Sippy Side Hustle

DRINK TO THIS: A DENTIST-DEVISED CUP THAT’S BETTER FOR CHILDREN’S TEETH AND HOME CLEANLINESS.

Sippy Side HustleCLEVER DENTIST-ENTREPRENEURS are everywhere these days, but Pittsburgh-based pediatric specialist Dr. Alene D’Alesio could be the savior parents worldwide have been waiting for. She’s disrupting children’s sometimes clumsy transitions from sippy cups to big-kid drink-ing glasses with the Stick With Me Stay Put Cup. Her inspiration was twofold: As a dentist, she knows that prolonged use of a sippy cup and sugary drinks leads to cavities, but as a busy mother of four, she was just plain tired of cleaning up spill after messy spill.

To combat the bane of white-slipcover sofas everywhere, Dr. D’Alesio—a member of the Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 in 2015—created a cup with a suction-cup holder that sells for under 10 bucks and even includes a bonus adapter so you can use the holder with other vessels you already have at home. It’s available in a range of fun designs and can be personalized with the image of your choice. Stick With Me cups are also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. So stop buying your kiddie cups from a retailer—instead, give a fellow dentist a little e-commerce love. Visit stickwithmecup.com for more information.