Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Kupp blog review #momsmeet

I really do try to be green.  I have become more and more conscious of my Eco-status as each year goes by.  I think as the kids get older and those endless play dates take place it kind of sets things up.  You know. Plastic cups.  Thirsty again.  More cups.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks...before you know it the trash is piled with those plastic disposable cups.  No worries about breakage...but ugh all that plastic! I always wondered what could be the solution to the eternal problem? In comes The Kupp. 

The Kupp’ was created by Katesplace founder Kate Oliver as a teaching tool for her own children. Kate was desperate for a reasonable way to help her young boys learn accountability and responsibility. Something we all consider as we hit the pillow many a night! Kate gave each of her children their very own glass in a different color and put them in charge of their cup and all of the responsibilities that came with it.  This including setting the table, washing, and putting it away.  What a novel but clever idea! 

This crafty mama quickly found that she had a tidy kitchen and a trash can that wasn't stuffed with plastic cups. As a result, the idea for the Kupp’ was hatched.  What is the Kupp? It is a six-ounce glass with a colorful silicone sleeve designed just for kids.  It’s designed for kids ages 3-10.

Some advantages of the Kupp are that it boasts a firm grip and silicone sleeve to help to protect the glass from damage while providing a safe, toxic free drinking glass.  Now the Kupp comes in four vibrant colors that represent the environment: blue for water, green for earth, orange for the sun, and red for warmth.  Hopefully you don't have more than four little ones or you are going to need to send a shout out to Kate to add some extra colors. 

The Kupp’ is the perfect serving size for small children, and gives them a simple way become more conscious of waste and consumption. It feels solid in the hands but isn't too heavy for smaller tots.   My child is on the upper end of the spectrum and she loves the Kupp.  She is a petite little one and she noted it was hard to get her fingers around the grip. She was hoping Kate might consider a tween option Kupp that is a bit larger like 8 oz with a slightly larger grip.

I love that the Kupp is made in the USA using high quality imported glass.  Even more important, all materials are sourced from environmentally-friendly manufacturers that adhere to EU and US regulations which makes me feel good.

All glass materials for the Kupp are  recyclable, certified lead and cadmium free, and they are made from a pure soda-lime formula. Ready for the cherry on top of your ice cream sundae? The Kupp is also dishwasher safe!

What about that exterior sleeve?  That pretty, brightly colored silicone sleeve that the kids are going to be touching all the time and then using those fingers to eat or snack? The grip-friendly silicon sleeve is 100% BPA/BPS free and made with medical and food grade silicone to prevent damage. The sleeve does not have to be removed when washing, which makes cleaning your Kupp’ very simple even for the littlest ones. Did you notice the pattern of the silicone? It actually looks like a friendly smile so kids are encouraged to use it more. The retail price of the Kupp’ is $16.99 each.

I love that the Kupp has finally been the encouragement my child needs to wash her own dishes and her Kupp.  She understands that it is part of her responsibility. It is nice that we are emptying the trash and recycling less often and she has reserved a red Kupp for guests when she has play dates.  Her friend Lily loved using the Kupp this past weekend. When her mom came to pick her up she was asking for one!  It is nice because my kitchen table is definitely tidier and less more plastic cups. This would make a great gift too. 

You can connect with the Kupp online for their latest product innovations and exclusive access to discounts and special offers! You can also get more ideas from them and other mom's via all your fave social media channels from Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Don't forget to check out Mom's Meet too for tons of tips and tricks and you can even earn great rewards.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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