Is your child drinking from a moldy sippy cup? Check out our inexpensive, non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative

moldy sippy cup alternative

Last updated: January 31, 2018

You may have seen recently in the news some concern about sippy cups developing mold in places where you didn’t even know you should be cleaning. This was only discovered after children were continuously getting sick – yuck. (You can read the full article here.) We’ve been researching sippy cups long before the shocking mold news story. Although we typically love glass and stainless steel as go-to BPA-free options, they tend to be pricey and not always practical. Our solution for the best non-toxic sippy cup is the sippy cup.

Why we love:

  • Not only BPA-free, but also free of phthalates and PVC (which are commonly found in other sippy cup material).
  • Designed in Australia; 2015 winner of Australian Small Business Exporter; 2015 Green Scene Mom Award.
  • Innovative weighted straw; encourages independence with easy-grip handles and simple flip-top lid.
  • Does not contain any parts that need to be pried open to clean.

As with any food or drink container, wash with soap on a regular basis. And if you don’t already have a straw cleaner at home, we highly recommend the combo sippy cup and straw set here. The best deal for the sippy cup can be found at Amazon now for under $12. It’s a little pricier than ordinary sippy cups, but also a bit less than stainless or glass which typically range from $15-$25. We think the few extra dollars is worth your peace of mind.

Do you have any other sippy cup recommendations? Please let us know in the comments section below.