I’ve been on the hunt for a BPA free snack cup for awhile now. Having two dogs, and a child that likes to dump stuff on the floor, isn’t really conducive to having an open bowl, and I’ve been hard pressed to find something for my son, that isn’t polycarbonate.
When I found the Munchie Mug over at Nature Mom’s Blog, I was pretty stoked. I was pretty sick and tired of being the resident bowl holder around these parts. And I tend to baby my son, which just furthers his dependence on me. This is not really a good thing, as much as I want him to stay my baby forever.
One of the things I like about this mug is the size. It’s an ample sized cup with a lid that’s toddler proof. Heck, it’s almost Mama proof too. Thankfully, they stuck instructions in with the cup, or else I wouldn’t have been able to get it opened. It also comes with a separate lid, so that if you’re out and about, you can not only fill it with enough to last you, you can keep things fresh. The snack lid is a neoprene cover that is stretched with an opening to allow for hands to get in and out. My son is a gross motor skill baby, so he has weaker fine motor skills because of this. He had a little bit of a hard time pushing his hand through and then hanging onto the food once he was trying to pull it out. Once I showed him a few times, he was able to pick grasp the concept, but I think it may take him a little while to really be strong enough in his hand coordination, to use this mug. It shouldn’t be a problem for most kids if you practice with them. I really love this mug, because it keeps the crumbs at bay and even thwarts my dogs from thievery.
The Munchie Mug is made from Polypropylene plastic (#5), from plastics that are sourced in America. The cup itself is also made in the USA. The entire cup is dishwasher (top rack only) safe, although we recommend hand washing to extend the life. The cup is appropriate for ages 10 months and up.