I’m so excited to share with you guys about Silikids! Being a “green mom” sometimes it’s hard to find products that not only work, but also jive with me on the green living level. Can anyone else relate? So when I came across Silikids I knew I had found something special.
Silikids was founded in 2006 by moms, and is still the first mom founded brand that focuses on kids products using silicone. Their mission is simple: Make functional modern designed products made of 100% food grade silicone, while using no plastic. In the end, you get a product that not only serves a purpose, and looks sleek but is completely toxic free. Plus, you’re also improving the way we live. I love how their products contain no plastic. Often it’s easy to find “parts” of a product that are plastic free, but not all of it. Silikids does a great job of filling in the gap, and creating an all around product you can feel safe using.
Silikids does a great job of explaining what silicone is on their website:
Silicone is basically made up of silicon, a natural element present in sand and rock, which after oxygen, is the most abundant element on earth! Silicon is transformed into silicone when combined with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Because it is an inert material, it does not react with food or liquids so no unpleasant flavors can transmit. It’s also non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and does not promote bacteria or fungus growth.
I also love using silicone versus glass with Finley at the toddler age now. Glass is great, but in slippery toddler hands I’ve found it to be very dangerous! Silicone is a great non-toxic alternative, and isn’t going to break when dropped. Also, you can recycle silicone. Most cities don’t always offer the exact recycling needed for it, but Silikids will gladly recycle any product sent to them. Just another reason I think they’re great!
Now on to the products. Silikids offers cups, straws, placemats, spoons etc. They even offer glass cups with a silicone lid if your child is a bit older. I had the pleasure of trying out their silicone straw cup, their silicone bib and silimap placemat.
Here’s my thoughts!
Can’t say enough good things about this cup! First of all the cup itself is so sturdy. You can’t bend it or barely squeeze it. The lid stretches over the cup and perfectly conceals the contents. You just pop the straw in and you’re ready for some sipping. It’s the perfect size for my daughter’s smoothies, and makes her feel like she’s using a grown up cup versus a sippy cup. I don’t have to worry about her dropping it because it’s glass. I thought the lid might be easy for her to try, and get off but trust me, it doesn’t move. Obviously if you turn the cup over it will spill out the straw hole, but she’s old enough to know that isn’t ok. I also love using the cup and lid for snacks, both on the go and at home. I’ll put some blueberries in the cup for her, and she can hold it easily. I’m not sure what I did before this little cup arrived in my life-it’s mom and kid approved! $8.95
This bib has become another staple in our life. You would think I owned a silicone bib being a mom, but I didn’t! This thing has changed my life. I use it at home, but what I’ve found I like it best for is traveling. It’s so easy to clean up after going out to a restaurant, or if Finley had a snack on the way home in the car. I can just wipe off with a baby wipe, put it back in my purse, and it’s ready to go next time. No more messy looking stained bibs or having to think about always putting a fresh one in the diaper bag or purse. I also love that it has a catch pocket that’s reversible-so convenient. As you can tell, I’m sold! $11.95
Ok, I might sound like a broken record, but this is another item I’ve come to love from them. It’s a foldable silicone placemat map of the United States. I love how easy it folds up because of the pre-sectioned panels. Takes up hardly any room in my purse. Instead of using a crazy amount of paper, Finley will happily doodle on this with her washable markers and then I just wipe it off…so AMAZING! She loves it and I love that we aren’t getting a new piece of paper out every minute. It’s another product great for traveling. We used it on the airplane ride recently to California, at restaurants and at the hotel. It’s so convenient to not have to carry paper, and I love teaching her about the states. You guys all need this!! It’s such a cool product. $14.95
That sums up my review of Silikids. Trust me when I say I’m addicted to their products! I think they’ve really thought of all the little details that so many moms appreciate. Not to mention, sleek style and sustainable living. I’m hosting a giveaway with them on my Instagram starting today Friday May 13th-check it out! Also, shop all their products here.
Any product you’re eyeing?