No Leak Sippy Cup

Updated on August 31, 2009
J.O. asks from San Francisco, CA
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My 2 yr. old has to sleep with water next to her. She's still in a crib, so the cup is in it with her. Lately, most of the cups I've tried leak in the middle of the night and wet spots wake her up, and have even made her sick. Does anyone have any good recommendations for sippy cups that don't leak, even when its on its side?

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answers from San Francisco on

Hi J.,
We use the Kleen Kanteen sippy cup, too. It doesn't spill and is not plastic!


answers from Fresno on

We love the Playtex sippy cups (especially the ones that look sort of like a coffee cup on the top - no spout, just a rim with a hole in it - better for their teeth!). They have a no-leak valve that is truly no-leak.

Now that our girls are a little older, they take the Nalgene kids' water bottles with them to school, and those things don't leak at all - upside down in backpacks, falling all over the place - not a single leak. We bought ours at REI.



answers from Bakersfield on

Hi J.-
My nephew had the same sippy cup issue. He ended up just pouring the water everywhere because he liked to chew on the bottom of hte cup. So when we were out at Target, I saw these cups that had "no leak" straws on them. I did not know if a 10 month old would really use a rubber straw, but he did. AND when he turns it upside down, no leaks. They are skinny and ribbed in the middle and come in colors like orange and purple, blue and green, etc. THey are some generic target brand or something and cost about $3 and change each. Other than that, the only ones I have seen that don't leak are a little more costly as far as the sippy cup goes and they are found randomly at Babies R Us.
Hope this helps
-E. M



answers from Sacramento on

My 2 year old likes to go to bed with a cup of water as well. I've had good luck with the Avent. You can get toddler spouts for them which are made of harder plastic. We just replaced the normal spouts with that and have not had any problems. Just make sure you put the lid on tight.



answers from San Francisco on


We have had good luck with Platex sippy cups-- they come in a two pack and they sell them at walmart, target etc. Good luck!



answers from San Francisco on

My two year old HAS to sleep with her water, too. We put her in her crib with a Klean Kanteen water bottle... not really a sippy cup but it has the sippy kind of top so she has to suck on it to get the water and it does not leak. Also... no yicky plastics! I highly recommend it!!



answers from San Francisco on

Hi J.,

The only thing that I've found that does not leak for my 2 year old son is the Nalgene water bottles. Everything else seems to leak for me. I got them at Sports Basement. (Located in SF, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale) Not sure where else you may find them. Good luck.




answers from San Francisco on

Strange as it sounds we have doctor's orders to send our toddler to bed with formula because she is so underweight. We have found that NEW Avent cups work well but because of the soft top eventually they crack from toddler teeth on them. We have been using Gerber Munchkin cups now and have only had small leaks when she takes a sip and doesn't drink everything she sucks up into the spout. We have considered trying to attach a little cup holder to her bed but don't know if she would sctually use it. We were thinking one from an automotive store or one designed for a stroller.

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