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I was fortunate to have read an article about BPA on Zrecs when I was pregnant with my son. At that time, the only manufacturers who sold BPA-free bottles were Medela and Born Free. If you’re still confused as to what BPA is or why it’s harmful, I encourage you to check out the well-researched articles on Zrecs. Today, if you were to type in “BPA-free bottles” on Google, 854,000 results would be returned. I almost wish it was as simple as 2 choices. But companies listened (thankfully) to the consumer’s demand for safe feeding alternatives and now it’s simply a matter of which bottle to choose. There are two excellent resources (who just happen to be fabulous bloggers too) that may help guide your decision-making: The Soft Landing and SafeMama.
I recently had an opportunity to try the new sippy cups by TILTY. Here is a little more information from the site:
Designed by parents, recommended by pediatricians, moms, dads, and grandparents, TILTY is truly – a better sippy cup. Our patent-pending ergonomic design makes TILTY the easiest sippy cup to use. The snap on lid keeps messes to a minimum, and we didn’t include a valve, just like the ADA recommends.
One of the first things I look for in a sippy cup is whether or not it’s BPA-free. Not only is TILTY BPA-free, it’s Phthalate, PVC, and Dye free. The cups are made of polypropylene which is a durable, recyclable material. It’s very light (compared with many sippy cups on the market) and clear, which it makes it nice to see how much liquid is left in the cup. When you look at the cup, the first thing you notice is the slant in the middle of the cup. This is to help children drink and learn how to use a cup easier. My son is almost two and eventually we’d like to transition him to a cup. I think that the TILTY is a wonderful transition sippy for him. I like the fact that it doesn’t have a valve (which apparently isn’t recommended by the American Dental Association because of it’s interference with dental development) although this means that when my son tips it over (and he will) it will drip. If you haven’t read the article from the ADA, I highly recommend it because it talks about how to choose the right sippy cup. I didn’t know that sippy cups with spouts are just bottles in disguise, which means they require sucking as opposed to sipping (which is the purpose of a sippy cup, right?). The other thing about valves is that they’re incredibly difficult to clean. Just the other day I opened up one of my son’s stainless steel sippy cups (that uses a spout) and found dried, curdled milk underneath (yuk!). This was AFTER taking it out of the dishwasher. You can wash TILTY sippy cups in the dishwasher (top rack only). Each cup holds seven ounces and children as young as 9 months old can use them.
Needless to say, I learned a lot about sippy cups as a result of this review. And I learned that no two sippy cups are alike! Do you know what the best part about the TILTY is? The price! A pack of two retails for $6.00 (as opposed to another company’s which retail for $21.00).
Win It! One of you will win a pack of two TILTY sippy cups. Simply head on over to the site and take a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment with an interesting fact you learned that wasn’t in my review. Comments will close on May 7, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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