What I like to define as the bane of our existence.
Seriously, finding a good sippy cup is hard to come by. Ashlynn never really took a bottle. She did as a newborn, but once we discovered her dairy intolerance, and my stored milk supply became useless, she just ate from the source until she weaned.
We introduced a sippy with water around 6 months of age. More for her to play and learn, than to actually hydrate. However, since she wasn't using a bottle, she never learned to tip the sippy to drink.
Around 9 months of age, I introduced a straw cup. And she got it! However, even though I really liked our straw cup, it never leaked and was easy for her use, it did have it's drawbacks. As she got older the awkward shape made it impossible for her to hold one handed and for me to wash, and the smaller volume made it annoying to constantly refill. So I started trying others. LOTS OF OTHERS.
To sum them up let's just say, too many parts. Too many leaks.
The gripper and insulated versions with the hard spout lids being our favorite, mainly because their lids' air spout and drink spout don't allow for tiny fingers to get jammed in there.
Which in turn, let leaks happen. Penny loves the dribbles of milk all over the floor and carpet, but mom and dad do not. Luckily the lids are interchangeable, so we can use the lids from the other styles on these cups.
Of course, we hope to start "cup training" soon, but at least we will be well prepared for this battle when Kenley is ready. And until we master the cup (which I have a felling will take forever), these cups will keep my floor and purse dry, and sanity intact when opening the cup cabinet.