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Walnut Scrubber Sponge looks cool.
I may have reviewed BPA-free baby bottles for Z Recommends and ditched the offending brands from my kids' collection or bottles and sippy cups, but I admit to being a total hypocrite about phasing the nasty Bisphenol-A from my own personal water bottles. I've been addicted to Camelbak's Better Bottle since I was pregnant with Jasper and have been using them recklessly, even with the knowledge that my old trusted friends could be leaching toxic yuck that may lead to endocrine failure and other fun stuff. Smart.
Thankfully, the Camelbak Better Bottle has been reformulated in a new BPA-free plastic material. The online emporium of eco-friendly housewares, Let's Go Green, was kind enough to send me some samples from their selection of BPA Free CamelBak bottles. They carry two styles of Camelbak bottles, the Better Bottle and the Podium and I received one of each.
I might have had to ditch my old BPA-laden blue bottles, but now I have a fuschia BPA Free CamelBak bottle! (In theory, the blazingly feminine shade of this bottle will prevent my husband from "borrowing" it from me…) The Better Bottle's bite valve mechanism is easy to use. Jasper has been using it successfully for about a month now and he turns one this weekend. He strongly prefers the Better Bottle to any of the BPA-free sippy cups he's used and it is MUCH more leak-resistant. The only spill issues we have with it are when he sucks up some water and spits it out on purpose, which he does way more often than I would like, unfortunately.
The only reason I chose not to feature a picture of Jasper using the CamelBak Better Bottle is that the bite valve is a separate piece and so, technically, it's a choking hazard for babies and they shouldn't be allowed to use it without supervision. If Camelbak could somehow integrate that piece to the lid or straw so that it didn't pose a choking hazard and scale the actual container back for kids (the .75L size is big for most toddlers, aside from the strapping behemoth that is baby Jasper), I do believe they would have the perfect sippy cup! ***As of 7/23, the .5L (16 oz) bite bottles are now available at Let's Go Green. Yay!***
Let's Go Green also sent Roo a CamelBak Podium, which is a slightly smaller (21 oz/600 ml) bottle with a different valve. It, too, is wonderfully leak-proof, but it is squeezable with a higher flow rate so it is more appropriate for older kids and adults. It's essentially a very efficient bike bottle but the plastic has been reformulated so it won't leave an "off" flavor in your water or sports drink. It's a good design and also BPA-free, but I still prefer the Better Bottle. That bite valve is really fantastic. And the molded in loop is so handy to hook onto a carabiner and dangle from your stroller or diaper bag…
BPA Free bottles aren't the only things you will find to love at Let's Go Green. They carry a huge selection of products designed to make your lifestyle more earth-friendly, from recycled paper products and degradable plasticware (I must admit I did not even know degradable plastic wrap existed!) to water conservation supplies and eco-friendly cleaning products, Let's Go Green is committed to helping you help the planet. They even have affiliate and fundraising programs that certainly beat the wrapping paper and tchotchke nonsense that Roo's brought home from school. (Click here for more info on their fundraising programs.)
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