Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kid Basix Review and Giveaway {Closed}


Do you want to know what happened to our first sippy cup from the baby registry? I was smart enough to leave it closed with water inside on many occasions. So mold started growing in the spout and I could not save it. It was a really nice stainless steel one too. So I needed a new one as soon as possible so that we can take water for our daughter with us when we leave the house. My criteria was that it had to be spill proof, made of stainless steel inside, and comfortable to hold for the baby. A cool design would not hurt either. I stumbled on Kid Basix and they were kind enough to let us try their products.




Safe Sippy2: Out of the three products that were sent to us, we got the most use out of this one so far, our baby loves it! I really like the design of the Safe Sippy2. We chose the gender neutral green/aqua. It can be used three ways: as a sippy cup, as a straw cup (for older children), and with a travel plug. It has a great ergonomic design and is easy for little hands to hold. You can remove the handles for an older child. I like the round spout with one big whole instead of a flat spout with little holes like many other sippy cups. The outer sleeve protects the sippy from dents and it looks really great as well adding a punch of color. I always remove all seal parts at night so we don't get mold this time. Take note though, if you want the sippy to be spill proof, you have to place the rubber seal in dry. If you put it in wet, it will leak. I've seen complaints about this in other reviews and wanted to put it to the test myself. I discovered that when all components are dry, you shouldn't have any leaking issues!



Safe Sporter: I ditched disposable plastic bottles a long time ago, but we only had one large stainless steel bottle as an alternative. Since I stay home for the most part, my husband takes it to work. I wanted to get one of my own for a while though to use when I am out and about with baby. I wanted one that is not too big and could fit in the diaper bag and the stroller cup holder. The Safe Sporter is so perfect, it is actually so me! It is petite and slim, it even has a waist ;) I chose the marigold (yellow) color, I like things bright. The 16 oz size does not hold a whole lot of water, but it is enough for me for taking walks with baby, for shopping, and play dates. It is actually a perfect big kid size, that is what it was designed for. There is also a cute 12 oz Safe Sporter for little hands. Would go great with a reusable lunch box! It has a convenient sports top, a greatwide mouth that fits ice cubes, and a great little cover that kids will not loose because it is on a hinge.



Safe Starter: My baby does not take the bottle, never did. I am hoping though to try this with the second baby or pass it along to someone who would need it. Gee, I would have to pick someone out of my three pregnant friends! Though we haven't actually tried the bottle, there are a few things about it I want to mention. Have you seen a stainless steel baby bottle before? I haven't, so I was pretty excited about this! I bought glass when we had a baby. We never really used it. This just looks so cool, it should make your days as a frazzled mom at least cheerier! I love the little cap that doubles as a measuring cup. Though I am not a fan of formula, I definitely see myself using this with some breast milk when mom needs a break and daddy can do a feeding.


Kid Basix is generously giving away one Safe Sippy2 (pictured in middle of image at top).



HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

MANDATORY ENTRY (one comment):
1. Visit the Kid Basix website and tell us what color Safe Sippy2 you want if you win and tell us what subjects you would like to see covered in Eco-Babyz parenting and green living articles.

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9. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post(gives you 3 entries, please leave link to your blog post, each entry separately)
10. Share some constructive criticism on the design of the Eco-Babyz blog.


You can also become a fan of Eco-Babyz on Facebook or Kid Basix just for fun. That will give you zero entries though because Facebook has new rules for promotions and giveaways.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday Jan. 18. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and notified by email (so please be sure I have a way to get in touch with you). Open to US residents only. Thank you!


Disclaimer:



I did not receive payment in any form for this review.



I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

139 comments:

  1. I would choose the pink sippy. I would like to see more about composting or gardeninng tips. letessha@yahoo.com

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  2. I'm a google friend follower
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  3. This blog is very neat and organized and that helps me stay more focused and organized when I am here browsing the site. I don't like sites that are all confusing with stuff spread everywhere in any kind of way. The Eco-Babyz banner is nice and simple as it should be.
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  4. I would choose the blue one. I enjoy your reviews and giveaways the most and would love to see more of those.
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  5. I follow you via google friends connect.
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  6. I learned that the founder created The Safe Sippy™ cup because he knows how dangerous plastics are, and it drove him crazy that he was giving his two year old son water every morning in a cup made from toxic chemicals.
    mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net

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  7. I am a subscriber!
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  8. Constructive criticism - It would be a lot easier to post comments if you didn't have to do the Word Verification after every comment. I understand the reason for it, but is sure is a hassle. :-)
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  12. I would choose the blue one and I really like the giveaways and reviews! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  15. it can be used three ways! THIS IS A GREAT CUP! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  18. I'd choose the blue. I always like to see product reviews. Any safety information (chemical safety, product safety) is also something that I like to keep informed about. I'm always looking for the newest "green" product for my baby too.

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  19. I'm a subscriber.

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  20. I have girls so I'd go with pink. I'd like to see how to get out stains in clothes and carpet using green products or common kitchen ingredients. I hate using the chemical cleaners but I can't throw away clothes either.

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  21. I would pick the green sippy cup. I think it would be nice to see articles about how to make your own baby food.
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  22. I follow via Google Friend Connect
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  23. I already follow you on Twitter
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  25. i like the green mverno@roadrunner.com

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  26. I Like the green one! I love reading reviews about all the different products out there for baby! I am a First time mom so they are really helpful to me!

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  27. I follow!

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  28. My criticism- I know it's Eco-Baby, but it's two white! I need some more color! I don't see this word verification at the end of every comment?

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  29. I think I like the blue best. Thanks for the chance.
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  30. aredfern@insightbb.comJanuary 11, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    I love the pink. I would love to see more simple craft and meal ideas for toddlers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I actually would like the green sippy cup. I would like to see more about making your own baby food.

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  32. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/Tamarametcalf19/status/7656430648

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  33. Visited KidBasix and learned their items do not contain BPA. Yay!

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  34. I would choose the blue sippy cup. I like products that offer any safety information.
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  35. I'd go with the green! Reviews are always great, but also chemical-free cleaning tips are always fun to learn!

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  36. I would choose the green one and I really enjoy reading your reviews, they really are a great help, especially on baby items, my niece is expecting and your reviews help me decide on items to pick up for her.
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  38. My little guy loves anything green so I'd have to choose the green one for him. Love to see more articles about some healthy green products for keeping my babies bottles, toys, etc. clean.

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  39. I like the blue safe sippy. It would be interesting to see articles on how to get your children to be more in tuned to their environment and to think green.
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  40. I follow publicly.
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  41. I am subscribed.
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  42. I follow @ecoblogz. uschicana
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  45. I love the blue one. or the green one. both are really nice!

    I really liked your article on 5 ways to green your indoor air. More like that, please!

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  46. Following with GOogle Friend Connect

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  47. Following you on twitter @kimmming

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  49. Visited KidBasix, and learned that the number of plastic bottles we discard would reach the moon and back... 1500 times. which is why I don't use plastic bottles!

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  50. I just signed up to receive email updates from you!

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  51. I would choose the green one. Thanks!

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  52. I like the green one the best. I'd like to see some healthy baby food recipes.

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  53. I tweeted as MelodicMom: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/7840639884

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  54. I would pick the gender neutral green one too.

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  58. Visited the Kid Basix website and learned that's it's BPA free and dishwasher safe! Two thumbs up!

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  59. I like the green and I guess I'd say more reviews that is where I go to first

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  60. I would choose the green sippy, I'm about ready to buy my son his first sippy cup so I was excited to learn about this product through you! I would love to see and read more about making my own cleaning products.

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  61. I would pick the pink one. I like reading product reviews and enter your giveways.
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  64. The blue color is my favorite. I'd like to see more diaper reviews.

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  65. I would love the sippy cup in pink. I would love to see you cover topics like safe cleaners for children with Asthma and allergies.
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  67. I'm following EcoBlogz on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  69. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/7871142097
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  70. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!
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  71. I would go with the blue one...more food recipes and reviews esp. baby related.

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  72. I follow on twitter jcr408

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  73. I follow your blog publicly

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  74. I would like the pink one and more gardening tips.
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  75. Would get the Pink one (maybe green hummm).. Would love to see more about eco friendly kids products and ideas for around the house. You already do a great job..

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  76. I'd like it in green because it's gender neutral! :) I'd like more healthy snack ideas. :)

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  77. I follow.

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  78. I would like the pink one and I would like to see more about safety with eating

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  84. I would love the cup in Green. I would like to see articles on natural health options for babies in your guide.

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  87. I'd love the blue one and I'd like to see info on keeping your home clean in a green manner.

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  88. I like the green cup. I would like to see some tips for living green on a budget and also what cleaning products are the most green and safe!

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  92. I would choose blue, and the thing I would like to see more of is articles on eco-travel with small children. Sometimes it feels necessary to take disposable plastic bags, throwaway containers, etc. when traveling, esp. via air-on long flights. It would be great to learn environmentally-friendly suggestions for such times.

    Thank you.
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  93. I would choose the pink sippy. I'd like to see more about recycling anything possible.

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  94. I would want pink for my daughter

    Jeanette Huston
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  95. I am following you on google connect

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  96. Following eco blogs on twitter

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  98. i love the The Safe Sippy2™ 11oz
    Blue and id love to learn how to make your own baby food..and how to compost is something i have been wanting to learn

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  101. I would choose the green one. I would like more about gardening. I am not the great at it but would love to be.
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  102. I noticed on the website that they use stainless steel instead of bpa free plastic becuase plastic bottles we throw away each year would reach to the moon and back – 1500 times. Wow!!!
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  103. We would love the pink, and would always love to see more on cloth diapering.

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  106. I would like blue.
    I would like to see food issues covered such as what to do now that they say canned tomatoes and other canned foods are unsafe and how can we do it where we can afford it?
    Help to live and find products that are family safe but don't cost an arm and a leg-that is a real problem with natural products-their price.
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  111. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com

    i would choose the pink one, and i would love to see more giveaways, i enjoy them

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    i like your website the way it is, a lot of blogs make them all complecated and it slows my computer way down, simple is good

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  117. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com

    i learned that the safe sippy was created because of how dangerous plastics are that sometimes come in baby utensils

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  118. I would choose the pink sippy. I'd like to see more about recycling
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  119. I like the one in pink. I would love to see articles in the entire household. Thank you

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  120. I'd choose the blue one.
    I'm always interested in all natural recipes.. can't get enough of those :)

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  121. The pink one looks very nice! I would love to see articles on how to be green on a budget.

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  122. I learned that the company is located in Westlake Village, California.

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  123. I subscribed to your blog.

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  124. Thanks to everyone who entered by the January 18th 11:59 pm deadline!

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