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Do you use the suction valve that comes w/ the sippy cup?

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Postby mandyt6 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:37 pm

I have a question for those who use straw cups - how in the world do you clean the inside of the straw out good?? I will only put water in those now, because I could never wash the inside of the straw really well, when it was milk, and it grossed me out.
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Postby LaurensMom » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:51 pm

mandyt6 wrote:I have a question for those who use straw cups - how in the world do you clean the inside of the straw out good?? I will only put water in those now, because I could never wash the inside of the straw really well, when it was milk, and it grossed me out.


I take the straw out and stick it in the dishwasher. We have a little contraption that holds small parts so they don't get lost. We have never had a problem with scummy straws. :) Or if you don't have a dishwasher, you can let them soak in hot soapy water and then rinse them really well.
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Postby mandyt6 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:49 pm

Yeah, we don't have a dishwasher. I've tried everything else to clean them, but they just don't seem to get clean enough for me. It always looks like there's "spots" or a cloudy look to them after there's been milk in there. Yuck.
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Postby LaurensMom » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:42 pm

mandyt6 wrote:Yeah, we don't have a dishwasher. I've tried everything else to clean them, but they just don't seem to get clean enough for me. It always looks like there's "spots" or a cloudy look to them after there's been milk in there. Yuck.


Maybe its the specific straw cup you are using. I know with the Nuby straws, it was impossible to clean the straws and things would get trapped in there. The munchkin ones are open on both sides so the water gets in there to clean them easily. That is another reason why I stopped using the nuby straw cups plus Lauren didn't like them because she would have to bite down in order to open the straws where as the munchkin ones work like regular straws.
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Postby mandyt6 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:55 am

I'll check out the Munchkin ones. I have a couple of Playtex ones. Thanks!
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Postby mamadru10 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:36 am

We use the Nuby ones with the soft spout on them so there are no valves in them... he wont use any other type of cup. Pretty easy for us to clean too!
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Postby leahtill » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:05 pm

Mandy, Dr Browns bottles come with a pipette to clean part of their bottles. It's a long skinny brush. I have some of those left over and use them on our straw sippy cups. Even through the dishwaher, I get paranoid about stuff "growing" in the straws.

You can buy them separately too.

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Postby shermy » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:48 pm

We use straw cups too. Wes just never "got" the sippy cups - I mean cognitively he got them..but...he just didn't use them.

Straw cups though? HE IS ALLLL OVER THEM. HE LOVES STRAWS! A LOT.

I freaking hate washing those darn things though.
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Postby Lita74 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:57 pm

my one son took right to the sippy - the other took a month to get used to it! we use the valves. can easily tell when i forget it - soaked twins!
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Postby Drader_Babe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:28 pm

We use the soft spout cups too but we have a few with the valve so I put it in.
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