It seems like there are always more studies being published that link the use of plastics to various ailments and diseases. The FDA just banned BPA in all bottles and sippy cups, but what about other toxins (like phthalates and BPA’s ugly cousin, BPS) that might be lurking in plastic bottles? We all want to do the best for our children and sometimes it’s hard to make sense of what exactly that is. For example, I don’t put our plastic sippy cups in the dishwasher, but I have no patience for washing dishes by hand. Every time I find myself washing a plastic item by hand, I think, “Maybe I could put it in the dishwasher — just this once.” I don’t know how I survived my pre-dishwasher days.
Enter Pura Kiki, the first and only 100% plastic-free feeding solution on the global market. I did a little happy dance when I learned that not only the bottle but the screw-on top were dishwasher safe. They are both made from #304 grade stainless steel and are independently certified to be 100% free of BPA, phthalates, lead, petroleum, and PVC. They boast zero migration of heavy metals, meaning the stainless steel will maintain its integrity and not leach heavy metals into your child’s drink. (It’s happy dance time again!)
Seriously, can this bottle get any better? Oh yes, it sure can. The screw-on top was cleverly designed to be able to accommodate a wide variety of name-brand nipples. Love Dr. Brown nipples? Maybe MAM or ThinkBaby or BornFree are your preference? No problem. Just pop one into the cap and screw on a Pura Kiki bottle. Pura even makes a sippy spout for when your little one is ready to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup, making this an even better investment. Not only will it save you money by not having to buy sippy cups, it will also save you precious real estate in your kitchen cabinets. Bottles and sippy cups (and all their accessories) take up a lot of space! And since the nipples and sippy spouts are made from silicone, they’re dishwasher safe, too.
Speaking of accessories, check out Pura’s silicone covers. They slide onto the bottle (use a drop of soap to ease it on) and help your little one keep a good grip on his sippy. It prevents any condensation from forming on the outside of the bottle, so it won’t easily slip out of your little one’s hands. It also acts as an ambient temperature barrier, so icy-cold drinks don’t mean icy-cold hands. And yes, the silicone cover is also dishwasher safe. In fact, you don’t even need to take it off the bottle.
“But,” you may say, “I wash everything by hand anyway!” Then you’ll be happy to know that the Pura Kiki has a wide mouth opening that easily fits a standard bottle brush (no more soap spraying in your face when you pull the brush out of a narrow mouth bottle — been there, done that!), and it has rounded edges on the inside to make washing by hand a snap. It also has internal raised volume markings so you can see how much your little one has drank. The Pura Kiki comes in 5 oz. and 11 oz. bottles.
“Okay, but what if I buy pink for my daughter, and then my second child is a boy?” No problem! Trading out the colored silicone covers gives your bottle and sippy cups a whole new look. These bottles are sure to last through multiple children.
The Pura Kiki is compatible with the following nipples and spouts:
- Avent® Sport Spout
- ThinkBaby™ Nipples
- Born Free™ Nipples
- Dr. Brown’s™ Wide Neck Nipples
- Pura Vented Nipple in slow, medium, and fast flow rates
- Pura Silicone Sip Spout
- MAM™ Nipples
- Pigeon™ Silicone Nipples
- UPIS nipples
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… I can’t speak highly enough of these bottles and sippy cups. They 100% free of toxins like BPA, phthalates, petroleum, PVC, and lead. They don’t leach heavy metals. They are eco-friendly, convert from a bottle to a sippy cup, and are compatible with a wide variety of brand-name nipples and sippy spouts. The entire bottle system is dishwasher safe. And you can change the look of the bottle by mixing and matching silicone covers. Go ahead and buy it already!
Not to Buy… These bottles aren’t cheap, but when you consider that you are investing in a 100% toxin-free bottle that will also turn into a sippy cup, it makes the price tag seem more reasonable. And keep in mind that many new moms end up purchasing several different bottle systems because their baby doesn’t take to a certain bottle. With the Pura Kiki, you’d only have to invest a few dollars in new brand-name nipples instead of purchasing an entire new bottle system.