I have done my research and have found this resource talking about Bisphenol A:
Bisphenol-A is a hormone-disrupting chemical considered to be potentially harmful to human health and the environment. It has been known that scratched and worn polycarbonate feeding bottles will leach this chemical into liquids.
I have tried to get Dexter to use all of the cups that I purchased and there was no success! Thank you to The Safe Sippy I am no longer a slave to the liquids! As soon as I opened the package and washed the Safe Sippy, I gave it to Dexter and he actually drank out of it himself! I thought I had been dreaming! I pinched myself, nope, I was indeed awake. He loved the colors and the straw, YEAH!! Finally, I found something that not only is safe for my son to drink out of, but he can use it himself.
Kid Basix, the maker of The Safe, explains their sippies best. "We thought carefully about every feature while we were designing our cup. The most important issue of all was safety. So it’s not surprising that the first thing people ask us is, “How come the cap is plastic?” The answer is simple: No child (or adult, for that matter) wants to suck on a stainless steel straw. It hurts our teeth just thinking about it.
We did the next best thing. We kept contact between water and plastic to a minimum, and we insisted that all our plastics be certified free of Bisphenol A, phthalates and DEHA. We pay for extensive independent laboratory testing on our cups to make sure they are free of these chemicals. Lastly, we make our cap out of Polypropylene, #5 plastic. PP is the most stable of all plastics.
We also took into consideration the fun stuff, like hands - little hands, messy hands, hands that can't quite hold onto big things yet; the developing mouths and speech abilities of growing infants; children's desire to look at bright, colorful objects; children's propensity for turning food delivery systems into projectiles...and other stuff as well."
What DSSM review would be complete without some adorable pictures of Dexter?! NONE : ) Do you like the shirt that D is wearing? Look for a giveaway of that Eco Baby shirt from Recycle Me on April 29th!
Thank you to the nice people over at Kid Basix for offering one lucky reader the chance to win (3) Safe Sippys!! That is a $45 value!! All you need to do is head over to The Safe Sippy and find the color sippy that would would want to win. Remember, you get 3. Let me know which colors please you AND leave your email address. For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway.
This giveaway ends on May 10th and I will email the winner immediately. Don't forget to check out my other Earth Day giveaways by clicking on the giveaways tab at the top of my site! Good Luck!