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Able Play Review – Fun Drinking Cups for Children of All Abilities

Written by : Posted on August 14, 2015 : No Comments

We recently came across a really great non-profit called the National Lekotek Center. The mission of the Lekotek Center is to “make the world of play accessible to all children, especially those who have disabilities or special needs.”

“Toys and play are the vehicles used to provide children with an understanding of and an ability to relate to the world around them,” according to the Lekotek Center. Their sites offer “therapeutic play-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges.”

The Lekotek Center recently evaluated our Sip & Spin straw cups according to their AblePlay standards, and gave it a good rating:

Able Play ratings seal for the Sip & Spin straw cups. This great find is useful for developing physical, sensory, communicative, cognitive, and social/emotional skills.


Here are the quotes from their evaluation by special needs parents and professionals:

“I was worried about moving him up to a ‘grown up’ cup, but I love how my son no longer missed his sippy cup once he realized how this fun, spinning cup worked!” –Keri L., Chicago, IL

“As a Speech Pathologist, I always look for fun ways to promote oral motor control and planning to help develop kids’ feeding skills and speech production in new and innovative ways.” –Amy L., CCC-SLP, Chicago, IL

“My son is working on his oral motor control. When he sees that I am going to serve water in the Sip & Spin, he gets excited to see the spinning cars!” –Karina A., Mother of Felipe who has cerebral palsy

Please visit the National Lekotek Center and their AblePlay toy rating site for more information.

It’s Launch Time!

Written by : Posted on August 4, 2015 : No Comments

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our new straw cups. Our Sip & SpinTM straw cup is especially fun, with a pinwheel that spins when you drink. Our ZoomiTM straw cup has only 3 parts to simplify healthy drinking.

The Sip & Spin straw cup has a pinwheel in the lid that spins when a child drinks. “My son watches the spinner while he drinks and he really does drink more with these cups,” says Dana V., one of our Kickstarter backers. “It’s the first straw cup for my one year old and he did great. He loves the flexible straw and spinning parts.”

nuSpin Kids Sip & Spin Straw Cups have a pinwheel that spins as you sip. These cups make it fun for kids to stay hydrated. They are also dishwasher safe, and free of BPA, Phthalates, PVC, and Nitrosamines.

In celebration of our launch, we’re combining each Sip & Spin straw cup with a bonus Zoomi straw. The cups come in two styles, Monster Trucks and Butterflies. They’re available online now!


Sip & Spin – Today’s Kickoff!

Support nuSpin Kids and their Sip & Spin cup on Kickstarter

Today is the day! After a year of intense development, our cool new kids straw cup is ready for launch. Our Kickstarter campaign is now live – check out our awesome video here.

It’s definitely a “must see”. After the dust settles, we’ll probably forward it over to the Academy to see if we can pick up an Oscar for cinematic excellence and cutest cast.

We’re offering an “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” reward, where the first 100 people to pre-order a Sip & Spin Cup get 10% off. So basically you can get the best cup ever conceived, before anyone else has it, and for a lower price.

Kickstarter statistics show that a campaign with a strong opening is very likely to succeed. Please back us and share this post with friends, family, co-workers, etc. You’ll get the satisfaction of supporting a startup business, plus our eternal gratitude, which will last about as long as the cups – forever.


Thank you in advance,

Claire and the nuSpin Kids team

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Sip & Spin Kickstarter Launching Tomorrow!

Hello loyal nuSpin Kids supporters,

Sip & Spin Pink Butterfly Style Straw CupWe want to give you the first crack at our early bird special on Kickstarter – we will launch tomorrow! Be sure you are signed up for our newsletter and check your email first thing tomorrow to get the link to our Kickstarter page. The first 100 early birds to back our project get a 10% discount on the Sip & Spin Cup.

We are so excited to enter this new phase of our project. It’s a giant step toward the finished product. We really appreciate all the encouragement and support we’ve gotten from you already, and we’d love a bit more at this critical time. Please share our Facebook page and spread the word.

If you have any questions about the Kickstarter process or the cup in general, please comment here or send us a message.

Here we go!

Survey Results

Written by : Posted on October 30, 2013 : 2 Comments
nuSpin Kids Team

nuSpin Kids Team

Hi everyone!

We got some great feedback from our recent survey and are moving forward with a blue cup with trucks and a pink cup with new graphics, probably butterflies and flowers. We have names, too: the Sip & Spin Cup and Snappy Straw. Thank you for helping with these decisions, we love feedback, so feel free to keep it coming by commenting on this blog post or through the contact us page!

And if you haven’t heard, we’re just about a week from launching our Kickstarter campaign. We are trying to build up our newsletter subscriptions to get off to a great start on Kickstarter, so tell your friends to sign up, like us on Facebook, and run down the street shouting “!”

Hope you all have a fun-filled Halloween!



Written by : Posted on June 20, 2013 : No Comments

Hi everyone, we are really excited to get this going! Stay with us and soon you will see: our campaign updates, product development status, special offers, event announcements and much more! Thanks for stopping by.