Nuby Light-Up Cups Review


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Today we are reviewing the Nuby Light Up Easy Sip Cup and the Light-Up 360 Wonder Cup. These cups are about $5.99 and $7.99 at Walmart and Target.

No matter the medium (shoes, toys, that one annoying flashlight the kids can’t forget about), my 3 and 5 year olds REALLY LOVE things that light up. So it’s kind of genius for Nuby to make a light-up sippy cup.  I had actually never seen one before.

In fact, when the kids did our unboxing video for this review, they were visibly (and audibly) stoked.

When we do product reviews, we receive the product for free from the brand, but all opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure. We were gifted four cups in this series, two patterns of each type.

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The patterns are:

  • Light blue with retro roller skates with a blue 360 lid
  • Pink rainbows with a sippy spout
  • Grey monster trucks with an orange a 360 lid
  • Navy blue rocket ships (the coolest, in my opinion) with a sippy spout. I legit just love the way the rocket ships light up on this pattern. So cool.

Nuby Light Up Easy Sip Cup

First up, the Nuby Light-Up Easy Sip Cup has a traditional wide-mouth plastic spout.  It’s designed for ages 6 months + and fits 10 oz of liquid.

Here’s a closer look:

  • No-spill construction
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold longer
  • Fun patterns


Speaking of fun patterns, Clara chose this bubblegum pink rainbow print with clouds –  and is totally smitten with it.

The lights are super bright and shine pink and green. After you tap the bottom of the cup, the lights blink for maybe 30 seconds until it’s time to tap it again. Which, needless to say, the kids love doing.





Light-Up 360 Wonder Cup

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A closer look:

  •  12 months +
  • 10 oz / 300 ml
  • Hygienic cover
  • No-Spill
  • Double-wall insulation

As a 360 cup, the design features a circular silicone top where the kids sip the water from the sides of an anti-leak rim. The strawless technology helps my three and five year olds feel like big kids without me actually having to break out the  “big kid” cups.



Both types of cups are easy to clean with a sponge and dish soap and still light up under running water (and afterward which is always a good thing, lol).

NUBY Light-Up Cup Review_]8The one thing I’m not a fan of is the instructions say the cups are not dishwasher safe. They’re still pretty easy to hand wash, I just hate hand washing lol.








The cups also have a tendency to leak. Not in their structure, but in their function. You see, since the kids hit the bottoms of the cups on the table in order to get the lights to flash, it makes the water kind of shoot upward and splash out. Wyatt for sure got a stream of water to the eye, which kind of made me laugh 🙂 But they don’t leak when they’re tipped upside down, for example. So I guess it just depends on your kid. Still, I wish there was another way for the lights feature to work.




As a Nuby Parent Blogger, I’m part of the brand’s selective group of mommy bloggers chosen to show you some of its latest products in action. You can see my Reviewer Badge page and the network of other Parent Bloggers here.


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Tonya Strickland is an award-winning journalist and former government reporter. She recently launched the mommy blog Two in Tow & On The Go to share pictures, tips and stories about things to do with kids on California's Central Coast. Some of those posts will now be featured in PASO Magazine.

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