We try to stay away from plastic in our house. This is very hard to do, especially when it comes to infant’s and children’s dishes, cups and bottles. I was on the hunt for an alternative to plastic sippy cups when I came across Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteen is a stainless steel bottle company. They use 18/8 food grade stainless steel which is free of BPA, phthalates and lead. One great reason for using stainless steel is it does not retain flavors or colors. I hate when my plastic dishes hold onto red pasta sauce or other flavors. It makes me wonder how clean they truly are. The stainless steel Klean Kanteen uses is the most commonly used material in food preparation.
I was thrilled to find a bottle and a sippy cup that was not plastic! The Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle comes in two sizes, 5 ounce and 9 ounce. We received the 9 ounce size. I really love how wide the neck on the Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle is. When pouring any kind of liquid in a wide neck always makes that easier. A wide neck is a must, at least for me, when using formula. There’s nothing worse than the mess powdered formula makes when some of it spills out of a baby bottle. The wide neck also means the nipple is wide which is great for baby. I feel like this makes it easier for baby to latch and mimic the breast. I love that on the Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle there are measurements on both the inside and the outside of the bottle. This makes it super easy to tell how much is left inside the bottle. The Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle nipple does come in three flow rates, slow, medium and fast. I love the shape of the Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle. It curves in a bit in the middle which makes it easy to hold for parents and babies. I love that Kleen Kanteen offers a discount of 5% when you purchase two or more bottles.
It is recommended to hand wash your Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle, but the nipple, ring and cap can go in the dishwasher. Washing your Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle is easy. Use some warm soapy water, swirl it around, give it a little scrub with a bottle brush, rinse it out and turn it upside down to dry.
When baby has outgrown the Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle never fear! Kleen Kanteen has a line of sippy cups! We already had a stainless steel water bottle for the adults and were thrilled to be able to turn it into a sippy cup! The Kid Kanteen Sippy Cap attaches easily to any Kleen Kanteen and instantly transforms it from a water bottle into a sippy cup. The Kid Kanteen Sippy Cap is spill proof, has a removable valve for easy cleaning and is dishwasher safe. My favorite feature of the Kid Kanteen Sippy Cap is the loop. This loop allows me to grab it easily with a finger or two, lets Bunny hold it securely and allows me to hook it onto our diaper bag or bicycle. The Kid Kanteen Sippy Cap comes with a polypropylene dust cover to keep it from getting dirty.