The Best Sippy Cups
Easiest to Clean
The First Years Gripper Sipper
This two-piece cup has no removable valve, which makes it a cinch to wash and assemble. Plus, the spout has a spillproof opening.
To buy: $8 for two, diapers.com.
Best for Older Kids
Contigo Autoseal Kids Trekker Cup
It looks like Mom's coffee mug—perfect for the post-sippy crowd. Hold down the big button and a drinking slot opens. Let go and it shuts. (Also comes in four other colors or stainless steel.)
To buy: $12 for two, drugstore.com.
Best Straw Cup
Zoli Baby Bot
The bottom of the straw is flexible and weighted; it rolls around to get that laaast sip, even when your child tips the cup.
To buy: $12, diapers.com.
Best Brand Overall
Playtex First Sipster Cup
All the Playtex cups tested, from beginner sippies to insulated straw cups, were a hit. The tops click into place, and the one-piece valves are easy to clean.
To buy: $5, amazon.com.
Foogo Insulated Straw Bottle
Milk stays chilled in this stainless-steel thermos. Push the button and the lid pops open. "It's great for toddlers just past the bottle stage," said one tester.
To buy: $17, thermos.com.