Joseph drinks a lot of water. I think that it's a good thing and try to get as much water in to him as possible with the odd drink of juice every now and then. The only problem with drinking tap water, is that it can contain microbial cysts (cryptosporidium & giardia), lead and you can get that nasty smell and taste of chlorine.
Because I want to make sure that Joseph grows up to be a lover of water and all the positives it brings, I looked in to getting a filter machine that could clean the water before he uses it. But then I came across the brand new Tommee Tippee Filter Bottle which does all the hard work for you, direct from the bottle itself.
This clever bottle filters as your child sips from it, reducing the amount of lead and removing 99.9%* of microbial cysts from the water. It also reduces the taste and smell of chlorine to make cleaner, more tastier water to drink.
The bottle has a soft spout which does not leak when tipped up, and is a slim-waisted bottle which helps little ones learn to hold the bottle and drink by themselves. Even though this bottle holds 380ml, it is surprisingly lightweight, so much so that even Joseph can hold it and drink from the bottle easily, without fuss.
When it comes to cleaning the bottle, which I know has been a big topic in the press at the moment, it is super easy. Hot soapy water will do the job through the spout and the bottle itself, although the filter should not be washed. It can look after itself and will last for up to 2 months before needing to be replaced.
Not only is this bottle easy to hold, has no spills and makes water taste better with no nasties, it is also kind to the environment as one filter is equivalent to 364 plastic bottles (500ml), so you'll be using it, knowing that you are also doing your bit to protect the environment.
Joseph is loving the Tommee Tippee Filter Bottle. It took him a bit of time to realise that it wouldn't just tip out when he tried to drink it, but eventually he got that he needed to use the sucking motion to get the liquid flowing. I also find this great as it means that there is no longer puddles of water where ever he goes.
Overall, I am impressed with the filter bottle, as it filters the water that Joseph drinks, giving him clean and better tasting water, and it helps to protect the environment too. That's a big plus in my book!
The Tommee Tippee Filter Bottle is available in various stores as awll as online too. Check out the Tommee Tippee website for more information.