Ok guys, so, very seldom I come across a product that is so great that I could shout about it from the rooftops. But I have found one, and it is the Munchkin 360 Degree Training Cup. My daughter has been having an impossible time trying to transition to big kid cups from her sippy and straw cups. Every time she tries to bring it to her mouth, the bottom of the cup would be below her chin and whoosh, she’d be drenched. There have been countless outfit changes, countless towels soaking up spills, and countless occasions of a very frustrated toddler. So I started wondering if there was such a thing as a training cup. After a quick google search, I found that there are a few different ones on the market. I bought the Munchkin one because it looked easy to clean and easy to use.
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One of the best things about this cup is the 360° function. I love that Cog can drink from all sides without any trouble. Basically, whenever her lips press down on one of the silicone edges it makes a small opening that allows the liquid to pass into her mouth. The design is dentist recommended too! Sippy cups seem to be getting some flack in the dentist community because of the spouts getting sugars get behind the teeth, but the spoutless design of this cup allows the fluid to flow into the mouth naturally.
I love that it is virtually spill proof. I say ‘virtually’ because let’s face it, with kids, where there’s a will, there’s a way. The only way Cog has been able to make it spill is either by throwing it on the floor or by pressing on the sides while holding it sideways or upside-down. But if she decides she’s done with her drink and lays it down on the floor, it won’t spill. If she knocks it over it won’t spill (unless dropped from a hight). And if she shakes it, it won’t spill. Honestly, this thing is teaching her how to behave with a cup without all the mess.
This cup is super easy to clean. It has 3 pieces: the cup, and two pieces which make up the valve. It’s top rack dishwasher safe, and since none of the pieces are too tiny you don’t have to worry about them getting lost. What’s great is that after your kid has mastered the training cup, you can just take off the valve, and let it function as a regular cup.