The big handles make this sippy easy to use and they offer great practice for holding and tilting as your child would with an open cup. This sippy cup allows your child to drink without spilling; especially handy when you're out and about. Silicone is great for use in the kitchen. It does not break and is safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, freezer and oven. Even with intensive use, the tableware will stay in good shape and can easily be passed down to little brothers, sisters or friends. The 100% food grade silicone complies with all European safety standards.