Monday, June 23, 2008

Why it pays to read blogs

I've read about the hormone-disrupting chemical, BPA, found in plastic bottles on many, many blogs and found myself sick at the thought of tossing away all of Moses' old but hardly used bottles ($) only to buy new BPA-free ones for his brother, but thankfully, after reading some other blogs, I learned that Babies R' Us is doing a bottle exchange on all Dr. Brown's, Avent, and Playtex bottles with BPA (in the US and Canada). This morning I returned 1 Playtex, 4 Dr. Brown's, and 6 Avent bottles (all used) to our local store and received store credit for their full selling price ($51). Now, I just have to figure out which BPA-free bottles I want to buy for baby #2. We didn't use bottles at all with Moses until he started PDO at 9 months and then he'd only drink from Avent bottles so there's no telling how his brother will take to them. I'm just excited that we won't have any additional out-of-pocket expenses for bottles. Hooray for blogging mommies!

-Lindsey

*Of course Moses missed out on the BPA-free bottles but millions of kids have grown up on those BPA-containing bottles so I'm not too concerned about adverse effects--but we'll play it safe, especially when it's of no cost to us.

**I'm not sure how long Babies R' Us is doing this, but it's worth the trouble of collecting all the bits and pieces of your bottles. Also, the sales associate I originally talked to on the phone didn't know about the exchange, but her manager okayed it.

***Zellers in Canada is also doing this, too.

6 comments:

The everyday said...

I know that if you go to freebies4mom.com there is a link for playtex and you can get one of their drop in-liner bottles for free, and those are bpa free! I love those because you dont have to scrub the bottles you just toss them, we only used bottles a maybe five times with lily and those are the ones I had with her so I just have to get the drop ins! But it is scary be sure to check out sippy cups too, I know all the playtex cups are bpa free they have a thing on their site about it!

The everyday said...

nope I just used canvas or thicker fabric for the bottom and flannel on the inside I didnt think it needed a tough bottom since they'll never hit the ground :)

lfhcreative said...

Wow! Thats a lot of credit! I may take a few advent bottles back!

lfhcreative said...

ok, did they give you any trouble when you returned them? Did you need a receipt?

Mother Ring said...

Nope, no trouble, but I had the bottles all assembled to make it less of a hassle. No receipt is necessary either! If the clerk doesn't know, ask the manager.

Also, some BRUs are exchanging bottle for bottle instead of giving store credit so I don't know if they'll alway give the credit...

Lindsey said...

thanks so much for posting this! i took all of our dr. brown's bottles back to a bru in fort worth and they did bottle for bottle, but i got the born free ones for only $10 because i had so many.