Any parent can tell you there are all kinds of new fangled product for babies and toddlers.
One of the latest, insulated sippy cups.
To see if they actually keep children's drinks cooler, Consumer Reports did a claim check.
Three year old Simone and Nicole Vassell make good use of their sippy cups. They prevent spills and make it easier for the twins to drink on the go.
Consumer Reports just tested a new type of sippy cups that claims to help. Evenflo, Gerber, and Playtex have come out with insulated cups that say they can keep drinks cooler longer. Tester Rich Handel ran a claim check to find out if they do.
First water was refrigerated overnight, then poured into the insulated cups. For comparison, regular sippy cups were also tested.
Thermometer probes monitor the temperature of the water in each cup. The data is transmitted to a computer, then charted on a graph. After one hour, the results are analyzed. It turns out the insulated cups are kept the water about 5 degrees cooler than the regular cups. So, as promised these new insulated cups for little ones proved they can keep their cool because five degrees could make all the difference to thirty kids like Nicole and Simone.