We Don’t Have to Wear Raincoats at Mealtime with Tommee Tippee Explora!

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I doubt I’m alone in one of my most recent parenting challenges — the sippy cup! I never imagined that it would be so difficult to find sippy cups that didn’t just let my dear son pour his milk and water all over the floor at every single meal and snack. So many sippy cups claim to be spill-proof but I quickly learned that my definitely of spill-proof isn’t the same as some sippy cup makers. I was lucky enough to have discovered one brand of cups that worked well for us, but I was still on a quest. Recently I discovered a second brand that has proven to be able to stand up to my 16-month old whirlwind!

We Don’t Have to Wear Raincoats at Mealtime with Tommee Tippee Explora Li’l Sippees cups!

Tommee Tippee Explora sippy cups

The Tommee Tippee Explora Li’l Sippees Spill-Proof Sipper Cups are designed for leak proof, bite free sipping. The cups come in a variety of colors, including the red and blue set we received. I love the bright primary colors and prefer them to many of the cups that come with dinosaur or car prints for boys. All of the Li’l Sippees cups and Closer to Nature bottles have interchangeable lids and handles. We used Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles when W was young so I like this feature a lot.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature

The first thing I did after opening the sippy cups is put them through the test that has become the one that quickly lets me know if a cup will work for us or not. It’s not very complicated at all, but quickly lets me know if I will be cleaning up puddles anytime W uses the cup. I filled one with water, turned it upside down, and shook it. No leaks!

Tommee Tippee Explora Li’l Sippees cups passed the upside down shake test without any leaks!

Tommee Tippee Explora Li'l Sippers sippy cups

I knew that the cups would probably work well for us after that test, but I did have to let W try the cups. Some sippy cups require the child to bite on the spout to get a drink and he hasn’t quite mastered the ability to do that. I did drink from the cup and didn’t have to bite on the spout so I hoped he would be able to drink from it with ease and he did! W had no trouble drinking from the Tommee Tippee cups and we haven’t had any leaks when he’s using them!

Formula Mom Favorite Features

  • Soft spout — I know some teething toddlers just chew these spouts up but W prefers them.
  • One-piece spout and valve so there are no pieces to get lost while cleaning
  • Leak-proof!
  • Dishwasher safe and microwave safe

You can purchase Tommee Tippee products at Babies ‘R Us and Target. The Tommee Tippee Explora Li’l Sippees cups are available in a variety of color combinations that are great for both boys and girls. They retail for around $7.99 for a 2 pack. To learn more about the entire line of Tommee Tippee products, visit the Tommee Tippee website. You can also check out Tommee Tippee North America on Facebook or follow on Twitter @TommeeTippee_NA!

What is your favorite sippy cup feature? Do you have a favorite brand of sippy cup?

Formula Mom Disclaimer

Thank you to Tommee Tippee for sponsoring the Oh! Baby! Baby! giveaway beginning on April 1st here at Formula Mom! Come back to enter for your chance to win a prize package valued over $225 including your own set of Tommee Tippee Explora Li’l Sippees cups!


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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. Yes, its time to get some of these for my daughter who is turning one

  2. shelly peterson says:

    A sippee cup that really doesn’t leak… awesome!! I love the colors too

  3. I bet my little guy would love those sippies!
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  4. I wish my son would use regular sippy cups but he just has never understood the whole turning his head up thing, so we have to use straw cups. We used straw sippy cups but he always chewed up the straws so now we’re using Thermos Funtainers
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  5. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I love that you only have to clean one piece and that they are spill proof

  6. Azslyn Cole says:

    ya i have gone through quite a few sippy cups with my son and daughter and it seems you find 1 out of the bunch that finally works easy for them to hold and no spill and also easy for them to drink out of =}

  7. Robyn Galloway says:

    Tommee tippee is actually my favorite because they don’t leak and hold up well! I love that they are sold at target now!

  8. Tommee Tippee makes excellent products I just gave a chewther at a baby shower and everyone was in awe with it!
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  9. Christina says:

    I don’t have a favorite sippy right now, when my 2 oldest were toddlers I loved these straw sippy cups we had but they don’t sell them anymore. I haven’t been able to find a cup that truly doesn’t leak with my youngest now. My favorite feature of the Explora is that it doesn’t leak! But I also love that it is a once piece valve – no pieces to take apart and clean!

  10. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I like that it is a one piece spout!

  11. G Bailey says:

    it has to be leakproof!

  12. I like that it passed your leak proof test!

  13. i love they are also dishwasher safe! great feature!

  14. It is nice to see a leak proof and a dishwasher safe sippy! They don’t always come hand in hand. thank you!!

  15. Littlest is about a yr old, its time to buy Tommee Tippee

  16. Love the colors and that they are leak proof!

  17. Jessica Cox says:

    I love the ones that are leak proof

  18. Farrah Shumway says:

    These look GREAT! I really want to try the Explora Sippy Cups for my little man! Thanks!


  19. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We have a couple of their sippy straw cups and dd loves them! They are the ones she asks for when clean!

  20. Nikole H. says:

    I actually tried a couple different brands before a friend introduced us to Tommee Tippee — it was later in the game, so we never tried this model. But the others have served us very well — no leaks!!! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  21. I absolutely LOVE Tommee Tippee!

  22. I love the Tommee Tippee sippy cups. My son has 2 and we use them everyday.

  23. Tiffany Ziolkowski says:

    Id like to try the sippie cups. Nuk makes good sippy cups and they dont leak.

  24. I love tommee tippee products. Any cup that doesn’t leak is a winner.

  25. Debbie Hogue says:

    It’s good to know of another brand of sippee cups that won’t either pour or shake their contents all over the house. I hope my local store carries these because I am always on the lookout for new sippee cups that will encourage my one-year-old granddaughter to drink from a cup instead of a bottle. Thank you

  26. julie hawkins says:

    I’m going to try this, my twins have turned one and its time to move on from the bottle!

  27. very cool looking and designed for those little hands to grip it good

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  28. I love that it’s leak free and interchangeable :)

  29. Leak proof is a biggie- and not many cups are even though most claim to be.

  30. Melissa H. says:

    I love that it’s leak-proof and dishwasher safe!

  31. ooo a leak proof sippee cup :) great colours too!

  32. looks like i found the right product for the twins when it’s time for them to use sippy cups (they’re only 4 months now)
    great review :)

  33. I’d never heard of these before. They look really useful since they don’t leak.
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  34. these would be great to have when my twins are ready!!

  35. Tommee Tippee are the only bottles that the LOs will take!
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  36. My favorite feature is the no-spill valve! That’s a must have with my grandson!

  37. I like that they are spillproof.. hate having to clean up drips
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  38. Miranda Welle says:

    Looks like more fantastic products! I don’t have a favorite sippy cup brand. I just need one that DOES NOT LEAK!

  39. Robyn Galloway says:

    They have to be leaky proof and sturdy. Tommee tippee and playtex are my favorites!

  40. Robert Pyszk says:

    I like how this cup is leak proof

  41. We have Tommee Tippee bottles, and would love to have some of the sippee cups.
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  42. These are great cups=we have one for Pierce–wish there were more

  43. Soft spout cups are the best way to transition a baby from the breast to a cup.

  44. Chasity Boatman says:

    This would be great to have for my first son coming in October. This looks like a fantastic company. I like that these won’t get the contents of the cups all over the house.

  45. Jessica E Ledford says:

    Love that they don’t leak!!

  46. I am on a hunt for a good sippy cup for my son. I have tried two so far that he just does not seem very interested in. Maybe these Explora cups are the answer!!

  47. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love their cups. We have some for my granddaughters and they are great!

  48. Jenny Stanek says:

    I actually bought some Tommee Tippee cups for my kids when they were about 2. I was so tired of a million spills from so-called spill-proof cups, that seem to end up spilling milk all over my house! These ones were fantastic

  49. Spill proof?!?! Perfect!!!! We need these!!!!!

  50. Doreen Musson says:

    I still have my daughter’s Tommy Tippee cup. She is now 34 years old!

  51. I’ve heard great things about these sippy cups. My son hates most sippy cups so I’d love to try these!

  52. Dishwasher safe is a MUST in my book. I love that this one is also microwave safe. I always get nervous about the valves getting nasty so being able to sanitize in the microwave would be very nice! :-)

  53. we used the tommee tippee bottles they made switching between nursing and bottle feeding so much easier. We had tried so many bottles and my son liked the tommee tippees best

  54. Alexandra Pitcher says:

    I have been on a sippy cup mission; I need to find one my son actually likes. He loves the soft spouts so we will be checking these out!

  55. Julie Ghrist says:

    Spill proof is my all time favorite feature on a sippy cup :) of course. I am having the hardest time finding a straw cup that the liquid does not come out of the straw when just sitting there. I would love to try out the tommee tippie straw cups

  56. My favorite feature is of course the no leak! I love Tommee Tippee products, I have their bottles and bibs and accessories since i’m giving birth in 2 weeks, once my baby is born, i’ll begin to stock up on things he’ll need in a few months like these sippy cups! Thanks, great review! :)
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  57. Marie O'Brien says:

    I love their bottles and have a couple of the sippee cups for my toddler. The sippee cups are great since they do not leak.

  58. These are wonderful. I love that they have a soft spout.
    Thank you for sharing this review!

  59. Leakproof that is awesome

  60. Sonya Morris says:

    My little one loves her Tommee Tippee sippee cups!

  61. Definitely the fact that the best ones are leak proof!
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  62. Dinah Robinson says:

    Dear Tommee Tippee,

    I am a new mom, expecting my baby boy in 4 months. I would love to win the Sippy Cup(s) for future use. Thanks for your generosity in this giveaway! (o:

  63. i’ve been wanting to try out Tommee Tippee for a while

  64. Jennifer Young says:

    We love the Tommee Tippee products! We’ve used the sippy cups and plates and love them!

  65. Mary Dailey says:

    What would we do without Tommee Tippee and they keep getting even better!

  66. Amanda Alvarado says:

    These would be passed on to my sister if I were to win because my dd would chew right through them! I could never use anything with a soft spout with her…ever! Even at 4, I have to look for a hard straw cup because she will chew up a soft one!

  67. I got these for my grandsons and they are wonderful, leakproof and very durable

  68. Eeeeeeee! Love the curls!! Have been looking for a sippy that doesn’t leak.
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  69. Jaime Nicole says:

    I don’t have a favorite brand of sippy cup, but I would love to try a Tommee Tippee!

  70. Christina C says:

    We’ve been using Playtex and replace the valves periodically. I’d love to try Tommee Tippee.

  71. I love, that the cups are leak-proof :) That’s very important! Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. Rachael Henzman says:

    These look so bright and awesome!

  73. I like that these are leak proof! Cool!

  74. It’s great to hear these don’t leak. A different brand we used with my niece was awful with leaks.

  75. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    A sippy cup that doesn’t leak would be a miracle, but you didn’t mention if they were BPA-free or not.

  76. These sound similar to the 1 sippy I found for my daughter that works (I can’t even remember where I bought it!) but the soft spout is all she will take. I will have to look for these next time I am out!

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