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I have always said that babies are never ending research projects. I am always doing my research on what are the safest products for my daughter. My daughter started eating solids and drinking from a sippy cup at 6 months old and that’s when I really started doing my research on the plastic products that touch my daughters food.

There are so many chemicals in plastic such as BPA and Phthalates. It is so important to me to keep these chemicals away from my daughter. That’s when I started to look into Silicone products. Silicone DOES NOT contain toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A, lead, PVC and phthalates. Silicon is a natural element found in sand and rock. Silicon is transformed into silicone when combined with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Silicone is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and does not promote bacteria or fungus growth. Silicone is so durable it will with stand the test of everyday use. I was surprised to find that Silicone is recyclable. Although you can not throw it in with your city recycling, there are many specialty recycling factories. Send your products back to Silikids and they will recycle it for you. How amazing is that!!! Read all about Silicone on Silikids Silicone 101 page.

Silikids started in 2006 and was the first brand focused on tableware products made entirely of silicone. Not only were they able to offer a alternative to plastic products, they have created some of the most innovative tableware that I have ever seen. While keeping our children safe with a non-toxic materials they make meal time and clean up a simple task.

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I absolutely love these silicone cups. As my daughter gets older she loves to be a big kid and often refuses a sippy cup and wants a regular cup. I was completely unprepared for this and only had glass cups, not sure why it never crossed my mind to have child friendly cups. Well let me tell you, Silikids Silicone Cups are the best. They are 100% food grade silicone with a stainless steel ring that helps hold its shape. The silicone body makes it easy to grip with little hands. This is a super sturdy cup, it does not have any flex when you are handling it and can withstand being dropped, when you have a toddler everything eventually hits the floor. I love that these cups are Dishwasher Safe, Freezer Safe and Microwave Safe along with the other benefits of silicone. These cups can be perfectly paired with the Siliskin Universal Straw Tops and the Siliskin Universal Sippy Tops.


The Universal Straw Tops will easily turn any cup into a kid friendly, spill proof cup. Simply slip the silicone top over your cup of choice and it will suction to your cup. Make sure your cup is dry for the best grip. The straw itself is 100% food grade silicone making it soft for chewing toddlers and bendable. Silikids straws are a little larger in diameter than a regular straw, making it easy to drink smoothies or thicker drinks. The Straw and the Silicone Top are both Dishwasher Safe. You are able to purchase the Straw Tops, the Straw Top a long with a Cup or just the Straws.


I must say the design of the Universal Sippy Tops is genius. I always keep one in my diaper bag and I will never have to worry about not having a spill proof cup while out and about. (I can’t be the only one that runs out of the house and forgets the sippy cup). They are so easy to use, Stretch the top and place on your cup, maybe try first on an empty cup to get the hang of it. Be sure to align the dashed line with the lip of your cup. The Universal Sippy Tops fit any size cup and will stay in place. These are 100% food grade silicone and are Microwave Safe and Dishwasher Safe. I have also used these as lids for snack cups while on the go. You can also purchase this as a Sippy Cup, and you will get the sippy top as well as the cup.


Silispoons are like no other spoon I’ve ever seen. My independent daughter has always fed herself, but finding a spoon that keeps the food on it from bowl to mouth has been difficult. My daughter loves the look and feel of the Silispoon making meal time more fun. This spoon is 100% food grade silicone from top to bottom. The handle is easy to grip and easy for little hands to maneuver. The “shovel” head is soft on tender teething gums while also making scooping food a simple task. The Silispoons also double as great teethers.


The Silimap is one of my favorite Silikids product. We take our own travel highchair when we go to restaurants and I always made sure we used our own tray since it grossed me out to think of my daughters food sitting on a public table. The Silimap takes the gross factor away from my daughter eating off a restaurant table. The Silimap conveniently folds, making it easy to slip into the diaper bag. Not only is it a clean space for her food, the Silimap is literally a map; it can turn meal time into a educational experience. Let your child’s creativity take over since the Silimap can be colored on with washable marker, pen and Crayola. The Silimap is 100% silicone and can be easily wiped clean and is Dishwasher Safe. Silimap is great for many ages, use it at home or use it on the go.

Make sure you check out the other great products by Silikids.

  • Siliskin Reusable Snack Bags
  • Siliskin Glass Cup
  • Silibib

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Ava Anderson is your go-to for non-toxic and family friendly products. They carry everything from skin care, to gardening, to house cleaning into baby products and more. If you want it non-toxic, odds are Ava Anderson has it.

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Ava Anderson is the premier provider for non-toxic & safe personal and home products. Founder Ava Anderson, at the spry age of 14, noticed that the market is flooded with “organic”, “natural”, “safe” and “pure”, yet there were almost always toxic ingredients included as well. Ava had become truly disturbed at how consumers were unaware of the risks of common brands and how those who thought they were making safe choices often did not know what was really in the products they were purchasing. After months of research, Ava realized that she needed to create her own products. Through a family friend, she located a manufacturer with research facilities that could develop and produce products to her standards. It was a great challenge to develop these revolutionary formulas, but with her vision and persistence she succeeded.”Ava’s Story



There are tons of hidden toxic ingredients in the products we use. To see a comprehensive list of these chemicals click here.


Ava Anderson has products for every area of your life:

  • Ava Skin
  • Ava Face
  • Ava Body
  • Ava Sun
  • Ava Scent
  • Ava Kids
  • Ava Hair
  • Ava Home
  • Ava Smile
  • Ava Baby
  • Ava Garden
  • Ava Men
  • Ava Auto
  • Ava Bugs
  • Ava Pet
  • Ava Candle
  • Ava Gifts

What a list?! I am so impressed with such a well rounded product line.

Ava Sunscreen 30+ SPF 2.9 oz


Broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage for any age, with organic beneficial essential oils and ingredients. Water resistant. Best safe sunscreen on the market


Active ingredients: zinc oxide (23%, non-nanoparticle). Inactive: beeswax (organic), theobroma cacao seed butter (organic cocoa butter), butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter), olea europaea oil (organic olive oil), simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba oil).

Cost: $15.95




Ava Sunscreen Sticks 30 spf – set of 2 – .5 oz. each

Susticksnscreen sticks are perfect for facial application.


zinc oxide (21%, non-nanoparticle), cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil), helianthus annus (organic sunflower seed oil), butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter), beeswax (organic).

Cost: $23.98





My order included a fun little extra fact sheet that I just love. It tells you how to store, apply and use the product. They even include a quote from the Centers For Disease Control, “Sunscreen is not meant to allow children to spend more time in the sun than they would otherwise. Combine sunscreen with other options to prevent UV damage. Sunscreen reduces damage from UV radiation, it doesn’t eliminate it.” 

The sun screens do not contain extra perfumes, so the smell is really refreshing as the natural scent of the product. I know that I won’t get a headache when re-applying it on my children all day. It goes on smooth and wants to absorb into your skin, it doesn’t just move around on the top layer of skin like some other brands of lotion do.

So please do yourself a favor and tryout a few of Ava Anderson’s products. You will not regret it.

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