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Does anyone here own them? What do you think of them? Can you put them in the dishwasher? I saw a thermos with straw and a foogo also with a straw and was considering buying them. Please let me know your thoughts.<br>
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We have both the Foogo sippy cup and the straw cup and love them both! DD used the sippy when she was younger, but she now uses only the straw cup or her Sigg.<br><br>
I especially like that the Foogo cups keep water cool--like on a hot day when the cup sits in the car. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
eta: we wash the cups by hand; I think the manual advises against washing them in the dishwasher.
 

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thanks - i always like to put them in the dishwasher for the first time only after buying them and then doing it by hand<br>
do you think it's ok to do it 1x?
 

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We use the thermos funtainer with straw. I would put the metal cup in the dishwasher if you really wanted too but never the plastic. If it gets too hot it will warp and leak.
 

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I think if you use a natural dishwasher detergent it's ok, but there is something that shouldn't be used on stainless steel (chlorine? shoot I can't remember, sorry)<br><br>
Anyway, the funtainer straw cups are not the same as the foogo straw cups, fyi. The foogo straw goes all the way through as one piece, I believe, while the funtainer straw is in two pieces and the top piece comes off easily which I did not like.<br><br>
The sippies ROCK and even my 3.5 year old used his this morning b/c his KK needed to be washed.
 

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We use the foogo straw cups. I put them in the dishwasher and I always use air dry to save energy and not harm plastics. We have 3 and have been using them daily for many months. They work great for us, but the plastic has cracked on every one. All 3 have cracks in the plastic base--one cracked so bad we had to tear it off. This doesn't affect usage of the cup, though. One lid broke off at the hinge. We just use that one at home and not when we are out because they leak out the vent when the lid isn't closed. I'm annoyed by the plastic breaking, but they are functional and I don't know of any alternate plastic-free straw cups.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">thanks - i always like to put them in the dishwasher for the first time only after buying them and then doing it by hand<br>
do you think it's ok to do it 1x?</div>
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I'm not understanding what the point would be...? Why not just wash them by hand?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyway, the funtainer straw cups are not the same as the foogo straw cups, fyi. The foogo straw goes all the way through as one piece, I believe, while the funtainer straw is in two pieces and the top piece comes off easily which I did not like.</div>
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I'd go with the Foogo. My toddler figured out how to pull out the straw on the Funtainer cup and likes to hide it in her mouth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
As for washing, I just do mine by hand. We only put water in ours, so I don't have to worry about gunk in the straw, etc. The Funtainers come with an extra set of straws (both pieces), too.
 

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We have the Foogo and both I and my ds like it a lot. He can carry it around and drink from it himself. He can close the lid (but not open it) by himself as well. I have always hand washed it, but today my well-meaning DH put it in the dishwasher. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Sigh. It works just fine so far, although I was unable to screw the lid on when it came out (DH did it for me with no problem).<br><br>
My ds has dropped it, thrown it, and banged it on things and the plastic on the bottom has broken, but who cares--that is just cosmetic. We use ours for milk and sometime I have to stick things into the straw to clean it out well (if I leave it out with milk in accidentally).
 

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We have two of the foogo sippy cups and love'm! They aren't entirely leak proof, but are mostly (though I definetly thought they were MORE leak proof when we got them, not sure whats happend... may DS just got better at shaking them out or something. Who knows!!). I'll probably pick up some of the straw cups later on. But for right now he's happy with the sippy's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We have several Foogo straw cups and 2-3 Funtainers (same as Foogo but with pattern). They work great for us. I really like that they keep the water cold versus the Sigg (which we also have several of) don't. I have washed them all only in the dishwasher and haven't had any problems. With the Funtainers I heard that it can cause fading of the designs on the cup. A chance I am totally willing to take. I take the Foogo cups completely apart when washing and only remove the straw from the Funtainer.<br><br>
I have seen the Funtainers at TRU and Target carries the Foogo line. Be on the lookout for co-op also, several of our Foogo's were purchased from one.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyway, the funtainer straw cups are not the same as the foogo straw cups, fyi. The foogo straw goes all the way through as one piece, I believe, while the funtainer straw is in two pieces and the top piece comes off easily which I did not like.</div>
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Not any more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The Funtainer cups now have the same straw as the Foogo, and you get an extra one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We have the sippy cup, and ds loves it. We got several months ago and now he finally "gets" it.<br><br>
I wash mine in the dishwasher, but I only use natural detergent and vinegar and I never heat dry or extra heat the water (all issues with releasing toxins from plastics)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not any more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The Funtainer cups now have the same straw as the Foogo, and you get an extra one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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good to know - thank you!
 

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I posted about this before when someone asked, if you go to the amazon page for it, you can see the washing instructions for Foogo. It is dishwasher safe. I wish we had gotten the one with the straw though, cause ds prefers that to the sippy. We've actually resorted to just putting water in bottles to save the trouble. He drinks more that way.
 

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We have the sippy cups. They are heavy because they are stainless steel, and they don't hold much. But we like them , and we definitely put them in the dishwasher with regular detergent (natural detergents wreck appliances with our kind of water).
 

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we have one and use it for milk primarily cuz it keeps it fresher and cooler. the only drawbacks i can see are that it is sooooo heavy and dd has often used it as a weapon of sorts (she is a toy thrower...) and secondly, we have had this one for about 6ish months and i wash by hand probably 1-2 times a day and its starting to leak. it must be the 2 white plastic thingys that fit together inside the yellow top, and i havent seen that you can replace them at target where we originally bought it, but i think im going to email thermos and ask. for $15 i want the thing to last more than 6 months!!!. when held upside down it has a mediumish drip that can really make a mess if you have a kid that finds that amusing.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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We have the foogos with the straw and love them. I really like how they keep the water cold, unlike my sigg that doesnt. I also like the lid aspect of it and the no condensation on the outside. I put mine in the dishwasher and havent had any issues, I think they say they are dishwasher safe.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I posted about this before when someone asked, if you go to the amazon page for it, you can see the washing instructions for Foogo. It is dishwasher safe. I wish we had gotten the one with the straw though, cause ds prefers that to the sippy. We've actually resorted to just putting water in bottles to save the trouble. He drinks more that way.</div>
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Great--thanks for this! I don't know why I thought they recommended hand washing.
 

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We have a Foogo sippy cup and it's awesome. It keeps everything so cold. I imagine that the milk/water taste better than in plastic. Yuck.
 
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