I recently posted the Environmental Working Group’s tips on how to carefully choose plastics. Example tips include avoiding toys marked with a “3” or “PVC” and containers/water bottles marked with a “7” or “PC.”
Why should you be concerned about plastics? Plastic additives, such as “BPA and phthalates, are both potent hormone disruptors that are increasingly linked to health effects like brain and behavior changes, cancer, and reproductive system damages.” – EWG
Yikes! Those health risks will frighten anyone, but especially moms who want to protect their babies. Following my Facebook and Twitter post, I received a question from a concerned mom about the safest, least toxic sippy cups on the market.
After doing research for my own boys, I came across three top, non-plastic sippy cups. Please note: My boys aren’t quite to the sippy cup stage, so I can’t speak to the usability factor just yet; however, I will be sure to write a follow-up review.
Lifefactory – These are multi-purpose glass bottles with silicone sleeves. I have a multitude of colorful bottles. I’ve been pleased with them with the exception to the nipples. For breastfeeding mothers, I quickly learned the nipples didn’t mimic the breast enough; my boys wouldn’t drink from them. However, the good news is that I can still use the bottles with sippy cap accessories. I’ve also been pleased with the adult water bottles; they are great for yoga, workout classes, etc. The price ranges from $14.99 to $16.99 for the baby bottles. The sippy cap (2-pack) is $8.99.
Klean Kanteen – These sporty sippy bottles are “made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel free of BPA, phthalates, lead and other toxins.” It also includes an attachment loop that can be hooked on a bag or stroller. The price is $16.95.
The Safe Sippy and Safe Sippy 2 – This sippy bottle is made of “durable, food-grade stainless steel” and it’s enrobed with a plastic, rubber sleeve. The bottle also has handles to help your little ones grasp onto it. There’s also a SafeSippy 2 (2 -in-1), which converts into a straw bottle. The price ranges from $10.99 – $15.99.
Have you tried any of these sippy cups? Or, do you prefer another type of sippy cup? Please share your thoughts below.