Silikids Siliskin Sippy & Straw Cup {Review}

When you’re the parent of a toddler, you know all about sippy cups. You know how important a good sippy cup is and how necessary it is for it to be leak-free. Nothing makes me angrier th5FnjE1uVan a sippy cup that leaks everywhere. If I wanted my toddler to spill sticky liquids everywhere, I would just give her a regular cup without a lid. What would make a sippy cup even better is a sippy lid that is universal and fits on any cup. While searching for a such a lid, I came across Silikids Siliskin Sippy Cup and Silicone Straw Cup. After reaching out to Silikids, I was kindly sent a fantastic sippy cup and straw cup.

Silikids is an innovative company, started in 2006, that’s main focus is products made of silicone. Silicone is a safe alternative to chemical-laced plastic. Silikids products are made of 100% food-grade silicone and they’re easy s500774824218195250_p40_i15_w640to clean and super easy to use.

Silikids silicone is:

  • Safe
  • Durable
  • Free of BPA, bisphenol-A, lead, PVC and phthalates.

I love using silicone cups instead of plastic when I can, and I just love Silikids’ sippy and straw cups! The cups are thick and extremely durable, my toddler is so rough with her cups and it’s really held up, it pretty much looks like I just took it out of the box. The lids are incredible! The lids are so soft, flexible and stretchy. To get liquid out of the spout, you have to gently bite down and suck, making it truly leak-free. The straw cup does leak but I chalk it up to being a regular straw. I love that they can be used with practically any kind of cup (depending on the width of the cup), as it stretches around the rim. It is secure enough to where it can be thrown and tossed around but it doesn’t budge from the cup. I love being able to just throw the silicone lid in my purse and take it with us when we go out to eat and not have to worry about bringing a sippy cup for my daughter. I just put the lid on a regular cup at the restaurant and she’s good to go!s500774824218195250_p41_i12_w640I give Silikids Siliskins Sippy Cup and Straw Cups a 5 out of 5 stars. Silikids’ cups are new staples in our household. I love how travel friendly they are and how easy they are to clean and use! I will say I can’t put the lid on the cup with one hand (as my 4 month old is s500774824218195250_p49_i2_w640always in my arms) but that’s the only “bad” thing I can say about it. Silikids has a lot of awesome and innovative products, we’ve even reviewed a few of them – Silikids Silicone Spoons & Bags and the Silikids Silibib. Be sure to check out their website to see their entire product line!

Don’t forget to follow Silikids on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for new releases and sales!

– Casey

**Burrito Buzz received this product at low or no cost for the purpose of review or testing. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

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Water Bottle of the Gods {Review}

61Yd1fRTV+L._SL1111_If you don’t have a Camelbak cup yet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! After months of spilled milk (actually worth crying over when it’s in your carpet,) I’ve finally found a great straw cup.

I, no joke, purchased probably 20 sippy cups in hot pursuit of one that worked. How hard can a freaking sippy cup be to execute?  Cup after cup, I found myself aggravated and seething with anger that all that money spent on sippy cups could have gone to Chipotle burritos.

We’ve done a great many reviews on sippy cups on BurritoBuzz, most of which have been bad. Happily, this one is vastly different.

The Camelbak cup is simple. It is a larger-than-usual straw cup that the baby/toddler must both bite down and suck to get liquid out. I thought it might be a tricky concept for my son, but he got the hang of it within minutes. The cup is four pieces, and is simple to take apart and clean. 

I’ve found it numerous times laying sideways on the floor and it hasn’t leaked. The straw portion also folds down to prevent any possible spillage when not in use.

Two things I dislike:

  1. If you little one is teething and biting, they may be able to push the straw all the way in. My guy has only done this twice, because it’s pretty hard to do. When this does happen it creates a mess, but I’ve found that if I really make sure the straw is secure it’s a non-issue.
  2. This water bottle wouldn’t work well for littles that are just learning. The straw is too big/difficult to use. I’d recommend starting the use of the Camelbak cup around 8-9 months.

The cup comes in all kinds of great colors and designs. And while they’re a little pricier than a typical sippy cup, ($10-$12,) they are worth the funds. Instead of spending $100 on 20 cups you’ll throw away, spend $20 on two that you’ll use until your LO is done with sippy cups.

I strongly recommend this to any parent or caretaker looking for a good cup option. Add it to your registry, buy it as a gift… it’s a well-designed product!

-Katie

 

Munchkin Click Lock {Product Review}

71MMm8ir4EL._SL1500_.jpgThe sippy cup nightmare. BurritoBuzz has posted several sippy cup reviews in the past, and all of us have said the same thing: you’ll buy 20 sippy cups, and you might have ONE that doesn’t leak. It’s definitely not an understatement to say that sippy cup designs are seriously flawed.

So my cupboard is no exception: I have somewhere between 15 and 20 sippy cups/straw cups, and I’m unimpressed with 80% of them.

I purchased this Muchkin Click Lock cup with high hopes. It has handles, a silicon straw, and a weighted straw bottom that sets it apart from the comparison cups. The weighted straw helps when you are training your little one to use a straw cup, as it helps to ensure they are drinking fluid instead of air (because they don’t quite grasp the concept of a cup needing to stay upright yet.)

My initial analysis was mostly good. I loved the double handles and weighted straw. My son caught on quickly with this cup, and it was great for travel since it has a flip down lid.

The cup is easy to clean, and comes apart into 4 pieces. (I can’t stress enough how important it is to fully disassemble sippy cups and bottles since they can grow mold in all the crevices.)

The bad news: this cup leaks A LOT. I can’t quite figure it out, but it seems to be related to the pressure within the cup (maybe changing temperature of the fluid inside.) But the fluid is pushed out the top of the straw in rather large quantities, even when it’s been sitting totally upright. These aren’t just small leaks, it’s about an ounce of fluid sitting on my counter/carpet/couch each time. I’ve mostly stopped using this cup because of the huge clean-up hassle.

This cup isn’t incredibly cheap either. It’ll run you $7-$10, just a few dollars above the average cost for a cup like this (and I purchased a few of them.)

So, overall, I’d avoid this sippy cup. It’s a great design idea, but unfortunately it wasn’t executed very well. Save yourself some clean-up time and purchase one of these alternatives:

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Tommee Tippee Straw Cup

OXO Straw Cup

These alternatives don’t have the weighted straw, but they do the job. The first alternative is for babies a little older that don’t require the handles/straw, and the second and third are really great lightweight training cups with straws

Hopefully Munchkin will soon revise their design and we can rewrite this review!

Let’s go Muchkin engineers!

-Katie