I received these products at no cost to facilitate my review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.
My daughter is quickly approaching the 12 month mark, and with each passing day it seems that she becomes more and more independent. She just recently started venturing into the “I want to do it myself” phase – especially when it comes to eating and drinking. I’m all for allowing her to try and learn new things, but as we ALL know, babies aren’t exactly tidy when it comes to, well, anything. I want her to try things by herself, but I really don’t want to have to clean up a mess if I can help it!
As it turns out, this “sticky” situation is something that CAN be helped thanks to the amazingly innovative company, Silikids! With my daughter’s growing independence, I recently noticed her always trying to reach for my cup as I take a sip. She’s trying to let me know that she wants a sip, too. However, I stray away from allowing her to learn to drink from my cup because I don’t want her to get a face full of ice and water down her shirt. Thankfully, Silikids had situations just like this in mind when they created these fabulous Universal Sippy Tops.
These sippy tops turn any regular cup into a spill proof sippy cup. Basically, they’re as valuable as gold to me because my daughter can drink from any cup in the house and not spill a drop! NO MORE MESSES! *insert happy dance here*
To make these sippy tops even more amazing, they’re made from silicone, which is naturally non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, BPA free and extremely durable. In fact, ALL products from Silikids are made from silicone, hence the “sili” part of their name. 😉
The sippy tops come in a package of two and are available to purchase here for just $8.95. Silikids priducts are also sold in select stores nation wide, so definitely check to see if they’re available at a store near you!
I was so impressed with how well these tops worked. My daughter rolled around in the floor with
her my cup for quite some time without any leaks at all. When I first stretch the top over my cup, I was a little shaky and nervous that I would spill the cup myself in the process of getting it on, so I would recommend making sure the cup isn’t filled to the rim to avoid it sloshing out – just in case you’re a little shaky like me.
Here’s a great little clip demonstrating how to put these universal tops on:
I think these tops are absolutely genius, and I can definitely see them coming in handy when we’re in a restaurant or a public place and our daughter wants to drink out of a regular glass or cup. I’ll be keeping an extra one of these at Grandma’s house for her to use as needed. They’re also dishwasher safe, so no worries about hand scrubbing them! My only sort-of complaint is that because they are made of silicone, they pick up dirt and lint off of everything. When my daughter wants to take her cup to play outside or if she wants to roll around on the floor, the tops have a tendency to pick up every tiny little piece of dirt, and it can wind up getting in her mouth. It would be great to see Silikids release some sort of carrying case so I’m not worrying about lint and crumbs from my diaper bag getting all over the spout!
The design of the spout is very intuitive for older babies and toddlers to use, and my daughter had it figured out in a matter of seconds! She’s SO excited that she gets to drink from Mommy’s cup, and I’m so excited to no longer worry about her spilling it! Fantastic job, Silikids!
In addition to the sippy tops mentioned above, Silikids also offers several other fantastic reusable silicone products made with kids in mind. I’ve linked a few of my favorites below, but you’re definitely going to want to check out their entire collection available on their website now!
One very lucky Southern Made Simple reader is going to snag a set of Silikids Sippy Tops for themselves! All you have to do is enter using the giveaway form below. Open to US residents 18 years and older. See terms and conditions below. Good luck!