Mom's frustration leads to new sippy cup products
Posted June 6, 2010 10:08 p.m. EDT
Updated January 2, 2014 7:47 p.m. EST
UPDATE: Edwards no longer lives in the Triangle area and has closed her business.
Fed up with trying to clean the nooks and crannies of her daughter's sippy cups, Cary mom Melanie Edwards decided she'd do something about it.
And so her business Sippy Stuff was born.
Sippy Stuff offers sippy cup cleaning brushes and spout cleaners to get into those unreachable crevices. She also offers a sippy secure strap, which attaches to highchairs, shopping carts or strollers, to keep a cup or toy from hitting the floor.
There are her Gummi Labels, dishwasher safe sippy cup labels that you can write your child's name on. She also recently launched a new product called babaLABELS, which are washable labels for bottles, cups or food containers that can be engraved.
For Edwards, along with her husband, coming up with a better way to do something wasn't a completely new experience.
"We've always tried to figure out how to get things done in the house in an innovative way without spending a lot of extra money," she told me.
Meet Edwards and see a couple of her products in this video.