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#1 Jessica_Cupcake

Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:20 AM

I can't seem to find out which are BPA free .... anyone know where I can find out ??

#2 mummytotwo

Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:17 AM

Medela bottles are BPA free, dont think they sell teats in australia though. (any standard teat would fit though)

Rebecca

#3 pinkchutney

Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

Happy Baby (aussie brand) make glass bottles - they are harder to find than the plastic ones of the same brand - but any pharmacy which stocks Happy Baby brand can order the glass ones in for you. They are really cheap too.

Edited by Topcat1, 27 January 2008 - 01:57 PM.


#4 kv28

Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:32 PM

sorry what is BPA

#5 grumpy monkey

Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:56 PM


http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/200708...k?src=RSS_Basic
http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-report...ottles-and.html
http://www.healthobservatory.org/library.cfm?refid=77083

Links left behind

Edited by krisp, 07 August 2009 - 11:28 PM.


#6 arty

Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:20 AM

Hi,

My bub is fully breastfed at the moment but I'm thinking of introducing formula for cereal...does anyone know if formula containers in Australia have BPAs as well?

I'm aware they do in the US.

Thanks.

#7 justneedadvice

Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:34 AM

Thankyouy Krisp for sharing your research, saved me a lot of time, and provided good information.

Now what to do?? Looks like I am ordering from the USA... darn. rolleyes.gif

#8 justneedadvice

Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:04 PM

Urgh! Why are these so hard to find, America has loads of options and we are stuck with 2?

Jessica - what do you think you will do? (I'm looking for more options).

anna

#9 ally-rose

Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:33 PM

If you can't find the happy baby glass bottles at your local shops / chemist (I couldn't), they are available from an online pharmacy - http://www.paylesschemists.com.au/product....=21&SubcatID=48

They are out of stock at the moment, but I rang them this afternoon and they said that they are getting more in so you can still order them.

As a bonus the postage is free if you send a referral email to three friends (option given once your order is placed).

#10 ecomumma

Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:36 PM

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Hi All,
I've never blogged before but often read/ peruse various topics....I couldn't let this one go without adding my bit - finally!

BPA free baby bottles are now available in Australia.  
Eco Child sells a brand called Adiri - which is a fantastic bottle from the USA (where the new anti-plastic legislation is most advanced) which is especially good for babies who switch between breast & bottle or have outright refused other bottles.  
They also have glass Happy Baby bottles with silicone teats.
Good luck! and check out their site if you're interested.... www.ecochild.com.au


[font=Century Gothic][size=7]
Hi All,
I've never blogged before but often read/ peruse various topics....I couldn't let this one go without adding my bit - finally!

BPA free baby bottles are now available in Australia.  
Eco Child sells a brand called Adiri - which is a fantastic bottle from the USA (where the new anti-plastic legislation is most advanced) which is especially good for babies who switch between breast & bottle or have outright refused other bottles.  
They also have glass Happy Baby bottles with silicone teats.
Good luck! and check out their site if you're interested.... www.ecochild.com.au


[font=Century Gothic][size=7]
Hi All,
I've never blogged before but often read/ peruse various topics....I couldn't let this one go without adding my bit - finally!

BPA free baby bottles are now available in Australia.  
Eco Child sells a brand called Adiri - which is a fantastic bottle from the USA (where the new anti-plastic legislation is most advanced) which is especially good for babies who switch between breast & bottle or have outright refused other bottles.  
They also have glass Happy Baby bottles with silicone teats.
Good luck! and check out their site if you're interested.... www.ecochild.com.au


As you can see... like I said - I've never blogged before!
Sorry for adding my reply in three times - I'll get the hang of this!

#11 chat

Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

This mght be a silly question but do you think plastic cups for babies are unsafe and plastic plates? I only ask because I have been using the same for some years now. blush.gif

#12 ecomumma

Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:04 PM

Without a doubt yes - I do consider many plastics to have overwhelming evidence against their safety and would not recommend using them for children.  That said; we live in a world where avoiding plastic is extremely difficult.  I believe it is best to learn about which plastics are most toxic and invest energy in avoiding those ones.

I have included a summary below (paraphrased from the Green Guide)of the different plastics to get you started.  Also, to set your mind at ease most Tupperwear products & Children's melamine plate set dishes are relatively safe!

Safest Plastics:

#1 PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)
Recyclable and generally considered the safest single-use plastic-bottle choice. Try not to reuse these bottles, as studies indicate that after repeated use, these containers may leach DEHP, an endocrine-disrupting phthalate and probable human carcinogen. Also remember that using single use bottles isn't a great environmental option.

#2 HDPE (high density polyethylene)
This plastic is durable, safe and recyclable and is often used in bottles for personal care products and some gardening products.

#4 LDPE (low density polyethylene)
LDPE is thought to be food-safe plastic and is mostly used to make food wraps and plastic bags. Although this plastic may be the  best plastic option for food wrapping, food can also be wrapped in paper and plastic bags are still terrible, no matter how 'safe' they are from a toxicity viewpoint!

#5 PP (polypropylene)
Polypropylene has not been shown to leach any carcinogens or endocrine disruptors. It is used to make chip packets, ice-cream containers and some yogurt tubs.


Avoid these plastics:

#3  PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
PVC is highly toxic and releases carcinogenic dioxins into the environment when manufactured or incinerated and can leach hormone disrupting phthalates. This plastic is found in various bottles, plastic wraps (especially heavy duty varieties), furniture, clothing and many toys.

#6  PS ( polystyrene)
Can leach styrene, a possible human carcinogen. Polystyrene is used to make a variety of items including disposable cups and meat trays.

#7 (this number is used for a variety of plastics including polycarbonate and acrylic)
Polycarbonate contains bisphenol-A (BPA), a known hormone disruptor that may leach in some circumstances. Polycarbonate re-useable sport and camping drink bottles are particularly common and some baby's bottles are made of polycarbonate. Currently more study is required in this area however current research indicates that these bottles tend to leach BPA when heated, via washing or in the sun.

#13 ~SevenWonders~

Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:00 AM

MAM bottles are stocked at our local Woolworths supermarket.  I'm in QLD.

#14 justneedadvice

Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:38 AM

Just have to add quietly that my DS totally refused the Adiri bottle. The teat bit is very short, and he couldn't latch on at all. They look good, but that was it! Bit disappointed, for $20!!!!!

#15 mumsthe1

Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

Nuk also make a glass bottle that I have seen in Target before.

#16 Our LovelyLiv

Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:39 PM

I got Maam bottles for DD from our chemist, they are only around $9 each. The Take'n'Toss sippers are BPA free as far as I know, as are the Playtex sipper cups (again as far as I know). I ordered DD a Thermos sipper from the US through Ebay as they aren't stocked here yet and it worked out ok $$ wise - around $30 including postage.
I found this website very helpful  original.gif

http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-report...ottles-and.html

#17 dragonfly31981

Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:31 PM

BPA free bottles: Mam, Adiri nurers (www.feedingsolutions.com.au/adiri.html), Medela (teats are sold in Aust but you need to either by them from the company - or get a nice chemist to order from them. They are a little rare but they are great!), glass bottles (Nuk makes some, as do Happy Baby). I found Nuk glass bottles at Castle Hill's Target.

#18 TARLI

Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:25 AM

I have compiled this list from www.safemama.com It shows a few BPA free products. This website is great. Hope it helps people.  NOT SURE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA. I KNOW THAT THE MAM ANITVENT IS (CAUSE I BROUGHT IT YESTERDAY biggrin.gif )


BPA Free Bottle Products
• Adiri Natural Nursers
• Avent “Via” disposable bottles
• BornFree: All bottles and cups BPA free
• EvenFlo: Glass bottles, Classic Tinted Polypropylene bottles
• Playtex: Original Nurser,Opaque Soft Bottle (discontinued), Playtex Drop in liners
• Gerber: Gerber Clearview, Fashion Tints (also called “Plastic Pastels”), Gerber GentleFlow
• Medela: All bottles
• Sassy MAM bottles (UltiVent), Baby Food Nurser Kit
• Green to Grow Bottles
• Sassy Baby Food Nurser Kit
• ThinkBaby Bottles
• Momo Glass Bottles
• Munchkin: Dora the Explorer Classic Bottles
• Nuby: Standard Neck Non-Drip Bottle, Wide-Neck Non-Drip Bottle, Wide-Neck Bottle with Handles and Non-Drip Nipple, Standard Neck Bottle with Handles and Non-Drip Nipple, 3-Stage Wide Neck Easy Grip Feeding System with Non-Drip Nipple.
• Nuture Pure Glass bottles
• Babisil Silbottles
• Weego Glass Bottles
• Siliskin Glass Bottles
• Dr Brown’s: Glass Bottles (all vent system pieces BPA Free), Dr. Browns Polypropylene bottles (due in store’s April 15th)
• Parent’s Choice Bottles (available at Walmart) - box is marked BPA Free

BPA Free Sippy Cups
• Avent Magic Cups, Super Sport Cups
• Playtex: Coolster Tumbler, Insulator, Einstein Training Cup, Sipster, Create My Own, Quick Straw, Insulator Sport, Sip and Discover, First Sipster
• Gerber: Sip & Smile Spill-proof Cup, Easy Grip Insulated Soft Straw Cup, Insulated Cool Cup, Fun Grips Color Change Spill-proof Cup, Grins & Giggles Spill-proof Cup (source)
• BornFree sippy/drinking cups
• Kleen Kanteen
• Thermos Foogo Sippy Cups, and drinking bottle with straw
• SIGG Toddler Water Bottles
• Kid Basix The Safe Sippy
• Boon Sippy
• GrowPure Multi-Stage Feeder and Sippy Cup
• iPlay Aqua Bottle
• ThinkBaby Training Cup
• Sassy Snack Time Infa-Trainer Cup
• Munchkin: Cupsicle, Cupsicle Straw Cup, Big Kid Sippy Cup, Mighty Grip Flip Straw Cup, Mighty Grip Trainer Cup, licensed character Sports Bottles, Re-usable Straw Cups, Re-usable Spill-proof Cups
• Nuby: No-Spill Sports Sipper, Insulated Soft Silicone Spout Cup, Soft Spout Easy Grip Cup, Gripper Cup with Soft Silicone Spout, 2-Handle Cup, Tinted Mega Sipper
• The First Years: Take & Toss, Spill-proof Cup, Insulated Cup, Licensed character sippy cups, Insulated Spill-proof Cup, 2 Handled Cups

BPA Free Milk/Liquid Storage
• Avent Via 8-oz. Nurser Kit
• Avent Snack Cup / Formula Dispenser
• Mother’s Milkmate Storage bottles
• Medela Milk Storage bottles and breastpump accessories
• Playtex One-Step Breast Milk Storage Kit
• Lansinoh® Breastmilk Storage Bags
• Lansinoh® Breastmilk Storage Bottles
• Gerber Breastmilk Storage Bags
• Dr. Brown’s Breastmilk Storage Bags
• The First Years” Easy Pour Breastmilk Storage bags

BPA Free Baby Food / Food Storage
• So Easy Fresh Baby Food Kit
• Baby Cubes baby food storage system

• Laptop Lunch System
• Munchkin: Snack Catcher, Baby Food Grinder, Fresh Food Feeder, Powdered Formula Dispensers

BPA & Phthalate Free Pacifiers*
• Playtex: Playtex “Binky” (one piece silicone pacifier), Binky Most Like Mother Latex Pacifier, Binky Most Like Mother Silicone Pacifier, Binky Angled Pacifier, Ortho-Pro Pacifier
• Gerber: NUK Original, NUK Classic, NUK Nautical
• The First Years: Soothies Silicone Paci’s, Safe Comfort, Ultra Kip
• Vice Versa Binky w/ Case
• Natursutten Natural Rubber Paci
• Evenflo: Mimi Soft Touch, Mimi Premium, Mimi Neo One-Piece, Vizion, Fuzion and Illuzion
• Gumdrop Silicon Pacifiers

BPA & Phthalate Free Teethers*
• Sassy: Sassy Jelly Fish Teethers, Sassy Coolin’ Teether, Sassy Chilly Dilly Daisy, Sassy Teething Feeder, Sassy Teach Me Toothbrush Set, Sassy Teething Tunes, Sassy Gummy Guppy, Sassy Earth Brites Natural Wooden Toys, Sassy Buzz n’ Bites teether
• Luv n’ Care Icy Bite Teether
• Nuby: Nuby Jiggle Giggle Teethers, Nuby Nibbler, Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys on a Ring, Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether, Nuby Icy Bite Teether Rings, Nibbler, Nuby Kool Soothers, Nuby Pur Icy Bite Teethers, Nuby Fun Teethers, Nuby Fun Links and Fun Links on a Ring
• Je Je Vibrating Teether (rubber)
• Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
• Vulli Chan Pie Gnon Teethers
• Vulli Vanilla Flavored Chan Pie Gnon
• Vulli Cool It Soother Chan Pie Gnon
• Vulli Vulli Musical Fruit Keys
• Vulli Rattle Key Chain
• Comfort + Joy Teether (not yet available)
• Leapfrog Gentle Vibes teether
• Fisher Price: Laugh & Learn Learning Keys, Rainforest Monkey Teether,Rainforest Giraffe Rainstick Rattle, Miracles & Milestones Musical Zebra, Miracles & Milestones Sunshine Activity Ring, Miracles & Milestones Penguin Water Teether, Lil’ Laugh & Learn 1-2-3 Puppy Rattle
• Combi Teethers
• Bright Stars:Chill and Teeth Tubes, Licensed to Drool, Rattle and Spin teethers
• Gerber: Cooling Gum Soother, Cool Fish Soother, Cool Ring Soother, OrbiTeether
• Learning Curve: Cool Triangle Teether, Floating Friends, Soft teething beads, First Keys
• Camden Rose: Maple Teether and Waldorf Cheery Rattle/Teether

#19 clumpy

Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:34 AM

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I was assured that Pigeon bottles only contain a minimal amount of BPA.

I'm sorry, but you don't actually find this reassuring, do you? If the substance is harmful, there shouldn't be any in there!

If you want to continue using the Pigeon teats (and they are very good), they do fit in the Mam Ultivents which contain no BPA.

#20 mybaby

Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

I'm sorry ladies, it's probably been asked before and though i've read each post, I may have missed it, but can Avent teats fit the MAM Ultivent bottles?

TIA biggrin.gif

#21 clumpy

Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:38 PM

mybaby - yes.

For everyone:

MAM Ultivents DO take Pigeon and Avent widemouth teats

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#22 pinkchutney

Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE
I was assured that Pigeon bottles only contain a minimal amount of BPA.


They all only have small amounts in them - but that small amount is too much.

#23 clumpy

Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE
still searching for info on tommee tippee?

Here you go!:
http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/11/z-report...mee-tippee.html

That site is VERY comprehensive, anyone who's looking for info on a particular brand.

#24 sam78s

Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:29 AM

Phew.  I was very pleased to see Avent Via cups on the BPA free list.  I was afraid I was slowly poisoning my boys with my EBM.

Sam.

#25 deb14

Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

Thank you ladies for all this info. I hadn't posted but after reading I went out & bought the MAM ultivents. DD really like her new bottles & I can use them for the new bub too!

I was using Tommee Tippee ones, that were also about 3 years old so who knows what might have been coming out of them.




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