How Safe Are Your Baby Bottles and Utensils

A month ago, I bought aย  drinking/sipping cup for Seth at a baby shop in Doha. I thought of introducing it to him soon since he is already eating solid foods. I thought that this kind of cup is of quality and harmless for Seth considering of the price and of brand.

Yesterday, I received one of my everyday emails from whattoexpect.com, a website about pregnancy and parenting. It’s about going organic specially when it comes to what we buy for our baby. I’m very particular when it comes to health matters, and this topic caught my attention so I opened it right away (opposite of what I used to do every time I received an emails from them). Everyday, I always received an average of three emails from them related to parenting which most of them were only transferred to my other folder without opening it (hehehe). Upon reading it, I learned that some things I bought for Seth, including the drinking/sipping cup, might harm him since it was made of plastic. Some of us were not aware that even the expensive and branded plastic baby bottles and cups that we trusted might also harm our loved ones. The article says that some plastic baby bottles expose tots to a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which may affect the brain, behavior and development of infants and young children, since BPA can seep into liquids and foods from plastic containers, utensils and bottles. Here’s the link of the article: Going Organic: What to Buy for Your Baby.

The drinking/sipping cup I bought has number 7 recycling symbol, which is not safe and I’m thankful that all of my baby bottles are BPA free. Now, I fully understood what BPA is, the one I always encountered in the store every time I checked out some things for Seth. So, to all moms out there, always take time to check for the things to buy for our little one. Expensive and branded things are not guaranteed that they are the best.

24 thoughts on “How Safe Are Your Baby Bottles and Utensils

  1. Genzel

    Ohhh so those recyclable containers we have at home are not safe to use for long time. Thanks for this. It’s hard to find nga lang talaga kasi puro may 7 cycle yung nakikita kong mga lagayan.

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  2. Roch

    Whoa, now I know that plastic materials might pose harm. I would warn my aunts who are feeding their babies with this bottle.

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  3. Fervil

    Good to know more about bisphenol A or BPA and the possible harmful effects it could bring to us. Thanks for informing us using this post!

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  4. Pauchee Casimiro

    I know that brand is kinda pricey. But my son’s worth it so I might purchase one soon! I am also conscious when it comes to him. That’s why I purchased Avent bottles to prevent colic. I’d rather spend more for him than for myself. That’s motherhood. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Michael Macalos

    Moms/parents should carefully choose the things that their baby needs just like baby bottles because some bottles contain harmful chemicals that can cause harmful effects. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. papaleng

    As much as possible we refrain from using plastic feeding bottle. Though there are brands that are BPA free, still a no-no pa rin sa amin.

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  7. Loila L.

    Great information for all the mommies out there! I’d love to share this to my sister in order to keep my nephew safe with his drinking cup. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Maria Regina Aguilar

    Hi Sheren!รœ

    I have just recently followed your blog. This is the first time I posted a comment only to ask if something’s wrong with blogger?

    The followers widget doesn’t seem to work anymore.

    Anyway, regarding your post. I’ve also heard of BPA plastic bottles and my baby was using it for four months until I switched. It made me so worried but my mom said I had plastic bottles when I was a baby and I grew up…ermmm. Stubborn! LOL So yeah better keep those BPA stuff away from Seth. รœ

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  9. Crib

    thanks to this post. i feel like checking the training cup of my daughter. when it comes to our baby’s health we should always be vigilant.

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  10. Mel Cole

    Visiting you here again sis. Just a thought, are you interested in exchanging postcards? Let me know if yo’re interested and you can send me an email at melmellcc(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  11. Mama Mia

    Whoa! Di ko alam yun. I’m fortunate that Maia never liked using her sippy cups. She went straight to drinking from a glass! But I never really even cared to look under my daughter’s bottles! From now on, I will be. Thanks sis!

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  12. Mel Cole

    Thanks for the info seth. George’s sippy cups were hand me downs so I dont know the brand composition. Adgi mode muna ako. ๐Ÿ™‚

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