Saturday, September 24, 2011

EIO Kids Cup review and Giveaway!

With our Daughter's 2nd birthday quickly approaching and nursing now behind us (emergency surgery to blame..sort of!) I'm desperate to get my big girl off the sippy cup and drinking from a regular cup! If you're the parent of a toddler, or were at some point, then you know it's a very tough task to find the perfect training cup without a "sippy" nipple. Teaching our daughter how to sip and not suck has been a very tough task. The EIO Kids Cup is an awesome cup to help ease the transition! I'm super excited to share these with you! 

Kathy, a mother of two was tired of what all bottle/sippy cup mom's are tired of...finding matching valves, nipples and lids for our overflowing piles of plastic drink-ware! After the battle to get the gunk and mold from inside the tiniest valves and digging out sippy cup pieces from her dishwasher, Kathy had enough. She was using 8oz mason jars for her children to drink out of. SAFER and EASIER TO CLEAN! With the help of her husband they created a lid that would fit the inexpensive jars and a silicone sleeve to prevent breaking from a game of pickup! 

...and I'm so glad they did! I love this cup and although Layla is still struggling with getting the hang of the sip and not the suck. She still spills it down her shirt every now and then but these cups are really great. I LOVE how easy they are to clean & I love the little smiley face on the lid to help little ones know they're holding it correctly! :) 

A few very informative FAQ's!
Why is there no valve?
Because research suggests that any child over the age of 1 year SHOULD NOT use a cup with a valve. Sucking from a valve rather than sipping may be detrimental to dental development.  Not to mention valves harbor mold and are easily lost.
*From The Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 135, No 3, 387. The American Dental Association does not endorse or support EIO Products, LLC.

Where’s the spout?
You mean the bit young children chew?  Spouts encourage suckling rather than the natural motion of sipping. Plus, researchers have determined that spouts with valves can be detrimental to dental development.
*From The Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 135, No 3, 387. The American Dental Association does not endorse or support EIO Products, LLC

So it’s not spill proof?
Neither is a plate, but we teach our children to use it. EIO encourages healthy habits and seeks to teach children mealtime skills. 

EIO Kids Cups sent me this product to review and is also going to give one lucky MMR reader an EIO Kids cup as well! 

To Enter!! 
Mandatory- You must be a MMR subscriber (Leave a comment telling me so!)
Go to EIO Kids Cup and tell me one thing you learned and which color you would choose if you won! :) SIMPLE!

Extra entries!
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Contest will end at 11:59pm EST on Oct. 8