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BPA-free bottles?

I've been hearing so much from American blogs and sources about BPA in baby bottles and how they're finding more evidence of it causing damage long-term. I'm trying to find BPA-free baby bottle,s but am not sure where to find them here in Europe. Do European brands even still use BPA in their bottles? (the ones I see in stores tend to be the hard, clear plastic types which usually tend to contain BPA) Are there particular local brands I can look for, or do I need to search online for Medela or Born-Free bottles and have them shipped over?

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Old 19.04.2008, 12:27
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Would you consider using glass bottles? I used them without worry.
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Old 19.04.2008, 13:40
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Have you tried the giant baby store in Etoy? That is the only giant store I can think of that caters just to babies.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Hi
Yes, they use bottles with BPA in them; Dr. Brown's and Avent are (unless explicitly stated) not BPA free.

I just went to the Wehrli bebehaus at Schaffhauserplatz to take care of this very issue; I found that they carry:

_ Medela plastic BPA free bottles (sorry, I nabbed the last one ; I'm sure they'll restock soon enough though)
_Bibi glass bottles (2 sizes)
_Bebjou glass bottles (2 sizes)

Bottles cost between 7-11 chf. There may be other stores in CH that carry more brands but as other posters have stated, glass would seem to be the way to go!
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

You can order online from here http://www.babybornfree.co.uk/pics/b...FRGTMAod1mmbwQ
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Oops, just realized you are on the other side of the country. Apologies for being Zuri-centric!
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

The Nuby Natural Touch bottles are all BPA-free. You can buy them online in Switzerland at www.jubilane.ch
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Hello fellow Romandie mom, I was very happy with BPA free Chicco glass bottle. They also do BPA free plastic bottles as well, plenty BPA-free bottles to find actually in any pharmacy here: Chicco, Bibi, etc. They always have a sticker or a sign on the packaging. We will have to toss the Avent ones, since all of ours are BPA (argh, expensive, too).
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

If you can't find what you are looking for here. Almost all of the bottles (babies and water bottles for sports etc.) sold in Canada are BPA free. They are clearly marked with a label.

If someone is heading that way, they could pick up what you need.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

The cheapest BPA free bottles I've found are made by MAM. They have a special anti-colic system as well. I think a 9 ounce bottle costs around 8 or 9 francs at the pharmacy.
You could also check allforkids I'm pretty sure I saw BPA free bottles there at reasonable prices.

Having said all that, Coop and Migros also carry a small selection of BPA free prodcuts
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

I just read this online today:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20091201/...s-dba1618.html

I didn't realise they took them off the shelves in the USA back in March, why has it took so long for the UK to react? Might buy glass bottles and BPA free bottles.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

There is also the option to dispense with bottles altogether. It may seem radical to some, still it exists and is not so difficult to implement. Breastfeed until the child is 12 months old and from then on give them liquids from a cup.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Canada banned them in April 2008.

Early research showed some issues with BPA and since the focus was on baby bottles the Canadian Government decided on a ban rather than wait for exhaustive studies that in some cases can take years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...041803036.html

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...0964b9&k=96037
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

you can get some avent ones here:

http://www.babyjoe.ch/shop/essen-trinken/babyflaschen/

I am not too worried about. From what I read you really need to overheat the bottles many times and baby has to drink many many times their daily intake for there to be a problem.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

It seems that the FDA now has some concerns about BPA having an impact on fetuses and babies.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1432786/
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

These ones are supposed to be good, and they are BPA free
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Nice one ljm -actually for some it is very difficult if not impossible, to implement. Would have been nice though.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

I found BPA-free Avent bottles at our local Apotheke. The 360ml size was a couple francs more expensive than the with-BPA version, either 17.90 or 19.90, don't remember exactly. Most larger pharmacies tend to have a good selection of bottles, so you might try your luck there.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

I've used the BPA Free Avent bottles, no problems. They are pretty easy to find and get in either baby shops or pharmacies.

One of the things I wish I did earlier though was invest in a doidy cup which helps to train your baby from 3 months to drink from a cup. I started much later

Good luck with your search
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

In historic move, Canada to list BPA as ‘toxic’

August 25, 2010 Lesley Ciarula Taylor
STAFF REPORTER


Canada is in the process of a historic move to add bisphenol-A to its list of toxic substances, Environment Canada confirmed Wednesday.




“We expect to conclude the process of having bisphenol-A added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 in eight to 10 weeks,” department spokesman Henry Lau told the Star on Wednesday.


Canada’s intention was published two years ago in theCanada Gazette.
The chemical used in making plastic has become increasingly controversial since Ottawa promised two years ago it would designate it a toxic substance. Its estrogen-like effects are suspected in creating havoc with hormone levels.


The government did ban the sale of polycarbonate plastic baby bottles that contain bisphenol-A in 2008. But any further action has been challenged fiercely by the chemical industry.


The American Chemistry Council demanded a review of the proposed toxic listing last year, saying otherwise Canada would have “pandered to emotional zealots.”


Declaring BPA toxic would not be “based on the best available data and scientific knowledge,” ACC executive director Steven Hentges said in a letter to Environment Canada.


Minister Jim Prentice rejected the council’s demands for a board of review.
“I am of the view that your notice does not bring forth any new scientific data or information,” he said in a response dated July 27 of this year
Once a notice is published in the Canada Gazette, Prentice told Hentges, there will be more opportunity to comment or object.


Last week, Statistics Canada disclosed that 91 per cent of people tested positive for BPA in their urine, with levels higher for children age 6 to 11 than for adults over 40. The highest concentrations were in children.
The chemical can leach into food from tin-can linings, plastic food covers and water bottles. Used to harden plastic, it is found in hundreds of household items, including CD liners and, most recently, sales receipts.
Canada had been the first country in the world to declare that it intended to label BPA a toxic substance. Even now, the action would have international resonance.


In May, France followed Canada’s lead and approved a ban on manufacturing, importing, exporting and selling baby bottles made with BPA plastics. Several U.S. states have also forbidden the BPA-laced bottles, and U.S. federal agencies are reviewing the chemical’s overall safety.
Denmark has banned the use of BPA in any materials that come in contact with food and beverages. The Swedish government is reviewing such a ban.


Germany has rejected action against BPA after the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said two studies found the chemical was not hazardous.


Link:

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/news...-as-toxic?bn=1
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