Comments are now closed. Congrats to Meg who won the Tilty cup pack!
My children are constantly leaving a third of their beverage resting in sippy cups. It’s wasteful and it’s frustrating for the little ones to know there is something to drink and not be able to get it out (which is why they figure out that laying down on their back works, and that’s not good for teeth!).
The Tilty is a beautiful solution. The trainer has a built in slant, while the outside holds the typical cylindrical shape. This allows toddlers to drink from the cup while sitting upright.
Tilty is made from poly propelene (#5), long considered a food safe plastic which doesn’t contain nasty leaching BPA and are free of PVC. They are non-toxic, durable, dye free and inexpensive. A two pack carries a msrp of US$6.00.
More information and a GIVE AWAY after the jump.
The snap on lid that does not contain a valve is the style of lid recommended by that American Dental Association to promote proper oral development. The cup is not spill proof because of this, but since my kids always sit at the table while drinking or eating this hasn’t been a problem in our house. The constant sucking required of traditional sippy cups can cause issues with oral development and even tooth decay as children often take the cups to bed or lay down while drinking from them! I appreciate that my children do not have to suck on the sippy as they would a bottle nipple. When we transition our children from breast or bottle to cup, they need to learn how to drink correctly.
My youngest child says the cups are fun, she likes to see her drink and know before trying to drink if there is anything left in the cup. (I’ve translated this from 3 yo speak). It is also a great addition to our cabinet as we have been getting by with one Klean Kanteen. We will be keeping our set of Tilty cups at home and save the kanteen for in the car. The Tilty cups are recyclable (#5), so when your child is done with them either pass them on to some other youngster or find out where #5 is recycled in your area.
I’m not afraid to admit I can be a shameless hussy when it comes to offers of trying out new products. I’m all for giving new products a go when they meet my requirements of being safe, non-toxic, healthy, sustainable (recyclable) and non-disposable. I’m going to share with you, Dear Reader. Thanks to the folks over at Tilty, I have a set of two sippy cups to pass on to one of you lucky people.
Here are the rules: Tell me in the comments your worst ever sippy cup experience or your frustration with finding sippy cups that are safe. Be sure to include your name and email so I can notify the winner. A winner will be selected by random number generation on Friday, December 19th. All comments must be submitted by 7am PST on 12/19/08 to be entered to win. Open to residents of the United States.