Stuck on how to use one of our products?
Not sure how to clean them?
Find all the useful support information right here.
Superstar™ Sippee & Sportee Valve Cup Support
Thanks for purchasing a Tommee Tippee Superstar™ Sippee or Sportee Valve Cup. This product support page is here to help you use it safely, to let you know how to clean and take care of it, and to answer any questions you may have.
For your child’s safety and health…
Please be aware that continuous and prolonged sucking of fluids will cause tooth decay and decay can occur even when non-sweetened fluids are used. The risk of decay is increased if the child is allowed to use the cup for long periods through the day, and particularly through the night when saliva flow is reduced or if the cup is used as a soother.
As with most sippy cups, ours are designed to be used with milk, water or juices that don’t contain pulp. Do not fill this cup with fizzy (carbonated) beverages, formula, or hot liquids.
It’s important that you inspect your cup before each use. Do not store or leave the cup in direct sunlight or near a source of heat, and don’t allow it to contact solvents or harsh chemicals.
This cup is…
Instructions for cleaning and sterilising your cup
Before first use, disassemble and thoroughly clean the cup. Place all components in boiling water for 5 minutes to ensure that they’re sterile. This step is not recommended for our Insulated Cups, these are suitable for sterilisation by cold water tablet/liquid solution only. All other cups are suitable for sterilisation by steam (electric and microwave), boiling or cold-water tablet/liquid solution.
All of the parts of this cup can be washed in the dishwasher but be sure to place them on the top shelf only, and don’t use solvents or harsh chemicals. To avoid stains, do not allow the cup to contact oil-based foods or tomato-based sauces.
Before every use clean the cup carefully, and always wash it immediately after use. To clean your cup…
1. Unscrew the lid and use your thumb to push out the valve.
2. Separate the 2 parts of the valve (soft & hard).
3. Wash all parts including base and handles (if included) thoroughly in warm soapy water and rinse in clean water. To prevent damage, avoid using a brush on the soft part of the valve.
Instructions for reassembling your cup
Always shake parts after washing to remove excess water and leave to air dry before re-assembling.
Your cup could leak or be difficult to drink from if not assembled correctly as follows…
4. Align the two parts (hard and soft) and press together.
5 (a). Ensure parts A and B of the soft side are fully pushed through the holes of the hard side. This is essential to make sure the valve functions correctly.
5 (b). Ensure the slit B opens by squeezing before use.
6. Place the valve back in the lid and push firmly until the sides lock into place. Replace handles, (if included). Screw on lid.
Why is my Superstar™ cup leaking?
We’re sorry that your cup is leaking! Your cup will only leak if it is not assembled correctly, and the valve is designed to be 100% leak proof, so please make sure that the cup’s valve is assembled correctly (as per the instructions above) and that the lid is secured tightly. If these checks don’t resolve your problem, please feel free to contact us for further support.