Where feeding bottles are used the incidence of gastroenteritis is high, especially in poor, rural areas. Baby Bottles are very difficult to clean properly, even when using hot water and soap (see Cleaning of Cup vs. Bottle…). Therefore, many hospitals have removed all baby bottles from their maternity services and wards as they believe that cup feeding is safer than bottle feeding.
Sinapi has designed a cup which can be autoclaved, boiled, exposed to UV-light (sun) and can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
There are no sharp corners or crevices where build-up of milk product can occur. Furthermore, the cup is made from polypropylene that does not facilitate the adherence of protein deposits. Most baby bottles are made from polycarbonate, which has recently come under the spotlight because of the Bisphenol A scare.
It is also documented that polycarbonate is used in techniques in which protein binding to plastic surfaces is required. Since bacteria adheres readily to proteins, polycarbonate is therefore poorly suited as a material from which baby bottles are manufactured (see Cleaning of Cup vs. Bottle…).