With so much literature about chemicals and their dangerous effects on children, parents should stay safe when introducing a bottle to their baby. Choose a BPA-free baby bottle, since the chemical bisphenol A may pose serious health threats, including endocrine disorders and cancer, according to “The Washington Post.” Since 2006, major retailers and manufacturers no longer use BPA in baby bottles, but you still need to choose bottles that are right for your baby.
Choose glass baby bottles over plastic bottles. Glass does not contain any plastic, so it does not have any of the chemicals that are controversial.
Choose a silicone nipple over latex because latex has been linked to allergies and cancer-causing components. Younger babies should have nipples with smaller holes so they can suck harder, while older babies need nipples with larger holes. Buy a selection for your baby because infants can be picky.