If you are a parent who is concerned about the alarming increase in some birth defects and developmental problems in children, you will love knowing that all Born Free bottles and products are totally made with BPA free plastics.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with BPA, or Bisphenol – A, it is a chemical compound that is found in many hard plastics. The problem (or potential problem since the FDA has been a little non committal) is that BPA can leach off of the plastic and into the food or drink.
Since many plastics contain BPA such as baby bottles and food containers, that leaching effect can cause your baby to ingest quite a bit of the chemical.
The worry is that long term exposure to BPA may lead to developmental problems. Again, no one has stood up to say that this is true, but many parents are becoming proactive nonetheless.
For that reason, three concerned fathers got together and formed the Born Free Bottles company. All the products they carry from baby bottles to sippy cups, to bottle collars and vent free systems, to sanitizers and bottle cleaners are all made of BPA free plastics.
Their bottles are not only BPA free, they are also innovative in other ways. For one thing, the bottles come with a unique vent system that helps prevent colic. Used properly (and it can be a little bit of a trick to use, but it’s not that hard) it can alleviate too much air when your baby eats.
Another great innovation is the great leak free design, which means that your baby eats the formula and doesn’t wear it. All of us who have to do the laundry are happy about that!
Born Free bottles come with 5 different levels of nipples, each of which has it’s own flow rate. That way you can change the nipples to accommodate your growing baby and their needs.
Level 1 is made for newborns up to about 3 months and has a slow flow rate. Level 2 is for 3 to 6 months and has a medium flow rate. Level 3 is for 6 plus months and has a fast flow rate. Level 4 is for 6 plus months too and has a Y cut and a fast flow rate. And level 5 is for 3 months and over and has a variable flow rate – slow, medium and fast.
No matter how old your baby is or what their unique needs are, there is likely BPA free Born Free bottles and nipples that will work great for them… and you.