Pura - Stainless Steel Toddler Sippy Bottle Natural Mirror - 11 oz. (325 mL)
Pura Stainless Steel Toddler Sippy Bottle Natural Mirror is the ideal transition for your toddler when he or she is ready move away from a nipple bottle. Like all products in the Kiki line, the toddler/sippy bottle is 100% plastic-free so you can be sure you are getting the safest, BPA-free and toxin-free bottle on the market. Their patent pending XL Sipper vented soft spout is crafted from 100% medical-grade silicone so you can be sure that you are truly using a toxin-free feeding system.
As with all products in the Kiki line, the sippy bottle features their patented stainless steel lid design that allows the bottle to be used with Pura’s silicone straw, flat cap, or Big Mouth sport top. And, if your big boy or girl is likely to have a little brother or sister, the sippy can be seamlessly converted into an infant bottle by swapping the spout for one of their silicone Natural Vent Nipples! Kiki is shatterproof, 100% toxin free, and we have the independent test reports to back it up! Includes a silicone travel cover.
- SAFE: only 100% plastic-free sippy bottle on the market
- Baby Grows... Bottle Evolves: This bottle easily converts into a infant bottle, straw bottle or sport/water bottle by simply swapping the nipple out for another Pura silicone lid
- Crafted from safe, anti-bacterial, #304 stainless steel and medical grade silicone
- 100% BPA-free and will not leach toxins like plastic bottles and rings
- Pura XL-Sipper Spout crafted from medical grade silicone (patents pending)
- Internal volume markings make measuring your child's milk or other beverage a snap. Each ounce is marked and can be seen by glancing inside the bottle.
- Compatible with wide neck nipples from Pura, ThinkBaby, BornFree, and Dr. Brown's and many others
- Medical grade silicone nipple cover
- Dishwasher safe and shatterproof
Pura Stainless Steel Bottles
Pura offers a range of adult and juvenile hydration and feeding products and accessories crafted solely from premium stainless steel and silicone. They are proud to combine market-changing innovation with an award winning eco-progressive business model. Pura has been recognized with thirty-one independent product and business awards propelling their brand into more than 40 countries. Most importantly, they remain a family-owned business with an eye on continuous innovation and an unparalleled focus on quality. They hope you will give them a chance to prove their value.
Pura was conceived with a simple notion… to provide the safest and most adaptable juvenile feeding and adult hydration solutions to consumers around the world. They are proud to combine market-changing innovation with an award winning eco-progressive business model. Pura has been recognized with thirty-one product/business awards and numerous US/International Patents propelling their brand into more than 40 countries.
Their innovations include:
- The only 100% plastic-free infant, toddler, juvenile, and sport bottles
- The only “infant to grandfather” bottle range which allows a family to build their bottle for the activities of the day. Every bottle operates with every lid
- The only 100% plastic free modular lid system
- The only 100% plastic-free sport top, their Big Mouth
- A unique straw top that eliminates spills
- The only silicone nipple/spout/straw cover
These innovations allow their products to deliver unrivaled benefits to their valued customers including the safest bottles on the market. Their modular lid system allows bottles to adapt to the changing needs of kids and adults bringing exceptional value. Their bottles are eco-progressive because it can continually be repurposed, making it cost effective and keeps waste out of landfills. Most importantly, they remain a family-owned business with an eye on continous innovation and an unparalleled focus on quality. They hope you give them a chance to prove their value.
Every bottle except Pura uses some plastic!
Why do mothers, dads, and caregivers seek glass or stainless bottles for their children? In the vast majority of cases they choose these bottles because they are concerned over the toxicity of plastic yet every bottle except Pura uses some plastic. Look at the collar of your favorite bottle... Plastic... Look at many of the sip spouts, straws and sports lids on glass or steel bottles... Plastic. Look at the nipple or spout cover... Plastic. Look at the handles... Plastic.
Why is this? Simply put it is because the complete elimination of plastic is not simple. They developed their multiple patented line from the ground up to be the first (and only) 100% plastic-free bottle because numerous studies have shown that even BPA-Free plastic has been linked to a myriad of health issues. Plastic is a petroleum (oil) based product that outgases chemical components of oil when heated (dishwasher), nicked (toddler teething), or scuffed (tossed around). Of course, the large chemical companies (plastic) will dispute these studies and offer up yet more "safe" plastic... but is any plastic really worth the risk?
Premium medical grade silicone nipples, spouts, etc are not plastic
Their in-house designed nipples, spouts, flat caps, travel covers, etc are crafted from inert, medical grade silicone. Silicone is made from the naturally occurring element silcon; it hypoallergenic and does not contain plastic, latex, BPA or EA. It can be heated and chewed without releasing toxins. Silicone has long been used in surgical environment and as a material for infant nipples. Like steel, there are many grades of silicone and the names can sometimes be confusing. The simplest method of determining if your infant bottle uses premium silicone is to ensure that it passes the stringent European safety standard EN14350. Many silicone items sold in the US do not meet these European standards and, as a safety conscious consumer, you should check for the EN14350 marking on the packaging to be sure.
The safest bottles on the planet verified by third party testing
Pura bottles and lids are non-toxic and truly 100% BPA-free and EA-free. All bottles, components, and accessories are independently tested by a leading global testing lab and certified to have no detectable levels of Bisphenol-a (BPA), lead, phthalates, nitrosamines, or PVC. Plastic and aluminum bottles and/or the plastic collars, spouts, straws and handles used on other stainless bottles cannot make this claim as virtually all plastics (incl. BPA-free plastic) have been shown to outgas chemicals linked to developmental problems and various forms of cancer.
All Pura products feature stainless steel lids, caps and/or infant nipple/spout collars in combination with medical grade silicone nipples, sip spouts and flat caps so your child's mouth is never in contact with plastic and therefore there is zero chance of ingesting BPA or other EA-inducing toxins. Bottles that use plastic lids, collars, or sip spouts simply cannot make this claim.
All Pura products meet or exceed all relevant FDA requirements. Because safety is their primary concern they also meet or exceed the stringent Consumer Protection Safety Initiative Act (CPSIA) guidelines, the European Commission Directive 10/2011, European Union EN 14350 and the German LFGB.
Baby Grows... Bottle Evolves
With Pura mothers can now choose a bottle independent of the nipple or spout; their patented wide neck lid system is compatible with nipples and spouts from a variety of manufacturers and our infant bottles seamlessly convert to toddler cups and to adolescent bottles leading to unparalleled adaptability and functionality.
Why is Adaptability so important?
First, it is wasteful and expensive to replace all your bottles each time your child transitions to a new stage. Pura is designed to grow with the child as all of their bottles are compatible with all of their silicone lid components. They currently offer a full line of wide neck premium silicone nipples, a unique plastic-free (ie silicone) toddler sip spout, and silicone flat caps that allow their bottles to be used as adult style bottles. In 2014 they introduced a number of new (patented) silicone modules that affords even greater flexibility for children and adult.
Second, many breast feeding mothers need to supplement their child but are loathe to switch from a nipple that they know their child will accept. While they believe their US-designed wide neck premium silicone Natural Vent Nipples and XL-Sipper Spouts are the best on the market, it is a demonstrated fact that some children simply prefer certain nipples. Of course, they cannot control the size and design of non-Pura nipples, they have worked hard to make their bottle compatible with as many leading wide neck nipples as possible. (Note: every Pura bottle ships with either a Natural Vent Nipple or a XL-Sipper Spout)
Third, the durability of stainless steel combined with the ability of the bottle to convert into back and forth from infant bottles to toddler bottles to adolescent bottles makes the Pura system highly cost effective. In fact they would argue that over the usable life of the bottle, their products are the least expensive solution available.
Technology and Materials
Sanitary food service grade stainless steel is durable, requires no funky liners, and does not impart a metallic taste to your liquids
All Pura bottles and lids are crafted from #304 stainless (also known as 18/8) a composition that has long been used in the food service and medical industries and is rated as a sanitary, non-leaching, inert material (BPA-Free, EA-free, etc). In addition, their stainless steel is not only 100% recyclable, but stainless steel in general is typically comprised of 60% recycled material so Pura is an eco-progressive product as well.
One major benefit of #304 stainless steel is the fact that it does not require funky chemical-laden liners. Aluminum bottles are coated with a protective liner (typically epoxy-based) due to potential toxicity and reactive issues with raw aluminum. But using such a liner defeats the entire purpose of a non-plastic bottle as you are now essentially drinking from an epoxy vessel which really isn't any better than plastic bottles!
One of the more common myths regarding #304 stainless steel is that the bottle will impart a metallic taste to your liquids. Does pasteurized milk, draught beer, cooked pasta, or anything you eat with traditional eating utensils taste like metal? Of course not, and all Pura bottles are crafted from the same grade of stainless steel as used in milk pasteurization, beer brewing, cookware, and eating utensils. The "metal taste" fear comes from aluminum not stainless steel and is a frequent salesmanship claim from glass bottle providers. Fortunately it is completely untrue as high grade stainless steel has been used for decades in all types of food prep/service as well as medical environs. Nothing migrates in or out of #304 (18/8) stainless steel and nobody ever complains that pasteurized milk, draught beer, or anything cooked on the stove top taste like metal.
A smooth and polished interior surface makes cleaning a snap
All Pura bottles are electro-polished to eliminate voids that can trap contaminants and make cleaning difficult. They take the additional step of sandblasting all interior surfaces to absolutely ensure the smoothest possible interior surface. To their knowledge no other infant and toddler bottle manufacturer takes this extra step.
The Pura line is protected by seven issued patents and numerous patents pending around the world and of course the Pura, Pura Kiki and two drips logos are registered trademarks of Pura Stainless.
In the end, they believe that they have created the ultimate reusable infant, toddler and adult bottles. Their bottles, lids, and accessories have no detectable levels of BPA, EA, PVC, nitrosamines, or phthalates, a claim that their competitors simply cannot make by virtue of their use of plastic lids, spouts, sports tops, toddler handles and travel covers.
Premium grade silicone that pass the most stringent regimen
All silicone components offered by Pura have been designed in the Santa Barbara, California by their experienced engineering team and are crafted from the highest quality premium silicone. Every nipple, spout, and travel cover meets the US standards (FDA, CPSIA) but also the much more rigorous European standards (EN14350 and German LFGB). Many silicone items sold in the US do not meet these European standards and, as a safety conscious consumer, you should check for the EN14350 marking on the packaging.
Equally as important, their engineering team has worked tirelessly to create the best nipples, spouts, straws, and sport tops on the global market. Their Natural Vent Nipple was designed to mimic the variable flow rate of breast feeding and employ a shape that promotes a better seal between the baby and the nipple, an elongated vent to reduce colic and spit-ups, and the use of multiple holes in the tip to achieve different flow rates. In addition, they have added a Y-cut version for thicker liquids and/or even faster flow.
In accordance with the desires of leading pediatricians, their 100% plastic-free XL Sipper Spout was designed to be stiff and free flowing to support the natural development of teeth and gums in toddlers. Noting that most silicone spouts were fragile, they also reinforced the tip of the spout to better withstand the teething instincts of growing toddlers.
They approached their unique straw top in a similar manner – eliminate all plastic, make it spill-proof and durable, and allow it to be disassembled for cleaning. Straws are the natural step between a sippy top and a sport top. The straw is also great for people with special needs, those who are bed-ridden and active people who prefer to drink from a straw.
Their most recent addition, the Big Mouth Sport Top is the first and only 100% plastic-free sport top on the market today. The silicone ridge is safe and comfortable to drink from, the sip guard allows free flow of liquids but eliminates the dreaded ice shift spills, and the flip lid creates a leak-proof seal while keeping the drinking edge clean! They are happy to report that it is possible to make a sport top that is both safe (plastic-free), leak-proof, and free-flowing!
Their development team is continuously developing additional 100% plastic-free, silicone top modules such as their flat caps that allow their bottles to be used a food water bottles for older kids or snack cups for the younger ones.
Lastly, Pura is the first and only juvenile bottle provider to ship its bottles with a 100% plastic-free silicone travel nipple/spout travel cover (patented). This revolutionary design not only eliminates plastic components but provides much improved functionality as it does not "pop" off the bottle when jostled about in a bag. Also in accordance with their re-purposing philosophy, the travel caver can also be used as a plastic-free snack cup for toddlers in a stroller, pram or car seat!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Pura and the vision that drives their team. You won’t find bios on them or their management team here because Pura has never been about them. Rather, Pura is the embodiment of a vision to fulfill their One Life... One Bottle mantra. Similarly, Pura is 100% owned by its team members because they will not compromise their values or business practices by allowing third parties to exert any influence. In short, they are not beholden to anybody or anything... except their mission to bring the safest, most adaptable, and most eco-progressive products to their loyal customers around the world. While they are humbled to admit that their products have won more third party awards than any bottle in history, their motivation to innovate and continually improve their products is stronger than ever.
Of course, their retail partners and consumers have oft asked “how did Pura get started?” and their story is not unlike that of many other entrepreneurs. Their husband and wife founders simply could not find a bottle that they felt was safe enough for their own children. Simply put, every bottle on the market contained (and still does contain) plastic in some form... the bottle collars and lids, sip spouts, sport tops, nipple covers, handles, etc. Sure the big companies (and the small ones) tout various formulations of plastic that are supposedly toxin-free, but they could not help by wonder what other plastic-based health issues might emerge over time. So, the simple solution was to simply create a bottle system that was 100% plastic-free, and they did it! Don’t be fooled by silver plastic collars that look like steel or the spout, straw, or sport top whose material is unspecified in their competitors marketing materials. If you want a truly plastic-free bottle, you have come to the right place!
As parents themselves they also abhorred the status quo that forced parents to purchase entirely new sets of bottles as their children matured. Infant bottles are replaced by sippy cups which are, in turn replaced by straw bottles. Then comes sport bottles and adult bottles. This "designed-in" over consumption is not only expensive but is environmentally irresponsible. Because their in-house design team was starting from a “clean slate” they also set their sights on eliminating this ubiquitous problem and coined the phrase "from infants to grandfathers" as guiding design principle in their quest to provide the best juvenile and adult bottles on the global market. Their vision included a provision to allow customers to “build their bottle” on the go based on the activity they had planned for the day. As such every bottle offered by Pura works with every lid, their smallest bottle can be used with the Big Mouth sport top while their largest insulated bottle can be used with a nipple if desired. Now consumers can have kitchen cabinet that contains an array of bottles and lids all of which work together. No more searching through lids that only work with one bottle size... and no more adding bottles to the local landfill that you or your kids have outgrown.
They are also fortunate that patent offices around the world have recognized their innovations and awarded them with 11 patents, an array of trademarks, and more than a dozen additional pending patents. Some less than ethical people have tried to copy their products but they work hard to shut down these counterfeiters. If the label does not say Pura, it is not a genuine Pura product.