We call the classic CamelBak Eddy bottle our sippie cups. Staying hydrated is important to us. The Eddy insures that water is always conveniently available to us when we are on the go. These water bottles do not change the taste of the water and can be washed in an automatic dishwasher. They are BPA and BPS free and protect the environment compared to disposable water bottles. Also, they come in lots of stunning colors. Our Eddy water bottles go everywhere with us.
The old Eddy bottles used to have one flaw- the Bite Valves can get moldy after a while. Camelbak has redesigned them so that it doesn’t happen as often. We have older ones and when we don’t have a dishwasher available, we soak the Bite Valves in a little baking soda and water every week or so to keep them fresh.
If they do get moldy, a little diluted Chlorine bleach in a cup will disinfect them. Be sure to rinse well afterwards.
Camelbak sells a cleaning kit and you can also easily replace the bite valves and straws with an inexpensive replacement kit. We buy ours on Amazon, but you may be also be able to find them locally in the U.S. Sometimes the mart stores carry them.