Toys, sippy cups, more toys, food, another toy…
These are things I normally pick up off of the floor when we are out with the babies. Because they hit the floor outside of our home they get put into a wet bag and are dragged home to be washed.
I’ve found a solution! Lil’ Sidekick has official stopped the drop for my babies. Here is Jon, making good use of his Lil’ Sidekick to keep his weirdly shaped favorite alligator toy in his car seat at the grocery store.
The Lil’ Sidekicks were sent to us to use and review about a month ago, and we have only left the house without them once since. They save so much work, and so many tears.
Right out of the gate I was extremely excited to see that one feature of the Lil’ Sidekicks is that you can throw them right into the dishwasher. As I’ve said in the past, one of the biggest surprises of parenthood for me is just how sticky babies are. By default anything within reach of the babies becomes sticky within moments. I carefully select the things that come into my home. One criteria is how easily I can remove the sticky that comes with our life.
I tossed them into the dishwasher before we used them the first time (and have several times since), making sure to create a big loop so that nothing would get caught in the sprayer. Here you can see them in among the many, many bottles we wash everyday.
One of the most common items to go flying when we are out and about is sippy cups. After washing the Lil’ Sidekicks I decided to give them a go as we went out to dinner. High chairs are still very new to us, so the babies have some trouble keeping track of sitting, playing, eating and holding on to things.
Our current favorite sippy cups have oddly shaped handles that have made it hard to use any sort of tether on. They were not a problem to the extremely adjustable Lil’ Sidekicks.
We attached the star end to the high chair and the other end to the cup. The length of the Lil’ Sidekick was PERFECT. Annabelle was able to use her cup no problem, but when she dropped it, it didn’t go near the floor. She happily chewed away on the cup and strap for quite a while.
I couldn’t get a photo of Jon (he didn’t stop moving) but he preferred chewing on the Lil’ Sidekick to doing just about anything else. He was far more interested in the strap than the cup, or what was going on around him. He’s cutting two teeth and has been sticking his Lil’ Sidekick into his mouth at every opportunity.
One of the best things about the Lil’ Sidekick is how well it stays connected. Here you can see the pull through piece. You attached items by sliding this piece through the many holes on the strap. This makes is completely adjustable.
It also makes it almost impossible for baby to pull the item out, unlike Velcro and snap products. Of course moms always worry about safety, the Lil’ Sidekick has two break points that will help prevent any sort of safety issue.
Lil’ Sidekick is available in 4 fun colors and was invented by a mom named Amy who was determined to stop the drop! They can be purchased directly from their website for a bargain $10.95!
Disclaimer: We were sent the Lil’ Sidekicks in exchange for our review. All thoughts are entirely our own.