Pura Stainless Steel Bottles for Babies and Toddlers

I still remember when I was a kid, I used to have my own insulated drinking bottle lined in stainless steel with a plastic body.  And I had it for a very long time. When my children were babies, and until they were able to drink from a glass, I only had plastic bottles and tumblers for their milk and drinks.  I really didn't think much about it until just a few years ago, with the BPA scare. And then I introduced them to stainless-lined bottles and bowls.
11oz. Sippy in Pink - SRP @ PhP 970.00, also available in 5oz. (@ PhP 860)
Good news is, there are more options for parents nowadays when it comes to children's feeding bottles. One practical choice is stainless steel, and the newest brand to hit the local shores is Pura, stainless steel feeding bottles, launched just last month. Thanks to this blog, I got to re-connect with an old acquaintance who happens to be the local distributor of Pura. My girl was wide-eyed when she received her bright pink bottle!
What I like about Pura:
  • 100% BPA-free, lead-free, plastic-free feeding bottles
  • Eco-friendly, recyclable, high grade stainless steel material
  • Safe and durable; lightweight
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Easy to grip with babies'/kids' tiny hands
  • Comes with cap and nipple or sippy spout, made from medical-grade silicone material
  • Lid is compatible with nipples and spouts from leading baby bottle brands
  • Comes in different attractive colors

If you've been following my blog, you'd notice that I neither have a baby nor a toddler. My youngest just turned 5.  That's her up there and we still found a way to use her new pink bottle: 
  1. Remove the sippy spout
  2. Snap on an old bottle cap from Avent to seal the lid
  3. Screw back the lid
And voila! It's now a water tumbler!

"Another reason Pura feeding bottles is a smart solution — it grows with your baby. Pura feeding bottles are interchangeable for nipples and sippy spouts. As your baby grows, you may switch the nipple (available in slow, medium and fast flow) to a sippy spout. This translates to long term savings." - Consumo, Inc.
Embossed measuring lines, visible inside and out
We were both excited to use it because her Pura bottle just looks and feels so cool! :)  
However, since this is made from stainless steel, my immediate concerns were:  bottle will easily dent and get scratches all over in the long haul;  it has a faint smell and taste of steel if you drink directly from the rim of the bottle; it's more difficult to check and monitor the content since the bottle is not see-through, unlike with clear glass or plastic bottles.
Cute silicon sleeves : SRP @ Php 390 (5 oz.),  @ PhP 540 (11 oz.)
Well, my first concern is addressed with these brightly colored silicon sleeves that you can mix and match with your bottle/s.  Aside from protecting the body, the textured silicon sleeves also act as insulator and provide tactile stimulation with every grip from your babies and toddlers. With the smell, since we've only been using the bottle for less than 2 weeks, I believe it will gradually fade after each wash.  Finally, it's pretty obvious this will never be a clear bottle. And yes, it's a bit pricey -- but as baby grows, with prices of imported plastic bottles + sippy cups + tumblers, Pura ends up as a better investment which will give you savings in the long run. The innovative features and benefits of using Pura far outweighs its downside.  I would still recommend Pura for the environmentally conscious and practical parents.

I'm happy that Pura responded to my concern above. 
Here's their reply:
To address the STAINLESS STEEL taste that you referred to in your review, perhaps this will serve as a good explanation to you and to your readers:
The bottle needs to be thoroughly cleaned with a bottle brush, soap and hot water before using it for the first time. This is in addition to sterilizing the bottleThe bottles are sandblasted and electropolished so that the inside is smooth for ease of cleaning with no voids for milk or bacteria to collect. This is the same process used to prepare stainless steel for surgical equipment, milk sterilization, or food storage.

Numa Organic Baby Store - AEK Building, #40 E. Rodriguez Ave, Q.C.
Sesou Nature Source - Market! Market! - Fort Bonifacio and Alabang Town Center
Spoiled! Baby Store - Mezzanine level, Goldland Milenia Suites, Escriva Drive

For more information about Pura, contact:
Consumo, Inc.
Tel.: (632) 6354020 or 6354026
Mobile: +63922-8124693
2601 Jollibee Plaza Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

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