Over the years, plastic bottles have been getting a lot of bad rep. When experts discovered that leaching chemicals can give a negative effect on the reproductive system, worried parents scurried to switch to BPA-free bottles(hyperlink to What’s the Fuss with BPA Free?). Some even opted for glass and stainless steel options to ensure that their children are completely off plastic bottles.
Although glass and stainless steel bottles are considered to be more eco-friendly, some are actually quite heavy. Can you imagine asking a child to use a glass bottle water container? I wouldn’t be able to relax at all!
Then there’s the other issue of not being able to see through stainless steel bottles. Sure, they are super durable and would last forever, but they are not transparent. Perhaps some parents don’t mind, but I’d like to be able to keep track of how much water my kids are actually drinking. I’d like to be able to see if their bottles need topping up especially during hot seasons. How else would we know that they are getting enough fluid intake throughout the day?
There is no denying that plastic is extremely convenient. In fact, wouldn’t it be great if it didn’t contain even a single trace of bisphenol at all? A lightweight easy to carry water container that parents can let their little ones use with peace of mind. One that is durable, with the see-through clarity of glass, yet shatterproof?
Believe it or not, yes, there is! Let us introduce you to the world of Tritan bottles!
What is Tritan?
First of all, if you have not heard of it then I’m sure you’ll be wondering what is this Tritan? Tritan is a durable, BPA-free plastic that does not contain BPA, BPS or any other bisphenols and chemicals of similar structures. It might seem like a lot of jargons to process, but it just means that if you use Tritan bottles you no longer need to worry about leaching chemicals harming your child.
On top of that, they also remain as clear as glass even after years of use. This is why Tritan bottles are a great alternative because it has the appeal of glass without all that excess weight. They are so much more durable than conventional plastic that turns dull and stained after several years. You won’t need to keep replacing your Tritan bottles that’s for sure!
But let’s also not forget about how much safer it would be to hand a Tritan bottle to a child. Even with the glass-like clarity, Tritan bottle will not break like glass would. There is no denying that kids will be kids. They will drag, bump and throw their bottles around like it is mere child’s play. However, you need not worry because extensive durability tests have been done to ensure that Tritan bottles can withstand more than the usual stresses of everyday life. Manufacturers are pretty confident that their Tritan bottles will most certainly survive your active trooper.
But how do we know for sure that Tritan is safe?
Parents can be assured that Tritan is safe because it has passed numerous thorough tests. They are also supported by independent third-party testing by accredited laboratories to ensure that they are indeed safe for consumers.
Below is a breakdown summary of facts on Tritan bottles to put your mind at ease:
- Tritan does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or other bisphenol compounds, such as bisphenol S (BPS).
- Tritan has no estrogenic(EA-free) or androgenic activity (AA-free).
- Tritan is impact-resistant and shatterproof.
- Tritan is tough, stain-resistant and odour resistant. There is no need for frequent replacement, hence reducing waste.
- Tritan bottles can withstand many cycles in the dishwasher which is great for proper sanitation and plastic container safety.
- Tritan has the clarity of glass without the weight and the fear of it breaking.
- Tritan is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Where can I find Tritan Bottles
If you’re convinced you would like to switch to Tritan bottles, Nuby has a Flip-it Active Range that would be perfect for your kids! It is just the right size so that your children can handle their own bottles independently. The straw is released at a simple click of the button ensuring that they stay hydrated all day. Don’t worry about chucking these bottles into the dishwasher for a thorough clean because they will be just fine.
Nuby’s Flip-it Active Range bottles come in three super cute and on-trend designs children would surely love. They can choose between Sharks, Robots and Unicorns
Great for Kids 18 months and above, it comes with a hygienic cap that keeps the straw clean when closed. No leak, no spills, and the bottles also come with a small top handle for tiny hands to carry.
What’s more, parents will know when to top up their children’s bottles thanks to its see-through clarity.
However, if you’d like to see if these are the right bottles for your children, do drop by and have a feel at how durable they are. We are sure you won’t be disappointed.