For The Little Guy

For The Little Guy

The most common concern I get about our product is from parents of young children.  They are convinced that their child will bite into a glass straw (because they chew on plastic ones) and the glass will shatter in the child’s mouth. Is this true or false?

Glass Straw for Kids

FALSE!!  I can tell you with confidence that the scenario mentioned above is not possible. I liken it to a parent being worried that their child will bite through a Pyrex baking dish!   In comparison to everyday drink ware which is typically made with crystal glass that is very fragile and easily breakable our straws are made with the same glass as Pyrex therefore making them extremely strong.

The photo collage above shows my youngest who is just over two years old.  I had a huge glass of freshly made celery/carrot/apple/orange/spinach juice and he managed to drink almost half of it!  He was actually demanding I give it to him.

Which brings me to another point, not only are Strawesome straws safe for kids but they make feeding them vegetables so much easier, in turn making them healthier!  My little guy has been drinking green smoothies and juices since he first started eating real food.  His taste buds grew to know and like vegetables because we started him on them so early (We opted against that nasty rice cereal! Who wants to eat that anyway?!?)

While lying in bed with my little guy tonight getting him to sleep I was touching his back and just thinking of the tiny bones in his body.  My thoughts went on to his little brain and how much I love to see it develop over time and his little heart beating in his chest sustaining life in his body.  I thought about little fingers and little feet and all the nutrients that his body will need to develop and grow properly over time.  Why on earth would I want to give him anything less than perfect nutrition?!  This is why I avoid processed foods, dyes and additives.  This is why I use safe pure products on his body that lack fragrances to cover up his own perfect smell.

I’m not perfect all the time but I do my best to insure that my children are getting what their bodies need and deserve.

Leave a comment and tell me about a little guy/gal in your life and I will send you straw so that you can keep them healthy, happy and living life to it’s fullest!  We’ll choose a random winner on Monday, March 19th.

Cheers,
Daedra

 

Comments (25)

  1. I am seriously interested in these straws for my 2 1/2 year old boy. My initial concern was that he would chew on them so I started searching your website to address this concern. Thanks so much for answering my question before I had to ask it. Now I just have to decide which straws I want to order. I am thinking they will make great additions to his Easter Basket. Thanks for making a “strawesome” product!

    Meg
    Mar 17, 2012 Reply
  2. We have been looking at your straws because my daughter LOVES to use straws to drink her yogurt and smoothies and we don’t like using plastic. I would LOVE to try one for her.

    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  3. My 18 month old and 4 yr old both love their straws and I’ve never had any problems with them using them. 🙂

    Carli
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  4. My daughters would love these! We’re still working on ramping up the “green” in our “monster juice” smoothies but at least I know that even if everything else goes wrong during the day they’ve started out with fruits and veggies.

    Kristen
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  5. My daughter who is four is a total veggie anf fruit fan! Since she started eating solid food she has never wanted junk only her veggies shell eat a salad over a cookie or candy any day and is so smart and hardly ever gets sick compared to the rest of us I’d love to win a straw for her to enjoy her smoothies with

    brianne baker
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  6. Our family is a huge straw family, it definitely helps getting them to drink their freshly juiced veggies! We have one strawesome straw and I always have to share it! Lol

    christina wilson
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  7. My 14 month old has been using your straws for 6 or so months now & learned quickly how to use a straw properly. And her big sister, 3 years old, loves them too! No biting issues, even while teething. And I have total confidence in your product even if they did bite them!

    Regina H.
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  8. I have been wanting to use these for my son but I was wondering about durability. Good to know they are kid proof! Now I can’t wait to get one for my 2.5 year old!

    anne flores
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  9. I love this post! I have a 2 almost 3 year-old and a 6 year old. I am very picky about what goes in and on their bodies as well. Both my children love my fresh juices. My 2 year old is a bit more adventurous and will drink any combo I give her. My 6 year old is in the “I’m allergic to….” stage so it’s a bit more difficult. I think if he had a really cool straw he would be more excited. Awesome job mom! I’m looking forward to buying my first straw for myself very soon.

    Jasmin Murphy
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  10. I have a four year old son who loves his straw. His friends love the straws when they come to visit too 🙂

    Robin C
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  11. I love your straws. So does my son. But I have not had money to buy him his own. He steals mine which I’m fine with. 😉 but we would love to have one just for him. I agree that they help them eat healthy. He steals my fruit smoothies and I plan to start juicing soon. so hopefully he will steal my super juice. 😉

    PS: I love that you hate rice cereal as much as I do. I get called a hippy mama all the time. I don’t mind since I know I’m doing the best for my kiddo. 😉

    Kasey Goodnough
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  12. My husband is still sticking plastic straws in the drinks he shares with our 2.5 year old son! It drives me nuts and I keep telling him he has to start using a glass straw.

    Jamie
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  13. Oh my…never thought of that…my three kids have been using glass straws since they first started solids drinking green smoothies:). We recommend and share your straws with everyone we can…love them. Thanks.

    Jennifer
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  14. Strawsome straws are great for all ages. Just remember to NEVER let your child of any age run while using a straw of any kind. In a fall, a straw, including the plastic ones that we no longer use, can perforate the roof of a person’s mouth, doing serious damage. The safest way to use a straw is sitting still. The rule at our house is he/ she who runs is never to be eating or drinking at the same time. Better safe than sorry!

    Dianne Shaw
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  15. My daughter is going to be 2 in April. She loves drinking with straws, so this would be perfect for her!

    Kim W
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  16. Hi, have a young family, ages 2, 5, and 9. Your glass straws fascinate me, but have wondered about the kids, too. Even if just I had one, they would be using it you know. My kids would love these with their breakfast. Drinking their breakfasts is one of their favorite things. Make a cocoa powder, instant coffee, milk drink every morning for myself which they all love to take a slurp of. Thanks for your interesting work!

    A Theissen
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  17. My 2 1/2 year old does a lot better with a Strawesome straw than with a plastic one. She loves that they’re pretty and it makes drinking more fun for her. We have never had an issue, not once! We have the same Strawesome straws in our house, fully intact, since the first year we paid you a visit at the Plymouth Green Fair a few years ago… And we have added to our collection since. I highly recommend your products to children and adults of all ages. Brilliant idea and durable beautiful little works of art you create! My family <3's Strawesome!

    Melissa
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
    • Melissa, Random.org says you win! Please email your address to sales [at] strawesome.com and we will mail out your straw.

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      17
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      Strawesome
      Mar 19, 2012 Reply
  18. My little guys are 6 and 3, and they love using their straws for smoothies. I’m pretty sure I could get them to drink just about anything if I put one of their Strawesome straws in it. 🙂

    Elizabeth
    Mar 18, 2012 Reply
  19. I can’t wait to buy some for my 7 month old twins 😉

    Louise thomas
    Mar 19, 2012 Reply
  20. My 18 month old has been using hers since before she was one, and we both love them! I would like to get a second one for her.

    Janelle
    Mar 19, 2012 Reply
  21. I’ve been using Strawesome straws for several years, in fact, my 3 year old has never used anything but. We’ve never had one break in a mouth and my boys won’t drink their smoothies without one!

    Julie Lublin
    Mar 19, 2012 Reply
  22. I would love to try, I have four girls under age 10, We love smoothies all year round, My kids dance when they hear the blender, I go threw lot’s of straws, this seems perfect, Would love to try and if like , I will purchase for future smoothie use…

    Family of Six, Jake, Julie, Andrea, Angelina, Aliyah, and Olivia, WE would love to try..

    Aug 3, 2012 Reply
  23. Here is a question pertaining to the strength. We aid in taking care of a young man who has CP. He can only drink through a straw but because of his condition he bites hard on the straws, do you think it would still be safe for him?

    Lisa A Rasinski Green
    Aug 29, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Lisa,
      If a straw user has a habit of biting on a plastic straw typically a glass straw would stop that habit right away. But, if the user doesn’t have the control to stop biting a straw they could very well hurt their teeth because of the strength of the glass. The glass won’t break but his teeth could be damaged if he doesn’t know to stop biting. In this case I would suggest him not using a glass straw.

      Daedra Surowiec
      Aug 31, 2014 Reply

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