Reusable bottles are a big factor in our home. My husband and I use ours daily at the gym and as CrossFitters we have pretty high standards. We aren’t going to go with single use plastic bottles ever and some of the more flimsy plastic and stainless bottles might be crushed in class. We opt to go with high quality, wide mouth stainless steel bottles. I am not opposed to glass bottles (I have several) just don’t want to see them broken in a fitness class.
Of late I have been using my hot pink Pura bottle. It’s nice looking, it’s durable, and I don’t have to worry about it being damaged if someone kicks it in class. Well, damaged too much anyway. It is a bit wobbly on the bottom after I dented it by dropping it on the paved parking lot. It is still perfectly functional though. Here it is chilling by the Kettlebells…
Pura also makes stainless bottles for kids too…the Pura kiki. If at all possible I think it best not to give our kids plastic to drink out of. Not only is it not sustainable, the whole plastic industry is well known for using chemicals that mimic hormones in their formulations. The products can and do leach these chemicals into whatever beverages you put in them. Not for my kiddos!
Glass bottles are still an option and while I would not hesitate to use them in my own home I know some are worried about potential breakage. Stainless seems to be the answer. It is pretty much unbreakable and it is safe for our littles. The Pura bottles are recyclable and contain on average about 60% recycled material. They are dishwasher safe and you can use a variety of nipples and spouts with them…MAM, ThinkBaby, Avent, Dr. Brown’s, etc.
If you use baby bottles or sippy bottles as I did with two of my kids, even though I breastfed, then these are a great option.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013