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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Interstingly, in the German wikipedia-article:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A
the Swiss position is quoted as being (loosely translated):
"If used properly, it's not a danger. But if we ban it, manufacturers will just use something else and we don't know how dangerous the replacement is. Better live with a known risk than an unknown".

Glass is probably the best alternative, if you don't want to take _any_ chances at all.
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Old 25.08.2010, 19:37
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

also greentogrow bottles are quite good

http://www.greentogrow.com/

available in lausanne- pm me if you want i can find the name of the store...

my son didn't really use bottles, we had two glass bottles he'd use rarely if needed and i felt safest with those. but it is easiest to go from breast to cup if you can do it...
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Old 25.08.2010, 19:53
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

How about stainless steel? Goes in the dishwasher! This company delivers to Switzerland:

http://www.onegreenbottle.com/One_Li...s_steel_bottle

I have a couple of their regular water bottles, and they're brilliant - I love having a neck wide enough to shove icecubes in.

And if anyone's interested, it's possible to get a baby drinking from a cup from around 4-6 months. Put a small amount of milk or water in, you hold the cup, and they really do sip. Worth doing for the incredulous looks at toddler groups alone.

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Old 25.08.2010, 20:36
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

While we had a few bottles to play with, cup is really good. The kiddo drinks a lot more than sipping through a tiny hole. I started my kid at cca 7mo and also used glass cups since they get used to being careful. It is amazing how skilled even tiny kids are, they learn so fast.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

I agree that BPA is not good and should not be used in baby bottles. But BPA-Free bottles only mean that in those bottles BPA has been replaced with another chemical because simply you need something else to take the place of BPA. Who tells me that this new chemical is not as bad as BPA or even worst? plus BPA is in almost every plastic (including toys....)

For me the best solution is to use glass bottles
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Bibi, Avent ,with no BPA is easy to find in pharmacy, bigger Coop or Migros supermarkets. But I even prefer to use the glass one.
Old traditional bottles seem to be the best
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Old 26.08.2010, 21:56
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Bibi has glass ones too, come in two sizes. Large Coop or Coop City's or some pharmacies (some Sunstores) have those.

Migros home brand plastic bottles now are BPA free I think.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

A new USA study on BPA levels during pregnancy and impact on girls.

Gender-bending chemical that 'makes girls as young as three aggressive and hyperactive'

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Old 24.10.2011, 14:48
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Note, this is:

A study by leading U.S. scientists has found that those exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the womb are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems.

In this case, it's the BPA the mother injests - so not directly related to baby bottles.
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Old 24.10.2011, 14:55
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

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How about stainless steel?
i think the problem is that quite often steel containers have a BPA coating on the inside.
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Old 24.10.2011, 14:56
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

You can buy pure stainless steel ones; that is what I have. Whatever that fancy Swiss brand is, they now use BPA-free liners. Although not sure why one want a liner anyways.

BPA is now banned in Canada, btw.
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Old 24.10.2011, 15:11
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

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Note, this is:

A study by leading U.S. scientists has found that those exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the womb are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems.

In this case, it's the BPA the mother injests - so not directly related to baby bottles.

The mods are not too keen on us opening new threads on a closely related topic, hence the post here as a follow up to the bottle story.

And, the thought had been (before this study) that the issue was most closely tied to baby bottles used AFTER birth for formula. Not is seems that the issue starts MUCH earlier. Not great news but good to know.

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Old 24.10.2011, 15:14
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

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You can buy pure stainless steel ones; that is what I have. Whatever that fancy Swiss brand is, they now use BPA-free liners. Although not sure why one want a liner anyways.

BPA is now banned in Canada, btw.
Sigg Bottles - BPA Liner Issue
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Old 24.10.2011, 15:18
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Just bought a stainless steel container off ebay. Shame about the BPA problems. Plastic is a really cool material and I like the fact it is so lightweight. It will be interesting when oil finally runs out and plastic is no longer a cheap material - maybe we'll appreciate the other qualities of plastics more when the quality of it being cheap disappears.
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Old 24.10.2011, 15:23
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Don't know if it's worth mentioning but when we were in scouts and on a camp, we had a directive not to leave anything slightly acidic (chopped onions, orange squash, for example) in stainless steel vessels for extended periods of time, i.e. overnight, because it can slightly dissolve the surface into the food/liquid which is, apparently, not terribly good for you.

All seemed okay if the substance in the vessel was used up fairly quickly, though.
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Old 24.10.2011, 15:24
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Well, in Canada/USA they sell BPA-free plastic bottles if you still want to go tht way. As for weight, my stainless steel one is no heavier.
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Old 24.10.2011, 15:40
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Well, in Canada/USA they sell BPA-free plastic bottles if you still want to go tht way. As for weight, my stainless steel one is no heavier.
i'm currently (re-)using an evian bottle. it's very light. but apparently is turning me into more of a woman than i already am.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Hi


Does anyone know where I might source either Nuby or Munchkin brand BPA-free plastic drinking bottles for little 'uns please? Hell, I'll take other brand recommendations too, but they need to be sturdy!


I've done the search thing on here - hence this thread resurrection - and I've done Googlage. Ideally I'd like to be able to go into a shop (in Basel) and poke them but online works too.


Much obliged. And if the answer is more straightforward than it seems after travelling for 8 hours straight with a Small Person only to find that her most useful, take-it-anywhere, non-leak bottle has been left on a sodding EasyJet plane, be gentle.


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Re: BPA-free bottles?

Amazon.de seem to carry them. Especially since you are in Basel, you could get it delivered to an address across the border.
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Re: BPA-free bottles?

You find Nuby at the coop. Bigger ones have more choice.
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