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I have decided to buy BPA free bottles.  I need an anti-colic system in it too.

I can't decide between;

BornFree (PES)
BornFree (Glass)
Babisil (BPA, estrogens and phthalates)

Can anyone tell me if they have any of these bottles and if they are any good?

Does anyone know of any others that are BPA free and anti-colic?

Thanks!

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YO!!!!

Jinty has the born free ones  ::) i saw one the other day at Doona's  :p

I have bought all my baby bottles will i have to change them now  :mad:
 

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Hi Emmett,

Have you bought bpa free ones?  if not personally I would.  Through my research about endo they always recommended water in glass bottles etc & not to heat anything in plastic due to the release of chemicals.  Not worth taking the chance IMHO.

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Hi Pots,

Unfortunately no he had tommee tippee ones & then avent ones but that was mainly because he only ever has his milk at room temperature. The advice on bottles with bpa is that they are replaced regularly as scratches are worse for bpa leakage.

I am not sure what the difference is between the plastic and glass ones, obviously there is a weight issue as the glass ones are far heavier & also they will break if dropped. I have 2 spare just in case.

I went for the more natural product (if you can call it that)

http://safebabynest.com/2008/05/02/amazon-bpa-free-baby-shop-not-bpa-free/

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Hi

MAM Ultivent bottles are BPA free - I used these with ds2 and had no wind or colic issues at all  ;)

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Eh  ^idiot^ this is all gobbledy **** to me  ::) nothing new there then  ;D ;D ;D

I may sell my dr Browns and tommee tippee ones on ebay then  ??? what about steriliser as i was going to get the tommee tippee one  ???
 

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http://www.handi-craft.com/pumps/News.asp

It would be a good idea to call/email Dr Browns first to check whether the bottles you have contain BPA. We phoned SMA to check whether the packaging used for our formula contained BPA and they were very helpful and obviously have all the info to hand as they have had so many enquiries about this.

I am using the tommie tippee electric steraliser but have bought the born free one (bpa free) which I intend to switch over to.

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Hi Pots,

The MAM Ultivent bottle is an anti-colic bottle ;)

http://www.mambaby.co.uk/whybot.htm

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Hi Pots,

Yes they are hun. You pretty much buy them everywhere - Boots, Tesco etc and they are not much more expensive than normal bottles and cheaper than Dr Browns ;)

http://www.mambaby.co.uk/feeding.htm

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Right...

we have converted and are completely BPA free ::)

It has taken me ages to research not only what is BPA free, but where to find BPA free products and find stock! ^bigbad^

Here is what i have found, to save anyone else having to search...

Bottles and teats

http://www.olivers-baby-care.co.uk/Born-Free-Baby-Bottle--twin-pack-/18pol1067p.asp

Teats ( i needed to buy more level 2 teats for DS)

http://www.olivers-baby-care.co.uk/Born-Free-Feeding-Teat/18pol1169p.asp )

Soothers (Safe 'n' Sure pacifier Playtex binky)

http://www.infantcaredirect.co.uk/acatalog/Soothers.html

A soother case/pod (don't buy the sterilizable cases as they have BPA in them ::) )

http://www.mamonlineshop.com/acatalog/TINY_Soothers.html

Teether

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisher-Price-Rainforest-Monkey-Teether/dp/B000M49MO4/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=baby&qid=1212302372&sr=8-15

Sterilizer

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BornFree-Microwave-Steriliser/dp/B000UAHLVQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1212302779&sr=8-6

Formula dispenser (In tescos would you believe!)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avent-Philips-Milk-Powder-Dispenser/dp/B0011OBVYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=baby&qid=1212398424&sr=8-1

Trainer Sippy cup

http://www.babybornfree.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?id=3087233

Drinking cup

http://www.babybornfree.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?id=3087255

Think that is everything ::) ;D There are of course, other options out there but these were the ones i decided on ;)

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Well done Pots ^clapping^ OCD i think  ::)
 

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Sorry for sounding stupid  ^idiot^  Whats BPA then  ^idiot^  I was planning son seeing if my Sister wanted my Advent bottles which have been used for a while, which seeing some of your comments isn't going to be a good idea.

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Hi Shazznewman

It was on the news a couple of weeks ago.

Bisphenol A is a hormone-mimicking chemical used in polycarbonate plastics used for items such as shatterproof baby bottles.

Bisphenol has estrogenic properties which, in animal tests has shown to cause a bevy of health problems such as an increase in prostate and breast cancer, uro-genital abnormalities in male babies, a decline in semen quality in men, early onset of puberty in girls, metabolic disorders including insulin-resistant diabetes and obesity and neurobehavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Research is showing that when plastic containers, mostly those used to hold liquids and foods, are leeching Bisphenol into the foods and liquids they are holding.

Canada are moving to ban BPA products and certain States in the US already have i believe.  It is under review in the UK presently.

HTH

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Hi

Could anyone tell me how to spot a non-BPA bottle?  I saw the thing on the BBC news the other morning and they said if you could 'squeeze' the bottle ie it wasn't rigid that was one sign, but they said BPA bottles had a particular number in the recycle/plastic triangle.  Does anyone know what this number was? 

I went into Boots to have a look at some bottles and with all the packaging it's really difficult to tell or see any symbols - even the Mam one's Shelley mentioned has nothing obvious either way.  I've noticed some bottles have 'PP' or 'PA' written on them, is that an indication?

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Hi Claire

Yes it should have a triangle with a number 7 in it.

Honey coloured plastic (like the bornfree ones( may not contain BPA but the only way to know really is to ask the company.

I believe all Mam bottles are BPA free ???

Most BPA free bottles are only sold on the internet at the moment it seems.

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Pots said:
Hi Claire

Yes it should have a triangle with a number 7 in it.

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Sorry to be a dimwit, but if it's got a 7 in it does that mean it's got BPA in?? And does any other number ie a 5 mean it's BPA free?

Claire
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As far as i can tell,

If the triangle has no number in it, it is not BPA free.

If it has a 7 in it, it should be BPA free.

I'm not sure about any other numbers ???
 

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Pots said:
As far as i can tell,

If the triangle has no number in it, it is not BPA free.

If it has a 7 in it, it should be BPA free.

I'm not sure about any other numbers ???
Hi again

I've just done my own research and this is what I've found.

The numbers to avoid are:
7 - This indicates miscellaneous plastic, but Polycarbonates (BPA) doesn't have a unique code so will go under this one.
3 (PVC)
6 (Polystyrene)

Plastics which are said to have no known harmful effects are:
2 (polyethylene) and 5 (polypropylene)

Another good report on bottles etc is here:

http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2008/02/z-report-on-bpa-in-infant-care-products.html

Unfortunately I've also read that BPA is everywhere - even in tin cans, it's found in 95% of all adult's urine, so I guess even breast fed babies are exposed. :-\

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