The Safe Sippy 2, 2-in-1 Sippy to Straw Bottle from Kid Basix Product Review

 

Manufacturer: Kid Basix, LLC
Recommended Age: 6 months and up
Retail Price: $14.99
On the Web: www.kid-basix.com
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The Safe Sippy 2, 2-in-1 Sippy to Straw Bottle from Kid Basix Product Review



The Safe Sippy 2 is the world’s first and only 2-in-1 sippy to straw bottle, made from clean, non-leaching, stainless steel. The cup is tested free of BPA, phthalates and other harmful chemicals. The Safe Sippy 2 is equipped with a no spill valve, straw and straw adaptor, a travel plug, dust cap, removable handles and a colorful line of TPR grip to insulate the cup when it is full of cold liquid. The straw shaped spout is also designed in accordance with the suggestions of speech and development specialists who believe that wide, flat spouts emulate thumb sucking. The Safe Sippy 2 is dishwasher safe.


OK people – let’s get one thing straight here. There are some items that you are going to use with your children that are going to take a little work on your end. Unless you have a maid, and a nanny, and a housekeeper, and a car cleaner, and a stroller cleaner, and someone to do the laundry, and handle every little responsibility that comes with being a parent – you are actually going to have to put some work in. There – we said it. Now…do we think the Safe Sippy 2 is easy to use? Actually yes we do!

Bottom line, sippy cups are messy, drippy, sometimes smelly items that need to be cared for extremely well or you are going to have bacteria, germs, smells and the like. So if you accept the fact that you are going to have to put the work into cleaning your child’s sippy cup then the Safe Sippy 2 does not disappoint (more on that in Durability).

Equipped with multiple options and multiple features, our team was definitely impressed with the way that they all interacted and were completely usable. Choose the standard Safe Sippy 2 design for your youngest – they’ll appreciate the handles and the standard sippy valve. Replace the sippy valve with the straw and adaptor, remove the handles, and you are bringing the Safe Sippy 2 up to snuff for older kids. The travel plug is easy to put in and out. And the dust cover keeps dust out. Editor’s Note: Listen up Moms and Dads, it is called a “Dust Cover” meaning it keeps dust out. It has holes in it to make sure moisture doesn’t get trapped, building up mold. Yes, if liquid gets in there it may leak out through the holes…that is the point!

Plus – the kids that we had testing the Safe Sippy 2 did not have any trouble drinking from it. Multiple kids – multiple ages…no problems.

Sippy cups get dropped. Sippy cups get thrown. Sippy cups get chewed on. And sippy cups need lots and lots of cleaning. Constructed with a sturdy food-grade stainless steel, the Safe Sippy 2 is built to last. That doesn’t mean it may not get dirty, may not get a bit dented once in a while…it just means it isn’t going to fall apart.

Cleaning seems to be a big point of contention and our team has seen lots of food and drink items in the past so we do consider ourselves experts. Bottom line – you are going to have to clean this well. Take the rubbery-cover off, wash with a hot water and soap and a bottle brush, you’ll also want to wash with a straw brush (tiny, spiny little brush), and then let it all dry well. You can put the bottle in the dishwasher, although we are always big fans of hand washing. Handle your cleaning business and your bottle should last.

Super sensational style! The Safe Sippy 2 comes in a variety of fun, bright, cool colors perfect to catch the eye of your little one, or their oh-so-stylish Mom or Dad!

Dust cover, handles, sippy mode, straw mode, dishwasher safe, thermo-plastic-rubber sleeve (insulator), BPA free, phthalate free, non-leaching, antimicrobial, travel plug – Safe Sippy 2 packs it all in – your children get all the benefits!

Pricing got us again! With a suggested retail price of $14.99 some of the parents on our review team just couldn’t see themselves coughing up the cash. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t a quality drinking option that packs in all of the benefits they would want…it just meant that their little ones lose and drop things…things like bottles and cups…and they wouldn’t want to lose a $15 bottle. There are less expensive options out there – but none that pack in this functionality. Remember, sometimes you get what you pay for!

Well…we have seen other sippy cups…and the Safe Sippy 2 is the second generation of the original Safe Sippy, so it would be hard to call it 100% original. The Safe Sippy 2 does pack in that functionality and all of those features, so it is certainly more original than a standard sippy cup, but it isn’t a brand new concept…just a step forward on a good one!

Wowwee – and you thought picking a child’s sippy-cup would be an easy proposition! There are a lot of very picky Moms, Dads and Grandmas out there (for the record, the Grandpas usually stay out of the nitpicking!). Sippy cups are a hot topic – but we are happy to say this one more than passes our test! The Safe Sippy is easy to use and it is durable. The look is fantastic and it has all of the important healthy features our doctors are recommending. The price is about $5 more than many of our parents wanted to spend, but the team did admit you really do get what you pay for here. And of course, the Safe Sippy 2 has a fantastic look that is sure to please your little one. Mom, Dad – pay attention – proper cleaning and proper reassembly is required, and kids are going to get a bit dribbly with any drinking option – but if you can handle that you won’t find a better sippy cup on the market!