S.S. asks from Lees Summit, MO on April 26, 2008
BPA In Bottles?
Have you all been hearing/reading about the research they're doing on BPA found in baby bottles and infant formula cans? Haven't we turned out fine and aren't your kids ok? I'm just not sure wether to go to Babies R Us and buy all new bottles or not. You know, I'm on a tight budget right now. How serious are you all taking this?
J.L. answers from Springfield on April 28, 2008
I take it very seriously and have thrown all known and unknown plastics out. If you're on a tight budget, "Take and Toss" cups are really inexpensive (4 for $2ish) and are polypropolene (considered safe).
C.B. answers from St. Louis on April 28, 2008
I am not sure how I feel about this either. My son has been using them since he was a baby and he seems to be just fine. I have not thrown his sippy cups away yet either becasue I don't want to buy more and I don't know why all of a sudden it is such a big deal. I will stay away from them in the future but for now we haven't decided what to do either.
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A.L. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2008
R.C. answers from St. Louis on April 28, 2008
i went with the reasoning better safe than sorry. i tossed all my exspensive bottles and went out and bought the CHEAP evenflo classic (colored) for around a dollar a piece at target.
i wonder what is next :)
J.P. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2008
I am not switching. My 1st son who is 2 now used Playtex and Avent and he's just fine. We even used the Avent sippie cups. My 2nd one went right to cup at 7mo. and it's plastic. But I agree with the other mom who said not to microwave it. I've heard that for a long time not to microwave plastic. We are on a tight budget too, so if I were you, I'd start moving on to a sippie cup and NOT buy all new bottles. It's about that time anyway.
R.D. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2008
Yes, thank God we turned out okay. That said, I believe I will always do what is best for my son. If I hear about something that could potentaially be harmful, I will avoid that product. One example is the use of bumperpads in the crib. Yes, many babies are fine, but studies show that there is a link to babies dying of SIDS using them, so I don't. We put our children "Back to Sleep" now because we learned that is safer. If BPA is the tiniest bit harmful, I am ridding my home of all of it!
H.E. answers from Springfield on April 27, 2008
Hey there. I am in my first pregnancy and the baby is due in July. I have two Biology degrees, so I am taking it fairly seriously. To be practical, I don't have time to worry about every environmental toxin that is out there; we'd all go crazy trying to avoid them all (and maybe starve to death or go broke buying organic.) However, this one is any easy fix for me since I am registering for bottles now and can just choose the ones that don't have Bisphenol-A. I HAVE researched it quite a bit and it DOES scare me. I plan to curb my own use of plastic water bottles and buy a glass bottle or a safer plastic polymer that is dishwasher-safe as well. The media hypes up everything, but you've gotta be pro-active and do your own research to get the facts and no slant. This one seems legit.
G.C. answers from Springfield on April 27, 2008
Yes, most of us turned out o.k., but things have changed a lot since we were kids - no matter how old you are! Manufacturing & processing have changed so much - if there is a warning or recall for something that concerns your irreplaceable little bundle of joy, PLEASE take it seriously! I, too, am a single mom on a tight budget. You can find cheap, SAFE options if you look around a bit.
J.K. answers from Topeka on April 28, 2008
I read something about it about 6 months ago and bought glass bottles to heat up the milk and the playtex nursers (inserts) to feed. Maybe I'm going overboard, and it was painful to bag up all the expensive bottles I had jut bought, but I thought is better to be safe than sorry. at the very least, wash the bottles by hand and heat the milk in glass. I think they say the heat makes the leaching worse. Good luck.