When winter rolls around and snow covers the ground, there’s nothing more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate. The hot chocolate itself may be filled with sugar, but drinking it is especially warming during the colder months, and the marshmallows and mini chocolate chips are nice additions, too. But, the calories, sugar, and fat in a cup of hot chocolate can add up, quickly. And if that cup is sipped all day long—every single day—it can start to add up fast. So, if you’re looking to shed a few pounds or you just want some easy ways to stay better hydrated, the Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup is just what you need. Kids love smoothies! These delicious and nutritious drinks are easy to make, and are a great way for kids to get the vitamins and nutrients they need. The Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup is a BPA-free, reusable straw cup that comes with a weighted bottom. The weighted bottom encourages kids to sip slowly, and keeps the straw cup from tipping over. This flexible straw cup is ideal for younger kids, because the tight straw will fit inside the cup to better regulate the flow of liquid.
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If the liquid is significantly colder than the room, the liquid will attempt to escape the cup through the straw. So cold milk or water in a 70 degree room will leak/push out of the straw. Or slightly cool water when outside in 90 degree temps probably too.
Yes. This is a poorly designed product. I have three of these items and none of them work. its hard to imagine how a small child would be able to suck water or juice out of this product when adults are challenged to make it work.
We have 3 and 2 of them click and lock easily, while 1 will never fully click and lock, no matter how much force is used. I think it’s a defect in some of them. It doesn’t leak despite this, so we haven’t worried about it.
Replacement Weighted Straws for the Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi Straw Trainer Cup are available on Munchkin.com.
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Not the seller here, but I’d bet looking for a small pipe cleaner would do the job.
Good morning. The Click Lock Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup is made of Polypropylene and Silicone.
Unfortunately I do not know. Perhaps the seller does. You may be able to Google for the package insert or more product information.
on the munchkin website..but you shouldn’t have to replace anything after 1 week. I’ve had the cups for 2 years and havent had to replace anything
No, they just suck on the straw and the liquid comes out. There is a valve type thing in the center of the straw that keeps the liquid from just spilling out.
I am a grandparent and this item was bought by my daughter-in-law. We bought some after seeing how great of a product it is. Just make sure the lid is screwed on correctly so it does not leak. Highly recommend this item.
I do not know unfortunately. Perhaps the seller does or I would suggest Googling the package insert. I threw away the cup so I do not have it off hand. Hope this was helpful.
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The media could not be loaded. This cup is definitely not perfect, but it’s the best training straw cup I’ve found for my daughter who is currently transitioning from a soft spouted sippy, and so still regularly tries to drink with it upside down. The weighted straw feature is the best designed I’ve seen. For that reason I’m giving it FOUR STARS, in its intended function as a training straw cup. If the weighted straw is a key feature you need in a sippy cup, then I’d definitely recommend this cup. But if you’re just looking for the best sippy cup period, this one is only mediocre overall (I’d say TWO STARS), so I’d give it a pass.
– Best-designed weighted straw I’ve seen: It has a rounded bottom and the weight is disc-shaped, so the weighted straw moves super smoothly around the cup and my daughter has no problem drinking at any angle.
– Fairly leak resistant (when using room temperature liquids), meaning if your kid tips it upside down or throws it across the room while using it, at most a drop or two will come out (whatever was already at the top of the straw). But I would not trust it beyond that (see below)
However, this cup also definitely has some negatives:
– The click lock feature isn’t super helpful, and makes it unnecessarily hard IMO to open/close the cup (if you overtwist it, it’s very difficult to get off)
– The flip-top lid is not securely attached and falls off frequently. As a result, this cup is definitely not one you’d trust upside down in your diaper bag
– In addition, if you use this cup with cold/refrigerated liquids, the temperature differential causes the liquid to get sucked up through the straw and spill out of the top. Like, all over the place! (This issue will occur with any sippy that does not have a vent) So, I only use it for room temperature liquids, like water or freshly pumped breast milk. If you want a cup that can be taken in and out of the fridge, this is not a good choice
– Handles are not removable (not a huge deal though, since I figure that once my daughter no longer outgrows the handles, she’ll also have outgrown the need for a weighted straw)
– Hard to clean (due to the weight at the bottom of the straw). For this reason I usually only use this cup for water (or if I need to use it for milk in a pinch, I make sure to wash it out immediately & thoroughly afterward)
However, we live with these negatives and still reach for this cup first (during this training phase when my daughter is still regularly trying to drink with the cup upside down) because the weighted straw feature is so much better designed than other cups.
For those also considering the ZoLi BOT Straw Sippy Cup – Orange 6 oz : I used that one for several years with my son. Same idea in general, but the weighted straw does not work as well; the cup has to be turned almost entirely upside down in order for the weight to fall to the top of the cup. However, the Zoli also has some advantages. It’s much easier to get the lid on/off, and the flip-top lid is much more securely attached as compared to the Munchkin.)
I will continue using this cup as a trainer until my daughter learns that she can keep her straw cups upright while drinking, then I will get rid of it and transition her to a straw cup that has a vent, can be tossed around in my diaper bag without leaking, is easier to clean, and is probably also not made of plastic. For the record, my favorite sippy cup for older babies / toddlers / preschoolers (who don’t need handles or a weighted straw) is the THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Straw Bottle, Blue/Yellow .
I’m posting a video highlighting the key features of the Munchkin (including the weighted straw, click lock feature, and flip top lid) and also comparing the Zoli. Also a picture of my daughter drinking of out of this thing while holding it tipped up & backwards with no problems. Hope you find them useful!
I wish I started my daughter on this at around 6 to 8 months rather than at around 11 months. She instantly knew how to use it and loves it. Other cups miss the mark. She sometimes struggles to hold other cups or lift them up to get liquid which frustrated her. This cup is simple and operates at any angle. No struggling at all.
UPDATE: I am now at 14 months with my daughter. I still give this product five stars with some caveats. The cup has a retractable lid that tucks the end of the straw into the container. This lid can be broken if your kid tosses it on a hard floor as the small nub that connects it to the cup can break off. I have bought a couple of these cups due to this issue. Some people complain about leaks, and yes it can and does leak. The primary reason for leaks is that the suction in the straw is so strong that water can slowly dribble out of the straw. I have seen many puddles around my tile floor due to this. If you close the retractable lid inbetween uses this pinches the straw and helps with the problem.
One of the winners!
So my 10mo old can use a straw cup but doesn’t know how to tilt up a regular cup yet. I think I’ve bought every one they make, so here’s my review:
Nuby Flip-N-Sip: Strong valve so no leaks, hard to suck. She got frustrated very easily with this originally and I even find it hard to suck. She doesn’t seem to get these handles.
Munchkin Click Lock Flip Top: Medium valve, no leaks, no handles which we seem to need. Fairly easy suck. One of our go-to’s for water.
Munchkin Click Lock Straw: Light valve, no leaks, no handles. Easy suck. Likes to chew on the straw. One of our go-to’s for water.
Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Straw: Light valve, no leaks (unless you don’t screw lid on correctly), loves handles, likes to chew on the straw, weight works well. If you squeeze the straw while running water through the weight you can clean it pretty well. Comes with a straw cleaner. I like that it’s clear. First cup she’ll drink milk out of. I think this is our favorite. Sometimes I kind of prime it for her with the first drink. Wish it had oz markings.
Zo-li Bot Straw: No valve but closed straw so easy suck, leaks only if tossed just right on the floor, dribbles a bit if on side otherwise (similar to nipple), easy to hold handles, comes with a straw cleaner. She’s not keen on milk in it but drinks water well. I like that it’s clear and has oz markings.
Lollacup: No valve, open straw, easiest suck. This is just a cup with a straw. The straw may have a weight on it but it’s short and stiff and doesn’t move. She likes it. I haven’t tried milk in it.
This cup addresses most of the faults that traditional sippy cups have.
1) Tipping. My first kid always wanted to tip the cup to drink, but with some sippy cups (those with straws), that stops them from working. The others HAVE to be tipped to continue using them, which my second kid never seemed to grasp. This cup works no matter what angle it is at, because the straw is flexible and has a weight to keep it in the liquid.
2) Leaking. The straw has a valve to stop accidental leakage. It also has a flipping lid that prevents accidental leakage. It seems to work pretty well and only leaks when you cross-thread the lid. YES, you can cross-thread it rather easily, but it doesn’t take long to figure out how to stop that.
3) Breaking. The cup is plastic. The flipping part of the lid will snap off easily, but it doesn’t break (unless stepped on) and can be easily put back on. The plastic is pretty tough, so I haven’t had any problem with the cups breaking.
4) Cleaning. It comes with a flexible brush to make it easy to clean.
I’ve tried three different types of sippy cups, but couldn’t quite teach my 9 month old how to use them. Between not tilting the cups the right way, and not understanding the openings, he would get frustrated quickly and toss them.
I went looking for a soft straw cup, and found this one with a weighted straw that moves easily around the cup no matter which way it’s tilted. I was a little nervous that the minimum order was two cups, but now I’m glad I went ahead and bought them.
For his first go, I primed the straw and held the cup for him until he realized that there was milk in there, and it only took about 5 minutes of him experimenting to figure out how to suck at the straw. Within a few days of offering it during snack time, and he was able to hold it himself and drink readily from it.
The only change I made was to pop off the sliding top, because it was getting in the way of his nose when he gets down in there to really drink. Also if the straw is primed, it will start to come up the straw on its own if you leave the cup flat on the counter. It’s not a huge issue but just something to be aware of.
I bought this cup for my daughter when she began her transition away from a bottle around 11 months. There are some things to note about this cup so that it functions properly.
First, the straw was really hard to suck through when I first tested it. However, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE DISPOSABLE PLASTIC COVER IS REMOVE FROM THE WEIGHT AT THE END OF THE STRAW BEFORE FIRST USE. Also, it helps if you roll the top of the straw where the valve is through your fingers a couple times to initially open the valve before first use. This is also suggested in the instructions that come with the cup and I think some people who left bad reviews about the slow flow of the straw may have not done one or both of these things. I myself did not do either before trying the cup the first time and I also thought it was impossible to pull through.
Second, THIS CUP DOES LEAK A SMALL AMOUNT. The valve that keeps the milk from coming up from the straw is about an inch and half below the top. This means that any milk that is in the straw above this valve will leak when the cup is tipped over, thrown, or if the straw is flicked such as when you open the cup after closing it with milk in the straw. THERE IS AN EASY FIX FOR THIS. After your child is done drinking and before the cup is thrown or closed roll the top of the straw through your fingers, so that the milk above the valve can go back down. OTHER THAN THIS I HAVE NOT HAD ANY LEAKS WHEN THE CUP IS PROPERLY CLOSED.
Third, I ended up ordering 4 of these cups for my daughter to use daily for the milk we send with her meals to daycare. Somehow, I received cups from two different batches or from two different manufacturers and the tops of two do not fit the other two and vice versa. This led to the cups significantly leaking from around the rim and I thought at first, they had warped in the dishwasher. IF YOUR CUPS ARE LEAKING AROUND THE RIM, PLEASE CHECK THE PRODUCT NUMBER ON THE LID AND CUP TO SEE IF THEY MATCH EACH OTHER. Apparently, Munchkin uses more than one manufacturer, and the products are not exactly identical. This is a little annoying, but I can live with it because overall the cups work really great for my daughter. The weights straw works great, and she has even leaned all the way upside down and still been able to drink. The straw is awesome verses a sippy cup because it is actually helping to strengthen the muscles, she will use later for talking. And the handles on the side allowed her to immediately be able to drink independently without any trouble at age 11 months.
OVERALL, THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT. I HAVEN’T FOUND ANYTHING BETTER SO FAR!!!!
My babe loves this sippy cup. Within minutes of giving it to her she figured out how to use it. In fact she just wanted to drink and drink her water. We had tried many others and they either came out too fast or were too challenging for our little preemie. The weighted straw makes it so no matter how she has the cup situated, she gets water. The price on Amazon tends to be great as well. Picked up a second cup at a local baby store yesterday and paid $2 more than Amazon. I will be giving this sippy cup as a gift to friend’s babes and save them all the hassle we went through finding a cup for our daughter.
We started introducing a straw cup at 6 months. The first one I purchased in a store. We like it so much, we got her a second one at around age one. The straw comes with a brush to clean it. It cleans easy, but I have decided to stick to mainly juices and water in them to make it even easier to clean. I use a Munckin trainer cup for her milk. My daughter liked to play with the cover, so we remove it when she’s using it and then put it one for travel. It does not leak at all when closed. When open a few drops might come out if thrown on the floor. I have not attached the straw properly before and then it leaked. It was pretty easy for her to get the straw cup down. She seems like it’s easy for her to drink out of. There have been a few times where I did not attach the weight correctly and it made it more difficult to drink. It’s been thrown on the floor quite a bit and still holding strong. She figured.out how to take the top off another brand’s cup but hasn’t with this one. The top locks on with a click and hopefully she doesn’t figure.out how to open this one. Great cup for the price.
This cup is the BEST and I say that as someone who now has a drawer full of cups I’ve been trying for my ten month old son. The weighted straw is great, it’s easy to hold, and it’s actually a little hard to get the water out through the straw – something I honestly thought was a downside but then realized means my son can’t suck too much water through the straw at once and also means it keeps him busy as he drinks. Seriously i really love this cup and so does he.
Only downsides (and they’re minor, and i would still recommend this to all my friends):
1) i do sometimes worry he doesn’t quite get enough water with this cup and will still give him sips from an open cup too
2) the lid that goes over the straw to seal it pops off if the cup gets thrown on the ground (and that happens a lot). It’s easy to pop back on, but a little annoying
3) it can leak a ton if the little lid slides open or if it somehow isn’t closed up completely perfectly
4) definitely use the little brush that comes with to clean the straw otherwise it gets gross.
The ever popular Munchkin trainer cup, the Uppababy of trainer cups at the playground. We have seen it around and decided to start our little one with it, when it arrived, the plastic built was concerning, given the little one is eager to hammer things knock stuff and use it as a tool. This cup has withstood falls and toss from dining tables, down a 15 flight stairs onto tile and concrete floor surface, used as a hammer on hard wood floors, lid flew off several times.
Apart for a few blemishes to the clear plastic, the lid and the lid clips has not broken off… i am surprised, and neither has there been any cracks, or chip. It’s easy to clean with the cleaning brushes that came with it, months into it now, still living to fight another day and quench thirst.
In summary, the Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup is color-coordinated with the Munchkin weighted drinking straws. The Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup offers differentiated sensory experiences for your baby. The Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup can be filled with additional Munchkin weighted drinking straws for a custom sensory experience. The Munchkin Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup features weighted stretch cords for lots of sensory play possibilities.
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