The only thing that I hate more than cleaning bottles is cleaning sippy cups.  I understand that they are sort of a necessary evil with little kids while learning how to drink from regular cups.  They are even more important while on the go. 

These things have more pieces and parts than your average jigsaw puzzle.  Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but that is sure how it feels at the end of the day when I have finished cleaning them and are attempting to put them all back together.  To make matters worse, each child seems to like a different style of cup.  But you don’t know which one they will like, so you end up buying 50 different cups just to find the ONE. 

Let’s not even think about the fact that cups range from a dollar to nearly eight dollars apiece.  Once you find the ONE that your kids like, then you have to buy at least three so you don’t spend all your time cleaning them.  My only advice is to talk to your other mommy friends to see which kind their kids use.  Ask to borrow one of the sacred cups for a day or so to see if your child can use it.  This will save you from having to purchase every style of cup in the store just so they can sit in your cupboards collecting dust.  You can also see if your mom friends have cups that their kids didn’t like, so you can try them on your child too. 

Also, don’t forget to save all your sippy cup fails so you can share with your friends.  Once you have found the ONE, you can move on to figuring out how to clean all those parts.  But that’s another topic. 

-Stephanie Wright

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