Why I Don’t Silly Like Bandz: Kitties Cry When They Break

Have your children succumbed to the Silly Bandz craze over the last couple of years?

Silly Bandz are little silicone bracelets that retain their shapes. I know, I know, they aren’t exactly breaking news as far as kid fads go, but things take awhile to reach our mountain hovel. Almost two years ago, the BBC explained:

They’re small, rubber and hoping to conquer the world.

Silly Bandz are colourful, elasticised, silicone wristbands that come in a variety of shapes and are worn like a regular bracelet. They can be stretched to go on to the wrist but always revert back to their original shape.

They come in themed packs, like zoo animals or the alphabet and, most recently, even ones shaped like Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

I will not waste money on Silly Bandz.  They are indicative of the trends involving cheap products marketed to children that do nothing for our environment or our kids. I went to their website to see if there was any redeeming environmental qualities, but no, there is not.

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