Seven Hills Councilman Pete Draganic’s campaign last year for a seat on Cuyahoga’s new county council didn’t go so well: The Republican was trounced by Parma Democrat Chuck Germana. But Draganic has found a higher calling than county government reform: eradicating toddler messes.
He’s invented and patented the Reflo Smart Cup, a variation on the venerable sippy cup. It’s an open cup with a plastic insert that controls the flow of liquid no matter what angle a child drinks from.
Draganic says he started mulling over the idea when his children — now in high school and college — were young. He experimented with some early, unsuccessful versions.