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Olympic-sized swimming pools of milk, juice and water could be filled each day by the wasted contents of small children's toppled cups.

Don't Let The Washrag Industry Silence This Project :-) !  

Please forward to anyone who may find our simple creation useful.

Kids Can Be Messy

When I first became a stay at home Dad I enjoyed and somewhat envied the untamed nature of my two and four year old Daughter's eating style.  They were like lil' Jackson Pollocks in front of a plate.  

They wanted to drink out of cups, I wanted them to drink out of cups, but with all the spilled milk, tears began to flow and they were mostly mine.   We needed a transition cup between the sippy and the Big Kid cup.

 I was determined to bring some semblance of peace back to the home (at least the kitchen).  So I created a line of unique and proprietary products to make the parenting experience safer, easier and more fun.  

Spill Stopper Training Cup

Our Patent Pending cup is slightly weighted on one side.  The weight is opposite the opening where the liquid is consumed.  If our cup tips over gravity quickly pulls it into a neutral position minimizing and almost eliminating the spill. 

Also unique to our cup is the recessed internal lid.  For a child emulating adults or older kids, being able to put their lip directly on the cup and not on an unnatural, external lid is huge.  The internal lid also prohibits the child from placing fingers or food into the cup.

BPA / Phthalate / PVC Free

For production we will only use the sturdiest and safest plastics.  The body and internal lid will be made of PolyPropylene (PP). The weight will be securely embedded into a soft ThermoPlastic Resin (TPR).  The cup will go through a thorough ASTM testing process.  The weight will not be in contact with the liquid as you can see in this photo. 

With the ergonomic finger holes, the lid twists on and off with ease.  Easy access enables easy filling and cleaning of cup. The entire weight of the cup is only 3 oz.  The cup holds 8 ounces of liquid, is perfectly  in scale with a child-sized hand, and is top-rack dishwasher safe.

Cup Breaks

A cool innovation is the slight break in the perfect circumference of the bottom of the cup.  We call it cup breaks.  This slight indentation "catches" the cup as it sways side to side to find its resting point quicker.

Helps Bring Life Back into Balance

It's the small things that in aggregate add up to a whole heaping pile of frustration.  Not only is spilling beverages messy it can also be expensive and wasteful.

Our hope is that our creation can be utilized as a prevention over cure solution that will encourage children to gain confidence as they cross new and exciting thresholds of development and discovery.  While at the same time bringing some sanity to Mom and Dad.

How Funds Will Be Used

The moulds for the plastic injection machines are expensive.  This KickStarter campaign will enable us to build the four moulds needed to make the Spill Stopper Training Cup.  If the campaign is successful we will also be able to get a quantity of product in stock to begin taking orders, building the DADDIO brand and growing a beautiful and thoughtful business.

Many Thanks for Your Support!

We could not bring the Spill Stopper Training Cup to market without you.  If you need more information please do not hesitate to reach out.

FAQ

  • We designed the internal lid as a screw instead of a snap to fit to it would withstand the impact from a table top to the floor. While the cup is less likely to fall to the floor as the weight will act as breaks, it may happen. The materials are shatterproof and designed to take an impact. Once on the floor Gravity will work its magic and minimize the spill.

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