July 25, 2011
Non-Toxic, Colorful Glass Sippy Cap Bottles from Lifefactory
One would typically think that glass and toddlers aren't exactly a match made in heaven... but Lifefactory makes it safe, and even stylish for your tot to tote the fragile material to and fro with their Lifefactory Glass Sippy Cap Bottles.
Since the news broke that BPA is harmful and many reusable stainless steel bottles contain aluminum and other potentially damaging liners, glass baby bottles have been touted as the most non-toxic feeding gear for infants. You really can't beat glass when it comes to delivering a clean taste, and it's easy to clean and eco-friendly in nature.
There are few glass sippy cup options for kids once they are past the bottle-feeding stage, so I was thrilled to see that Lifefactory enables the transition with their innovative bottles which feature a protective silicone sleeve made of 100% medical grade silicone to not only prevent breakage, but to provide tots with a firm, easy grip. Their glass bottles are completely free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and latex, and they come in fun, colorful hues of: raspberry, spring green, royal purple and ocean blue.
The glass that comprises Lifefactory bottles is thermal shock resistant, so it can go from boiling to freezing without breaking, and it's dishwasher safe. And you needn't worry about any leaching like concerned parents always tend to with plastics, even when they say they are 'BPA-free.'
The sippy cap lids are leak resistant and have steady flow control, and they fit Lifefactory 4 ounce and 9 ounce bottles, thus extending the life of the baby bottles you may already own.
I can't say enough great things about these bottles! On a side note, I think glass is the best vessel for serving milk to kids, because I feel like when I give Miss O milk in a plastic or stainless steel cup it never really gets clean enough, always leaving a residue or a sour milk smell after use.
If you end up falling in love with these bottles like I have, you'll be pleased to learn that Lifefactory also makes 16 and 22 ounce glass beverage bottles for adults -- in an array of bright, cheery hues! Cheers!