Kids are messy. It’s a fact. You can tell by looking around my house, my car, and any other place my kids have visited. They knock over stuff, they spill things, and pretty much just put whatever is in their hands down where ever they are when they are done with it. Now when you add in liquids, you get an extra special mess. Liquids are a good idea to keep you hydrated, however, not all containers are equal. A cup tends to spill, and everything gets wet. Even if you have a sippy cup, you can knock it over and a slow drip occurs, and everything gets wet. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a water bottle that will work, but then you lose the straw; and everything gets wet. See where I am going?
One of the concepts the Contigo AUTOSPOUT™ has is the BPA free materials are top-rack dishwasher safe. This makes for super easy cleaning on my end. My son can dissassemble and reassemble the container easily, and the straw stay attached so it isn’t easily lost. Another great idea the AUTOSPOUT™ has is you can use it one handed. It has a push button valve release my kids adore. Since it is so novel, the kids like to close the lid so they can reopen it later. This Patent pending AUTOSPOUT™ spill-proof valve system eliminates leaks and spills even when spout is in the open position. It also has a spout shield to cover the silicone spout, so it stays clean when you are not using it. The Contigo AUTOSPOUT™ is available in a 14 oz. capacity in a variety of colors, and the SRP is $9.99.
Normally, I am not a liquid bottle user. I do not like the taste of plastic in my mouth even through thick straws. My first instinct was to just get the kids all of the bottles. At the last minute, I decided to try one for myself and figured I would just pass it on to my son. I am so thickheaded about trying things I do not think I will like, I didn’t even open it until we went on a camping trip. I was pretty impressed. There was no plastic taste (I am assuming because it is silicone) and the spout was soft and not plastic-hard. Now my Contigo AUTOSPOUT™ commutes with me! You can use the code COMMUTERPROMO for 20% off your Contigo purchase to have Contigo commute with you too! Follow Contigo on Facebook and Twitter to keep in the know! Enter to win 5 Contigo products in the Giveaway Tools form below.