Sippy cup

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Sippy cup held by a child

The sippy cup, training cup, (American English) or beaker (British English) is a drinking cup designed for toddlers which prevents or reduces spills. Sippy cups, as opposed to an open cup, have a top which prevents spills, and the child drinks either through a spout or straw. Some sippy cups work by way of surface tension that prevents liquid from being spilled even when the cup is upended, and others have valves.[1] A sippy cup is typically an intermediary between the transition between the bottle or breast to an open cup; however, some recommend skipping the sippy cup and transitioning directly to an open cup.[2]

The Sipster spill-proof sippy cup was invented by Richard Belanger, who licensed the design to Playtex.[3]

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  1. ^ "14 Best Sippy Cups by Age: Transitional, Spout, Straw, and Tips". Healthline. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  2. ^ Melanie Potock, MA CCC-SLP (2017-09-27). "Why You May Want to Skip the Sippy Cup for Your Baby". Parents. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Pagan (2013-08-09). "Who Made That Sippy Cup?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-04.