The Pura Kiki Infant Bottle is among the priciest on the market, but reviewers say the investment pays off in durability and versatility. The stainless-steel bottle is virtually indestructible, and it can grow with kids by becoming a sippy cup or snack container. It's also compatible with several brands of nipples. However, some users say the bottle might not be the most comfortable to hold without an optional silicone sleeve that further boosts its price point.
Leaks a possibility. The Pura Kiki Infant Bottle is easy to clean and dishwasher-safe, reviewers say. Experts praise the wide-neck, smooth-edge stainless steel for resisting milk residue and soap film. There are four easy-to-assemble pieces including a travel cap.
Although the bottle didn't leak in expert testing, several parents say they couldn't get a tight enough seal between the stainless-steel cap and nipple to keep the bottle from leaking when tipped or thrown by older babies and toddlers. Some reviewers also find the raised internal measurements hard to read, particularly in low light. The bottle is slightly contoured, but experts say it can be a bit uncomfortable to hold because it can be very warm or cold to the touch. For that reason they recommend Pura Kiki's optional silicone bottle sleeve, but note that it can be very difficult to remove.
Built for the long haul. The Pura Kiki Infant Bottle's claim to fame is its anti-bacterial stainless-steel construction; there's no plastic anywhere. Experts say it's hard to beat this bottle for durability, and the high-grade stainless steel is covered by a lifetime warranty. Although the bottle resists dents, corrosion and most other wear, the paint on Pura Kiki's later versions of painted stainless steel bottles is prone to chipping. Parents can choose from four nipple speeds to accommodate babies as they get bigger and their feeding needs change.
Compatible with different nipples, spouts. Pura Kiki Infant Bottle's claim to fame is its anti-bacterial stainless-steel construction -- there is no plastic anywhere. Experts say it's hard to beat these bottles for durability -- the high-grade stainless steel is covered by a lifetime warranty. It's very hard to dent and resists corrosion or most any other wear. However, Pura Kiki sells both natural and painted stainless steel bottles, and some parents say the paint on the latter is prone to chipping. Parents can choose from four nipple speeds to accommodate babies as they get bigger and their feeding needs change.
A Pura Kiki sip spout (Est. $5 for three) converts the bottle into a sippy cup for use well into the toddler years, and a sealing disk(Est. $5.50 for three) turns the bottle into a snack or beverage holder for older kids and adults. The bottle comes in 5- and 11-ounce sizes and six colors. It's free of BPA, phthalates, lead and PVC, and Pura says it won't leach heavy metals.
The Pura Kiki bottle ranks first in reviewers' tests for its ease of use and plastic-free, eco-friendly design. It also wins praise for compatibility with several brands of nipples, leak resistance and a lifetime warranty. However, the bottle is pricey and the internal markings are hard to read, the review notes.
Review: Pura Kiki Review, Juliet Spurrier, Dec. 27, 2012
Eryn Gable, About.com's guide to green family parenting, likes the Pura Kiki bottle's eco-friendly, plastic-free, chemical-free design. It's also dishwasher-safe and compatible with other nipples. The review doesn't note any cons.
Review: Top 4 Stainless Steel Baby Bottles, Eryn Gable, Not dated
Blogger and The Wise Baby founder Lindsey praises the Pura Kiki bottle for its plastic-free design, compatibility with other nipples and ability to become a sippy cup as kids grow. The steep price is worth it because of the bottle's long lifespan, she says.
Review: Baby Bottle Reviews, "Lindsey", Jan. 30, 2013
The Pura Kiki Infant Bottle gets 4.1 out of 5 stars after more than 80 reviews. Most users praise its durability, plastic-free design, nipple compatibility and ability to become a sippy cup. Some reviewers complain that the bottle leaks because the seal is weak, while others say the exterior coating easily flakes off.
Review: Pura Stainless Kiki Infant Bottle Stainless Steel, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013
5. New York Family
Editors like the Pura Kiki Infant Bottle for its variable-flow, breast-like nipple and ability to become a sippy cup with a simple switch to a different top. The short review doesn't note any cons.
Review: Best Baby Bottles For 2013, Editors of New York Family, Not dated