Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup

Last updated date: June 22, 2019

DWYM Score
7.8

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We looked at the top 1 Leakproof Cups and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Verywell Family, Today, Fatherly, Mommy High Five, Mom Crib, Mom Junction, Mom's Best 10, BoosterWP Reviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Leakproof Cup you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the Philipa Avent Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup placed 0th when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 12, 2019:
Checkout The Best Leakproof Cup for a detailed review of all the top leakproof cups.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
2,136 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
That being said, my kids instantly gravitated toward this cup as one of their favorites for the lid design—they called it the “dinosaur cup.” The handles are not removable—so there’s no chance it will fit in a cup holder—but leaking during testing was extremely minimal and it generally held up well to abuse.
- Reviewed
June 14, 2019 | Full review
These cups are BPA-free and dishwasher safe, and the contoured shape and anti-slip texture grips make it easy for little hands to hold. The unique bent-straw in the cup allows it to easily reach everything the cup contains, while still allowing for a natural drinking position. The flip-top even closes to prevent leaks while your kid is on the go. This cup is for kids 12 months and older.
- Verywell Family
May 24, 2019 | Full review
Beside the fun colors, this straw cup is a popular choice because of how well it works. Mom Olivia Porcello Cody told me it was a great transition to a straw for her son, who was used to tipping his bottle and spout sippy cups back. The curved straw helps with that transition.
- Today
March 6, 2019 | Full review
This cup is meant for babies nine months and older. Its claim to fame is its bent straw, meaning kids can suck out every ounce of liquid. It has anti-slip ergonomic handles for easy handling.
- Fatherly
June 1, 2019 | Full review
It is dishwasher safe and BPA-free.
- Mommy High Five
January 12, 2019 | Full review
The pack of two allows you to mix up the colors and keep your kid interested in the bottle. As they should – dentists throughout the US recommend the cups since they enable healthy oral development. And lastly, it’s BPA free, dishwasher safe, and the straw is very bendy allowing for easier sipping.
- Mom Crib
June 14, 2019 | Full review
A straw sippy cup that is guaranteed to be 100% leak proof. This is recommended by dentists and has been proven to be effective in healthy oral development of the child. The straw bends and tilts conveniently so that your little one can finish till the last drop. Valve is made from clear plastic that ensures visibility of any dirt build-up. Build materials are free of BPA and are dishwasher-safe.
- Mom Junction
March 28, 2019 | Full review
One of the best straw sippy cups, this cup can be trusted with water, milk, or juice. What we like best about the design is the rotating top, which easily conceals the straw preventing it from becoming dirty, making it the perfect cup to take to the park or the beach.
- Mom's Best 10
The Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup has been recommended by many pediatric dentists as a cup that won’t interfere with the development of your child’s teeth. This set of 2 cups comes with a blue cup with red lid and a green cup with light green lid. The cups are made from BPA-free materials and are dishwasher safe.
- BoosterWP Reviews
June 14, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
However, the My Bendy Straw got dinged for not being clear, being more difficult to assemble, and for its lack of measurement lines.
- Reviewed
June 14, 2019 | Full review
Just a word of caution straw cups can be hard to clean if you use milk in them, so be sure to clean every nook and cranny.
- Verywell Family
May 24, 2019 | Full review
But it does have a lot of parts, so cleaning can be tedious.
- Fatherly
June 1, 2019 | Full review
Fun colors and design are great, but the colored cup makes it harder to see what’s inside, and it does not have measurement markings.
- Mommy High Five
January 12, 2019 | Full review
A bit too short at the top. Straw can come out at the top.
- Mom Crib
June 14, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Philips Avent My Bendy Straw Cup 10oz is the ideal choice for the growing, active toddler. This dentist recommended cup was developed alongside experts in order to make it our best straw cup possible and one that allows for healthy oral development. The cup's contoured shape and anti-slip texture grips make it easy for little hands to hold the cup. The 10oz cup is the perfect size to keep your child hydrated throughout the day and through active times. With this straw cup, your child will be able to drink 'til the very last drop thanks to the Philips Avent unique bent-straw- the lower part of the straw is elongated and bends forward ensuring the straw easily reaches the cup's contents and allows the development of a natural drinking position. The cup has an integrated anti-leak valve to prevent spills (even when the cup is open!) and the flip-top protects the straw and prevents leakage while on-the-go. Our advanced technology ensures that the cup is leak-proof all of the time, and comes with a 100% Leak-proof Money Back Guarantee in the case it should not deliver on this promise. For your convenience, this product is BPA-Free, dishwasher safe and compatible with Philips Avent Natural and Anti-Colic bottles & all other sippy cups. Mix and match our bottle and cup parts, and create the product that works for you, when you need it!90% of 200 U.S. pediatric dentists agree that the design of the Philips Avent straw cup allows healthy oral development. 86% of those dentists would recommend this Philips Avent straw cup.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Contigo Spill-Proof Kids Tumbler
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Healthy Sprouts Silicone Sippy Lids
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Munchkin Click Lock Cup With Weighted Straw
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Leakproof Cups

Sippy cups get a lot of activity. In the blink of an eye, they’ll end up overturned on the tray of a high chair, upside-down on the floor of your car or even tossed out a window. With the wrong sippy cup, even one of those events can become a nuisance. At the very least, you’ll have a mess to clean up. In some cases, you’ll find the cup itself cracks, requiring you to replace it.

A leakproof cup can make life with a toddler much less stressful. No matter how much your little one shakes or tosses the cup, leakproof designs keep the liquid securely inside. The right type of cup opens easily when your child wants a drink, then automatically seals shut again once the sipping ends.

That seal is only part of a great leakproof cup, though. For toddlers, it’s important to ensure you choose a cup with a dentist-approved design. This will prevent the issues dentists often see with certain sippy cups, which can hinder the development of the oral cavity. Just as a nipple is pliable, molding to the shape the baby needs once inside the mouth, a sippy cup should be designed in a way that encourages proper mouth positioning while drinking.

Parents probably also want to consider how easy it is to clean the leakproof cup they choose. Some cups can be easily taken apart and cleaned, while others aren’t. The problem with that is that without a thorough cleaning, it can be easy for the constant moisture to build bacteria in those hidden areas. If you prefer a cup you can disassemble and put into the dishwasher, you should narrow your search to cups with that feature.

Instead of investing in a special sippy cup, you may prefer to buy lids that can fit on a variety of cups. That frees you up to purchase cups separately or, even better, use the stockpile of sippy cups you already have on hand. Since these lids come in multipacks, you’ll always have at least one or two clean lids that you can use while the others are in the dishwasher.

DYWM Fun Fact

For years, experts have spoken out against sippy cups due to the mouth position a traditional spout-based design forces. When an adult drinks from a regular cup, the tongue automatically presses against the roof of the mouth. With a traditional sippy cup design, the tongue can’t lift, which keeps children from being able to move from bottle to regular cup as quickly. Sippy cup designers have addressed this flaw by designing sippy cups that work more like regular cups. Straw-like designs are also now popular with sippy cups, allowing toddlers to mature in their drinking while also keeping spills to a minimum.

The Leakproof Cup Buying Guide

  • If you’re looking for a versatile sippy cup with a dental-approved design, the Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup is the best choice. The lid is designed similarly to a regular cup, with a small slot that lets liquid out. While drinking, the seal remains open but as soon as the child stops, the opening seals back up automatically. The cup is built in a way that responds to a child’s sucking motions. The plastic design creates durability for the entire cup, so it’s likely to survive plenty of tosses and drops.
  • Instead of buying an entire cup, you can get the same leakproof feature by simply buying lids that work with standard children’s cups. Healthy Sprouts Silicone Sippy Lids work with most 2.5 to 3.75-inch cups and comes in a pack of five. You can easily interchange the lids with cups you already own, giving you extras to use while you toss the last one or two used into the dishwasher. If you don’t have cups that fit, you can buy Munchkin’s Multi Cups in a set of five, and the top measures approximately 3 inches across in diameter.
  • The Munchkin Click Lock Cup With Weighted Straw Cup has a straw design, making it better suited for water than thicker liquids. The weighted straw is flexible enough to go easy on the gums while sipping. The Contigo Spill-Proof Kids Tumbler also has a straw-based design that provides leak protection.
  • Dentists often recommend parents stay away from standard sippy cups. The Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup is dentist approved, though, thanks to a spoutless design that provides a 360-degree drinking edge. This allows for healthy oral development while also making it comfortable for kids to drink.
  • One major benefit of a straw-based sippy cup is that it helps acclimate toddlers to drinking out of a straw. The Contigo Spill-Proof Kids Tumbler and Munchkin Click Lock Cup With Weighted Straw Cup are great for helping transition to regular cups with straws.