Glass is back, baby

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My younger daughter was just weaning from the bottle when the news about bisphenol-A broke. I had been using a brand that was known to contain BPA (unbeknown to me, however) and that's just one more thing I have to add to my mama-guilt list. I quit using them immediately, alarmist that I am, and switched her to a non-BPA brand and eventually bought both of my kids stainless steel sippy cups.

BPA is a confusing issue. The FDA (who, I admit, I have trust issues with) says that plastic products containing BPA are fine. But the CDC has concerns over the effects of BPA in animals and says more tests are needed to find out if it's safe for humans.

So if I were to have another baby, I'd definitely be switching to glass bottles, and I wouldn't be the only one. Glass bottle manufacturers saw their sales rise 100% between 2006 and 2007. Though glass bottles seem old fashioned, they really don't need any more special care than plastic bottles. The only concern, obviously, is that they can break and older babies and toddlers shouldn't walk around with them.

Interested in reading more? Check out these two informative posts from Z Recommends. What about you? Is BPA a concern of yours?

BPA-free options for your baby and toddler(click thumbnails to view gallery)

Born Free bottles and sippy cupsEvenflo glass nurser baby bottlesKleen Kanteen stainless sippy cupsMedela breastmilk storageBoon Fluid toddler cups

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.