10 March 2007

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We just spend the last few days researching plastics after running into the polycarbonate plastic leaching studies.

If anyone wants a good starting point for understanding what the fuss is about, I particularly like this article at WebMD:

http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20030331/danger-in-plastic-baby-bottles

We decided it's not worth the risk, so our polycarbonate bottles are moving to the garage to store nails and such. I was most worried about what bottles I can safely use.

Glass bottles are an option, but their shatter-potential is high with a bottle bomber like our son. We're using Playtex Drop-Ins for now (our son's down to one or two bottles a day or the waste of these would make me miserable), but there are also widely available polypropylene and polyethylene options as well.

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