I want to get a nice, safe water bottle for my other child's 2nd birthday and was wondering if anyone knows of a good one. She is able to handle the Sigg bottle that my four year old uses just fine. I want to ditch the sippy cups forever - just sick of the straws tearing up and then not being able to find replacements, plus I want something nicer that will be long-lasting.
Anyways, I love kleen kanteens. they are stainless steel (I know some people worry about the nickle or cadmium content, but I feel stainless is pretty safe and EVERYTHING has something bad for you so its just about balance), so heavier than siggs. They're pretty durable. I mean, the bottom is a little dented, but it still works fine. I mean, those guys have banged around in my trunk, been dropped down rocky hills, and more, and they're still barely at all banged up. They have a wider mouth than the siggs, and work great just sipping from them, but they also sell "sports caps" (the things where it pops up) and sippy cup caps. They also come in several sizes.
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So, what are the spouts/straws like on the Kleen Kanteens, the Crocodile Creek ones, and the Foogo thermoses? I need something my kids can't chew off. And does Nalgene make a kids' water bottle? We have a few older plastic Nalgenes, but I know my 2 yr old wouldn't be able to drink out of those w/o a big mess!
I personally will not buy another Sigg bottle. They've lied to/deceived the public about the safety of their original bottles, and now they're not handling this current problem at all. I read about the problem of the new liners peeling before my dd's did, and that they haven't addressed it. And yep, they haven't addressed mine either. Fortunately the other new bottles we have are fine as far as I can tell. But:
Why is the liner peeling? What is under the liner, or what substance that binds the liner to the bottle is failing and possibly getting into the liquid in the bottle. And how can you tell if the liner is peeling away w/in the bottle itself? I'm concerned for my other "okay" bottles.
I recommend staying away from Sigg.
The straw sets on the thermos' are silicon & plastic, but their pretty heavy duty - and like I said, you can always order replacements for $1 DS1 has actually only chewed through one of them, and another just got gross after a while so it got replaced too. The spouts on the sippies are some sort of rubbery-plastic and pretty heavy duty. I think their like $2 to replace... we've replaced them a couple times cause they got super gross as sippy spouts do
Thanks for the info, I will look into this brand as well as the others mentioned.
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I love my Klean Kanteen. They make a little 8 oz one which is great for little kids. You can get it with an Advent sippy spout, but I would just skip that entirely and go for the sports top.
Also, anyone know if the Avent spouts are hard plastic, or are they flexible? I'm also guessing that Avent is a WHO Code violator, yes? So that would give me an ethical dilemma there...
Thanks for all the info everyone has provided!
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