Almost as a right of passage into parenthood, our house has become overrun with plastic toys, plastic dishes and plastic cups. Even our kid care products come wrapped in plastic packaging. It’s just too much! So, we’ve decided to downsize the amount of plastic we have in our house, and we are starting with our kids dishware. I feel like this is a perfect opportunity to get rid of the 1,000 plastic cups that spill out of the cupboard whenever my kids go in search of just the right one.
Glass is definitely the cleanest and healthiest option for drinking and eating. Not only is it sustainable and reusable, but glass is safe from leaching chemicals into our food and beverages. Making the switch to mason jars for drinking is eco-friendly and economical. Here’s why:
- Mason Jars are composed of all-natural, sustainable raw materials and are 100% recyclable. They can be reused endlessly!
- Because they are made of glass, mason jars won’t leach harmful chemicals like BPA/BPS and phthalates into contents.
- Mason jars are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe and have endless uses in the kitchen, your home and beyond.
- Mason jars cost approximately $1.00 per jar (when purchased by the case).
As much I love mason jars for just about everything, we found the two piece lids difficult for little hands to use and we can’t take them on the go. And once the jars get “sweaty” they become slippery. That is until we discovered JarJackets! Super mom and founder, Sacha Laustsen wasn’t thrilled by the plastic cup options for her daughter to drink out of, so she began using mason jars but made them safer by adding a silicone jar jacket to fit. The removable silicone sleeve provides enough shock absorption to withstand the rugged pace of a tiny human. After nearly two years of testing and and revising, Sacha introduced the JarJackets sippy to the world! The sippy lid is all one piece with proper air flow, and is designed to snugly fit the 12 oz mason “jelly” jar. Because mason jar mouths are universally sized, the sippy lids are interchangeable with any regular mouthed mason jar.
The JarJacket sippy is designed to help eliminate chemical exposure, reduce waste and declutter your cupboards! No need to store a bunch of tiny valve pieces and waste time matching the tops. Just store your clean jars with the food grade silicone tops already on. No clutter, and no toxins going into your child’s mouth. The most amazing feature is once your child transitions out of the sippy cup phase, they can continue to use the mason jar with the colorful sleeve on as a drinking glass. No plastic to toss when your child grows out of the sippy cup phase!
Even though my kids are older than the sippy cup crowd these bad boys really come in handy on the go! We enjoy taking our morning smoothie in the car with us. We simply add a straw through the top before leaving the house. The girls carry them back and forth with ease and I don’t worry about leaving the jars in the hot car while we run errands. We rinse them clean to reuse throughout the day for our water and iced tea. The lids come in handy while we are outside in the yard by keeping our drinks safe from insects. I am in love with the simplicity of the design, and how easy it is to take our mason jars with us wherever we go!
If you follow JarJackets on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube you’ll get access to some awesome recipes and mason jar lunch hacks. I am completely hooked on using our JarJackets for more than just sipping! Did you know you can bake a chicken pot pie in a mason jar? Seriously, go watch the video!
As always I am EXCITED to share my love of my favorite things with a giveaway!! Sacha has generously offered to send one lucky winner a 2 PACK of JarJackets + the lids in their choice of color! To enter just comment below and tell us what you put in your mason jars! Unlock extra chances to win by following all the options!
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I love mason jars, for their look and versatility.
I use them for food storage and drinks. To let my kids use them with a Jar Jacket would be a dream come true!
I absolutely hate using plastic sip cups for my kids, this new twist on my old favorite is just what I’m looking for!
Love it! I grew up drinking out of mason jars. I love that it is now a trend! Thanks for entertaining! Good luck!!
We made the move from plastic to mason jars last year.great add on item!
Especially the tops with straw holes! Or the sippy cup top if you still have a sippy cup user.
This is amazing! Love these! Might have to try! Nice touch with the Norwex stainless straws 😉
We have given up the plastic straws for good!
I like to put frozen watermelon pieces in a mason jar with cold water. It’s makes a yummy summertime drink!
That sounds really good! I’m trying that!
I drink from mason jars all the time, these are so great!!!!
I love it for kids especially!
I usually drink water…tons and tons of water
Even water is prettier in a mason jar!
These are awesome! I was running out the door yesterday and put a tea bag and water in a mason jar. Shook it with the lid on and enjoyed a mess free cup of tea. 🙂
Plastic is no good! These jars look really smart to use. And wait – a chicken pot pie in a mason jar? Totally going to that video now! Whaaat?
So many videos on the site with awesome fun stuff to make in your mason jar!
I’m so over the plastic sippy cups, too. I’d like to say I’d put freshly squeezed orange juice or fruit/veggie smoothies in the mason jars. However, I’d probably put in whole milk 99% of the time because that’s what my 3yo craves the most. What a fun giveaway!
Toddlers like what they like. 😉
This is such a cool idea!! I love mason jars as well but never thought about using them for kids. Putting this on them though would really help.
And the spill proof time with a straw port makes them able to take on the go!
Oh I love the jarjackets! I am not a fan of the mason jar look but I think it can be done well. The jackets are a perfect addition.
We can drink our morning smoothies in anything other than a mason gar. 😉
I confess my house only uses plastic cups but they are reusable because I am still so paranoid about broken glass. Those jackets are great and I really would like to use those great mason jars.
I was always worried about broken glass, but we switched last year when my kids turned 5. We’ve been great since! Mason jars are sturdier than regular drinking glasses and the sleeves absorbs any bumps. Not to mention makes them prettier too.
These are cool and so much more eco-friendly. I love using glass because it is so much easier to clean. These jackets help protect it making it safe for my kids!
Those are super cute. I think they would be nice to not be so slippery. I love glass glasses but if someone was to drop one, that someone would be me.
I have broken more glassware than my kids. ????
These are cute! I love Mason jars! Never knew they had this and now I want some. So cute!!
Such a cute idea to make glass safer for kids. I bet we would get lots of comments out and about when using this product. Definitley a conversation starter.
We store food in our jars.
We actually use wason jars to hold our drinks a lot at home. This is a cute product that solves a major problem.
I love mason jars, and have so many that I use for so many different things! Those jackets are adorable for them!
What a really great idea. I love Mason Jars and use them for all kinds of things but never thought for drinks for kids.
We drink out of mason jars all the time! I just really love the look. I love the idea of silicone jackets for them! What a great way to protect them.
I love school look of mason jars! Something about them just makes me happy! This is a great idea to make them easier for kids to use. Very cute!
I just opened my cabinet and realized all my glasses vanished. Broken over the years. I am replacing them with mason jars, not because it’s the trendy thing to do, lol, but because they seem to hold up better! These sleeves are so perfect!
I am so with you on this, my boyfriend and I looked around at the amount of plastic we were using (and throwing away, wastefully) on a week by week basis and said, this has to stop. We’ve since changed to glass cookware and storageware. Although we don’t have kids, these Jar Jackets are adorable!! I’d use them for parties and I’m sure they’d be a huge hit.
What a fun giveaway this is!
Oh my how awesome is this product! I can’t believe I never heard of it before. I think it’s amazing and it’s definitely worth getting if you love using mason jars.
These are so cute!! I am such a sucker for mason jars. They look so cute and fun and I love how they showcase infused waters so well. Them being healthier is the most important factor though. You definitely have me sold!!
These are so fun! I have so many jars I could use these on and they’d make a great Mother’s Day gift!
This looks like a great product! I love mason jars, the silicone is so nice!
Those are really cute! I love the one with the sippy. I had no idea that they made these.
we love using mason jars in our house, and these are absolutely adorable!
I love this idea and the designs are so cute and colorful!
oh! I have not seen these. anywhere. I love it! thank you for sharing and already clicking over to check them out.
We put salsa in our. Thanks for a chance
Thanks for playing along!!!
Everything from homemade jams, jellies and marmalade to broths and my homemade insecticide, hand soaps, face soaps, etc. Yeah, I like DIY stuff 😉
Love DIY and mason jars make the perfect storage!
Nothing beats a mason jar for some good old southern sweet iced tea!