Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Safe Sippy Review and Giveaway

In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of chemicals found in plastic baby bottles and sippy cups. The most talked about is Bisphenol-A (BPA) but there are others to avoid as well like DEHA and Phthalates. BPA is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics. Some of the risks associated with BPA include prostate and breast cancer, testicular abnormalities in boys and puberty in girls younger than eight years old. DEHA is linked to negative effects on the liver, kidney, spleen, bone formation and weight. Phthalates have been linked to liver cancer and kidney damage in some animals. They also damage rodent reproductive systems and there is concern that they do the same to human infant boys.

I decided that the best thing to do for my boys was to switch to stainless steel sippy cups. We do still have some BPA-free plastic cups, but I’m trying to gradually phase those out as who knows what bad chemical will be found in them tomorrow. So I was very excited when Kid Basix sent me The Safe Sippy to try out.



The body of The Safe Sippy is made from stainless steel and holds 11 oz of liquid. Why stainless steel? Because it does not interact with the foods and fluids it comes into contact with like plastic does. There are no chemicals in the stainless steel so no chemical can leach into the beverages. You will find some plastic in this cup on the cap, spout, handle and sleeve. However all of the plastics are certified BPA, DEHA and phthalates free. The handle makes it easy for little hands to hold and comes off when no longer needed. There is a sleeve to keep drinks cold and protect the cup.

Here is something I had no idea about. The spout on The Safe Sippy is shaped like a straw because traditional wide spouts that are on many sippy cups have been found by experts to cause speech development problems. With my 2 year old twins both in speech therapy, I’m taking that point very seriously. I just wish I had found that out sooner.

So how did it test out? I decided to let Josh try this cup. No particular reason, just a random choice. But I knew I had to choose just one because attempting to let them both try it would lead to fighting over who it belongs to. The first thing I noticed about this cup is the weight. I have another stainless steel sippy cup that I think is really heavy. The Safe Sippy feels so much lighter than that and yet it holds about 2 more ounces. It also seemed like the liquid flowed much easier through the spout. When they use other cups it sounds like they have to suck really hard to get the drink out. That was definitely not the case here.

How does it do with leaking? Well as the company states, The Safe Sippy is spill proof but cannot be 100% drip proof otherwise it would be hard for children to drink from it. Now that doesn’t mean this cup is always leaking. The only time it leaked for me is when Josh was holding it upside down and shaking it. He does this with all his cups and they all leak. The Safe Sippy is also easy to clean. While most parts can be washed in the dishwasher (except for the valve), I prefer to wash my cups by hand. What’s nice is there aren’t a bunch of pieces to take apart and clean, which is another complaint I have for the other stainless steel cup we have.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with The Safe Sippy. Josh loved having a new cup and I loved all the nifty features. Most importantly I love that it is free from harmful chemicals. I plan on purchasing another one for Luke so they each have one and I can finally toss the few plastic cups that we have left.

Win
One lucky reader will win not one, not two, but THREE of The Safe Sippy!! One of each color: pink, green and blue.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Mandatory Entry
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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ only and will end on Thursday, May 7th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

179 comments:

  1. I really want to try this cup. It also says that the lid is made wider then the cup to prevent the stainless from dented when kids drop it, which would be alot less stressful, since my daughter is always dropping something.

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  2. These sippy cups looking amazing and I can't wait to try them out when my little one gets bigger. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with our first baby. One of the things that I learned from visiting their website is that they have tapered the waist of the cup and put ribbing on the sleeve, which both features help the hands of a little one once your child insists they are too big for handles. What a very clever idea!!

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  3. I have subscribed via e-mail and confirmed my e-mail address:)

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  4. I have added your Green Mamas Pad button to my blog. I do have my blog set to private, but I already added your e-mail to my blog list.

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  5. I have your Earth Day Blog Party on my blog=)

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  6. Check out my blog to see the Earth Day Blog Party button on their:)

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  7. Liquid flows from the Safe Sippy spout only when the child is sucking. Nice feature!

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  8. The lid is made wider then the cup to prevent dents.

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  9. I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1597362812

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  10. I learned that the cup and all of its parts contain no latex. The sleeve is made of TPR or Thermoplastic Rubber that does not contain latex. That'd be great for a family with a latex allergy! Fortunately we don't have a latex allergy but a good friend does and it's everywhere! ;)

    correaohana at gmail dot com

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  11. It has a thermoplastic rubber sleeve for insulation and grip

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  12. Faved you on Technorati--apsychmommy

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  13. I learned that although they are an American based product, the cups are manufactured in China in a factory that is ISO certified.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I subscribe.
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  15. I have your earth day button.
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  16. #2 for earth day button.
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  17. I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.
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  18. I blogged! http://www.apsychmommy.com/2009/04/green-giveaways-galore.html

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  19. Love the thermoplastic rubber sleeve which makes it easier for a child to grip, at the same time acts as a cushion in the event it gets dropped and lands on your toes. ouch! Good looking out!

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  20. They took into consideration developing mouths and speech abilities in designing the spout and overall cup.

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  21. Liquid flows from the Safe Sippy spout only when the child is sucking

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  22. I learned they are latex free & that the lid is made wider to prevent denting! Cool!

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  23. i have your earthday button on my blog here monkeytoesreviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  24. I learned that liquid flows from the Safe Sippy spout only when the child is sucking! That's a great feature.
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  25. I'm a fan on Facebook.
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  26. Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat
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  27. They took into consideration the fun stuff, like hands - little hands, messy hands, hands that can't quite hold onto big things yet; the developing mouths and speech abilities of growing infants; children's desire to look at bright, colorful objects; children's propensity for turning food delivery systems into projectiles...and other stuff as well.

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  28. The TPR sleeve provides insulation and a good grip.

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  29. E-mail follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  30. Blog follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  31. I like how the lid is wider so it prevents dents when your child drops it. My son is always dropping things.

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  32. I learned that The rubbery sleeve surrounding the cup is made of TPR to help keep water cold on winter days and it helps the child grip the cup! The whole cup has pretty freakin' cool features!

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  33. subscribed via email
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  34. added you to my blogroll

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  35. added earth day blog party button 1
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  36. added earth day blog party button 2
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  37. twitter name @amyshouldwin

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  38. You've pretty much covered everything! The lid is made wider than the cup to prevent denting on the stainless steel!

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  39. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/1604875906

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  40. I blog about the giveaway.
    http://momof3dolls.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-3-safe-sippy-from-green-mamas-pad.html

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  41. I have your Earth Day button, #1.

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  42. I have your Earth Day button, #2.

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  43. Even though it is stainless steel it has a thermoplastic rubber sleeve for insulation and grip

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  44. Hi, great giveaway! I think it's so sweet that the inventor came up with the idea to protect his soon. The best ideas are based around loved ones! Following you on blogger and twitter!

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  45. phthalates have been linked to learning disabilites and breast cancer.

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  46. The lid is made wider then the cup to prevent dents.

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  47. OMG...how CUTE!!!! I would love to WIN this! Thanks for the great giveaway =)

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

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  48. I learned that you should NOT put hot beverages in the Safe Sippy.

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  49. You are in my Technorati favorites (sleekymeerkat)

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  50. the lid is made wider than the cup

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  51. don 't use bleach or chlorine cleaners on the cup to clean it!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  52. follower

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  53. Making Kids Lives Better is the mission statement of The Safe Sippy. These cups look wonderful and would be perfect for my little girl, thanks so much for such a fantastic giveaway!

    Eloise
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  54. I am also following you on Blogger (furygirl3132).

    Eloise
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  55. I am also an email subscriber.

    Eloise
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  56. I am following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/1629637382

    Eloise
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  57. I added you as a favorite on Technorati (furygirl3132).

    Eloise
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  58. I am also a fan on Facebook.

    Eloise
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  59. I learned that the plastic spout on here is for the child's consideration (no one wants to drink from a stainless steel straw, as they have noted). msurosey@yahoo.com

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  60. I just signed up to subscribe. Thank you!
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  61. They made the lid slightly wider than the cup so that if it is dropped, the lid will protect the steel from getting dented. Pretty smart!

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  62. I like the tapered waist so that little hands can hold it without the handles.

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  63. I learned that its sold at Lulu in Jacksonville!

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  64. I love that it has the rubber that makes it easier for children to grip. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  65. i learned this cup can be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda!

    I will tweet about this too!

    nicolesloanfaby@gmail.com :)

    pick me!!!

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  66. We have one and love it. I did not know that the cover was thermoplastic rubber and actually provides instulation.

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  67. I learned that it is not lined with anything. That is one less chemical I have to worry about! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I follow your blog. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Stumbled! bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. http://twitter.com/bluenude3/status/1640913632 I follow you on twitter & I tweeted! @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I like the shape, it's still thin enough to fit in regular cup holders in the car and stroller and diaper bag

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  72. I've had your party button since the beginning (let me know when to take it down LOL)

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  73. party button #2
    (let me know when the last giveaway ends then I'll take it down LOL)

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  74. I tweeted !
    http://twitter.com/LkWhtMomFound/status/1641263737

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  75. i learned these have no latex.

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  76. One thing I learned is that #5 plastic is more stable and therefor safe to use for lid of this cup.
    celanan at hotmail dot com

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  77. The company's mantra is "MAking Kids Live Better"....nice!

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  78. It has a thermoplastic rubber sleeve which makes it easier for a child to grip and also provides insulation. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I too want to phase out plastic -even BPA free plastic! I love these cups...I esp. love the theroplastic sleeve that helps insulate the cup and cushions it from falls and throws.

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  80. I learned that liquid flows from the Safe Sippy spout only when the child is sucking

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  81. I like that there's little contact between water and plastic.

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  82. I learned that they were inspired by Guy Kawasaki to craft a mantra for your organization."

    Their mantra is:

    Making kids' lives better.

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  83. I learned that the drink only comes out of the spout when the child sucks. This is awesome!!

    Shanna
    smed37(at)verizon(dot)net

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  84. the wasit is tapered and the sleeve has ribbing for little hands to hold

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  85. The handles are nubbed to make it easier for the child to hold onto.

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  86. Got your button - http://twitter.com/sito50/status/1697315386

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  87. Twitter follower & tweeted - http://twitter.com/sito50/status/1697377196

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  88. Blogged here: http://sitosfunstuff.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-at-green-mamas-pad.html

    I see I gave you a Twitter link where I should have put my link to where I keep your button. Sorry. It should be: http://sitosfunstuff.blogspot.com/

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  89. It has a tapered waist to help little hands hold on!

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  90. Quote: It is our goal that the future products from Kid Basix have the same simple singleness of purpose: Making kids’ live better.

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  91. I subscribe to your RSS feed

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  92. Got your button http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/.

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  93. Got your event button 1 http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/.

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  94. Got your event button 2 http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/.

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  95. Faved in Technorati (aitmama).

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  96. The cap is plastic because drinking from a stainless spout isn't appealing.

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  97. The handles are removable.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  98. awesome there spill proof only time anything comes out is if the child is sucking on it. Love it

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  99. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  100. thanks for the offer!

    they really like nice. would love to try them out

    thanks!

    leahrcole at yahoo dot com

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  101. I love the companies Mission Statement "Making kids' lives better".

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  102. i love the spill proof feature i hate cleaning my car up all the time.

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  103. I learned that they are an American company, but our cup is manufactured in China near Shanghai.I have been wanting this for my son.Thanks!

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  104. I learned that is contains no latex-
    The cup and all of its parts contain no latex. The sleeve is made of TPR or Thermoplastic Rubber that does not contain latex.

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  105. Common sense, but the Safe Sippy cannot be microwaved!

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  106. I learned that they also took into consideration the fun stuff, like hands - little hands, messy hands, hands that can't quite hold onto big things yet; the developing mouths and speech abilities of growing infants; children's desire to look at bright, colorful objects; children's propensity for turning food delivery systems into projectiles...and other stuff as well.


    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  107. They have the independent testing lab, STR, test all elements of the cup from the steel and plastic compounds, to FDA and European child safety standards, to the durability of the stainless steel body.

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  108. The founder created The Safe Sippy™ cup because he knows how dangerous plastics are, and it drove him crazy that he was giving his two year old son water every morning in a cup made from toxic chemicals

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  109. They have tapered the waist of the cup and put ribbing on the sleeve, which both features help the hands of a little one once your child insists they are too big for handles.... which I love because it will grow with my baby

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  110. I learned they use thermoplastic rubber for the cover.

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  111. The Safe Sippy is not insulated to keep it light and to maximize volume.

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  112. I learned that Safe Sippy is Latex free! I love this sippy.

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

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  113. I learned the liquid only comes out when the child sucks on it. That prevents a whole lot of messes from dropped sippy cups. THANKS
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  114. follower
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  115. subscriber
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  116. I added your button to my sidebar.
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  117. faved you on technorati (macmomof3)
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  118. Facebook Fan (jessica kaufman)
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  119. Tweet http://twitter.com/MACMOMof3/status/1725526606
    follow you @Macmomof3
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  120. The rubbery sleeve surrounding the cup is made of TPR. ffbbcourtney(at)hotmail.com

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  121. I love that liquid only comes out when your child is sucking!

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  122. i learned they are an American company, but their cup is manufactured in China near Shanghai. We have done everything to ensure the factory, worker conditions and product is up to our standards.

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  123. following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  124. All the plastic parts on the cup are made from #5 plastic.
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  125. The cup contains no laytex.

    houmasweeper@bellsouth.net

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  126. the sleeve of the cup is made so that it is easier for little hands to grip and insulates the cup, sounds great!

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  127. I found out that they are sold at Nordstrom.

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  128. Liquid flows from the Safe Sippy spout only when the child is sucking :)

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