Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Home Made Sippy Cup

This idea isn't original. You can find tutorials all over the internet of how to make your own. Although, really the idea is pretty simple. Take a pint jar (or whatever size works for you), take a lid, drill a hole in the lid, and insert straw. 

I am fed up with the store bought sippy cups. In the last, ten months months we have bought five sippies. Within no time they become gross. Chewed on, moldy, slimy and worn. Honestly, I don't feel they live up to their price for the use you get out of them. I try soaking, keeping the store bought cups refrigerated to keep down the mold, I scrub and scrub them, and just end up worn out by them. Store bought sippies are a waste of my money. 

Now I can have a clean lid and jar in no time. The mason jars are durable and my mother gave me 200 straws (I am not totally in love with the disposable nature of the straws if you have ideas let me know!). Gary was able to drill a hole that the straws tightly fit into helping to cut down on leaking. Actually this cup hasn't leaked once in the last two days of testing it, where his "leak proof" sippy from the store leaks anytime it isn't upright. Wade feels like a big boy and I am over trying to clean stupid plastic cups. Best of all this cost me nothing! Everyone is happy! 

Not like that silly. Don't mind the bed head...

Mom how does this work? Look! No leaking!

Big boy!

 P.S. We only put watered down juice in his cup. Never full strength because of how sugary it is. Plus, I only buy preservative, high fructose corn syrup free juice. He gets juice twice a day and water and milk (how I WISH it was raw milk) the rest of the day.


  1. This is a great idea for big people also!!!!!!! Thanks for the idea! Like a lot!!!!!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower Farm

  2. Thank you Linda!

    I have seen it for big people as well and I have thought about it once or twice after Wade spilled my ENTER quart jar filled with water all over the couch! Oh well. :)


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