Cuppow: Sick Day Solution

February 27, 2020


Have you heard of Cuppow? I thought that everyone and their dog had one of these genius little inventions. However, when I mentioned the amazingly perfect 8 oz. Ball mason jars we use as our kids water glasses in my Instagram Stories one day, I got tons of responses. One in particular was from a mom of a toddler, lamenting the fact that there's no way to turn the Ball jars into sippy cups. Mais non, dear friend, there is! It's Cuppow.


The Cuppow is a snazzy little lid that fits inside where the normal sealing metal lid would go on a mason jar, but it's a little coffee cup type lid. I use it for myself to turn a mason jar into a to-go coffee cup. It could also be used to make a jar into a sippy cup. The only thing you have to pay attention to is whether your jar is regular- or wide-mouth. Otherwise, easy!


Today I found a new use for it: sick day cup for drinking ginger ale on the couch. :) I don't know about you, but in our house drinking and eating on the couch are strictly forbidden. On sick days, I give Coco and Theo water in cups with straws. But I've noticed that straw cups tend to explode and bubble over if anything bubbly is put inside them. Problem solved with the Cuppow!


Of course, it could still spill, but the spillage would be slow and the damage minimal by the time it was scooped back up by the offender. I've been doing a lot to minimize our plastic use, and using jars as glasses has been great. They are also great for packing apple sauce in lunches (with the usual metal lid, of course) and for storing leftover sauces or condiments. I've also become obsessed with Stasher Bags. More on those in a later post.


Now all we need is for this beautiful girl to get back to 100%. As much as I enjoy our snuggles on the couch, I'll be happy when she's her usual happy self again. What are your favorite sick day hacks? Please share in the comments below!

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  1. Did you know that these come from the Boston adjacent town where I live?

    Sick day hack... I don't really have one. My little one and I both had the flu when my husband was on a work trip. So many friends reached out offering to help, including multiple offers to go grocery shopping for us. It made me take stock of my local blessings.

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    1. That is so cool! I had no idea. :) And so sorry that you both got sick at once with no hubs/dad around to help. What a bum deal. Just as you said though, those are the times that remind us of our community and supports and that is GOLD! xx

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