Friday, November 6, 2009

The Safe Sporter Review & Giveaway

I have done several reviews/giveaways for Kid Basix and their great cups in the past so I am pleased to share another one with you all today. We've really had a great experience with The Safe Sippy cups we received for our toddler twins so when I saw they had a cup for older children, I knew we had to try it out. But first, a little bit about Kid Basix:

Our founder created The Safe Sippy™ cup because he knows how dangerous plastics are, and it drove him crazy that he was giving his two year old son water every morning in a cup made from toxic chemicals.

It is our goal that the future products from Kid Basix have the same simple singleness of purpose: Making kids’ live better.

From The Safe Starter™ stainless steel baby bottle to The Safe Sippy™ and Safe Sippy2™ drink cups to The Safe Sporter™ sports bottles, Kid Basix has become a name parents trust. All of our products are made with one simple goal in mind: Clean in, Clean out.
Now we use mostly stainless steel straw cups for the kids and I have a small collection of stainless steel water bottles for myself. My 4.5 year old is always looking to use my bigger water bottles when we are out, but they really are not kid friendly. Most of them don't even have a sports top, just a wide mouth that results in water dripping down his chin. The Safe Sporter however is designed specifically for children so you will not have any problem like that.

Kid Basix was kind enough to send us one in lime green to try out. William was so excited when he saw it, and kept asking me if that was his new cup. I think it makes him feel like a "big boy." Like other Kid Basix products, The Safe Sporter is made from stainless steel and the few plastic parts it does have are free of BPA and phthalates. This cup has some pretty neat features too. My favorite is the flip-top cap. It keeps the spout clean when the cup is rolling around in your bag or when you are out and about. And since it is attached you don't have to worry about losing it. The wide mouth on the cup not only makes it easy to get ice in there it also makes is super easy to clean. All parts are dishwasher safe, I just prefer to wash it by hand.


Like I said, William was so excited to get this cup and try it out. He absolutely loves using it. The spout is really easy for him to open and drink from. If you are looking to move your child away from straw cups and into an "older" cup, this is definitely one you should check out!

The Safe Sporter is available in two sizes: 12 oz and 16 oz. The 12 oz comes in lime green, blue and pink and the 16 oz comes in blue, yellow and sea green.

Shop
The Safe Sporter is available to purchase at multiple online retailers such as Amazon.com and The Soft Landing.

Giveaway ~ CLOSED ~ Winner Announcement
One (1) winner will receive a 12 oz Safe Sporter cup.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ only and will end on Friday, November 20th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. Kid Basix provided me with an item for review and is providing an item for the giveaway.

108 comments:

  1. Very cool bottle!! I learned that the plastic bottles we throw away each year would reach to the moon and back 1500 times. That is beyond crazy and something to really think about cuz that number is scary.

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  8. Wow, I had no idea that those water bottles we throw away can powere 12 million cars!We started using a water filter at my house (trying to be green). This sippy cup would be great for my daughter.

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  13. I learned that 300 billion of plastic water bottles discarded around the world every year! That is just so sad.
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  19. I really like that the safe sippy has handles!

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  20. 300 billion bottles discarded every year?! Good grief!


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  26. I didn't know flat spout sippy cups could lead to speech problems if used for too long.

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  27. The approximate number of plastic water bottles discarded around the world every year:

    300 billion

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  28. the plastic bottles we throw away each year would reach to the moon and back – 1500 times. I couldn't believe this when I saw this. WOW!

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  69. I really thought their bottles were neat...I haven't seen a metal bottle! And I love that they are still dishwasher safe...a must in my house.

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  73. I learned that they use food grade stainless steel (300 series or 18/8) in all of their products, which has a maximum of 8% nickel. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I learned that the plastic used in their products is #5 or polypropylene


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  80. the first sippy to straw cup! awesome!

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  82. I learned that you can warm The Safe Starter baby bottle in a pan of warm water or a bottle warmer. It can't be microwaved.
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  83. I had learned that they have the worlds first and only sippy to straw cup.
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  84. I learned that they have the world's first and only sippy to straw cup. Great idea!

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  85. I learned that the stainless steel they use is food grade(300 series or 18/8) that they use in all of their products, which has a maximum of 8% nickel.

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  87. I learned that The Safe Starter's silicone skin has volume markings to help measure how much food your baby has already taken in.
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  90. It's not recommended to put carbonated liquids in The Safe Sporter as it has a lot of bubbles that may cause the spout to leak.

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  91. There are 300 billion plastic bottles discarded every year

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  92. I learned that the protective sleeve on The Safe Starter is made of silicone and the sleeves on The Safe Sippy™ and The Safe Sporter™ are made from TPR or Thermoplastic Rubber that does not contain latex.

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