This post is brought to you by Contigo Gizmo Sip Water Bottle. All opinions are my own.
If ever there was a magical land where sippy cups go to grow up, it’s Contigo. I’ve been using their cups for my son ever since I realized he was too old for a sippy cup. See, he actually prefers the style of a spill-proof cup. I definitely prefer them because I don’t have to clean up messes. But I can’t very well have my school-age son walking around drinking out of a sippy cup made for infants, now can I?
Contigo Gizmo Sip Water Bottle for your Active, Growing Sprout
I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before, but in case you’re new here, Jacob is tongue-tied. While he’s pretty much gotten past most of the expected limitations of this genetic trait, I think it makes drinking out of a traditional cup a bit of a challenge. He’s quite capable of using a regular glass, but when we’re at home, he uses his Contigo cups pretty much exclusively.
To understand why, I want you to try something. Next time you take a drink, plaster your tongue to the floor of your mouth, with the tip resting just behind your front teeth. Jacob has a bit more wiggle room with his tongue, but not a whole lot more. It’s kind of uncomfortable, isn’t it? My natural tongue position when I drink, say, coffee out of a mug, is up toward the middle of my mouth.
I noticed that when I tried this exercise while drinking out of Jake’s favorite Contigo cups (he also has the Kid Trekker and the AUTOSEAL® Cortland Water Bottle), it’s not such a challenge. I think it’s because of the position of the tongue when drinking out of a cup with a spout-like opening.
Contigo just added a new awesome spill-proof bottle to their line that your kids are going to LOVE. The Gizmo Sip Water Bottle is the PERFECT cup for transitioning your preschooler (ages 3 and up) from a sippy cup to a big kid cup. It’s also fantastic for older kids who just want a great on-the-go water bottle. Since Jacob is constantly on the move (even if it’s from one room to another to play video games with friends), he definitely needs something he can take with him!
The Contigo Gizmo Sip features all the things you already LOVE about Contigo, such as:
- BPA-Free durable plastic that’s easy to clean and holds up well in the dishwasher (on the top rack)
- their signature AUTOSEAL technology: 100% spill proof!
- fun colors and patterns (these are geared more towards kids)
- Contigo’s lifetime guarantee that protects against manufacturing defects. They are VERY SERIOUS about their leak-proof promise.
If you haven’t heard of it before, the AUTOSEAL technology is one of the great features that sets Contigo apart from the crowd. Every bottle and mug made with this technology is completely spill-proof. Basically, it creates a seal that doesn’t let anything through until you’re ready to take a sip. Push a button (easy enough for young kids to do, Jake has been using their cups since he was about four) and take a sip. When you let go, the seal pops back in place. I’ve tossed their Contigo West Loop Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug filled with coffee onto my car seat in the past without a single worry or drop of precious caffeine spilled.
plus these additional features:
- a clear top so your kids can see all the moving parts, making the cup a lesson in mechanical engineering!
- easy-to-clean lid- just pop the tab to get to all the parts.
- protective cover for the spout
At 14 ounces, it’s just the right size for kids. Jacob has been using his every day since he got it. We have a small army of Contigo cups and the Gizmo is definitely a welcome new addition. It’s currently his favorite because it’s just the perfect size and shape for his active lifestyle. Plus he loves the colors! The Contigo Kids Gizmo Sip also comes in pink with a fun flower pattern!
The Contigo Gizmo Sip retails for a very reasonable $9.99. Ready to get yours? Visit GoContigo.com and enter the coupon code GIZMO25 for 25% off your order of ANY Contigo Kids products! That brings the price down to about $7.50. I bet you’ll see some other great things you need while you’re there.