As I’m building my registry, I’ve found myself wondering whether or not I should use glass bottles over the plastic alternative… OR am I just inviting disaster? Cleaning up broken glass is the worst.
New standards require baby bottles to be BPA-free, but is that enough? (Plastic is still made with petroleum.)
And glass… we all know the troubles associated with glass: breakage, cracking, the weight, etc. The benefits include: no harmful chemicals, easy to sanitize, maintains warmth longer, can be heated.
And now, the other option is stainless steel. The benefits: shatterproof, recyclable, non-leaching material (aka: no seeping chemicals), durable… The cons: expensive (that’s all I was able to find… maybe that means I should go with stainless steel?)
HELP! I’m so confused…
I know it has been like a lifetime since camp. Glad to see you are doing so amazing. Your blog is adorable and I can definitely sympathize with most everything you are going through:) From my experience and advice given to me there are a lot of things baby will decide for you. Bottles are one of them. I spent weeks researching what would be right in terms of diapers, bottles, detergent, decor, activity mats etc. When I talked to real moms, they all told me there was trial and error to what bottle the baby would take. Just buy/register one or two bottles to start and make sure baby will take it or don’t open more than one or two when you buy them. I found there is a significant amount of returns after baby makes their grand entrance.
As a chemist, I can tell you there is a lot of nonsense out there about plastic being unsafe. Plastic bottles are perfectly safe, easy to wash, and don’t break. They won’t leach unless you melt them, and I promise no breast milk or formula will ev be served hot enough to do that 🙂 Babies will definitely lead the way on this, but I know from a lot of moms that the Avent naturals are generally well received.