Yeah, yeah, enough about the BPA…

Well, we’ve tried to be good about avoiding the BPA stuff for The Boy. We started with glass bottles, moved the the Green To Grow bottles as the boy grew (and grew, and grew – 97 percentile for height – yowza!) and became more of a chow hound. Went through and tried to make sure all our daughter’s sippy cups were “clean” and all.

Then, the other day, we realized that, when we made a new batch of formula for the baby, we put the powdered stuff in the bottle, added the hot water to the.. uh.. the plastic bottle. Hmm.. that doesn’t sound right. We checked the bottom of the bottle – a dreaded #5 plastic.

So, now we’re on a search for a glass version. We need 32oz, but with the little measuring lines on the side, like our plastic bottles had. Right now, we’re making formula in a 32oz glass measuring cup, waiting for it to cool, then pouring into the plastic.

This is less than ideal. So… if anyone has any suggestions, it would be much appreciated!

For now, we’re trying not to worry. After all, my daughter had all her formula this way and probably got a lot of BPA in her system. And she seems pretty normal– er… oh, crap.

[Update: GeekLady points out to me that #5 is not the bad plastic. I swore I read that somewhere. Maybe I just got my numbers confused. Maybe I should be relying on Z Recommends instead…]


5 Responses to BPA

  1. GeekLady says:

    You know that plastic #5 is polypropylene, has nothing to do with BPA and is safe, right?

    [Kaz: Holy Cow, you are right. Where did I get #5 = Bad from??]

  2. GeekLady says:

    Oh, and if you meant plastic #7, that’s a catch-all designation for a bunch of different plastics (including polycarbonate), so you’ll have to contact the manufacturer to find out exactly which plastic your mysterious 32oz. bottle thingie is.

  3. Steph says:

    I just stumbled across your blog. This article might help with the BPA info.

  4. Dude, at least you didn’t pitch a bunch of super-useful plastic before checking to see that, hey, #5 is OK. Dang.

  5. I’m checking for the BPA free bottles too. Is Green-to-grow good to use? I’m just wondering if Born Free or Gree-to-grow is better.

    [Kaz: We’ve been happy with them so far. We’ve even ordered more. We don’t have the Born Free, so it is difficult to compare the two.]

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