Best Buy: Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup
With Rushdi we went through so many damn sippy cups and while every single one of them claimed to be spill-proof, there seemed to be nothing that was Rushdi-proof. So when it was Daariya’s time to be introduced to solids and water, I did not want a repeat of having my Tupperware cupboard spilling over with unused sippy cups.
Like with the baby carrier we ended up choosing, I researched the heck out of sippy cups. We did baby-led weaning with Daariya and the recommendation that came up a lot in the BLW groups I was in was the Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup. So after trawling through many reviews and opinions we decided to give it a try.
What We Thought About The Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup
I have very little criteria for a sippy cup, because it’s not rocket science, it’s just a cup. It doesn’t need to perform miracles despite the name of this one. And aside from being BPA free it just needs to:
- Not spill all over my child when she drinks from it.
- Be made of good quality material that is not going to crack when she drops it from her high chair (this happens fairly often, let me tell you).
- Be easy to clean.
Now here’s the thing, when you tip this cup upside down, like every child on this planet does, it doesn’t leak. Some liquid might get out of you shake it vigorously but honestly, how is anyone supposed to fight gravity?
She has thrown this damn cup around so many times and so far it’s surviving. It’s quite hardy.
I like that it comes in a variety of colours and really nice designs and also that you could choose between two sizes, with and without handles. We went with the smaller one with handles for Daariya when she was just starting to navigate drinking but we’ve upgraded to the larger size without handles now that she’s almost two and is quite an ace at drinking by herself.
It’s a nice stepping stone to drinking from an actual cup because she is pretty competent at holding a normal plastic cup and not pouring it all over herself while drinking from it.
I also like that it’s so easy to take apart and clean. But here’s the thing, don’t be lazy like me and forget about the milk in there from the night before. Try to clean the thing out asap because I found that when mould did get on to the silicone drinking parts it was impossible to get off, so a perfectly good cup had to be chucked away.
A Bonus Cup
When I bought Daariya’s second Miracle 360 Cup, I also bought a Click Lock Flip Straw Bottle. I didn’t do very much research on this one but I didn’t want to get a weighted straw cup because I wanted her to learn that not all straw bottles would work if they were lifted up.
This one is a bit tricky to reassemble but once you know what to do it’s fine. We use the straw bottle for water and juice (don’t stress, it’s watered down) and then we use the 360 Cup for milk, rooibos tea and Milo.
The Munchkin cups are available nationwide most likely at all the places you get your baby stuff like Baby City but I bought them on Takealot for:
Miracle 360 Cup – R109
Click Lock Flip Straw Bottle – R69
Everything in the Best Buy category are products I bought myself and was not sent for review purposes.