The Issue: According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, a common plastic that is used in making baby bottles is polycarbonate. This polycarbonate can leach a hormone disrupting chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA) into bottles when they are heated or sterilized. BPA affects the endocrine system and has been linked to cancer, sterility and developmental problems. Recent studies indicate that BPA effects testosterone production (not something to be messed with!) in boys.
Non Toxic Kids recommends: Buy glass bottles!
Mama Tested: Evenflo makes two sizes of glass bottles, called “Classic Glass Nurser”, available at many online and regional retailers. I have used these with both my babies. They are solid and sturdy; sure to withstand multiple droppings (maybe not on tile!).
More Ideas: A new company called Newborn Free has developed a line of glass baby bottles. For more information, visit http://www.newbornfree.com/.
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