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Best Sippy Cups: Organized Review With Links

Best Sippy Cups

Finding the best sippy cup can be quite the task. I am NOT proud to admit that I bought lots of types only to discover that my toddler preferred the ones listed below. With this quick summary, you should be on  your way to finding the best sippy cup so you do not have to waste MONEY on items that are not child friendly. Note: This post has affiliate links for easy shopping.

1. Munchin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup, Green/Blue, 7 Ounce, 2

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup, Pink/Green, 7 Ounce, 2

  • Pros
    • Easy to clean and assemble
    • Easy for the child to use
    • Fits most cup holders
    • Does not spill when child is drinking from it
  • Con
    • If your child throws the sippy cup against a hard floor, it can spill a bit

*Best sippy cup if child does NOT throw the sippy cup on the floor often, easiest to use. *This is our personal favorite.

2. Hard Spout Gerber Graduates by Nun

Gerber Graduates 10 Ounce Fun Grips Hard Spout Sippy Cup, 4 Count, Pink/Purple

  • **Best sippy cup for age 12 month+ if child is throwing sippy cup, as it doesn’t spill.

3. OXO Tot Transition Straw Cup

OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup with Removable Handles, Pink, 6 Ounce (2 Pack)

OXO TOT Transitions Straw Cup with Removable Handles, Teal, 6 Ounce (2 Pack)

  • Pros
    • Easy for the chid to use
    • Leak proof with drinking from and if dropped
    • Has a cover to shield the straw
  • Con
    • Though easy to clean and assemble, it does takes longer than other sippy cups as it has more parts

Hope this article helped narrow down the shelves and rows of sippy cups to pick you favorite! Overall we love the first two the most, but the third is also great for kids who prefer straws! I prefer

❤ Hope, nonstopmomlife.com

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Don’t Blink: The parental advice you always hear

Seriously parents out there, it does make sense why people say that.

Don’t Blink.

The children do grow up so quick. I’m tearing up as I write this. It’s such a precious and beautiful experience to see a child look into your eyes,  smile so big, and look for assurance, approval, comfort, safety, and love. I feel myself so full of love and purpose. Every dang day.

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Don’t Blink.

One night after everyone is asleep, I’m reflecting on the last year. A whirlwind of changes. Life after a baby is so different. I no longer care if Friday night is now relaxed movie night after baby is asleep. Much different from the life out around town, late nights, and sleeping in.

Those little fingers and toes. That contagious baby laugh. The baby words that just melt you. I wouldn’t change it.

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Don’t Blink.

I’m trying not to but shoot,

I blinked.

It was between the cozy newborn cuddles and the first walk around the neighborhood and the first times trying a food. The first words. The first everythings. The hard long nights. And the first sleeping-through-the-night MAGIC that also happened.  The first time leaving the baby with a family member or babysitter for a date night but just wanting to leave early to see baby again. We tried not to blink but we couldn’t help it.

And it’s okay, mama. We all blinked.

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They did too.

And they want to play outside and go on adventures and explore the world. Make a mess and have a blast.

Together with us.

While the baby is small we will be hugging them tight or if they are big, we will still be hugging them tight everyday. Mindful of each day, the rollercoaster that it can be. We recognize being along for the ride with our eyes open is the best way.

So, there might be an occasional blink in this don’t blink world.

Hey, no one likes dry eyes. : )

❤ Hope

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Momshaming NEEDS to stop

Momshaming NEEDS to stop

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CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE WAS FEEDING HER DAUGHTER THAT? CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE TOOK HER BABY OUT SHOPPING IN PAJAMAS? CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY LET HIM WATCH THE PHONE? CAN YOU CAN YOU CAN YOU CAN YOU…

Everyone parents differently.

Some are no electronics and some are electronics and TV from early on. Some children have been only in cloth diapers and some wear whatever diapers are available. Breast or bottlefed. To self soothe or rocked to sleep. The lists of differences go on and on.

You might ask, HEY SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

Here’s the beautiful thing about this all …

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These kids will be friends and will still play on the playground together and still do art in class together and still be children together. They might not know their parents had such different ways to raise them. Each of them will still have strengths and weakness. Each of them will still have good and bad days, just like we all have. So did it matter if baby boy never nursed because his mom chose not to and only slept after being rocked to sleep? NO. Or that his friend was nursed 2-3 years? NO. Both mamas love their baby and made choices for a reason.

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I AM JUST SICK OF PEOPLE BEING NASTY TO ONE ANOTHER. I CAN’T HANDLE IT. LET’S CHANGE THE CULTURE AND COME TOGETHER.

 

I feel like the scene from Mean Girls right about now. When Tina Fey’s character says “Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George”. Everyone raises their hand. I feel like as mothers we can of course share our opinions and experience with others but let’s be open and nice about it, not victimize mothers who are trying to find their way. BECAUSE for some things THERE IS NO RIGHT ANSWER and DIFFERENT THINGS WORK FOR DIFFERENT MAMAS and BABIES.

Motherhood is HARD enough, lets stick together and empower each other, not tear each other down.

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❤ Hope

Nonstopmomlife

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