Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Nuby Dora the Explorer Sippy Cup

I love giveaways, don't you? And I especially love when Nuby sends me awesome products to review and give away!

My 2 year old drinks water all day. She doesn't like juice, she occasionally likes milk, but she loves having water nearby. In our search for the ultimate sippy cup, we cluttered our cabinet with 8 different varieties: tall, short, fat, skinny, straws, no straws, etc. We've since narrowed it down to 3 kinds: Hello Kitty, Dora, and orange. We realized that it didn't really matter what the design was for the cup - it was all about the look. Her Dora cup from Nuby is especially desired when she's watching Dora every night on Nick Jr.

nubydoracupsThe cup itself is fantastic because it comes with a stopper with 3 options: slow, fast, and removed. If your child is ready to be stopper-free, it's easily removable so they can drink it like a normal sippy cup. Those options helped Joanna grow into using it when she was weaning off of bottle feedings. It's also dishwasher safe! They are available through Amazon and Walmart.

On a personal note, I really love that Nuby partnered with Nick Jr. to offer a Dora the Explorer cup. When you raise a child in a racially diverse city like we do, you have the amazing opportunity to teach your child about different cultures. But more importantly, you get to teach them about how similar all people can be. Our next-door neighbor only speaks Spanish. Although there is a language barrier, she dotes on my daughter like she was family. We try to communicate with the few words we know in each other's language, but Joanna understands her body language, inflection, and facial expression - our neighbor is kind, loving, and friendly. Now that we're watching Dora, Joanna gets excited to tell her "Hola!" to her whenever we see her on the porch or on her steps. (She forgets all of the other Spanish words she learns but I'm at least able to translate the basics.)

In general, I tend to shy away from licensed products that aren't toys, but this sippy cup is a favorite of ours. Joanna loves it - and I hope you'll love it, too because Nuby is graciously giving one of my readers the opportunity to win one! To enter, just leave a comment. A winner will be chosen on February 1st.

Good luck!