My son has been using Green to Grow bottles from the beginning. They were the easiest to transition him to after exclusively nursing when I returned to work. And, thankfully, it didn’t interfere with nursing in any way when I would come home. Just before his recent 1st birthday I figured it was time to start transitioning him to a spout. Green to Grow recently came out with this next level of feeding called Ecosystem. They sent us an EcosystemTM Seahorse Sippy Trainer Cup, Snack Stacker and Formula stacker for review. I had very high hopes that my little guy would take to their spout as easily as he did the bottle. Before these spouts, I had actually tried another brand of soft spouts that I had used with my daughter, with dismal results. Brendan would only take up to 1 ounce at a time, and had quite a look of displeasure during that ounce! I was so excited that upon his first attempts with the Green to Grow spouts he took the ENTIRE bottle (all 6 ounces of it!). Green to Grow exceeded my expectations and made this previously tough transition from bottle to spout much easier.
The Snack Stackers have been great, too. What I especially love about the lids is that they screw on tightly, sealing the contents inside. I have had “snap-on” style lids pull off in the diaper bag, leaving me with a mess of puffs and dust. The bright colors of the stackers are fun, and my 3.5-year-old daughter is quite fond of the whale and sea turtle graphics. The formula stacker doubles as a snack stacker, too.
Some key points about Green to Grow bottles and sippy trainer cups:
- BPA and pthalate-free (and they were one of the first baby bottle companies to make this commitment)
- To ensure the highest level of quality and safety, they periodically have their bottles spot tested for bisphenol A, phthalates and lead at an environmental laboratory in Chicago, Illinois.
- If you already own the wide-neck bottles, just buy the pair of seagrass sippy handles and a pack of silicone sippy spouts to convert them to a sippy cup!
The EcosystemTM Sippy Trainer Cups includes:
- Soft, spill-resistant silicone sippy spout
- Stylish, easy to grip seagrass handle
- Cute, seahorse design
The EcosystemTM Snack Stacker and Formula Stacker each include:
- 2 stackable 4 oz containers
- 2 seashell lids
- Versatility to store snacks or formula vertically or horizontally, depending on your needs!
- Sweet Sea turtle or Whale design
Additionally, their website serves as a resource for further readings on creating a green nursery, keeping a healthy home, children’s health and more.
Green to Grow is a Los Angeles-based company started by a mom and dad concerned of the dangers present with harmful chemicals leeching from baby bottles, clothes and toys. In addition to bottles, they sell tote bags and baby cloths (read my original review here). They are committed not just to the environment, but to communities as well. Last year, they donated over $54,000 of their BPA-free bottles and nipples to Haiti. They are also partnered with 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. And, they have founded the Bottles to Babies Initiative, using their website as a vehicle to connect families who are no longer using their baby bottles with local non-profit organizations and women’s shelters that accept used baby bottle donations. A list of Bottles to Babies donation sites can be found here.
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* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. We did receive the Green to Grow EcoSystem mentioned in this post free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.