by Alanna Peters
I received complimentary product to test and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve known for a long time that plastic contains toxins so I always try to avoid plastic products with BPA. Because of this I’ve been slowly replacing all plastics in our kitchen with glass, wood, or metal. I’ve also been aware of silicone for a long time (thank you, Sir Mix-a-Lot!) but I never really knew anything about it. Now, thanks to Silikids, silicone has a place in my kitchen!
So, what IS silicone?
First on my list, silicone is BPA-free! It’s also free of PVC and other toxic chemicals. It has no pores so it does not harbor bacteria or fungus. It can be boiled for sterilization, and it does not fade or scratch. Silicone is hypo allergenic. Silicone doesn’t decompose, but you can recycle it at specialty recycling facilities. (And if you can’t find one, send it to Silikids and they’ll take care of it for you!)
What is Silikids?
Silikids is a company that designs and manufactures silicone products for children. They aim to make glassware kid-friendly! It was founded by Giuliana Schwab and Stacey Feeley who wanted to create safe, functional, easy-to-clean products for children.
I was sent a Siliskin Top and Siliskin Glasses to try. My 4-yr-old is extremely messy and I was excited to try the Siliskin Top for those times when we dine out at restaurants. The silicone top is made to stretch and fit over regular glasses, turning them into a temporary sippy-cup. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find ANY conventional glasses that the top would fit! Every time we dined out we were given a cup with a very wide mouth. This image shows the closest I got. 🙁 The Siliskin Tops do fit with the Siliskin Glasses though, so we will be using that combo with my youngest daughter once she is ready for a sippy cup!
But, the Siliskin Glasses are awesome! I love the fun design of the silicone sleeve and I want to get them in every color. My daughter has gotten to be really good with drinking from a glass without a lid. The 6-oz glasses are the perfect size for her and the silicone sleeve makes the glass not only hard to damage, but also easy to grip! They are fashionable and functional and I love having them in my kitchen. I can tell that they are going to last us a long time. (I should also mention that they are dishwasher-friendly and super easy to clean. Yay! The sleeve is removable but it’s not necessary to remove them for everyday washing.)
Silkikids also offers sippy cups, map placemats, bowls, spoons, and bibs. Their products are very well-made and very nicely designed. (And design is a big deal to me, which you know if you’ve been reading for a while! Even their packaging is very pretty, in my opinion.) If you have a little one at home and are striving to maintain a clean, stylish eating environment, you’ll want to check out Silikids!
If you are interested in buying any of the Silikids products, check out their website for links on where to buy. Or, try your luck and enter to WIN a set of Silikids Glasses! They come two in a package and are valued at $12.95 a set. For more information and visuals on how the product works check out their YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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