.com, CNN, GOOD, Upworthy, Mom.me, and SheKnows.

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Amber Bouman

Amber Bouman

Editor, Product Roundups

Amber Bouman is Editor of Product Roundups at Reviewed. She has formerly written for Engadget, PC World, Maximum PC, the Wirecutter and Broke Ass Stuart.

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