Okay, ladies. I need some advice. I am totally late to the game and just found out today that BabiesRUs is taking back Dr. Brown baby bottles because of the whole BPA situation. (Side note – they will take them back without packaging or receipts as long as you have all of the pieces to each bottle.)
I used Dr. Brown bottles with Maya and Olivia, which I really liked. They actually make BPA free bottles now, but I was planning on switching brands mainly because of all the stinkin’ parts to wash. I’m thinking with 3 kids under 4, I’m just not going to have that kind of time. I nurse, however, I always have a really hard time with milk supply, so I usually ending up having to supplement.
So, here’s my question. What kind of bottles do/did you use? I’ve heard Playtex Drop Ins are good, but I’m a little concerned with the cost of buying liners. (Remember – I’m going to have 2 in diapers again for a while.) If those are the best, I’ll go with them, but I wanted to get some advice first. Feel free to either leave a comment at this post or send an email. I’ll post the results, in case anyone else is interested. Thank you in advance for your help!
hey jess, my new favorites are born free bottles. they are made without the dangerous plastic so can be warmed in the microwave. there are fewer parts than DBs and we've loved them. the DB nipples/tops fit them too (if you have extras). they are kinda pricey, but if you just buy 4-5 I think it's totally worth it. we have 3 at home for sam. hope that helps. love ya!!
Now I haven't done my research so correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the chemical is only released if you heat the bottles, so as long as you are not heating your bottles in the microwave it shouldn't be an issue. And I also believe that Dr. Brown now has BPA free bottles so I would hope Babie's R Us is swapping the old ones for the new ones. And lastly, if money is an issue
Because of BPA, we used the Playtex bottles and Nuby makes a BPA free bottle. At HEB I saw a BPA-free MAM bottle. Many companies are starting to feel the pressure to switch, I would wait a bit longer before buying anything, I bet there will be more before you have that sweet boy!
PS – There are entirely too many parts in the Dr. Brown's bottles!
Chrys and Mike says
hey girl, we use the playtex drop ins and i'm so cheap that i run them thru the dishwasher until they look too warn to be used anymore. i think i've bought one liner refill in the past three years. shhhh, don't tell playtex. 🙂
granted, i've nursed both boys until well past a year so it's not like they take tons of bottles, but still. the liners can be washed easily
we use playtex drop-ins too. they have the ones without the rings (they are like storage bags) that you can use and they are cheaper. they also have maybe a target brand. the bags work great the only time i have had trouble with them is at your house when your husband spilt milk on his hand trying to help joey 🙂
The Brown's says
We've used Avent for Jacob and really love them. They have a BPA-free Avent bottle now, which is great! They're super easy to use because there's not a lot of extra parts to clean. Hope this helps!
By the way, I've also had issues with keeping up my milk supply while breast-feeding. There is an all-natural herbal tea called "Organic Mother's Milk" that you
Shane, Steph, Adeline, Adam says
I am so out of the loop I don't know what BPA even is. I am so that mother….Scary!! But I guess I have a few months to think about it 🙂 But I am the cheapy that used Avent and Soothies and liked both! Super easy to clean. Good luck with your choice. Let me know your findings 🙂