I love the idea of being able to save a bit of money and reduce our families waste by buying reusable water/sippy cups. Â We’ve tried the no name brands, but found that the Rubbermaid ones seem to work best for us.
The only drawback is that my 4 year old always could drink that Â amount of water in the sippy box in about 2 seconds flat (especially on a hot prairie day) so we decided to buy the larger Â 20 oz Sip Bottle. Â Perfect - until after 2 uses my children lost the straws.
My quest to replace the straws began with visits to many mass merchandiser with no luck, trying to use a regular straw; not even close to a fit. Â Finally I emailed Rubbermaid Canada who said that the straws were available for purchase online at Rubbermaid.com but only for US customers.
Really? Â The Sip Bottle is advertised as Â ”RefillReuse beverage bottles are the perfect substitute for disposable water bottles so you can drink more and waste less” Â I am not sure how it is better or reusable if I can’t replace the straw needed to drink from it.
I guess that unless you are in the US this product is nothing more than a very expensive disposible water cup that will likely last longer in the land fill than a juice box or water bottle.