T.S. asks from Grass Lake, MI on February 11, 2009
Advice on Bottles - Grass Lake,MI
Hello all you Mom's out there! I'm due with my second baby in mid-May and I want to get new bottles since it's been more than 6 years since my first child. Since then there is all the news about plastics which contain harmful toxins etc. I was actually thinking about getting the glass bottles, but there are so many kinds. If you have an experience with these or any other bottles, I'd love to know before I go buy any.
N.B. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2009
There are a lot of brands of bottles now that are labeled "BPA free"...and I'm assuming that's what you're looking for. Glass bottles are a great way to go, they are usually slightly more expensive depending on the brand. If you don't mind generic bottles, try the cheaper version from target. I think they're either the target brand or evenflo (they're the cheapest ones there)...my friend uses those and she's pretty happy with them. I use the playtex drop-in system. It's BPA free, and very easy to use. I've used the for 7 months now, and I've never had a problem with them.
K.S. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2009
The plastic bottles now are BPA free so you are ok. The bottles before we ok to use, but if you put them in microwave (which you were never suppose to do anyway) that is when the problem came into play.
So onto your question - playtex ventair are nice, decent price, the avent are now way to expensive so I would not even consider those, dr. browns are nice if you don't mind all the parts. Evenflo and Gerber are the basic bottles and they are the least expensive and they do work good. Glass are nice but sometimes hard to find, Dr. Browns has glass but they are really heavy. Evenflow has glass and they are pretty inexpensive but they are glass and you run the risk of them breaking. So the plastic bottles are ok to use as since they are now BPA free.
If you have any other questions please let me know I work at a baby store so I am very familiar with all the bottles and things. Congrats
T.M. answers from Lansing on February 11, 2009
I always used the disposable drop-ins kind. They cost a bit more, but save so much time and energy!
J.L. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2009
I love my Born Free bottles- both glass and plastic. One thing to consider before buying glass- some daycares wont accept them. Just a thought to consider if you are going that route.
N.O. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2009
LOVED the Playtex Drop-In bottles. BPA free. A little more expensive because you have to buy the liners, but Target liners worked fine in them to save some money -- until we needed the 10-oz drop-ins, then Playtex were the only ones to buy. That may have changed now, but either way you can stock up when they're on sale. The best part for us? No need to sterilize the bottles when our twins were very young (we still sterilized the nipples and tops) and very few parts so easy clean up!