11.20.2017 – Giggle Reviews – Lana Medina
Over the years we’ve collected an impressive assortment of baby, toddler & ‘big kid’ bottles. They each last approximately 2 months. The ending date usually comes after we’ve found it yet again under the bed with week-old milk curdled inside. Or under the backseat of the car with an alarming stench. Or in the most unforgiving of places: the bathroom.
Then there’s the different types: sippy bottle, straw bottle, baby bottle. All of them different based on your kid’s age and their preference. One day they like straw, the next day sippy. And misery to the parent who dared pick wrong…
So I decided to give Pura Stainless Steel bottle a try. One of my fellow writers already tested out Pura’s infant bottle and nipples for her son’s formula, but Pura says with their bottles, you can go from baby to toddler to kid with the same bottle. While mentally scoffing, I wanted to see whether Pura really holds up to the hype.
First, I started with the Pura Kiki 9oz stainless steel bottle – testing out 3 different kinds of nipples/sipper spouts that Pura makes:
The sipper spout was a little too big for her yet. She’s 9 months old but the nipple design is still closer to her normal preference from mom, so I figured my 4-year-old could test out the sipper spout. I filled it up with some prepared breastmilk I had stored out in the freezer (de-thawed for her Elevensies meal – if you don’t speak Hobbit, this is equivalent of 2nd breakfast) and let her go to town.
She’s a baby and loves her food, so as long as the nipple wasn’t a weird design, she was content. She doesn’t care that it’s BPA free. She doesn’t care that it’s stainless steel so the dogs can’t chew the bottle (which is how we’ve lost at least 5 sippy cup lids over the last few years). She likes the colorful bottle sleeve and the fact that it has her milk inside.
But as the mom here: I loved everything about it. I especially love how when she outgrows drinking breastmilk, I can switch to the sipper spout or the straw and not have to buy a new bottle.