Originally Posted by virgo
Thanks for all of the info. So is a Born Free BPA Free plastic bottle safer than a Born Free glass bottle?
"Safer" is relative.
According to the staff at Babies R Us, all bottles and bottle components are now required to be BPA free, and the plastic internal components in the glass bottles (which are also present in the plastic versions) should be BPA free.
Thing is, BPA isn't the only potentially dangerous chemical in plastic.
Also, plastic can harbor bacteria moreso than glass, especially if/when the plastic gets scratched.
..but the breakage factor needs to be considered, too, because to some people, that takes glass right off the list of "safe" options.
My thing against the glass bottles with plastic components is this:
Glass is fragile, worrisome to sterilize (it has potential to shatter if heated/cooled too quickly), and can be so pricey, so if I'm going to go out of the way to get/buy/use glass, I'd want it all
glass, KWIM? Otherwise it doesn't seem like a worthwhile investment of time, effort, and money that my family could use in other ways.
That said, the best laid bottle plans are often laid to waste. Babies sometimes will refuse to take the bottle you planned and researched in advance. If you get more than one bottle of a certain kind, only open one package at first, so you can return the rest if your baby refuses to use them.