R.A. asks from Seattle, WA on April 01, 2009
Best Way to Transport Milk When Weaning Toddler off of Bottle
We have just weaned our toddler off of his bottle and on to cow's milk in a sippy cup. When we go on outings we still fill a bottle with milk and take a sippy cup to pour it into if he wants milk. But we have to hide the entire process so he won't see the bottle. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to transport milk without it spilling and lightweight? The sippy cup that we use spills out. Ideally we would like something lightweight and BPA free.
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A.P. answers from Eugene on April 01, 2009
We just give our son water when we're out and about. We bring an empty cup and fill it where we're at--it's easier than worrying about it spoiling, for us at least.
M.G. answers from Seattle on April 01, 2009
Why not just fill the sippy cup with milk to start off with? We fill our son's cups with milk and put them in the bag with the same ice packs that we used to keep his bottles cold. We also use a thermos from time to time seeing as that is made to keep things hot/cold. You could always try a BPA free Thermos and use that to fill up the cups.
L.M. answers from Seattle on April 01, 2009
My kids are older and off the sippy.. But I used a 16 oz metal thermos that I bought at starbucks to carry extra milk (try REI).. The sippy cups that did not leak for us.. are made by Gerber they are the tall (12oz) ones that change color with cold liquid. (the cups are shaped like an hour glass) easy to grip.. cheapest place I have found them is at target.. they sell them at baby r us.. I have tried so many sippy from super expensive to cheap.. these are middle of the road price and easy to clean.
A.S. answers from Portland on April 01, 2009
For a sippy type cup that stays cold for a long time we found our best bet was a Klean Kanteen with the sippy spout adaptor (seen here):
Also, as a side note, we did try the FooGoo sippy that Babies R' Us sells but found that it leaked quite a bit when thrown or dropped from the high chair.
J.W. answers from Seattle on April 02, 2009
An aluminum water bottle. You can find them at almost any department store, sporting goods store, Whole Foods... they're next to the other water bottles. Congrats on your upcoming birth and your son's transition to toddlerhood. Don't be surprised though if he takes a step back and wants to have a bottle when his little sister arrives. At 15 months he won't be able to accept reasoning, so don't get too upset when it happens.
A.H. answers from Portland on April 02, 2009
J.R. answers from Seattle on April 02, 2009
We have been using the playtex insulators for 2+ years - I believe that they are now BPA free, and they have NEVER leaked for us - we went through our fair share of cups that did! We use the sippy, not the straw. You can also just do water out, and order milk if you are in a restaurant or something...I am (pleasantly) surprised by the number of people who are in favor of the tin reusable thermos...I have heard from many people that they don't get cleaned well, and I bleieve that many have tops that are not BPA free...although that may be different from when I was looking at them months ago.
M.B. answers from Seattle on April 02, 2009
I would definitely recommend you find a different sippy cup that doesn't leak. Sippy cups are going to be your lifeline for quite awhile. Our daughter is 2 1/2 and still uses one on outings. In the meantime you could use either an insulated thermos or the medela breast pump storage bottles have tightly screwed lids and are BPA free.