There are many benefits to using stainless steel baby bottles rather than the alternative plastic, BPA containing baby bottles and glass baby bottles. The main reason being the reduced exposure to BPA, but stainless steel baby bottles are also very durable, easy to clean, heat up quickly and typically contain up to 60% recycled materials (and are 100% recyclable).
For over 40 years, Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used as a building block of several plastics including drinking bottles, cups and protective lining in cans and containers in which foods and beverages are packaged. Although concerns about the hazards of the exposure of BPA to humans have been suspected since the 1930's, it's only recently that the concerns have gained enough attention to prompt retailers and manufacturers to eliminate BPA products. Some of the concerns of BPA include developmental issues in children, early onset of puberty and birth defects.
A new study by the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have concluded that there is validity to these concerns of human exposure to BPA. More tests are on the way, but in the meantime, the FDA has recommended that reasonable steps be taken to reduce the amount of BPA we are exposed to.
Steps that the FDA plans to take is to facilitate the development of alternative linings of infant formula cans as well as other food can linings which do not contain BPA and supporting the shift to more regulations surrounding the use of BPA in our food handling products.
Another step by the FDA is the support of the industry's actions to stop producing baby bottles and infant feeding cups that contain BPA, although this may take some time. Alternatives currently available for feeding babies include glass bottles and stainless steel baby bottles, although the potential for glass breaking is great with an infant handling it, so that latter may be a more effective alternative.
Made from the purest elements on the earth (Chromium, Nitrogen, Nickel, etc.), Stainless steel baby bottles are naturally resistant to bacterial growth, and are dishwasher safe to promote easy, fast cleaning and sterilize easily. This form of stainless steel is used for surgical devices, dental implants, food containers, etc. It is 100% BPA free and plastic free.
Stainless steel baby bottles also heat contents quickly simply by placing them in a container of warm water, or running them under the warm water tap. The easy-to-hold bottles also fit most warming devices, giving parents ultimate freedom in temperature control. Of course, the microwave is not a safe way to heat contents in a stainless steel bottle, but there is controversy surrounding the amount of nutrients microwave radiation destroys in formula as well as hot spots created in liquids when using a microwave that can burn infants, so that option is not recommended regardless.
Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. An average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material of which approximately 40% originates from end-of-life products and approximately 60% comes from manufacturing processes.
Specifically, you may find Eco-Baba brand Stainless steel baby bottles to be the best baby bottle for you little one. As well as all of the benefits explained above, Eco-Baba stainless steel bottles are compatible with most wide-neck brand nipples and sippies from major manufacturers including Avent, Dr. Browns, Green to Grow, and many others. Additionally, Eco Baba also offers 2 different sippy spouts specifically designed to help transition your baby from bottle to sippy. Eco-Baba stainless steel baby bottles do not use any liners on the inside, nor toxic paints or lacquers on the outside and come with a safe silicon medium flow nipple.
Based in Portland, Oregon Eco Baba co-founders, Peter and Tracie Zenti say they are just like any parents who simply want the best for our children. Eco Baba bottles and accessories are available to parents nationwide for purchase online or through specialty retailers.
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