Best BPA Free Water Bottles for Kids
04.10.11 Best BPA Free Water Bottles for Kids
It seems like everywhere we go there is a water bottle for sale. Most are plastic though, with some type of logo promoting an attraction or a sports team or even a school! Unfortunately, many of the water bottles touted around by kids also contain BPA.
The chemical Bisphenol A, (BPA) is routinely used to coat the inside of aluminum bottles with a plastic or epoxy lining and in the lining of cans to prevent corrosion and food contamination. It is also used to make plastic bottles transparent and shatterproof. BPA is also an endocrine disruptor - a substance which interferes with the body's natural hormones. BPA can imitate our body's own hormones in a way that can be extremely harmful to many stages of natural development and kids are especially sensitive to the effects of BPA.
A recent study showed that even BPA-Free plastic often contains endocrine disruptors making it clear to us that the safest choices for materials are glass and stainless steel when it comes to water bottles. Our favorite BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free bottles for kids who are beyond the "sippy-cup stage" are here at MightyNest:
- Lifefactory 9 oz glass bottle. Easy to grip, great for a lunchbox and dishwasher safe!
- Thermos Foogo 10 oz leak-proof straw bottle. Stainless steel with thermax double wall insulation for 12 hours of cooled beverages. Convenient and hygienic push button with pop up silicone straw. Exterior stays free of condensation and made with a non-slip base. Dishwasher safe!
- Kidbasix Safe Sporter stainless steel bottle. 12 oz. bottle with a wide opening, pull-spout and flip cap to keep spout clean. Built-in coaster and dishwasher safe!
- Thermos Camo FunTainer leak-proof straw bottle. 12 oz. Thermax double wall vacuum insulation provides hours of cold water. Kid proof design: unbreakable! Easy to open push button lid with pop up silicone straw. Exterior stays free of condensation and dishwasher safe!
- Klean Kanteen Classic stainless steel bottle. 12 oz and lightweight. Made with high quality 18/8 food grade stainless steel and handy pull-spout top and sport loop cap.
- ThinkSport 12 oz. stainless steel bottle. Super lightweight and vacuum sealed insulation keeps beverages cool for hours. Pull-spout and handy carrying loop.