Last year I posted about a Kickstarter Campaign for a product called the SipSnap. I thought it was a great concept. The idea is that instead of carrying around a sippy cup, you have a little lid in your bag that fits on any cup, and turns it into a spill-proof cup. For example if you are at a restaurant. Or perhaps if you are on an airplane (that is going to be my favorite use for this awesome product, I can tell already). You can even get a travel case so you can throw it in, and wash it later.
Well, the SipSnap Spill-Proof Kid’s Drinking Lid is now available for purchase, and they were kind enough to send me a few so I could review them for you. My first impression of these lids is that they are easy to use, easy to clean, and my kids love them. My son has suddenly started desiring a cup of milk after breakfast, and I thought this was a great opportunity to test out the straw option, also known as the SipSnap KID. My only complaint is that I wish they offered a reusable straw for parents that want it, because I would buy one for use at home. I loved how easy it was to use, and how I didn’t have to worry about him spilling milk all over the table. Trust me, the irony of me trying to keep him from spilling milk isn’t lost on me.
They also make one called SipSnap TOT which does not need a straw. It is for tots. In other words it has a spill-proof spout that is ideal for smaller kids.
I have read on Pinterest that people think these lids are too expensive, but I disagree. They are product of convenience. It makes you life easier, it is not a necessity. I think three of them for $19 is completely fair. No one is forcing you to purchase them, but if you are looking for an easy solution when you go out as a family for dinner, I would highly recommend it. It is a creative solution to a problem many parents face. Well done, SipSnap. I will definitely be using your SipSnaps for a long time.