Mothercare  —  Grippy Sippy

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PROJECT DETAILS

A portable, compressable sippy cup lid that fits on most cups at a fraction of the size.

Grippy Sippy is a fun, detachable sippy cup lid, with added grip for little hands. Designed to be produced from food grade silicone, Grippy Sippy can stretch to fit a wide array of different sized cups and glasses, turning a standard glass into a spill free sippy cup.

Working with Mothercare/ELC as part of an Industrial Project Week, Grippy Sippy was a winner of the Home & Travel brief, and was picked up by the company for manufacture and production.

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What is it?
Sippy on the go

Grippy Sippy is the top of a sippy cup that can stretch to fit over different sized glasses - essentially turning any cup, bowl or drinking vessel into a non-spill sippy cup. Designing the shape into fun characters will provide a closer attachment for kids, as young children tend to have their own preferred sippy cups to drink from.

Grippy Sippy is the top of a sippy cup that can stretch to fit over different sized glasses - essentially turning any cup, bowl or drinking vessel into a non-spill sippy cup. Designing the shape into fun characters will provide a closer attachment for kids, as young children tend to have their own preferred sippy cups to drink from.

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The problem
Big and unclean

Being a new parent means travelling with a lot of stuff - though something that all babies and young children have is a sippy cup. Normally these are quite large and bulky, and any drinks have to be decanted from glasses into sippy cups before drinking. Sippy cups get dirty quickly, and they're often big chunks of durable plastic, way bigger than they need to be.

Being a new parent means travelling with a lot of stuff - though something that all babies and young children have is a sippy cup. Normally these are quite large and bulky, and any drinks have to be decanted from glasses into sippy cups before drinking. Sippy cups get dirty quickly, and they're often big chunks of durable plastic, way bigger than they need to be.

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Current sippy cups are bulky

Physically, sippy cups are large. Multiple cups can quickly fill up space. They’re great in public to stop spillages, but it means that parents need to have one on them at all times.

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Cleanliness is important

Sterilisation isn't necessary for older children, but cleanliness is important. Muck and grime can accumulate quickly. A soapy clean can fix this, but this isn't possible on the go.

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Travelling means taking your own

When travelling, parents will take a sippy cup for their child, but also one or more backups in case they get dirty. Kids are messy creatures, so no doubt they'll get discarded frequently.

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Situations require different cups

A cup while playing, dinner, with milk before bedtime, the number can quickly add up and take up space. Cleaning means a constant rotation - one in use, one in the wash.

"I need something that can just stay in my bag indefinitely until I need it."

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THE TASK

How can an object help with parent-child relationships by making common, basic tasks just that little bit easier?

Concept generation
Methods of portability

Concept generation
Methods of portability

There are multiple routes for portability; but it doesn't make sense to have another sippy cup that can be lost or broken. Instead, why not make every cup a sippy cup? This was the mentality behind the idea of Grippy Sippy, and personalising it with a fun elephant character will promote attachment just that little bit more, and hopefully wean kids onto standard cups quicker.

There are multiple routes for portability; but it doesn't make sense to have another sippy cup that can be lost or broken. Instead, why not make every cup a sippy cup? This was the mentality behind the idea of Grippy Sippy, and personalising it with a fun elephant character will promote attachment just that little bit more, and hopefully wean kids onto standard cups quicker.

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How do you use it?
A simple procedure

1: Grab a Grippy Sippy

2: See how stretchy he is?

3: Stretch him to fit your cup or glass

4: Squeeze him on tight, it won't leak

5: And here's your watertight sippy cup

How does it work?
The W Café experience

➀ Click in to turn sensor on and off. Hold to pair to the feedback units, vibrating to confirm

➁ Twist the end to change sensor distance from indoors (1m) to outdoors (2m)

➂ Click in to turn feedback units on;
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➃ Pair sensor to phone via NFC/Bluetooth by tapping together

➄ Use high-contrast, voice-controlled app
for navigation

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Grab a Grippy Sippy

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See how stretchy he is?

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Stretch him to fit your cup or glass

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Squeeze him on tight, it won't leak

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And here's your watertight sippy cup

To grip, sip and stretch
Grip styles and ages

Grippy Sippy caters to the three different grip styles that children use to develop their fine motor skills: fist grip, four-finger grip, and pincer grip.

When used, the grip that extends down the glass enables children to grab with a fist or pincer grip, and when older, doubles as handles, something to play with - or something to gnaw on.

Grippy Sippy caters to the three different grip styles that children use to develop their fine motor skills: fist grip, four-finger grip, and pincer grip.

When used, the grip that extends down the glass enables children to grab with a fist or pincer grip, and when older, doubles as handles, something to play with - or something to gnaw on.

Grippy Sippy caters to the three different grip styles that children use to develop their fine motor skills: fist grip, four-finger grip, and pincer grip.

When used, the grip that extends down the glass enables children to grab with a fist or pincer grip, and when older, doubles as handles, something to play with - or something to gnaw on.

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