When I first had my daughter, I loved the drop in sleeves that came along with the Playtex bottles. They seemed so convenient when I needed a bottle. I did breastfeed my daughter, but in the beginning I was not making enough milk so I had to supplement her with formula. Luckily it did not take too long for my milk production to catch up with my daughter’s demand, but when I needed a bottle I turned to the Playtex plastic bottle with the drop in sleeve. I honestly loved these Playtex bottles. Then one day, the news broke of Bisphenol A also commonly known as BPA.
With the news of BPA, some stores were clearing their shelves of products that had this dangerous ingredient in them. Some stores seemed to have some of the products still on their shelves though and I just did not know who or what I could trust anymore. So I made a decision. I was only going to use glass bottles.
I hunted high and low, looking at all different kinds of of glass bottles. I first started out with Chicco glass bottles. They were good. When the news of lead found in cheap paints I changed using these Chicco bottles though. I did not change because it was said that these bottles had the lead in the paint of the design on the bottle though. I just did not want to have to trust the company. After all, it has been known since 1930 that BPA is hazardous to humans and it was still in baby products so I was not going to trust that the painted design on the Chicco bottles was lead free.
So I decided to look for a new glass bottle. I wanted a plain glass bottle. I wanted a glass bottle without a painted design on it. I needed a glass bottle with silicone nipples because I have a latex allergy and we did not know yet if my daughter was allergic to latex. I eventually found the Evenflo classic glass bottle. It had silicone nipples and you could purchase varying nipple flows. It was plain with no paint on the bottles. It was exactly what I was looking for. So I purchased three 4 oz bottles and three 8 oz bottles.
I was very happy with the Evenflo bottles. I did run into the issue of my daughter dropping the bottle outside a couple of times and them breaking. I quickly found a solution to the problem with an Evenflo product. Evenflo makes these silicone sleeves for their bottles. They come in various colours and just slide on and off the glass bottles. I love these sleeves. It gave my daughter a better grip and provided a layer of protection for if the glass bottle was dropped. They are very thin sleeves, but somehow they are enough to protect the bottle. The sleeves come in the 4 oz and 8 oz sizes.
Now I have to give a truthful review about the products I talk about here. I love the Evenflo bottles and would use nothing else. I did encounter one problem with the Evenflo nipples that the company solved within minutes of me contacting them. For some reason I was having problems with two packages of the nipples I bought. They seemed to not be sitting on the bottle correctly and leaking. The Evenflo customer service representative that I talked to said that they had not received that complaint and something must be wrong with the nipples I purchased. The Evenflo representative asked me how many packages I purchased and what flow they were. I told the representative it was one package of medium and one package of fast flow nipples. The next thing I knew, I had a package being delivered to me and it had one package of medium flow nipples and two packages of fast flow nipples free of charge. These new nipples work great and I do not have a leaking problem at all with them.
I highly recommend the Evenflo bottles. They are great bottles and the Evenflo company provided me with amazing customer service.
If you want to read more on BPA then a good resource is the Wikipedia website. You can also find great resources under the Health Section of our Expecting Mom Baby Blog website.
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