I received this cute MAM cup as a gift. I used it when my boy started self-feeding at about 18 months old. For such a cute-looking and good quality cup by an established brand, I’m sad to say that I don’t like this sippy cup!
First, I didn’t like the 3 detachable parts, which meant that I had to put 3 pieces together each time I prepared a drink.
Also, the valve that makes this cup non-spill turned yellow and grubby after a while even after frequent washings and soakings.
What peeved me the most is that the detachable parts don’t screw on effortlessly. After the first wash, I had to position the double-grip ring and the sipper top carefully before I could tighten it. It took me a few times before I could twist it tight.
The boy *liked* the cup and happily gripped both handles.
However, imagine our surprise when water starts dripping out between these parts the first time he sips it!
He offered it back to me and I had a few teeth-gritting moments un-screwing the top and re-fastening it. For a busy Mum who’s preparing dinner with a toddler intent on tossing his dinner at you or everywhere, I definitely felt like tossing the sippy cup too 🙂
I gave it back to him and he tried to sip. Nothing happened. He tried a few times and history repeated itself, he pushed it aside. I decided to try it myself and found that it’s quite hard to sip the water out of the cup.
Boy…if a grown woman had to sip hard to get a drink of water, can you imagine an impatient toddler being patient enough to do so? Definitely not a sippy cup to use if you want to encourage your child to drink water…
I started using the sippy cup to wean him off the bottle but if he finds it easier to drink from his bottle, he’s not going for the sippy no matter how cute or novel it is!
Lastly, the MAM Small and Smart Cup is made of polycarbonate plastic, which I don’t think it’s BPA-free. I would have preferred it to be of polypropolene (PP) which is much more lasting and durable.
I see this cup being sold at many places thus I was surprised at its poor performance. Any Mums out there who experienced otherwise?