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Out of all the sippy/straw children's cups we own, the Lollacup is by far our favorite as well as our daughter's. It made our daughter's initial transition from bottle to straw cup at 9 months as seamless as I could imagine. It continues to be the most used straw kid's cup we own.
At about $16 a cup you’re paying about twice as much as the average sippy cup, but there is so much thought that went into the design that it is worth it. My water bottle was $14 so why not spend close to the same amount on my kids if I’m going to get a quality product? In the past, I have spent so much money on “leak-proof” cups that just don’t work. I’d rather have a cup that works and won’t ruin the inside of my bags when liquid comes out!
The chick design is ultra-cute and appeals to my 3.5 year old, who also loves to use the cup. Based on their experiences, this definitely looks like a cup that the kids will enjoy for a long time (I better pick up an extra for my daughter!).
Is the Lollacup spill-proof?
Lollacup straw sippy cups are valve-free, so they are NOT spill-proof. Although having a spill-proof cup with active toddlers is sometimes convenient, our aim at lollacup is to eliminate unnecessary challenges for our children. We’ve found that spill-proof straw and sippy cups can be incredibly difficult to drink from, causing frustration for many children. Our goal, in creating lollacup, was to make drinking from a straw easy for young children.
Is the Lollacup dishwasher-safe?
Absolutely, yes. As busy parents, dishwasher is king, but hand-washing your lollacup is always recommended. Plastics have gotten a bad reputation in recent years as leaching chemicals such as BPA and phthalates, especially when exposed to the extreme temperatures in microwaves and dishwashers. In addition, at high temperatures chemical reactions can occur, invisible stress can happen, and plastics can degrade, especially when harsh cleaning agents are added to the mix. Rest-assured that lollacups are BPA-free and phthalate-free, but we advocate hand-washing plastic products whenever possible.
How long do the straws last?
Lollacup straws can, unfortunately, stain (usually from pasta sauce or dark foods/drinks). We had the straw material specially formulated to be soft/pliable, durable, as well as free of BPA, PVC, latex, and phthalates. The drawback is that it can stain. We are constantly asking our chemist about new, safe alternatives, but for the time being, rather than using more additives in the material, we sell straw replacement packs on our website and in some of our retail stores if you'd like to periodically replace your straw.
Is the Lollacup recyclable?
Yes, all parts of the Lollacup are recyclable.
Why does it matter that the Lollacup is made in the USA?
So much of what we use on a daily basis is mass-produced in a foreign country, mainly for cost reasons. We wanted our customers to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that lollacups are made from safe plastics, sourced within the USA, in a facility that has its Device Manufacturing License from the State of California, Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch and is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Also, we try to do whatever we can to support our local economy.