I bought this sippy about 1 year ago. I liked that this bottle has a lid on the spout, so I bought it instead of the Klean Kanteen. Problem is that my 15 month old wants to feed himself, and he can't read that you aren't supposed to pull up on the spout (you're supposed to push the white rim to push the spout up). Well, my little guy ended up breaking the spout. I called the company to get a replacement for the cap several weeks ago. They said they would send me a complimentary one. I haven't seen it. So I bought the Klean Kanteen with the sport lid (which has a small cap) like the one I use and he really likes drinking from a container that's just like the rest of the family.
My 26mth old son loves his new water bottle. It is safe and free of nasty chemicals, stainless so it is a germ fighter, and super easy to clean. Keeps his water/juice/milk cold for a long time. No leaking and is easy to hold and minupulate for him. Highly recommend if your child is ready to move on from straw cups and sippy cups. We will be getting more in this size and the 12oz as well for when he starts preschool.
As often happens with toddlers, my son dropped this great stainless steel bottle after only one week's use. The plastic spout broke upon impact, rendering this not inexpensive item unusable. I'm back on this page to see if I can order a replacement spout, but it appears they do not sell them. So, I guess that's it for the bottle. I recommend something sturdier, like Born Free's other products.