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Poll Results: Which do you recommend in place of a traditional plastic sippy cup?

 
  • 46% (64)
    Kleen Kanteen
  • 41% (57)
    SIGG
  • 12% (18)
    Other
139 Total Votes  
post #21 of 66
How? Ruined what? DO you mean co-ops? I think they'll re-open eventually...
post #22 of 66
We have SIGGS, they dent so easily when dropped.

They have so many cute designs

Cole Hardware has the biggest selection I found and good prices. They are online

Cant freeze in SIGGS, you can in Klean Kanteen
post #23 of 66
Quote:
How? Ruined what? DO you mean co-ops? I think they'll re-open eventually...
There was a co-op going elsewhere, but apparently Sigg doesn't actually allow them, and someone ratted it out.
post #24 of 66
Been lurking a long time, finally found something I could contribute to this great fourm!

This one looks promising.

Not shipping yet, sometime in October, but I think we will give this one a try.

http://www.thesafesippy.com

I like the round spout. Better for growing mouths/teeth for speech development etc.....

Doesn't look like it will dent as much as our sigg and klean kanteen with the nice insulation cover too.....

We will see!
post #25 of 66
I dislike sigg b/c you can't put ice cube in them and they are much harder to clean.

oh nevermind, didn't realize this was so old. looks like an ad for a new product.
post #26 of 66
Problem with sigg's are drinks, that have gas, they get soo smelly.

And they dent, and in extremer situations break (happened several times during my childhood). I despise the Sigg taste, which most bottle get after some time of use, even if cleaned regulary.

I am soo happy with the Kleen Kanteen, no smell, MUCH easier to clean, because of the wider mouth.
post #27 of 66
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Originally Posted by Past_VNE View Post
I'm extremely displeased with the unknown properties of the lining in the SIGG bottles.

Kleen Kanteens for us! We only put water in them the vast majority of the time, so I don't worry about the stainless.
Exactly! I am VERY distrustful of Sigg since they won't release exactly what is in the lining! Get a patent already and disclose the information. The fact that they haven't makes me think they are *trying* to hide what is in the lining. As to the testing showing they don't leach, allegedly Nalgene and other No7 plastic bottles don't leach *IF* they aren't scratched or heated. The earlier link stated several times that the sigg's have an unlimited useful life IF the coating remains undamaged.

ANyway, all that to say that even though siggs are way cuter, I go for KK (but also want to try Thermos). The KK sippy is on sale at reusable bags and there are 20% codes floating around here
post #28 of 66
I have a SIGG, Kleen Kanteen, and the Thermos Funtainer. We only use them for water. I like the SIGG b/c the spout is smaller and when i'm driving i have a lower chance of spilling all over myself. i like the KK because the spout is bigger and easier to clean. Neither leak, although you may get a few drips out of them. They both dent, the Sigg much more than the KK. The Sigg is lighter. The Sigg is so cute, the KK are almost ugly. The KK has a stainless steel taste, still, after at least 20 washes. That is disappointing, I was told it would take 2-3 washes to get rid of it. If I was bo guy again I would probably buy the Sigg b/c of the steel taste and the fact that I don't spill. My 3 yr old DD can also use it in the car (not the sippy spout) w/o spilling because of the smaller opening.

The funtainer is great, fairly easy to clean (w/ a pipecleaner in the straws), they don't leak when the top is closed. DD really likes them, and the water has no aftertaste.
post #29 of 66

Finally A Safe Sippy!!!!!!

I am soooooo excited about the new Safe Sippy.

I actually have known the woman who developed this product for almost 30 years and I KNOW what a stickler she is for getting what she wants and what she wanted was a safe cup...PERIOD. She and her husband have been spent the last couple of years doing research and developing this product. She insisted that nothing on the cup be toxic and they have put the cup through rigorous testing to make sure that nothing degrades over time that would allow chemicals to leach into our children's refreshments. They looked at every cup out there (and I mean EVERY one), read the blogs and saw people's complaints and tried to respond and improve on as many issues as they could...and they covered a lot of them!!! They wanted the cup to be safe, sturdy, attractive, functional, and practical. This whole cup is dishwasher safe btw...some are not. Also there is no paint on this cup anywhere so it will maintain its stylish looks and you don't have to worry about the chemical issues associated with paint! These cups hold a whopping 11 oz. to boot!

At the ABC Expo in Las Vegas retailers could not get to The Safe Sippy booth fast enough--they were the buzz of the show. Some of the BIG retailers that we all know (and love?) have appointments to develop cups specifically for their stores but believe me when I tell you that the integrity of the cups will not be compromised--she would rather walk away from a big deal than put out something she was not completely satisfied with. The smaller stores cannot wait to get their cups either and they should be getting them soon!!!

I am eagerly awaiting my cups and cannot wait to see them in stores. If you want one and cannot find them, I know you can call or email and place your order directly from the numbers on their website. Bret and Mindy will be happy to help you!!!!

www.thesafesippy.com
Their website is undergoing some final finishing touches and should be up and running soon, but for now at least you can see these gorgeous cups and get an idea of what is coming. OH!!!!! They will be putting out water bottles for us parents, and larger kid cups soon and I can hardly wait!!!!
post #30 of 66
We love our Klean Kanteen. Never had any problems with it, no bad tastes, no leaking, etc.
post #31 of 66
The cup mentioned by TessMom sounds great, but I'd be more inclined to believe her testimony if it wasn't her first and only post. If any of our long time members have experience with the cup, please share.
post #32 of 66
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Originally Posted by Past_VNE View Post
I'm extremely displeased with the unknown properties of the lining in the SIGG bottles.
Once they patent it, others can start using it. They are just being proprietary about it. They say it passes all tests and does not leach. That is good enough for me. This link has a letter from the pres of SIGG that you can download.

http://www.reusablebags.com/help.php?id=2#help36

We love siggs as they are so darn cute! I like that the lids are interchangeable so we can use different ones. We 3 bottle users have our own faves to it helps to have choices.
post #33 of 66
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Oh more, more... I'm trying to decide which ones to buy for my family too.
post #34 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowpansy View Post
Once they patent it, others can start using it. They are just being proprietary about it. They say it passes all tests and does not leach. That is good enough for me. This link has a letter from the pres of SIGG that you can download.

http://www.reusablebags.com/help.php?id=2#help36
I realize it's true that they need to protect their interests, but also find it be a handy excuse. I'm not saying they are lying, but the skeptic in me does NOT trust them. Nor do I trust that they are necessarily right. Maybe they honestly believe it doesn't leach, but maybe it does anyway.

My mom called Kellogg's about the BHT in her cereal and they quoted her all sorts of details about its safety in food. I can't say if they believe themselves or not.

I know that all of science believes stainless to be nearly perfectly safe, so I'll take as little risk as possible in this matter.
post #35 of 66
I just placed my order. I went with the KK. 2 sippy cups and 1 adult cup for now. Thanks ladies. This thread has been a lot of help deciding which cups to get for my family. I can't wait to get them here so I can throw out the evil plastic sippies!!!
post #36 of 66

KK Lid?

I've been : on this thread for quite sometime, and I've been researching KK and Sigg.

In every picture of the KK sippy cup, there does not seem to be a lid. Is there a lid with the sippy cup?

I'm still completely undecided between Sigg, KK and now, funtainer. DD is in daycare, and I would prefer a sippy cup with an attachable lid. Right now she uses the Avent toddler cup, and I'd love to get rid of the plastic bottle.

Thanks.
post #37 of 66
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/kl...tor-p-688.html

The lid is an integrated sippy spout and adapter piece to make the size of the KK fit the Advent sippy top. There is no additional cover, though, to go on top of that, if that's what you mean.

It's the only sippy we've ever owned, though, so I'm not sure what you mean. Do other sippy tops have lids over them? And if so, don't they just get lost?
post #38 of 66
Yeah, some other sippy cups have lids on top that snap on, our BornFree sippy has a snap on lid which is nice for throwing it in the diaper bag as it keeps the spout clean. The KleenKanteen does not come with a spout cover but the avent spout it comes with doesn't leak either.

I have Kleen Kanteen (and also use Born Free) and am happy with them except my son didn't like the hard plastic avent spout so we use our chewy born free spout on the kleen kanteen instead.

I really, really wanted to get a Sigg because of all those pretty designs...but I hate the small neck and how it would be a pain to clean. The fact that they try to get you to buy "cleaning tablets" when you buy one steered me away from them in the end. Plus, I don't trust the plastic lining.
post #39 of 66
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post #40 of 66
Hmmm, I just read that KK are made in china
That sucks.
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