The large handles make this spout easy to use and offer a great practice for holding and tilting it as your child would with an open cup. This sippy cup allows your baby to drink without spilling; especially useful when you are 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 dishes will remain in good condition and can be easily passed on to little brothers, sisters or friends. The 100% food grade silicone complies with all European safety standards.