What bottle will it be?

This came from Ideal bite. They have a great daily bite e-mail with information, ideas and links.

Get a peek at the type of plastic in your baby’s bottle?

The Bite
It’s an eyeful you’d probably rather avoid. Unfortch, many baby and adult water bottles are made from plastic that contains the toxin bisphenol A (BPA). Opt for BPA-free bottles, and hide your eyes from the rest.

The Benefits

  • Not nipping away at good health. A 2007 study links BPA to enlarged male breasts, earlier puberty in girls, and cancer.
  • Only the breast for Ma Nature. The fewer dangerous chems we buy, the fewer will end up in nature.

Personally Speaking
A couple of us were breastfed until we were four, which may seem kinda weird, but at least it means our moms avoided plastic bottles (and bottles in general).

Wanna Try?

  • Avoid clear, hard plastic bottles marked with a 7 or PC (polycarbonate).
  • BornFree Bottles – each bottle holds 9 ounces of the white stuff. Also: a glass version ($27/3).
  • Babylife Wee-go Bottle – another 9-ouncer that comes in a protective, dishwasher-safe silicone sheath to avoid breakage ($18).
  • Camelbak Better Bottle – 25-ounce bottle made from a new, clear, safer plastic called Tritan; in 5 colors ($9).

This tip submitted by Emily Busenitz and Deb Preston.

2 Responses

  1. SO great to see others offering alternatives to plastic. This message is part info-bit and shameless plug for my store, Free Market Organics,
    which was primarily started to offer people a safe place to shop where they needn’t read labels or stress out. Everything has been researched and screened beyond the FDA’s wildest dreams.

    First off, I have read that Eden Foods and Trader Joe’s no longer line their cans with BPA. While it is ofcourse better to source your food locally and fresh and freeze or can it, once in a while we like to save a little time so there are two brand options. If you would like to find a local farm or coop in your area that can offer your local organic produce check out Local Harvest:

    Secondly, I care deeply about all of this stuff and have heavily researched BPA. I even called the scientist who discovered the issues with the chemical 10 years ago for advice. This is why I openned Free Market Organics: to open a one stop shop for people wanting to buy the safest goods on the market that sit closest to their skin and food.
    we carry all glass food storage containers:
    glass baby bottles:
    stainless steel water bottles and sippy’s:
    organic bamboo utensils and prepware:
    petroleum-free skin care screened by the Cosmetic Safety Database:
    certified organic clothing, undergarments and essentials from newborn on up to mom and dad:

    Lastly, avoid any water bottle or sippy that is lined with secret ingredients. Like Sigg- is lined with Epoxy. One ingredient in epoxy is Bisphenol A. They won’t tell you this but they will tell you they test for leaching BPA, but they don’t test for it properly. IF they did, I’d be carrying their bottle and geting rico with everyone else.

    Best wishes to you and all of your families!

    Amelia Royko Maurer
    Free Market Organics

  2. Amelia, I ask on behalf of myself and likely others. Are there any plastic bottles that are safe to drink from? I had been using an Eddie Bauer, Nalgene type and would love some advice.

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