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Rubbermaid Canada Sip Cups Straw Issue

By kdespati

I love the idea of being able to save a bit of money and reduce our families waste by buying reusable water/sippy cups.  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  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  20 oz Sip Bottle.   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.  Finally I emailed Rubbermaid Canada who said that the straws were available for purchase online at but only for US customers.

Really?  The Sip Bottle is advertised as  ”RefillReuse beverage bottles are the perfect substitute for disposable water bottles so you can drink more and waste less”  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.