Stainless Steel vs Plastic Baby Bottles: Everything you need to know

Many women opt to breastfeed when their bundle of joy is born, however as it is not a choice for everyone, bottle-feeding is the next best option to feed your baby the important nutrients and vitamins they need. When choosing a baby bottle, it is automatic to purchase a plastic bottle, as this is one of the most popular choices on the market. However, thanks to new technology and research, stainless steel bottles have become a new way of feeding your little one.

PLASTIC BABY BOTTLE

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Since the glass bottle has become pretty much obsolete, plastic baby bottles have been the popular choice when feeding babies. Plastic bottles are a great choice as they are unbreakable making it a safe item to use around your fragile baby. They are also lightweight making it easier for your baby to hold on to when they get a little older and not to mention easier to carry around in your baby bag.

However, there have been growing concerns that plastic bottles contained BPA, a harsh chemical that can cause harmful effects to your baby. This has been a growing concern with older bottles and as a result many bottle companies nowadays are producing bottles that do not contain this chemical.

Do not take this information as gospel when purchasing your bottles, always read the packaging and ensure it specifically states that they are BPA free. Popular baby bottle brands Avent, Dr Brown’s and Tommee Tippee all provide BPA free bottles allowing you to feel confident that your child is not exposed to any harsh chemicals.

STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel bottles have only become a recent trend on the market offering a number of advantages. Many parents may be oblivious to the fact that stainless steel bottles are versatile and practical tool for feeding. Just like plastic bottles, they are unbreakable making them extremely safe for your little one to use. Stainless steel thermal bottles are a great choice when out and about as they keep the liquid contents hot or cold for a long period of time.

This will prevent you 27276-pacific-baby-thermal-baby-bottles-extra-28122-28122from having to warm up your bottle to feed your little one, especially if there are no facilities available. Recently formed baby company Pacific Baby offers a great range of thermal baby bottles that are also free from harsh chemicals including BPA, PVC and Phthalates.

One main disadvantage of a stainless steel bottle is that they can be very expensive due to the innovative and chemical free products that are used to create them. They may also be heavier for a child to hold compared to plastic. However, if you are considering the environment, stainless steel bottles are recyclable and are the green way to go.

Pacific Baby bottles are a great choice if you are opting for a stainless steel bottle. If you are more leaning towards plastic bottle, brands such as Avent and Mam have great range that are chemical free. Stainless steel and plastic bottles all have distinctive properties that are necessary for feeding your baby and infant with care.

Take the time to consider your choices and what is more suitable for your baby. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each will allow you to make the best decision possible. Nowadays, choices are endless with new and improved baby feeding products always coming out in the market. Your baby will thank you for considering their bottle-feeding options.

This is a guest post by: Bella Gocher from Fertile Mind

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