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Safest Baby Bottle {Avoiding Plastic}

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Safest Baby Bottle {Avoiding Plastic}

I dropped my daughter off across the street at one of our neighbor’s house while I recorded a podcast. Thank you, Beth! It truly takes a village to raise children and build a business! 😉 My daughter has been a little bit crazy while I record podcasts lately – wanting to talk into the mic, sit next to me, moan (she does that when she concentrates), play with toys, etc. You know, mom life. Anyways, when I went to go pick her up, I noticed the cup that Beth was using for her son. It was a Pura Stainless Steel Cup that transitions with the baby as they get older. This was looking to be the safest baby bottle I’ve found!


You can use the SAME cup, but change out the tops. You can start with a nipple, to a sippy cup, to a straw, and then a sports top. It is THE coolest thing ever.

What’s REALLY cool is that is stainless steel! Not the yucky plastic that you’ll find in stores. That’s the big thing that bothered me with most baby bottles and sippy cups – they used plastic.


*Yes, there are glass ones that are great too. But they can break if they fall onto tile and wood. Not ideal for a busy baby/toddler.

What Are The Dangers of Plastic?

I’m sure you’ve seen the marketing tactics of plastic companies now saying – BPA FREE! BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is a chemical that is added to baby bottles, Tupperware, canned foods, toiletries, etc. It’s been studied to be an endocrine disruptor that can cause hormonal imbalances.

BEWARE! Just because a product says it’s free of BPA, they use a similar type ingredient that can still be harmful to humans. 

An article on Harvard University News states the dangers that was found in many animals studies,

Hundreds of animal studies point to potential health dangers from exposure in the uterus before birth. These include abnormal development of the brain, breast, and prostate. Many animal studies link the chemical to reproductive disorders, including infertility, feminizing of male organs in fetuses, and early puberty in females. A synthetic hormone, BPA mimics estrogen.

BPA isn’t the only thing to be worried about with plastic. In a Yale Journal,

The molecules of concern in the plastics story are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and the two most-studied sources of EDCs are bisphenol A (BPA), a basic building block of hard, polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, and phthalates (pronounced thal-ates), which are added to plastics to make them more pliable.

Phthalates were studied to affect the reproductive system in small boys. Another study that was done with prenatal women exposed to phthalates and followed the children afterwards to see if there was an increased risk of asthma. The risk of asthma was higher than 70% when mothers were exposed to phthalates. This was one of the first studies that was done looking into the risk of asthma and phthalates, so many more need to be done.

Infants are found to having phthalates in their urine who are bottle fed. Even the state of California has registered one of the phthalates as being cancerous. These are only a couple of studies done on the dangers of plastic, but it’s real and these ingredients aren’t just in plastic, but in many cleaners and beauty products.


Do you have another option that can be considered for the safest baby bottle? We’d love to hear it! If you’re looking for the best natural disposable diapers too, we got you covered over here!


safest baby bottles and cups for your kids

Minimizing the plastic that we use can be a great start! Especially in our kitchen! Because there are studies with children drinking from plastic bottles and sippy cups and finding these chemicals inside our kids – I was SO excited to find a bottle/sippy cup just like Pura!

These Pura bottles/cups will help you avoid many chemicals hidden in plastic bottles and sippy cups.


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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).