I’m all for cutting edge kids products that offer multifunctional uses. It makes me feel like I’m getting more value for my money. I also support products that show social responsibility in terms of keeping both children and the environment safe. I’ve met the perfect sippy cup that achieves both: The Safe Sippy 2™.
Produced by Kid Basix, The Safe Sippy 2™ is the world’s first and only 2-in-1 convertible sippy to straw bottle. It’s the sippy cup that grows along with your child when he outgrows the spout.
The body of the cup is wrapped in a protective sleeve made of thermo-plastic rubber to provide insulation and a secure grip for little hands. The cup comes with removable handles and a dust cap to keep the spout clean. The spout is wide and flat to emulate thumb sucking, and when your child is ready for the straw, just insert the straw-shaped spout which is designed specifically for developing palates.
This cup is made from clean, non-leaching food-grade stainless steel which is a natural antimicrobial used in hospitals for its cleanliness and durability. Stainless steel is naturally BPA-free. Another big plus – its dishwasher safe!
Now let’s talk about plastic versus stainless steel. Most sippy cup manufacturers have moved to BPA-free plastic which is a move in the right direction. But beyond both being BPA-free, the similarities between plastic and stainless steel end there.
Stainless steel is stable and durable so it does not interact with the foods and fluids it comes into contact with. Stainless steel is also eco-friendly in that it’s one of the most easily recycled materials on the planet. In a world trying to reduce plastic waste, stainless steel makes sense.
Kid Basix brings up some good points about plastics:
- It took the world 25 years to listen to scientific warnings about BPA, which begs the question: What’s next when it comes to plastic?
- Parents are becoming much more proactive by learning about a broad range of new endocrine disruptors have been identified in plastics once thought safe.
- Communities and even states are moving to ban plastic bottles from landfills over concerns for the environment.
I highly recommend this cup not only for its superior functionality, but also for its environmental-friendliness.
Where to Buy: Amazon.com ($14) or read the full store list HERE.
For more information: To view the rest of the Safe Sippy product line, please visit www.kid-basix.com.
Disclosure: Images from kid-basix.com. Author was not compensated for this post. Author did receive a sample to assess for this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.