Saturday, April 16, 2011


Baby bottles - glass or plastic?

On "The Right Baby Bottle" there are various opinions and arguments. To make the decision easier, I will discuss in the following article on various materials and the related pro and con arguments. This article will help you to get an overview of the various options.

Bisphenol A in baby bottles
Since this is a hotly debated topic in connection with baby bottles, I go shortly thereafter.
Most plastic baby bottles made of polycarbonate. This material can be split by heating whereby the toxic chemical bisphenol A forms. As a baby bottle probably more often than once heated, the BPA can always make again.

The effect of bisphenol A (BPA) is comparable with the effect of the female hormone estrogen. As baby body in a growth phase in which the endocrine system is not mature yet, they are particularly sensitive to hormonal influences, and hormones can not be true hormone-like substances (such as BPA) differ from. The body of the baby takes this material on unhindered. The health risk is more than 100 studies described in so BPA in small quantities, such as changes in the genetic material, damage to brain function or impairment of fertility cause.

The materials
Baby bottles are filled with various foods, heated again and cleaned. This procedure takes the material. Therefore, of course, make sure that both the bottle and the cup, made of durable material, which holds that different stress level.
Polyamide (PA) and polypropylene (PP)
Both materials can meet the aforementioned requirements. However, there are a few differences, so as polyamide resistant to staining, odors and temperature changes. This is due to a polypropylene in comparison, dense molecular structure of the material. They also differ in their appearance, while PA is transparent and more opaque PP. Since the processing and the material is more expensive, it costs a bit more bottle in PA.

Glass is probably the healthiest alternative. Unlike the plastic bottles are never unpleasant odors, discoloration or change in taste. They are also recyclable and bacteria completely harmless. However, heavy glass bottles of weight here and break down easily.
Silicone or latex nipple
First of all, your baby should allow a vacuum suction relaxed. It is therefore important that can form in the suckers no vacuum.

The natural latex material is a particularly resilient and tear resistant so. Babies can thus not damage as easily as a silicone nipple. It is, however, be an indication that latex can cause allergies.

Silicone nipples are characterized by the fact that they are tasteless and less sensitive to light than latex teats (UV - rays), which makes them a little longer. However, a silicone nipple pull through the teeth of the baby more easily than a latex nipple.

No matter what material you choose, ultimately, the nipple should be replaced every 6 to 8 weeks. If the cup is damaged it should be replaced immediately.

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