In a nutshell

A great leak-free cup that helps to keep drinks cool and fresh

What we tested

  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of cleaning
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Leakproof
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.


  • Insulated, leak-free


  • None

The Tommee Tippee Explora Active Sipper Cup is an easy to hold, tumbler-style cup. It has a unique, patented valve for no-spill, easy drinking, and an insulated body to keep drinks cool and milk safe to drink.


For me, Tommee Tippee is a name synonymous with babies. My mum bought Tommee Tippee products when I was a baby and that was more than 40 years ago, so it’s a name that I know and trust. And the Tommee Tippee Explora Active Sipper Cup didn’t disappoint me.

The company’s patented Active-flo valve has been designed to be really easy to drink from, taking your baby seamlessly from breast and bottle onto cup. And it proved to be the case with this cup, which we had in a smart blue with a planet design on the front.

What we love

The design is simple and fuss-free design. The cup is quite large, thanks to the fact that it has an inner cup to allow for insulation. This is handy if your toddler likes to take out milk, which can go off very quickly. Arron has soya milk, which seems to curdle as soon as you look at it. It’s also useful if your toddler likes a cup by the side of the bed.

The spout is actually a hole in the rim of the cup, which means you don’t have to fiddle around with lifting spouts up and down. The drinking area is also made of a slightly softer material, so is kinder to the mouth.

It stood up to some pretty rough treatment (why do children find it necessary to throw cups around?) and proved itself virtually leak-free. To get anything out of the spout, you need to turn it upside down and shake really hard! And even then only a few drops come out. So it’s great if your child tends to leave cups lying around like Arron.

The Tommee Tippee Active Sipper Cup is also BPA-free. Bisphenol-A is a chemical found in plastic. Concerns have been raised about its ability to interfere with healthy growth and body function, because it mimics the effect of oestrogen in the body.

What to watch out for

Smaller children may find the size of the cup a little cumbersome.

Who is Tommee Tippee Active Sipper Cup best for?

Mums seeking a leak-free cup to take out and about, especially if they have milk-loving toddlers.


MadeforMums verdict

The Tommee Tippeee Active Sipper Cup is a really useful, durable cup that is ideal if you’re go out in the warmer months and want to keep drinks cool.

Product Specifications

BrandTommee Tippee
ModelExplora Active Sipper Cup
Available sizes300ml
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 2 years
Spout styleSoft-covered hard spout
Non-spill mechanismAdvance-flo technology valve
Dishwasher safeYes
Microwave safeNo
  • Insulated