Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill Proof Water Bottle

The Tommee Tippee Explora cup range is progressively staged to help children transition through all their drinking phases and needs with specific grips to fit little fingers and unique spouts to meet the needs of every age and support natural oral development.

The Truly Spill Proof cups are unlike any other valve system on the market. The active sensor valve is designed by a physicist to be sensitive enough that liquid flows on demand, yet truly spill and leak proof and BPA and Phthalate free!

Does it leak? Not a chance. Tommee Tippee has the valve, and leak proofness down to a science. Just for poos and giggles I even dropped this off our second story deck. The cup stayed intact and there was not a drop of water on the black blanket I dropped it on! However this cup will leak if the valve is not installed correctly!

Does it keep the drink cold? This cup is not insulated so only keeps drinks cold for about an hour.

Does it fit in a cup holder/my child’s hands? I was a bit disappointed in this cups grips. It is made for older children, so you would assume there would be a thicker grip like other Tommee Tippee cups, but instead of having a slip proof layer of material this cup only has finger grooves around the back which become slippery when the cup sweats. It does fit in cup holders though!

How many pieces to make the cup work? Hard or soft top? There are four  pieces to this cup- the lid,  actual cup and two piece valve. Thankfully the cup is dishwasher safe so the pieces do not all have to be washed by hand.The spout is soft, but very bite resistant.

Mom’s favorite feature? I love that this cup is so much like a waterbottle. Even my older kids can use this if they want a drink and I do not want it spilled. We use this cup often in the car.

Does my child like it? The older kids love it because it allows them to drink things in the car, which they normally are not aloud to!

How much are they? The Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill Proof Water Bottle is sold at various retailers. Every store I saw them at had them listed for 7.99!

  • Babies R Us- $7.99
  • Target- $7.99

Any downsides? The four pieces sometimes get misplaced, especially the valves. Thankfully I found replacement valves for 3.99 at Babies R Us and to be honest we use sippy cups so often in our house it is good to change the valves occasionally. I really wish that this bottle was insulated because we use it while we are out and about most often.

Specs: Cup is dishwasher and microwave save. Best use is for kids 18+ months. Cup holds 12oz.


  1. These look great for my “big boy” so that we can avoid spills but he doesn’t have to feel like a baby.

  2. I like that it is “truly” spill proof. I also like that the spout is bite resistant too. I am glad it doesn’t leak at all but not thrilled about the little pieces even if they are dishwasher safe.

  3. Avatar Sarah Allen says:

    I’m going to have to try these! Thanks for the review 🙂

  4. This is our favorite water cup!

  5. Avatar katiesuzi says:

    I’m adopting a 2 year old boy…. So I’m new to sippy cups! I purchased these, I live in az, and I liked the spillproof and the large capacity cup for our hot dry weather. But baby doesn’t seem to like them, he likes the tt sippee, but not this water bottle. I tried it, and I had to put my head back and drink out of it like a bottle, is this how it works? Or does it need a straw? What am I doing wrong?? I need some 2 year old dos n don’ts ladies!!! We are still just doing visits, but our lil guy comes home next month!!

  6. Avatar Dianna Thomas says:

    I personally love these cups for Willow, and Pierce–now my sister–thats another story–keep up the great works on these reviews

  7. Avatar Lorna Warburton says:

    Where can I buy these from, everywhere i’ve been hasn’t got them anymore

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