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Best BPA Free Water Bottles for Kids

04.10.11 Best BPA Free Water Bottles for Kids

Lifefactory 9 oz Water Bottles

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:

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