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I'm want to replace all of my son's sippy cups with something better but I can't decide which to get. Pros and cons please? Thanks!
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Sigg's dent and chip very easily.

Klean Kanteen is A+ in my book. Haven't found a con yet.
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we have both and I much prefer our siggs. I don't like the size of the opening on the KK and it's annoying to drink from. Maybe it's the made in China stickers on it, but it feels cheap to me.
The Sigg has a nice sized, smooth opening and is nice to drink from.
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I just found this thread and I'm going through the same research process. Anyone else care to comment?
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We tried the Sigg first, but I returned it. They come coated with something inside.

Klean Kanteen makes a smaller size bottle now and offers an adaptor thing that lets you use an avent sippy cup spout.- It's great and there is no coating inside.

We love our klean kanteens!
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We tried the Sigg first, but I returned it. They come coated with something inside.

It's basically a glass glaze of some sort; it's not dangerous.
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Sigg's dent and chip very easily.
We have siggs, and haven't had any problems with denting or chipping.....and my kids are NOT gentle with them.
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I'm sooo happy to see this. I was going to ask a similar question and her it is. Are both of these just for sippy cups? Can you drink from them just like a cup? Sorry to hyjack
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pm me if you are interested in ordering any klean kanteen!!!
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pm me if you are interested in ordering any klean kanteen!!!
Tried to PM but it wouldn't let me....Please PM me if you see this...THANKS
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I prefer the Sigg for travel--it has a closing lid and is lighter, also ds2 likes it because ds1 has a bigger sigg (monkey see, monkey do). But we use our kk at home all the time.--you can give it a rinse, change out the sippy piece and voila, brand new clean cup! With other cups, you want to run the mouth piece in the dishwasher, so you have to wait to use the whole thing.
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I've had my Klean Kanteen water bottles for several years and they been dropped on concrete, thrown accidentally, you name it. They're still in great shape and we love them.

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do the kk sippys have an attached lid over the spout or do you have to take it off as on avent? and what about the sigg?

I'd prefer a lid that somehow flipped back but didn't come off.
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The siggs have lids that flip back, but are still attached so they don't get lost.
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We bought 2 sippy cups and a water bottle for DH and myself about a month ago and we love them. I just bought 4 more klean kanteen sippy cups from organic grace because everybody was sold out of the sippy cups.Almost done with the plastic evacuation!!!

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I was wondering which to buy as well. I'm leaning towards KK though.
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/cart/waterbottles.htm
liking that its made out of stainless steel and that you can use the sippy tops from Advent.
As far as the Sigg cups I know I've heard alot of people like these, but I found this article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005...ups_from_1.php
and this was one of the comments:

aluminum w/ "safe" sprayed-on polymer lining... does this sound too good to be true????
the spray on polymer liner is simply not a good choice, and the polymer is applied on top of aluminum to shield from those obvious hazards.
why, do you think, they are not safe in the dishwasher...?
lightweight and stylish?=yes; safe?=simply not
please search a little deeper for a truly safe cup for kids.

Any thoughts?

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I was wondering which to buy as well. I'm leaning towards KK though.
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/cart/waterbottles.htm
liking that its made out of stainless steel and that you can use the sippy tops from Advent.
As far as the Sigg cups I know I've heard alot of people like these, but I found this article: http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/cart/waterbottles.htm
and this was one of the comments:

aluminum w/ "safe" sprayed-on polymer lining... does this sound too good to be true????
the spray on polymer liner is simply not a good choice, and the polymer is applied on top of aluminum to shield from those obvious hazards.
why, do you think, they are not safe in the dishwasher...?
lightweight and stylish?=yes; safe?=simply not
please search a little deeper for a truly safe cup for kids.

Any thoughts?

RayRay~
Thanks for the links...I havent looked at them yet but I will. I just ordered two Klean Kanteen sippys today. I too didn't like the idea of the sprayed on liner, I didn't want to wake up in ten years to find out that wasn't good either.
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just fixed my previous post...the second link was the same as the first by accident.

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pm me if you are interested in ordering any klean kanteen!!!
I'm thinking of ordering as well...please contact me...thanks!
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I was wondering which to buy as well. I'm leaning towards KK though.
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/cart/waterbottles.htm
liking that its made out of stainless steel and that you can use the sippy tops from Advent.
As far as the Sigg cups I know I've heard alot of people like these, but I found this article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005...ups_from_1.php
and this was one of the comments:

aluminum w/ "safe" sprayed-on polymer lining... does this sound too good to be true????
the spray on polymer liner is simply not a good choice, and the polymer is applied on top of aluminum to shield from those obvious hazards.
why, do you think, they are not safe in the dishwasher...?
lightweight and stylish?=yes; safe?=simply not
please search a little deeper for a truly safe cup for kids.

Any thoughts?

RayRay~
I read somewhere (maybe the sigg site) that the lining is enamel. that would be the same type of lining that is on cast iron pans that are lined, tho may be different material to stick to aluminum. Enamel is considered safe (tho decorative enameled products can have lead in them, which would not be the case for food-safe products.)

Aluminum in general cannot go in the dishwasher - it turns all black and corrodes. Not sure why... so it is not surprising that sigg bottles cannot go in either.

I'd love to see some real sources to prove/disprove sigg safety.

I am going to try sigg because I am tired of the avent tops and all their little parts that need to be assembled. I want something easier. Plus I like that the sigg sippy cup cap is attached so it won't get lost. The other benefit vs KK is that sigg is easier to tell which bottle belongs to which kid because of the patterns. So we'll see how we like them.
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We have siggs because I think they're cute. (They were also gifts from the in-laws in Europe - not sure if KK is available there?)

Both of my girls (2 years and 8 months) are fine with drinking from it like a regular cup. I've never been a sippy person, though, because they seem difficult to clean.
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On theory alone, because I have not tried both, I like the idea of KK's better. I don't like the coating that is on the Sigg's and the skeptical part of me just doesn't trust it when I hear manufacturer's say it's "proven safe"... I have heard that one too many times and then found out oops... it isn't safe.
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I have both and like both! I like how the Sigg has designs, but it is harder to fit ice into their smaller openings. I have heard that, because of the lining, you can put juice in them. I think, in general, the Klean Kanteen is easier and I like how it isn't made from any questionables.

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i'm in heaven with that kk link. so glad i stumbled over here! havewool, i'm not ready to order yet, but i'm subbing here so i don't forget.
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This same question came up in the Vegetarian Resource Group's family email list, and here is the response that was sent by the PR rep for SIGG:

"I can assure you that SIGG bottles are NOT made with a plastic liner and are in fact lined with a proprietary non-toxic, water-based resin which is extremely stable and has been refined over decades of study. The BPA issues surrounding Lexan plastic bottles (polycarbonate #7) involve the migration of chemicals from the plastic into the contents of the bottles. On the other hand, SIGG bottles have been thoroughly tested in Europe to ensure 0.0% leaching of any substance - no trace of BPA, BPB or any phthalates.

Based on the confidence we have in our product backed by numerous laboratory studies, we have questioned the EWG and requested that they provide us with the testing they have conducted on SIGG – or alternatively to remove the "SIGG" mention from their website if they have not tested SIGG. Within 24 hours of this request, the EWG removed SIGG's name from their report. Here is the link: http://ewg.org/reports/bisphenola/consumertips.php

We understand the controversy and concern surrounding BPA leaching from some plastic water bottles and can assure you that SIGG bottles are leach-free and 100% safe. We are upset about the misinformation which has circulated and are working feverishly to clear the good name of SIGG."

The lining doesn't crack even when the SIGGs are dented. I think both products are good, so it's a matter of personal preference. We prefer the lid options for the SIGG (3 choices, all interchangeable), the size choices, the lightness, and the cute designs. The lids were my number one reason for chosing SIGG. Truly leak-proof, easy to use, attached cap.
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