I received this item free for review. All opinions remain my own.
I’m no stranger to baby bottles. In fact, Evan is the first of my four kids to be exclusively breastfed. My bottle of choice in the past has been the Playtex Airvent. They were easy to find in the pharmacy or grocery store, inexpensive, and worked just fine. While I had known for several years that plastics containing BPA could leach chemicals when heated, the only other option I knew of was glass, which didn’t seem like a great idea for a baby bottle, since it could chip and break. I was careful never to heat the plastic bottles, and always made sure to buy BPA free ones.
The Pura Kiki bottle is the first and only 100% plastic-free feeding solution on the market today, and it’s something that my mom guilt is sorry I didn’t know about before now. It’s a bottle that is made from safe, anti-bacterial, #304 stainless steel, and independently certified to be 100% BPA-free, 100% phthalate-free, 100% lead-free, and 100% PVC free. The bottle has internal volume markings, so you can see how much the baby is drinking, and it comes in some pretty cute colours. But my favourite thing about this bottle is that it’s compatible with all sorts of nipples, which is important when you’re trying to get a reluctant breastfed baby to take a bottle of breastmilk. I’ve been through many different nipples, but I’m glad that I only wasted a few dollars buying them individually, instead of having to purchase a new bottle each time Evan rejected it. What finally worked for us was the Lansinoh Momma nipple, which, while not fully compatible with the Pura Kiki bottle (see picture) functioned just fine with no leaks. I also love that I can trade in the bottle nipple for a sippy or straw when Evan gets bigger, and I can even use it as a plain old water bottle after that!
Lindsay’s son used his Pura Kiki bottle when he was being weaned in December, taking his cow milk in it instead of nursing. Like me, Lindsay avoids serving food and drink in plastic as much as possible!
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