Tuesday, February 5, 2008

bisphenol, babies and bottles - oh my!

i know, i know, something ELSE to worry about, bisphenol a. what the heck IS that? i mean, really, am i some chemist? but here's the scoop, it ain't good. and it's in most plastic baby bottles, nipples and pacifiers. the plastic leaches a chemical bisphenol a into the breast milk or formula or if you are britney, the coke in your kid's sippy. so i have done a little research on the alternatives for you, lovely reader, and of course i will start with the cutest option:
green to grow
these are hands down the cutest, and the colors are so pleasing. they aren't cheap my friends, $10.00 a bottle + separate nipples. but look, aren't they sweet? the little purple face? i love it! green to grow is also working on a sippy cup adapter for their bottles, but in the meantime avent makes a BPA free sippy spout that works with their 10oz bottles. so stay tuned.

born free
these are the plastic bisphenol a free versions. they sell in packs, so 8 bottles + 4 nipples + a sippy cup for $80.00. born free also has a glass bottle version. on the whole i felt that these are very functional looking, if you like that sort of thing. (can you tell which ones i purchased? i have such a good poker face)

nurture pure
this company makes glass baby bottles which is a great totally plastic free alternative. if you don't have to worry about daycare rules, clumsy husband etc. etc. on the plus side, it's a much cheaper option than the plastic mentioned above, $3.99 for an 8oz bottle and $3.50 for a 3 pack of silicone nipples. which brings me to my next point, which is:


silicone pacifiers. yes my friends, say goodbye to the wonderful and free pacifier you got at the hospital and run out and get silicone pacifiers. actually, wait...are those ones silicone? anyways...i checked out a mom site, safe mama, who lists all the BPA (get with the lingo would ya?) free pacifiers. thank god for the internet.

anyways here they are:

playtex “binky” (one piece silicone pacifier)
gerber silicone NUKs (all gerber pacifiers are free of polycarbonate plastic)
the first years soothies silicone pacifiers
vice versa binky w/ case
natural rubber natursutten pacifier

i had to include a picture of the vice versa binky because i'm not really sure if i love it or hate it? it looks like one of those candy rings you got when you were little with the candy jewel on it. you know what i'm talking about. don't act like you were some greenie your whole life.

you have to wonder when the rest of the baby bottle/sippy cup makers are going to get on the stick and make their own versions without this icky chemical. i'm 100% positive right now at the avent corporation they are having some sort of summit. i love it when the organic peeps can force a huge corporation to a meeting. there is justice. peace, out.

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