Freeform Katia

May 12, 2008

parenting challenge #406

Filed under: parenting — Tags: , , , , — freeformkatia @ 1:24 pm

Bottles. More specifically: bottles with BPA. We (as in ALL parents) have been so blissfully ignorant, but after hearing all the latest reports I can no longer in good conscience continue to use the Avent bottles. I can’t. I was fine with it on Monday, but the fact that I sent Madeleine to school with them today is weighing heavily on my mind.

After much research I have found that I don’t need to spend an arm & a leg to get more bottles. I basically have two options, Gerber Gentle Flow or Born Free, if I want to keep the Avent nipples (I’m probably going to get TONS of spam now that I typed that). Hopefully Madeleine will be oblivious and won’t notice the loss of flavour that the bpa additives have been providing. Eh, my grandchildren will probably all have 2 heads.



  1. I’ve been there on this one… canada has really taken off with this and the US is behind. Anyway, buying a 3-pack of “Fashion Colors” Gerber for what, like, $4 felt strange after the expensive Avent. The only pink thing in my house is one of those Gerber bottles. It gives me a weird joy to have Liam use it!

    Comment by lynette — May 13, 2008 @ 10:53 am

  2. the BPA ban extends also to all these nifty hard plastic water bottles we have been using, sucking the water along with all these chemicals when doing sports or just feeling the need to re-hydrate; strangely: the cheap thin walled disposable bottles are o.k.?!

    Comment by Mom — May 13, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  3. but remember — the cheap, thin-walled DISPOSABLE bottles are not meant to be reused! You can’t clean them properly and all those ridges can really trap bacteria.

    Comment by freeformkatia — May 14, 2008 @ 10:11 am

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