Why a straw bottle?
When we introduced the Thinkbaby over 8 years ago 95% of the baby bottles on the market were made of polycarbonate which contains BPA. Initially, we attempted to convince the major companies to move off of polycarbonate, but after being unsuccessful we launched Thinkbaby and Thinksport to address the concern of chemicals leaching from consumer products. We started with the baby bottle because polycarbonate was ubiquitous across the industry. As little one's systems are still in a state of development they have very little defense against foreign chemicals.
While many companies have emerged to offer BPA Free baby bottles, many bottles not only still contain BPA despite saying BPA Free (see Health Canada study), but many companies have also landed on untested materials just because the material claims to be free of BPA. Thinkbaby utilizes the precautionary principle in the creation of all of our products. We don't jump to new materials without doing the requisite testing to ensure that we haven't landed on another BPA-like material. When we target a product segment that concerns us, we ask the question, "How can we make the product line safe, functional, sustainable?" Thinkbaby and Thinksport's focus has led us to be the first company to span safe consumer products ranging from baby to adults.
How is the Thinkbaby straw bottle different?
Most of the sippy cups and straw bottles on the market have hard plastic spouts or rubber spouts. We built the Thinkbaby straw bottle with soft silicone straw. This makes it perfect for the advancement to the next stage in feeding.
The straw features a cross cut design so they do not spill when held upside down, which obviously happensÃ‘quite often. The top of the bottle features an easy to close cover to keep it from coming into contact with foreign substances.
The Sippy Cup and Thinkster have won numerous awards. There are also quite a few youtube postings from parents delighted with them.
The Thinkster is made from No. 5 plastic and therefore can be recycled after use. You may also notice that we do not use clear plastic windows with our products. We have found that these windows are made from PET or PVC. It doesn't make sense to take a safe bottle and put it up against something that can off gas onto the product.