Saturday, December 12, 2009

Siliskin Glass Cup by Silikids Review & Giveaway

Making the transition from sippy cups or straw cups to regular ole cups can be a little intimidating. Well, at least for this mama who worries about spills and breaks. My almost 5 year old uses a stainless steel straw cup most of the time, but I realize I need to get him used to drinking from normal cups. The last thing I want to do is give him one of our Fiestaware glasses so I have been using questionable plastic instead. Silikids has come up with a much better solution.



Who are Silikids?
Silikids was founded in 2006 by two moms who were concerned about toxic materials in children's products. They make a variety of safe silicone accessories for kids from bibs to bottle covers.

Why silicone?
~ Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic.
~ Non-porous therefore does not harbor or promote bacteria growth.
~ Does not contain toxic chemicals like BPA, lead, PVC and phthalates.
~ Dishwasher safe

Recently, Silikids came out with their Siliskin Glass Cup. This glass cup is 6oz and is placed in a silicone cover (available in lime or aqua). I was sent one of these cups to test out. The first thing I thought when I received it was "wow, it is so tiny!" It wasn't until I saw my son hold it that I realized that this is actually the appropriate size cup for his little hands. Let's look at it in comparison to the plastic cup we were previously using.


When he holds the plastic cup you can see it is difficult because it is so big. The majority of the time I would give him a straw to make it easier, for both of us. With the Siliskin Glass cup I do not have to do that. It fits in his hand much better and the silicone cover provides a nonslip grip so it is easier for him to hold. The silicone cover will also provide protection to the cup for small drops. Though I cannot attest to this personally since he hasn't dropped it yet (I shouldn't have said that) and I am hesitant to chuck it on the floor myself as a test.

What did the preschooler think? He was actually very excited to try out his new big boy cup and we have been using it every night at dinner time since we received it. I love it because it is free of toxic materials like BPA and phthalates and I honestly don't know if the same is true for that darn plastic cup.



Shop
Receive 15% off of your order at Silikids by using coupon code OHBABY at checkout. Offer expires on 12.31.09.

Giveaway
One (1) winner will receive a Siliskin Glass Cup.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ only and will end on Saturday, December 26th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and will be posted on the Winner's Announcement Page. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in all of 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!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. Silikids provided me with an item for review and is providing an item for the giveaway.

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