Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Glass Bottles
These glass bottles are made in the U.S.A and created with positive pressure flow in mind. Positive pressure flow works similarly to breastfeeding in that it works in a vacuum free environment. The technology that these bottles utilize will cut down on common feeding problems like colic, burping, and spitting up. These bottles are BPA, PVC, lead, and phthalate free.
About Glass Baby Bottles
Nobody ever said raising a child would be easy. In fact, many people probably told you the exact opposite. Raising your young ones is a difficult process and it is only made harder by all of the new information and research made available in modern times. No longer do we live in the ‘dark’ doing what we think is best for our kids. Now we have new research that can point us toward the right direction. While this is definitely great news, it also complicates things a bit. One of the more complicated issues that have risen in recent years is the kind of baby bottle you should feed your children with.
It seems like a trick question, right? Well, it’s not. It turns out that you should be using one type of baby bottle over another: glass over plastic. Let’s take a look at why you should use glass baby bottles, what the problems with plastic bottles are, and some of the best glass bottles available for purchase.
Glass bottles were initially the norm before plastic rose to prevalence. It is only recently that we’ve quit using them so regularly. Think back to the cliché milk man delivering bottles to porch steps everywhere. Same idea. Glass baby bottles are guaranteed to be BPA free from the beginning of time all the way to the bottle you hand your child. Glass bottles are also completely recyclable and made of non absorbent material. The reason glass bottles are preferable is the same reason that glass equipment is used so often in the medical field. Glass is simple to clean and easy to keep sanitized. You can heat these bottles up, boil them, and wash them any which way that you would like. As an added bonus, glass bottles are not made in factories that require petroleum and they are also very recyclable — a bonus to the eco-friendly parents out there.
BPA in Baby Bottles.
Plastic baby bottles seem like a no brainer for most parents. These kinds of bottles are cheap, strong, and built to last. If you have to wake up in the middle of the night to feed your kid and you groggily drop a bottle you won’t be dealing with a glassy mess, right? So what’s the problem?
Plastic bottles should not contain BPA. The FDA banned BPA in plastic baby bottles and sippy cups back in 2008. You should also know that in 1978 the US government also banned lead paint in children’s toys. Yet year after year news stories show toys still being produced with high lead levels. The problem is that any other countries that make cheap baby bottles and kids toys don’t care as long as they make a quick buck and these “safe” products find their way to our store shelves. Plus plastic bottles still leach other dangerous chemicals into the bottles contents and then into your child.
Why BPA is dangerous.
Any time that you have to worry about chemicals leaching into your child’s food you are dealing with a problem. BPA is particularly an issue because it can cause long-term ill effects toward your child. Studies with lab rats have shown that low levels of BPA exposure can be linked to changes in the brain and reproductive system. As a result things like ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and different sorts of cancers became more common. Not what you want going on with your children’s food.
Glass Baby Bottle Safety.
Unless you have a baby Hercules you will want to be careful with the size of glass bottle you give to your baby. Depending on their strength it is possible that certain glass bottles may be too heavy for them to lift. This might cause them to drop the bottle and hurt themselves. Glass bottles are also more expensive and heavier in your purse or bag. Dropping a glass bottle usually results in a bit of a mess as well. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Will I accept inconvenience for the health of my child? The answer is simple.
Glass bottles have a fairly limited run with your children in the grand scheme of things. As soon as your child is able to walk around they should no longer be using the glass bottles for safety’s sake. Along the lines of safety, you should also check the interior of your glass bottles for cracks and nicks. Make it part of your routine to make sure that the glass bottle you use for feeding is always in one complete piece. Scratches can harbor bacteria which can survive if the glass isn’t cleaned exhaustively.
Glass baby bottle alternatives.
The next time you head to a store to buy bottles take a good hard look at all of the items on the shelf. You will see a few different types of baby bottles available. You will obviously see plastic bottles and glass bottles but you will also see two other options: BPA free plastic bottles and plastic bottles WITH disposable liners. This last option is really the only big difference among the group. Disposable bottle liners are more expensive because you end up discarding the interior after each use. Sometimes they are BPA free and other times they are not. Make sure to look closely on the package. If you see this symbol: “#7” it likely means that BPA has been used in the creation of the product. Mandatory labeling has made it easy to tell which bottles are safe and which bottles should be completely avoided.
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