Sippy Cup Problem-leaking?

Updated on November 23, 2010
L.F. asks from Highland Park, NJ
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My son, is eight months old and has been ussing the sippy cup for about a month now. it took him a few days but eventually starting getting liquid out of the cup. Now it leaks all over him. Its like he is getting to much. After he drinks from it his whole shirt and chest are soaked. Is it the cup or the way he is drinking from it? He is using the Nuby cup now. Is there another cup I should try? Please help

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answers from Stockton on

I prefer the Gerber cups - they are the only ones that I have found that don't leak. The NUBY ones are HORRIBLE!! I threw them away!!

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answers from Chicago on

The Playtex cups with valves are FANTASTIC and rarely leak, even after a few years.

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answers from Chicago on

I asked this question too. The soft silicon tops do seem to leak.

Get some Platex cups. They are great and don't leak.

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answers from Cincinnati on

After a number of different cups, I despised them all, and went straight to a straw cup. Both of my kids did very well with them, and the playtex, pop up straw kind don't leak. You will not find a sippy that doesn't leak, sorry.



answers from Minneapolis on

I also started my son on a Nuby cup. It was a bad idea because it leaked and he chewed the spout off of it. I have found that the take and toss cups (sold at walmart in the baby aisle in 5 packs with multi colors) work the best. I dont toss them out either. I have ran mine through the dishwasher plenty of times and they still hold up.



answers from Harrisburg on

It might be the cup it's self. It took my fiance and I a while before we found a sippy cup the didn't leak. The Gerber Graduates work the best, from what I've noticed.


answers from Denver on

We love the Munchkin sippies, best part is no valves to keep track of & interchangeable lids.



answers from Columbus on

My little dd has found a way to beat any and every sippy cup we have got her. If it won't actually 'leak' for her, she will suck out the liquid and spit it out. Sigh. At the moment, we are working with her on that. So, we only let her have water in her sippy cups at this point and she drinks milk out of regular cups through straws which I control.
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answers from New York on

I always used the Tupperware sippy cups the ones that you buy the cups and lids separately, I think they come in 4 packs. If you don't want to spend that much then you can get the ones that are at Wal-Mart, they are identical and much cheaper; I bought those for the daycare kids I took care of. Let me know if you need the name of both, I am always at Wal-Mart and know someone who sells Tupperware as well.



answers from Chicago on

I went through so many brands, but I finally settled on Playtex. They don't leak, and all of their cups and lids are interchangable, which is my favorite part about them! I got more expensive cups and can just use the lid that they like the best, and if I want to change lids or need more, I can buy the least expensive cups.



answers from Chicago on

I had the same thing happen with the Nuby cup. It is great for catching on to using a cup but it leaked everywhere. I love the Playtex cups--though I had one that leaked like crazy if it was put down. I think the valve was cut wrong. I also bought these cups at target--I think they were Munchkin brand. They have a small hole at the back and a slighly larger one at the sippy part. These have not leaked at all. I also love the Gerber cups but my Target does not sell them in the store.

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