Finding the perfect sippy cup for a baby learning to drink on their own or a toddler weaning from a bottle can be a task. Trying to enhance my strawberry milk-loving toddler’s drinking experiences, I was on a quest for the perfect sippy cup. Something that helped her to learn to sip from a straw and wouldn’t damage her teeth. My mom, who was my daughter’s caregiver during the day while I worked, suggested the Lollaland Lollacup – a product she saw while watching her favorite show SharkTank.
What is the Lollaland Lollacup Sippy Cup
The Lollaland Lollacup is specially designed with a narrow, weighted straw making it easier for small children to sip their favorite beverage at any angle. The cup has removable handles or “wings” that allow children to easily grip and hold the cup. It’s also easy to clean since there are no small parts or valves. Included with the purchase of the Lollacup, is a small cleaning brush that sort of reminds me of a small mascara wand with a flexible handle.
The Lollacup contains no BPA, phthalates, lead, PVC, nitrosamines, melamine, or biologically toxic chemicals. All parts are manufactured, assembled, and packaged in the USA.
Toddler Tested Lollacup
After looking up reviews and posting the cup on Instagram– just so I can get some feedback in real-time- I purchased the Lollaland Lollacup. I even let mini-me choose the color of the Lollacup she wanted. She chose black. Plus, she even seemed a little excited.
The Lollacup arrived a few days later, and guess what? She hated it! When I came home from work my mom said “Girl, she took that cup apart. She wouldn’t even drink from it.” I tried giving her milk in the Lollacup several times after, and she still refused to drink from it. Maybe it was the texture of the straw? I don’t even know. Have you tried getting an explanation from a then 2 ½-year-old?
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After a few days, the cup and its accessories – the weighted straw, the cute little bird head cap, and the removable handle “wings” – became toys. Play-doh (her favorite thing in the world at this moment), along with modeling clay were stuffed in every orifice of that LollaLand Lollacup.
Sometimes Sticking to What Works is Best
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea behind the cup, but it just did not work for mini-me. I believe the narrow straw is what turned her off; she wasn’t able to get as much milk as she’s used to getting from her regular sippy cup. Not even one month after purchasing the Lollaland Lollacup, I wound up purchasing The First Years Spill-Proof Cups, Take and Toss.
The First Years Spill-Proof Cups, Take and Toss are the cups I was using previously, and what’s best is the price. You get eight 10 oz cups for $7.99 (or less) while the Lollaland Lollacup cost me $14.57 for ONE cup! Plus, these cups are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and comes with a spill-proof cover for when you’re traveling.
I think that the Lollaland Lollacup is a great cup for children who are just learning to drink out of straws and sippy cups, as well as learning to hold a cup on his/her own. The Lollacup is available in a variety of colors: Black, Red, Green, Orange, Pink, and Blue.