Plastic straws made headlines in 2018 when some restaurant chains, like Starbucks, and even entire cities, like San Francisco, pledged to ban them! Even so, maybe you can’t see your 3-year-old getting much milk in his mouth without a straw? Trust us, he can do it with these kid-tested reusable straws.
For kids who bite on their straws, this brand’s removable and bendable silicone tips (pictured above) are easier on their teeth. Use them only for cold beverages; metal straws make warm ones feel hotter.
These disposable straws reminded kid testers of regular plastic ones. But since they’re made from corn and sugarcane, they’ll biodegrade within a year. Pack them in the lunch box and ask your kid to bring them home to compost (supermarkets).
We were a little freaked out giving kids glass, but the company uses a shatter-resistant type and offers a lifetime warranty. Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious.com, gave further reassurance: “My youngest daughter, Gemma, has been using these to drink smoothies since she was a year old.” Okay, then.
The 9-inch bendables worked great for kid testers, and moms appreciated that they came with a cleaning brush. The carrying case ($15) makes them easy to take with you.