I probably get 5-15 hits on this blog per day from people googling for info on nontoxic baby bottles. We’ve been quite happy with the evenflo glass bottles while home and the Avent drop-ins while out. (Yes, googler, the Avent drop-in liners are recyclable if you have access to #1 plastic recycling–same as a spring water bottle–but don’t re-USE them. #1 plastic starts to leach after one use. Just remember #1=1 use.)
But Selina is coming up on eleven months next week and I remember weaning Nat from a bottle around that age and I’d like to do the same with Selina. But the 12 oz Kleen Kanteen sippy cups (we have two for Nat to use in the car and for a treat, in front of the t.v. very rarely) are kinda clunky and heavy for Selina. I considered a hot beverage cup I use that holds only 8 oz, but it’s designed for adults and doesn’t seem quite right either. I thought about skipping the sippy stage altogether and Selina has practiced a little bit with juice glasses with about a tablespoon of water in them, but I can’t do it cold turkey. I want to fall back on a sippy for a while after all.
Today I found this product and I am so excited about trying it out! Anyone ever use a foogo sippy by Thermos? It holds 7 oz and comes with the handles (you can get these handles for your Kleen Kanteen, too, but it’s still 12 oz which is just too heavy for Selina, when full of liquid). As soon as it’s May 1st and my monthly budget is all fresh and clean, I’m gonna order a couple.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
ETA: Whew! Upon a closer look at the Thermos website, I saw that the plastic parts of the foogo are “rubberlike” and “soft” which is a red flag for phthalates (long banned in Europe). But a quick search this morning brought me to this page” which says they are BPA- and phthalate-free.
So they’re still on tomorrow’s shopping list!