Good Real Cups for Small Kids

Good Real Cups for Small Kids

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Carrie McBride
Aug 12, 2011

Q: Ok, my daughter is now 3.5 and getting good at drinking out of an open container. I am tired of having a shelf full of odd shaped, mismatched, different sized, multi-component cups and glasses. I want some nice looking and easily organized drinking containers. Do they exist for kids? Glass would be great, but plastic has its merits for young kids. Cute and colorful are also great or I guess I would just get a set of small juice glasses for her to use. Thanks for any ideas!

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Editor: We're in the same situation in my house as my son is graduating from sippy cups. I think the key is to a cup you both like that is stackable (easier to organize) and then stock up. We wrote about these BPA-free melamine cups (pictured) from Danish company Rice awhile back and love that they're colorful, stackable and small. But they're also a bit pricey ($6.50 each/here). Kidishes sells tempered glass tumblers that might give you some peace of mind about letting your daughter use glass. Readers, can you leave us some links to your favorite real glasses for young kids?

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