The Best Baby Bottles for Newborns
The best baby bottles for newborns are ones without bpa.
BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical found in most plastic products. Most plastic baby bottles
contain this chemical. Numerous laboratory studies have shown that even small amounts of
BPA can cause such health problems as cancer, hyperactivity, diabetes, lowered sperm count,
and obesity. Through use, especially heating, BPA leaches into the milk inside the bottle.
Ingesting BPA is especially dangerous for babies, as compared to adults, due to the fact
that their organs are still growing. Canada has banned BPA and there is increasing pressure
on the FDA to do the same in the US. An environmental advocacy organization named Environmental
California did a study on five of the most popular brands of baby bottles in the U.S. and found
dangerous levels of BPA leaching from all five. This organization recommended that parents use
BPA free baby bottles.
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The best baby bottles for newborns include glass bottles, BPA
free plastic bottles, and silicone bottles. These three types of bottles are discussed below
along with a section on safe baby bottle nipples.
Glass Baby Bottles
Tempered glass baby bottles are a great alternative to plastic bottles. BPA free baby bottles
made of glass, such as the ones offered by
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, are a great way to keep dangerous
toxic chemicals out of your baby’s milk. The downside of glass baby bottles is that they are more
easily broken than plastic bottles which can be a concern when babies get to the age where they
like throwing things. However this should not be a major concern because tempered glass is much
harder to break than regular glass. These bottles can take a lot of abuse before they break.
Also glass baby bottles can be fitted with a silicone sleeve to help prevent breaking. Using
glass baby bottles is a great way to insure your baby is safe from dangerous toxins.
Silicone Baby Bottles
Silicone bottles are also one of the best baby bottles for newborns. Silicone is a natural organic substance. It
can be heated without leaching any toxins into the milk and is completely safe for your baby.
Plastic Baby Bottles
There are BPA free baby bottles made out of plastic. Due to the amount of attention BPA has
gotten in the last few years many bottle manufacturers are making plastic baby bottles without bpa.
Safe Baby Bottle Nipples
A discussion on the best baby bottles for newborns would not be complete without discussing baby bottle nipples.
There are three choices when it comes to baby bottle nipples. They are silicone, latex, and rubber.
The best choice among these is silicone. Silicone baby bottle nipples have these advantages:
- BPA and PVC free
- Silicone is a durable organic material that usually last 3 to 4 times longer than latex or rubber nipples
- Microwave and freezer safe
- Dishwasher safe
- No open pores for bacteria to get into
- Easy to use and clean
Latex nipples are also BPA free however there is the possibility that over time latex can leach
carcinogens (a cancer causing substance) into the baby’s drink. The FDA regulates the amount of
carcinogens that can be present in baby bottle nipples but it is best to avoid any exposure. Some
babies can also develop latex allergies.
Rubber nipples are not a good choice. They can develop cracks much quicker than silicone nipples
and therefore increase the chance of bacteria being present. Rubber nipples, like latex, can also
leach carcinogens and cause allergic reactions.
The Best Baby Bottles for Newborns - Conclusion
The best baby bottles for newborns are glass bottles. There is some concern
about breakage but the complete safety from possible toxins far out ways these other concerns.
There are also non toxic baby bottles made with silicone and even plastic.
A medical grade silicone baby bottle nipple should be used when possible due to the safety they
provide from possible carcinogens and other toxins.