Replacement of BPA-free plastic bottles - checked off!
Next in line is BB's BPA-free plastic drinking cups ;) He's a lucky boy to be one of the 1st few in Singapore to try out the newly launched Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup by Silikids Singapore & Malaysia. Let's call it silicup in short, pronounced as 'silly cups' (pun intended), but they're far from silly..lolz!
As the name suggests, the silicup is made from 100% silicone & the advantages of silicone over plastic are summarised below:
- Always BPA free
- Always DEHP free
- Resistant to high temperatures
- Dishwasher, freezer & microwave safe
- Does not harbor bacteria
The cup itself comes with an embedded 100% stainless steel ring which ensures that it holds its shape & doesn't collapse when gripped by little hands. In fact, the entire cup is very thick & sturdy.
Furthermore, the universal silicone spill-proof lid prevents big, messy spills. I can really appreciate this feature now as BB tends to have 'accidents' whenever he tries to walk around with open-top cups. I was curious to know whether water will leak out after inserting the straw into the small cross hole so I tested it out. Depending on the force which turns it upside down, almost nil to very small amts (which I believe to be residual water in the straw) will drip out. Well, of cos if u give it a gd shake, more may leak from in btw the straw & hole but I don't think we'll encourage our LOs to do that, right? Thus, it definitely serves well to prevent accidental spills :) Another pt worth mentioning is that the lid is actually compatible with cups of multiple sizes so u can bring & use it with other cups when dining outside too!
Last but not least, you can also boil all the parts as & when you'll like to do a more thorough sterilisation but this is optional.
The introductory price available at BabyBuys is only S$12.90 (UP. S$19.90) & the full set comes complete with the cup, universal straw lid & reusuable silicone straw shown in the pic. There's also a sippy cup version if u've younger toddlers. Since BabyBuys are currently having their year-end sale till 31st December 2016, don't forget to shop for more great buys while u're at it..hee!