Starting at the new year, we will no longer be able to send regular bottles to daycare with my son. Once he moves up to the 12-18 month classroom, all milk, water, or juice has to be sent in a sippy cup. This started a mass search to find a sippy cup. As you might know, there are so many different options – so which one is the best? After doing research, looking up forums, and asking other moms, I settled with the Munchkin Miracle 360 cup.
Is this cup the BEST sippy cup out there? Probably not. But it has great reviews, especially for the price. Every single cup is going to have pluses and minuses to it, so here is my full review of this cup.
The Munchkin 360 cup comes in two different models. We have the Miracle 360 Trainer Cup which is a 7 oz cup with handles. It also comes in a sippy cup model which is 10 oz and does not have handles. The Trainer cup is recommended for babies who are 6-12 months old because it has a slower flow and handles allow for a better grip. The sippy cup is recommended for babies who are 12 months and older.
Miracle 360 Trainer Cup
Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
This cup is spill proof and allows baby to drink from any side of the cup. You just tilt the cup and suck on the valve. This is great for teaching your child how to drink from the lip of a cup when they are ready to switch to a regular cup. The cup seals when you stop sucking from the lip to prevent spills, and it also allows for babies or toddler to completely tip the cup upside down. It is super easy to clean since it only has two parts (the lid and the cup) and it is top rack dishwasher safe.
The only real downsides I have seen is that the cup isn’t always leakproof. I have noticed when the cup falls to the ground it can spill. Also, I’ve had one encounter where the cup leaked while it was in my diaper bag. I’m not sure if I misthreaded the lid, or if something was pressing up against the valve. To help prevent the second part (leaking in the bag), I purchased lids to go over the top of the cup.
The lids are very inexpensive and work perfectly to prevent spill in your purse or bag. I also love that they keep the cup a little more sanitary and don’t allow for the random contents of my purse to rub against the cup lid.
Some other negatives to the cup is that it does not come with measurement lines so you can tell how full it is. If I’m trying to determine the exact amount of water or milk he is getting, I just fill up a bottle and transfer into the cup. Also, in the beginning I had to fill the cup pretty full so my son was able to tip it enough and get water out. When the cup is close to empty, it can be hard for them to tip it high enough.
This is a great cup and seems fairly easy for babies and toddler to figure out. It does come with a slight learning curve, but we were able to figure it out pretty easily. I love that he can leave it tipped over on the floor and I don’t have to worry about my carpet getting soaked.
Check it out on Amazon:
360 Trainer Cup
360 Sippy Cup
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