- Silicone teat included. Compatible with most leading teat and sippy spout brands.
- Wide neck for smooth air flow and colic reduction.
- Leak proof.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Can be used with ordinary bottle steriliser.
- Odour-free....No more smelly plastic!
- High bacterial resistance.
- 100% recyclable and environmentally-friendly. Reduce the need for extra sippy cup purchase as your child grows and contribute to a greener planet.
- Internal volume markers for easy measuring.
- 1 x Big Green Apple Stainless Steel Bottle
- 1 x Soft Silicone Slow Flow Teat
- 1 x Silicone Cap
Why Stainless Steel?
Many elements contained in plastic can be dangerous to your baby’s health. Many leading bottle brands include a BPA free alternative and while this is a safer option, it does not address the other toxic and dangerous elements found in plastic. Even BPA-free bottles may STILL leach phthalates and other toxic elements into your baby’s milk, especially when heated, frozen or scratched. Babies and young children are most at risk due to their undeveloped endocrine systems. Stainless steel is the safe, non leaching, non-toxic and durable answer! It is also 100% recyclable, unlike plastic.
What is BPA and What are Phthalates?
Bisphenol A is the most common chemical used in plastic and is the main building block in polycarbonate. It is a powerful endocrine disruptor which can mimic the body’s own hormones to an alarming degree. Many bottle brands misleadingly advertise as being BPA free. To meet European BPA free standards there only needs to be a LOW level of BPA and not a total removal. There are bottle brands that truly are 100% BPA free. That said there are numerous new concerns that there are other toxins present in BPA free bottles. Babies are most sensitive to Bisphenol A due to their underdeveloped and very sensitive endocrine systems. Studies have even linked prenatal exposure to later neurological difficulties such as ADHD, depression and hyperactivity.
Infants and children are believed to have the highest daily intake of BPA due to the use of plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and plates. Effects on infants and children may include obesity; early onset of puberty, inadequate brain development and behavioural issues. Breast tissue development in boys, increased risk of breast cancer in girls, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction has also been attributed to this nasty chemical.
Phthalates are chemical plasticizers used to soften plastics that would otherwise be brittle and crack when bent. Because phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, they’re continuously released into the air, food or liquid.
Studies show that there is potential for phthalates to lower sperm production and cause anatomical abnormalities related to the male genitalia. There has also been a suggested link between phthalates and asthma, timing of puberty or the risk for childhood obesity, among others.
Is there any plastic lining in my Green.Kid bottle?
The 18/8 stainless steel used in our bottles is 100% non-leaching, plastic-free, lead free and PVC free. Some containers sold as stainless steel bottles may contain plastic liners which contain BPA and Phthalates. As this liner comes into direct contact with liquid, this defeats the object of using stainless steel altogether.
What about the materials used in the teat and cap?
The whole Green.Kid stainless range is 100% plastic free. The teats and caps are crafted from silicone only which is completely safe, non-leaching and BPA free.
6 out of 7 people would recommend this product11/02/2018, By JessI used to love the old design where the white plastic component was also stainless steel. After using it for a week, my daughter dropped this bottle once onto our wooden floor and the white plastic piece snapped and broke, R300 down the drain.
Even her glass bottles that cost R25 at Dischem can deal with being dropped and not break.
Very disappointed with the manufacturer too, I tried in vain to contact them about this and finding out if its possible to buy a new plastic ring from them but they have never once replied to my emails.
And their bottle shape is such that it doesn't match any other Brands' plastic ring. I tried every wide neck bottle in Dischem and Babyboom.
Such a blow to waste money like this.27/11/2017, By DianeI really liked this product and it's held up well over the years. I stopped using it when my child started to bite on the spout and was able to pull it out. It it quite easy to manipulate the spout out of position and therefore spill the liquid.24/07/2017, By SThis bottle is fantastic and bomb proof, but the plastic top breaks too easily. Wish I can get the top separately!!!15/09/2016, By MarionI absolutely love these bottles...I now have 3! You can use any branded wideneck bottle teat (personally, Ive tried Pigeon and Nuk) which is great because I felt the teat that comes with the bottle has a bit of a high flow and weird shape for a newborn.
One thing Id LOVE to see is a juice bottle teat and perhaps attachable handles to convert it to a sippy cup when baba is older. That would definitely make the price easier to swallow.25/05/2014, By Elsagreat bottle and happy with the purchase, esp knowing it is BPA free and stainless steel
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