If you don't mind a little plastic these have worked great for us. Ds likes the insulation, keeps his water real cold but not cold on his hands.<br><a href="http://www.thermos.com/SubCategoriesCatalog.aspx?CatCode=Foog&SubMenuID=0" target="_blank">http://www.thermos.com/SubCategories...og&SubMenuID=0</a><br><br>
We like this one as well, cool bottles and good for parents too. They have good kid stuff.<a href="http://www.onlinefitness.com/productlist.cfm?m=361&gclid=CIKVl529qpQCFQVkswodSg-huA" target="_blank">http://www.onlinefitness.com/product...FQVkswodSg-huA</a><br><br>
Also this one, I haven't used it but my friend has and likes it.<a href="http://www.kleankanteen.com/" target="_blank">http://www.kleankanteen.com/</a><br><br>
HTH, good for you for getting rid of the plastic, it's hard for kid things.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
We have one of the Klean Kanteen sippys and like it a lot. Ds is really too old for sippys but he likes to take water to bed so a sippy works well for that. I like the KK one a lot and if ds were younger I'd buy more.<br><br>
We have the Thermos Foogo food jars for my older dd to take in her lunch and I'm quite impressed with how "thermal" they are. They do a great job of keeping things hot or cold. I haven't tried their sippys.
There are also some BPA free (still plastic though) options that are better for babe and environment:<br><br>
BornFree makes a good one and so does Nuby. I personally like Nuby better (so does DS <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)
ThinkSport has an insulated stainless steel water bottle in a smaller size that my DD (almost 4) really loves. It keeps the water nice and cold. Also, the KK and the Siggs are good but no insulation if that matters to you. I find the Sigg impossible to clean and for that reason would never put anything other than water in it. If you want BPA-free plastic options, you can check our BPA Report (link in sig file) but personally, I find Nuby's information sketchy at best.<br><br>
We have SIGGS and 1yo dd2 took a week or so to figure out the top but now she's ok with it. If you go with SIGG just make sure you don't get an "active sport" top... you have to sort of push in the top while sucking to get the liquid to flow and that's a bit much for a kiddo! Also, they make one type of lid where the cover is on a sort of tether... this one works best for us since it wont break off the cap if the bottle is dropped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
We are out of sippy cup phase...but wanted to look into Sigg bottles and similar. Then I met a mama online who is chemist who suggest all of us to stear clear of those b/c of what happens when aluminum breaks down and how <i>it</i> can leach out toxins. Sigh.<br><br>
I found <a href="http://www.simplesteps.org/content/view/145/37/" target="_blank">an article</a> stating that Co-Op America suggest Kleen Kanteen...but it is made in China (a whole other thread!) So...pick something made in China that is safer or something that possibly is also leaching chemicals????<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Tough choices!
We went with SIGG in part because of the lining.... yes, most certainly, avoid aluminum bottles that are unlined! For example, Target has a "SIGG/KK" look alike bottle that is unlined. And if you have a nickle sensitivity (skin rash with costume jewelry for example) avoid the stainless steel.<br><br>
KK (and any stainless steel bottle) contains nickle, which can prompt allergic reactions in some users. They discuss it on their website (SIGG is up front about the problems with aluminum and offers their liner as the solution, KK is up front about the problems with nickle and offers a low nickle blend as a solution). You sort of have to pick the solution that works the best for you/your family!<br><br>
To make it easier though... SIGG is a very old cmpany with a good track record. They've been testing their products at European standards for decades (DH's bottle is 20+ years old). And KK does use a low nickle steel that has also passed all the tests. There is no 100% safe choice (glass breaks, wood splinters/leaches, ceramics can be toxic, aluminum can cause mental disorders, nickle can cause asthmatic reactions and skin allergies, etc) but both KK and SIGG are about as safe as we can get these days! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
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Huh, I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks for the PSA! I always have nickle reactions, so I'm glad I know.<br><br>
We have the Thermos Foogo and we love it!