The other day we were enjoying the sun outside in our front yard. Rudy, our 16 month old, just loves being outside and would probably live out there if he could. We brought out Popsicles, Doritos, and Kool-aid to top off our fun kicking the soccer ball and looking for cloud shapes in the sky.
I had a tall glass of iced tea and it was all of a sudden disappearing by a sneaky baby who, by my to surprise, was drinking from the straw. WOW! I had no idea he knew how to drink from a straw already. That’s wonderful because maybe he’ll finally give up his bottle of milk he “needs” before sleepy time.
That inspired us to travel to my favorite place in the whole wide world, a place where the bulls eye is red and it makes all us Momma’s smile just by going there to browse the scrapbook aisle with our Starbucks in hand…yes.. Target. I wanted to buy the Straw Sippy cups that I’ve seen. Rudy will LOVE them, I thought. We picked out a package, Nuby Sports Sipper. I thought well it says: No-Spill, No valves, no mess! This must be a magic sipper. I must buy it; I must buy it now!
We get home I wash it out and gladly give my big boy a tall refreshing sippy cup full of Apple Juice. To my surprise, after a few minutes he was screaming, bloodshot in madness, and throwing the sippy cup at my feet in anger. He couldn’t get anything out! He sucked and sucked and sucked and nothing. I tried to maneuver the silicone straw thinking it was on there wrong. I tried sipping myself and NOTHING. It is impossible to drink from these things unless you position your tongue just right on this crazy straw. I was soooo mad that we spent money on these things and wouldn’t be able to use them. I even tried to get my 4 year old daughter to try to no avail.
Concept: Wonderful and innovative
Functionality: HORRIBLE! You can’t drink from this cup!
Price: Reasonable if it worked.
Kids: Do not Approve
Momma: Does not approve!
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