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Review: AVENT BPA-Free Feeding Bottles

2009 September 7
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by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com
AVENT BPA-Free Feeding Bottles

Over the past 6 to 7 months, I have been using a wide range of AVENT’s products — breastpump, washable breast pads, feeding bottles, steriliser and warmer. As the potential adverse effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on infants became more widely reported, I decided to switch Baby V’s feeding accessories to BPA-free ones.

(For more information on BPA, please refer to Wikipedia’s link here.)
(For more information on AVENT’s response to the BPA issue, please click here and go to FAQs.)

Although Baby V doesn’t drink milk from bottles, I occasionally freeze some milk to be subsequently warmed up for cup-feeding. The sterilisation and warming up processes (exposure to high temperature) could lead to BPA leach.

About two weeks ago, I finally saw BPA-free bottles at Robinsons and Isetan (The Gardens, Mid Valley). The new bottles are made from Polyether Sulphone (PES) — a BPA-free material with a natural honey-coloured tint, as stated on the packaging.

However, they were steeply priced relatively to the ordinary range:

  • 260ml (9oz) bottles: 1 for RM49 or 2 for RM95
  • 120ml (4oz) bottles: 1 for RM43

At Robinsons, the promotion was 20% discount and another 5% off by using Mastercard.
At Isetan, the discount was 10% rebate for CIMB cardholders on the last Sunday of the month.

Due to the high prices, I bought only two large bottles for immediate use with the breastpump. For storage purpose, I would certainly search for more cost-efficient bottles.

As for the many gently-used BPA-containing bottles that I have, they can still be used as water bottles (for cooled water) or recycled to store non-food items.

Pros:

  • Free from BPA
  • Work well with existing AVENT feeding accessories

Cons:

  • Highly-priced (lack bundled deals)

By the way, AVENT’s BPA-free manual breastpump is also available at Robinsons at RM289 (20% discount was not applicable).

Get Your Own

AVENT BPA-Free Feeding Bottles are available in most major departmental and baby stores.

You may also check the price at Amazon.com here: Philips AVENT BPA Free Bottles, 9 Ounce, 4 Pack*

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010

    we have been using avent products ..u name it ..we got it…i believe that the price is not dear at all….as the saying goes……alah membeli menang memakai..if u know what it means la

    • February 19, 2010

      I have many AVENT products too and I like using feeding items from the same range. There is a new range of AVENT BPA-free bottles made from polypropene in the market now, which are cheaper than the honey-coloured bottles and more competitively priced. I would consider getting them for my next child.

      My sister-in-law who feeds formula milk to her children using the honey-coloured bottles has problems with milk leaking when she shakes the bottles. Apparently, she realised that many other mums have faced the same problem. I haven’t tried shaking the bottle with liquid since Vee is directly breastfed nowadays. Hope AVENT would resolve this issue soon to retain its customers.

      • Jaycee permalink
        May 2, 2010

        Leaky Avent bottles can be exhanged for new ones at no cost at their distributor ctr in Plaze Damas, Hartamas. Call up before heading over as they often run out of stock. I’ve changed all my leaky Avent bottles and am happy that the new batch has no issues.

      • May 3, 2010

        Thank you for sharing this great piece of news! I have the confidence to buy AVENT bottles again for the next baby. :)

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