When my daughter was 9 months old, I held a straw to her lips, and was ecstatic to see her drinking effortlessly from a straw! Excited by this discovery and our pediatrician’s recommendation to wean my daughter to a straw cup rather than a traditional sippy cup, I quickly went out and purchased several toddler straw sippy cups. Strangely, my daughter could not eke out a sip from any of these cups.
After talking with other parents about my experience, I learned that some of their children found it so difficult to sip from toddler straw cups with spill-proof valves that they were turned off from using straws altogether. That's when the idea for the Lollacup was born — a straw cup with all the qualities that I value in a children’s product: easy to use, easy to clean, safe (BPA/BPS-, PVC-. Phthalate-free, etc.), Made in the USA, and just plain attractive.
Then came Shark Tank. My husband and I have been fans of the show since Season 1, when Lollacup was just an idea. Fast-forward 2 years, and we had actually taken the Lollacup to market and were running our business full-speed. As many small businesses do, we needed more money to fund our growth, so why not go after funding, national TV exposure, and strategic business partners all in one shot? That’s why we decided to enter “the tank.”
Since appearing on Shark Tank and partnering with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, our company has grown tremendously. Lollacup has grown into Lollaland, and we are striving to create innovative and modern infant/toddler goods that are functional and fun. Our award-winning products are BPA-/BPS-, PVC-, phthalate-free and proudly made in the USA or Germany. We are dedicated to providing safe, smart feeding choices for babies and toddlers. Discerning parents and gift-givers love that Lollaland products are focused on high design, are beautifully packaged, and ready-to-gift.
We hope your family enjoys your Lollaland products!
Hanna and Mark Lim
Modern and innovative infant/toddler goods that are functional and fun