Anyone with youngsters know just how vital sippy cups are at home and on the go; they just plain make sense…that is if you want to avoid sticky and saturated clothing, furniture, car-seats, and strollers. This is why I was so excited to try out a variety of new products from Evenflo, featuring an innovative sippy that brings a whole new spin to the sipping and toddling world! The new Sip & Seek cup is so much more than a mere vessel for hydration, it’s colorful, innovative, and oh so entertaining! From the second my son saw it, he was enthralled. Along with receiving the cups, Evenflo provided the opportunity to take a big family outing in which to try out the fun, featured cup! Before we left on our adventure, I lined up the new cup with our previously owned cups, so that my little guy could choose the one he wanted. This was his introduction to the Sip & Seek, and those poor generic cups didn’t stand a chance in the eyes of this two year old! The second he saw it he ran to the counter and jumped up and down for me to get it down for him. So began an entire day of excitement toward this revolutionary sippy.
White knuckles gripped the cup as we got him settled into the car and began our journey to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon. Noticing his favor toward the sippy, we didn’t even bother packing any extra toys to help pass time in the car. His giggles in the seat behind us expressed the joy in his discovery that it wasn’t just a really cool looking cup, but indeed an interactive toy! As he spun the outer cover (that actually doubles as an insulator, keeping the beverage cool) he noticed the aliens and spaceships appearing as if out of nowhere. The cute little faces on the silly creatures repeatedly surprised him as he carefully twisted and anticipated their appearance. Before he knew it, our hour long journey was over and we were ready to explore the fun and bright colors of the tulips, an outing inspired by the vibrant and multi-dimensional images on his new sippy!
Feeling pride for his new cup-toy, he of course opted for proudly carrying it along, displaying it to those around him. After more than an hour of walking beautiful tulip rows, checking out a giant hot air balloon, hay rides, and discovering the wonders of antique steam engine tractors, he finally allowed me to hold the beloved cup in order to participate in the carnival!
Pony rides, bounce houses and even a harnessed trampoline ride could not keep him from this cup, though. While wrapping up the last of the rides he requested to once again hold and drink from his “special” sippy. My husband and I noted how hydrated he must have been because of all the water he was drinking while playing with it; a nice alternative to constant attempts of getting him to drink something besides juice! We wrapped up our amazing day with locally made hotdogs and leisurely play time in a sand box.
While getting ready to head back home, he asked if he could again play with the cup while in the car. We had no qualms, and within ten minutes he was fast asleep…apparently it also replaces security blankets?
With so many great features in this cup, I made a list of our favorites:
-Practical & Durable
-Fits easily in cup holders
-Bright, eye catching colors
-Fun interactive pictures
-Very easy to clean (+ dishwasher safe!)
-Adjustable flow = they will never grow out of it!
-Keeps drinks cold
-Doubles as a toy!!!
Besides our lovely experience with the brilliant Sip & Seek, Judah was able to try out two other types of Evenflo sippies; all getting nothing but raves from Toddlerville (aka my house).
What could be more ingenious than a glow in the dark sippy? Do you realize what that means??? No more stumbling around in the dark looking for it in baby’s room…or the back of the car! It’s ingenious! This Triple-Flow-Glo cup is all around awesome, and has a myriad of perks…though as you can probably tell, I’m completely focused on its glowing skills! Naturally, we try and keep Judah’s bedroom as dark as possible (in attempts to get the most amount of sleep as possible), and the faint glow makes it simple to find in the dark for a quick sip when he gets a dry throat. This prevents him from waking up completely in a desperate attempt to find his water, and prevents us from having to get out of bed to go get him a glass of water. Aaaaah, sweet sleep!
He first sampled this cup on an outing to the Oregon Zoo, which ended up being a great place to see what it can do. As we entered some of the darker animal exhibits, the cup began to show off. No digging through the diaper bag in an endless attempt to find that ONE thing, or feeling all the nooks and crannies of the stroller to find it. I could tell he still hadn’t lost it (something I’m always paranoid about when he insists of holding it while we stroll) with a quick glance at the glow. Even in daylight, it’s easier to find than other sippy cups because of the florescent color! I will say this though, since my son has discovered this cup’s abilities, I’ve managed to lose HIM, twice…in the closet…which just so happens to be the darkest spot in the house. Oh, he also tried to share it with a giant lizard; luckily a wall of glass prevented that.
If you’re asking yourself, “what will they think of next?!” Then listen to this…a tilted cup that brings the drink to you baby’s mouth for them! Whaaa??? You heard that right! My son was stoked to try the Evenflo Tilty Triple-Flo sippy because it makes drinking a rather effortless task.
Besides the adjustable flow valve (that the other two cups have as well) this cup has a sharp upward slope, allowing the fluid to stay closer to the top. No more sharp neck angles to finish off that drink. It’s also a great starter cup for little ones adjusting from a bottle. Two easy grip handles and a wide base make this cup not only easy to handle, but difficult to tip over. Did I mention, that it’s SUPER simple to drink from? I only wish it was around when Judah was a baby because he had a difficult time transitioning. You may call it lazy, but I call it CONVENIENT! We tried this one out on a train ride, and at the Portland Children’s Museum…and at Chick-Fil-A. Hey, why not?
I’m happy to see affordable sippy cups that offer something different, and stand out above the rest. Well done Evenflo…and thank you for knowing what parents could use in a sippy cup!