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 happens…quite often. The top of the bottle features an easy to close the cover to keep it from coming into contact with foreign substances.
The base of the bottle is made from ultra-polished 304 stainless steel (18/8). All plastic components are made from polypropylene. The nipple is made from medical grade silicone.
How do I care for my Thinkster of Steel? Thinksters are dishwasher safe (Top Rack recommended). The markings are embossed into the metal so they will not come off. The logo is laser etched into the material. We do not use lead in our paint, which is what predominately makes the paint stick. The US and EU standards actually allow for low levels of lead. We specifically do not want lead in our products. When washing Thinkster in the dishwasher, we recommend using a detergent that is free of chlorine. Most of the natural detergents on the market from Eco Lever to Seventh Generation should be free of toxic chemicals. If hand-washing, the American Pediatrics Association suggests using warm soapy water, but only if you live in an area with treated water systems. We highly recommend purchasing a box of Thinkster replacement straws at time of purchase. Silicone straws last between 2-3 months depending on use. It is important to take feeding products away from little ones after they have finished eating so that they are not confused with chew toys. Replace straws if they become worn or broken. Before first use: We recommend sterilizing the Thinkster of Steel in boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes before first use. We do not recommend utilizing sterilizers, as we cannot guarantee that the ones on the market were made with safe materials. The Thinkster of Steel is NOT microwave-safe. In fact, we strongly suggest that parents do away with the use of microwaves for all items and products destined for your little one. How do I convert the Thinkbaby Sippy into the Thinkster? One of the great things about the Thinkbaby system is that you can convert the bottles to the next stage of feeding. Baby bottle into The Sippy: Simply purchase the Thinkbaby Conversion kit. To convert, remove the baby bottle nipple and replace with the Sippy Cup spout. Then place the Sippy Cup handles around the top of the baby bottle and push down over the neck of the bottle. Tighten the collar with spout around the neck of the bottle and….presto chango you have our award winning Sippy Cup!!! The Sippy into The Thinkster: Simply purchase the Thinkster Conversion Kit. Take the collar off of baby bottle (along with spout) and screw on the Thinkster top. Presto chango - The Thinkster! We recommend using the Sippy of Steel with our Made-from-Limestone Neoprene Sleeve, available for purchase now.