Anyway, a few weeks ago a couple from California was on the show with the idea of creating a better sippy cup. Like me they had a pantry full of every sippy cup on planet Earth that all leaked, got moldy and were impossible to clean. Add to that the fact that many of these cups have straw components which toddlers don't completely understand and so tilt the cups up when they drink and therefore get none of the liquid because the straw is now at the top of the cup and the liquid still at the bottom.
Apparently there is a better way people. This couple created a sippy with a WEIGHTED STRAW that stays in the liquid no matter how the heck your kid tilts, dips, bends the cup. (I'm mean duh, right? Why don't I think of these things???!). The cup also supposedly has minimal parts that are easy to clean, removeable handles so it can go from kid to cup holder and is BPA-free and all of that good stuff. I know you're probably thinking, "who gives a crap?" and wondering why I'm getting excited over a stupid sippy cup, but if so then you likely aren't the one digging into plastic grooved parts night after night with the bottle brush trying to get the gunk out while your toddler runs around the house naked and refusing to put on her pajamas, mmkay? So yes, I felt like my sippy cup prayers were answered when I saw this thing. It's a pricey $18 per cup but I'm giving it a shot and hopefully ridding our pantry of every other sippy cup shortly. I may have to call the local trash collection for a special pick up. Stay tuned :)