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Toxins in plastic bottles - NOT SAFE!

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Hybrid88 wrote:
Nov 20th, 2007 7:58 pm
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_16935.aspx

So what are our alternatives? Glass bottles but where am I going to find these?
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Try these WEB sites.

[url]http://www.environmentcalifornia.org...-baby-products[/url]

http://www.bisphenolafree.org/

We switched to NUBY BPA Free bottles.

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is water bottle okay? i have been using them for a while like drinking a new one each time
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Know a few places that carry the N
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Also, Medela claims that all their bottles & breastpump kits are 100% Bisphenol-A free.
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There are options available to Canada now, especially if you prefer glass. I was at ToysRUs shopping for a gift and picked one up and man they feel heavy compared to the plastic bottes. Myself, we used glass bottles and never had any breakage of bottles or even chips in the rims. Just have to be careful if an older baby drops one out of a stroller onto the sidewalk or onto a hard mall floor from a stroller.

I'm not sure but......... I think the brown plastic nipples are "not" recommended, but please don't quote me and make sure you do your own research.
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[quote="Hybrid88" post_id="5962298" time="1195620936" user_id="902"]Know a few places that carry the N
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what am i suppose to do with my 5 unused Avent Bottles :confused:
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thelefteyeguy wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2007 11:36 am
what am i suppose to do with my 5 unused Avent Bottles :confused:
Return it back to the store for credit or exchange it for glass bottles if possible :|

Just called Gerber & asked if the spill proof cups that I use, have the BPA chemical & they said NO...they use Polypropylene :) :) Gerber said all their products are safe.

I guess if people want to make sure, you can always call the manufacturer & just ask :idea:
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This is what I found regarding Avent bottles, from their website...I used these bottles for my Twins.
http://www.avent.com/uk/en/learn_more_f ... ng.php#q20


What is Bisphenol-A, and what are the issues surrounding BPA?

AVENT is aware of the recent media reports focusing on Bisphenol A (BPA) and polycarbonate. We would like to help our customers better understand why many companies, including AVENT, use these materials to manufacture baby bottles.

Polycarbonates are used in thousands of consumer products such as reusable food containers, lifesaving medical devices and sport safety equipment. Manufacturers of such products, including baby bottles use polycarbonate because it prevents cracking, shattering and other hazards that can lead to injuries. The key concern for parents is whether BPA can get into their child
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My husband & my parents are suggesting we use glass bottles when our baby arrives. I'm still trying to decide if we go with glass or buy those Bornfree bottles that are BPA-free.

Man, all these decisions!
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Please note that not all Gerber are Bisphenol A free. Please call Gerber directly as there are purchase dates that apply to their products. I have a multitude of Gerber bottles and I don't think that any of them are the "safe" ones as I bought them around 2005 for my first child.

Anyone have any information on First Years bottles? :confused:
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The Z Report on BPA has detailed reviews of each company's Bottles and Sippy Cups. Simply clicking on the companies name will show all the details.

For Gerber they say:
BPA-free:
Bottles: Clear View, Fashion Tints (also called "Plastic Pastels"), GentleFlow.
Sippys: Sip & Smile Spill-proof Cup, Easy Grip Insulated Soft Straw Cup, Insulated Cool Cup, Fun Grips Spill-proof Cup, Fun Grips Color Change Spill-proof Cup, Grins & Giggles Spill-proof Cup; Fun Grips Lil' Sport (discontinued), Lil' Trainer toddler cup (discontinued), Easy Grip 2-Handled Soft Straw Cup (discontinued).
Other: Gerber/NUK pacifiers (polypropylene and latex or silicone).
Not BPA-free:
Bottles: Nuk/1st Choice, Preemie, Comfort Hold.
Sippys: Transition Cup (Premium Feeding System), Fun Grips Soft Starter Spill-proof Cup; licensed character bottles (discontinued).
Other: Food packaging (BPA-lined jar lids, polycarbonate plastic pureed food containers).

For the First Years they say:
BPA-free:
Bottles: None.
Sippys: All sippys: Take & Toss, Spill-proof Cup, Insulated Cup, Insulated Spill-proof Cup, 2Handled Cup, licensed character sippys.
Not BPA-free:
Bottles: Breastflow, Soothie.
Sippys: None.



The Z Report
http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-rep ... s-and.html

Gerber
http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-rep ... erber.html

The First Years
http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-rep ... years.html

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