When my daughter was 9 months old, I held a straw to her lips, and was ecstatic to see her drinking effortlessly from a straw! Excited by this discovery I went out and purchased several toddler straw sippy cups. Strangely, my daughter could not eke out a sip from any of these cups. After talking with other parents I learned that some of their children found it so difficult to sip from toddler straw cups with spill-proof valves. That's when the idea for the Lollacup was born.