Sippy Cups From SIGG and Klean Kanteen A Hit With Kids

With all the excitement this year over lead in toys and the leaching of BPA from plastic cups and bottles, I thought it might be time to give some alternative, non-leaching sippy cups a review here on TH.

To pull it off properly I handed my requested samples over to a couple of local experts, my nephew Nick and niece Cailey. They gave models by both Sigg and Klean Kanteen the once over along with their mom Jodi without me around, and reported back with a kids-eye view.
First up, Little Kids SIGGs scored big with a handle. Picked up through NubiusOrganics, it was just the right size for a sippy cup, and Cailey loved it. Turns out there are a whole bunch of great styles to choose from too. The only real drawback was the price. At $15.99 a clip, you may want to seriously consider gluing it to your child’s hand before heading out for a drive with the windows open. But non-toxic glue, of course…

Secondly, the good folks at Nubius also sent along a copy of SIGG’s larger-sized bottle for kids, and Nick loved it as well. Even took it bed with him according to my sister… And while I’m not sure if that’s because it was free, from me, a novelty or what, the truth is that he could have left it on the floor where he leaves everything else as most 5 year-olds do…

And last up, the sippy cup from Klean Kanteen had it’s positive points too. While the kids didn’t quite give it the high marks the one’s from SIGG with kid-friendly designs on them received, my sister pointed out the fact that it accommodates a standard sippy cup nozzle made it ideal for transitioning from the bottle to a standard cup for infants. The only real drawback I could see for that function was the absence of a handle for kids, which definitely would make everything a whole lot easier if they had one available.

And having tried all of them myself, I can say that the taste from all three tested bottles was crisp and clean. SIGG’s have a proprietary lining and Klean Kanteen’s do not. And as you might imagine, both companies extol the virtue of having, or not having, a lining depending on what they’ve got for sale. But I didn’t think it made a difference at all.

So I’ll leave the final decision up to you, but it seems to me that any of these could make a great stocking stuffer for the holiday next week that will help keep unwanted toxins out of your kids as well as mine...

via:: Personal Investigation

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