Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sippy cup confusion...finally resolved!

Picture're at the park with your kids, enjoying the beautiful weather and the fact that you can actually sit down for a few minutes and indulge in some adult conversation with your mommy friends.

Out of nowhere, an unfamiliar snotty-nosed, crusty-eyed child comes up and grabs your child's sippy cup and begins to drink from it...purely by accident, of course, as he too has that very same sippy cup....because you and his mother just happen to share an obsessive-type love with Target. 

Everyone gets their sippy cups from Target, am I right?  So you can see the's nothing other than a case of sippy cup confusion.

I've tried writing my kids' names on their cups but it just wipes off the minute their sweaty little hands grab onto it.  It seemed there was really no solution, except that we should all just shop at different stores.  Yeah, right...

When I was contacted by ViveVita and asked if I'd like to review their Bandettes, I realized I had just found the resolution to the sippy cup confusion. 

Created by a busy mother of 9 children who obviously understands this dilemma, Bandettes were designed with the purpose of ending sippy cup confusion...and not just that, but they also come in handy for kids who have allergies so they can recognize their sippy cup, with no harmful repurcussions.

Bandettes come in kid-friendly bright colors and each one has an adorable animal adorned on it.  The best part is that there is a space on the Bandette where a parent (or a child) can write a name, date, allergies or whatever information necessary in ballpoint pen directly on it.   You can choose to either keep the name on it long term (by simply placing the Bandette in boiling water or the dishwasher with the name already written on it) or you can wipe it off and start fresh the next time.

Even young children who can't read yet can benefit from Bandettes by easily recognizing their cup by color and/or animal. 

Here are some features of the product:
  • Bandette cup labels are dishwasher and microwave safe.  (Just remember, before dishwashing, rub off the information that you do not want to remain long term.)
  • They fit most cups and bottles (even small containers and adult cups!)
  • They are completely reusable and easily moved from one cup to another.
  • They make children’s cups easier to grip.
  • Made of non-toxic material that meets FDA standards for plastics that come in contact with foods.
  • Patent Pending
As soon as we received our package of Bandettes, the kids were immediately excited and they each claimed their own personal Bandette.  Cole and Bella wrote their own names on theirs, while I wrote Garrett and Landon's names on theirs.

The kids have been using them ever since!  I love that I don't have to take the Bandettes off the cups when I put them in the dishwasher....but if the kids want to switch cups, the Bandettes are easy to remove. 

And you know what...since we've been using Bandettes, there has been no sippy cup confusion at the park!!  Problem resolved!

Bandettes are available at Babies R Us or you can click HERE to see other stores in your area who carry the product.

The people at ViveVita have been generous enough to offer one of my readers a set of their very own Bandettes!!!

To enter the giveaway, visit ViveVita's products page HERE and then come back here and leave me a comment about another one of their products that you absolutely love (they even have toothbrush label bands and clever boo-boo covers!).

If your e-mail isn't visible in your profile, please leave it in your comment.

For extra entries: (please leave me a comment for each entry)

1)  Tweet about this giveaway (and leave me the URL in a comment)
2)  Write a blog post about this giveaway (and leave me the URL)
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This giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 12:00 am, PST.  The winner will be chosen via and notified by e-mail. Registered & Protected


Rebecca said...

Brilliant idea...I love how you called that little creature "an unfamiliar snotty-nosed, crusty-eyed child." I couldn't love you more if I tried.

That "My Spot" that they offer is awesome...I love how they mention that it could be used for a time out at its finest!

The Mother said...

Excellent idea. But mine are all growed-up now.

We use those wine glass charms to tell our kids' cups apart at our house.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What a great idea! I love it!

MJ Lamon said...

I actually have these for my kids! Helps when I send them off to daycare. I went to the website and didn't realize that they had so much other stuff. I love it and want it all!

Angela said...

The creator of these is amazing. The other items are pure genious as well. I've been wanting the Gripsterz for a while now and it just reminds me to go and buy them. With our triplets testing the walking with out the stroller now, this is a must. Love it all!

MiMi said...

Those are perfect!!

Leanne Diplock said...

Love the sippy cup ones but I also love the ones for the ToothBands for toothbrushes!! With our 3 littles ones really getting into toothbrushing and they all have the same starter toothbrush, I need to get these bands! Help cut back on germ sharing if one of them is sick etc! Thanks for blogging about this product!

Heather said...


Usagani Triplets said...

I LOVE these! My other favorite product of theirs is the ToothBand. What a great idea!!

Natalie said...

Your timing is impeccable! I was just telling Jason yesterday I needed to figure out a way to know which sippy cup belonged to who! Since Tater and the twins all use them now, it's impossible to keep them straight!

So my choice would be the kid cup labels. For sure.

Natalie said...

And I liked them on Facebook

Natalie said...

I'm their newest Twitter follower...but I don't want to tweet this because I want to win!! ;)

Nezzy said...

What a grand idea...I have cups for each of the eight grandkiddos but ya'll can imagine things can get mixed up with that many on the prowl. These bands would be great and they'd sure be what I'd pick out of the vast litter over at the sight.

Have a fun giveaway sweetie.

God bless ya'll!!! :o)

Aimee said...

Brilliant! I see some of these in my near future for the grandbabies!

Michelle said...

These are awesome!! I also plan on buying the Gripsterz once my baby is walking around. I am not opposed to leashing my kid! : )

Michelle said...

This is my second entry since I liked them on FB : )

I think I am going to be buying the bandles for my son's bottles!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Those are so cute! Great idea.

Twinpossible said...

Hi there Helene! Long time no see! I hope all has been well, and you are looking forward to the holidays.

I came across these labeled cups, when I was looking for sippy cups with names already printed on them, like you see in Babies R Us.

I was able to find and settle for Kayla as a nickname for Mikayla, and Anna for Annaliese, but I could find nothing for Alessandra. (That's what you get for strange long names, lol.)

Anyhow, I looked to see if I could buy a customized one online and happened upon these some months back. Really cute idea.

You are right, markers, and labels, simply slide off with sweat, but these stay on forever.

For my older daughter, I have a canteen for her, which I clip on to my purse or diaper bag. No kid is getting a hold of that, without stealing my purse as well, lol.

the kids look so cute. Happy holidays honey.

xoxo Shelly

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

LOVE this idea! I can't count the number of "unfamiliar" children who try to steal our sippies! :)

I actually kind of like the boo boo covers :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Since I'm cheap, I would just use masking tape--same thing but less colorful.

Tracy said...

The bottle and cup labels look great! Definately a good idea for daycare. I'd love to be in the competition, but I'm in Australia, and unsure if this comp is USA only?


Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Great idea! I love it, as I've had this problem too!

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StephieD said...

Oh! I LOVE the Kissaboo boo-boo covers... :)


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Erin said...

awesome idea! why can't I think of stuff like this?!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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