Pediatricians recommend using straw cups rather than traditional sippy cups because of the speech and dental benefits of using straws. Most cups for toddlers have spill-proof valves which make them incredibly hard to drink from and frustrating to clean. Toddlers can struggle with straw cups because they only work well when held upright. Lollacup eliminates these challenges by incorporating a flexible straw with a weighted end that keeps the bottom of the straw in the liquid. This means your child can drink easily even when the cup is tilted on its side. The handles make it easy to hold but detach with a quick twist, making the Lollacup fit perfectly in a cup holder or diaper bag. The dishwasher safe, award winning Lollacup is designed to be super cute so your kids will love using them. Lollacup is manufactured in the United States, out of safe BPA and phthalate free plastic.