It has been over six months since I wrote about the Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle revolution (see “Finally, A Safe Sippy Cup“). Since I wrote that post, we have purchased a Klean Kanteenfor each member of the family and an additional one for my son. Toddlers do need more than one sippy cup!
In six months, our Klean Kanteenshave been dropped many times and have a few dents. My daughter’s Klean Kanteenoften needs a little hammering on the bottom to make it sit level. I broke the lid on my Klean Kanteenwhen I dropped it on a concrete sidewalk, but we had an extra lid from switching my daughter’s to a sippy cup lid. My husband feels like his Klean Kanteenhas a metallic taste, but none of our other bottles have this taste. We have cleaned it according to the suggestions with vinegar, and that did help remove the taste. Just a few days ago, I figured out how to clean the lid of the sippy cups (I can’t believe it took me six months to figure it out!). The disc shaped valve comes off completely and then easily pops back on. Before I made this discover, I had been folding it back to clean underneath. My son’s oldest Klean Kanteenis starting to leak a little, but I think I just need to swap the green spout to amend this problem. I actually do not mind, as the leak is helping teach him to leave his bottle upright, which will help him move beyond sippy cups all the time. Thingamababy offers a great suggestion on how to make Klean Kanteensippy cup name tag. ReusableBags.com is my favorite place to shop for water bottles.