Thermos Hello Kitty Funtainer Reviews

Thermos Hello Kitty Funtainer

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Pink Hello Kitty BPA-free Insulated Straw Cup for Preschoolers

Nov 20, 2010
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:* Silicone straw is kept covered
* BPA-free stainless steel
* Cute design

Cons:* Button can be hard to click open

The Bottom Line: I think this is a great straw container for older children, preschool age and above.  It was too difficult to open and too heavy for my toddler.


When my then 15 month old youngest daughter moved to the toddler classroom at her daycare center about 3 months ago, we had to stop giving her bottles almost cold turkey.  Since she didn't care for her sippy cups, I decided to search for a straw cup option.  Given my concerns about exposure to BPA in plastic straw cups, I searched for a stainless steel cup with a straw and stumbled upon this Thermos Hello Kitty Funtainer straw cup.  While it ultimately didn't work out as I had hoped for my youngest daughter, my older daughter happily claimed it for herself.

About the Cup

This is a 12 oz stainless steel cup/container with a plastic screw-on lid and a built-in straw.  It's about 7" tall and 2.5" wide.  There's a cute Helly Kitty character sitting and looking out at you.  The plastic components of the container are bright pink.

The plastic lid clicks closed and your child must push a large button on the side to open the lid.  Once open, the short straw is visible.  I particularly like this feature as the straw is kept covered by the lid until it's time to drink.  Moreover, it means you won't accidentally spill your beverage during transport.

The short portion of the straw that your child places in her mouth is made of a flexible silicone.  I like that it's a sturdy material because I know how much my daughter likes to chew things.  The long portion of the straw in the cup itself is a rigid plastic.  When I wash the cup, I just run water through the straw while it's upside down, so I don't believe there is any disassembly required.  It says dishwasher-safe but I always handwash.

Thermos says that the double-walled insulation means that cold drinks stay cold for up to 12 hours.  We haven't used it for more than 2 hours, so I can't vouch for that claim but it stayed ice cold on the 2 hour trip.

Our Experience

I immediately discovered this container was not going to work for daily use for my toddler.  It's too difficult for her to pop open the lid herself.  Thus, she needs help every time.   Plus, once it's been filled with milk or water, it's too heavy for her to hold herself.  My 4.5 year old or I will hold the container for her as she leans over to drink.

I decided to just give it to my preschooler, who loves it and can use it herself.  Of course, if her younger sister sees the Funtainer, she comes running over to drink from it.  There must be something about straws that just universally appeals to kids!

Since the container is double-walled, your hands don't get super cold when holding it. 

My one complaint is that it doesn't have a strap or something that would enable us to either buckle it to a backpack or lunch box.  It would be nice if it had a longer shoulder strap so we could bring it to the park with us, like the cheap plastic straw bottle my daughter received from someone else (sold at Babies R Us) that I tossed.

Final Thoughts
I would recommend this for preschoolers and older kids who can click open the lid themselves and hold it themselves.  It keeps cold beverages cold and the lid keeps the straw clean.


Recommend this product? Yes


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