I always had a hard time breastfeeding and bottle feeding my boys. We suffered through reflux, gas and just pure crankiness for the first few months. One of the hardest things I had to do was find the right formula after we started on the bottle.
The reason I wanted to breastfeed was because I wanted the most natural and beneficial nutrients going into my baby’s body, so thinking of putting something other than breast milk into my baby’s body really had me nervous.
Since my boys had major tummy problems we went through most brands of formula from organic, sensitive system to soy. One thing I didn’t realize at the time (5 long years ago) that Formula cans like other food cans, may be lined with BPA-containing resins. In fact, the FDA estimates that a formula- fed baby is exposed to more than twelve times the BPA than adults. To minimize Baby’s exposure, choose powdered formula instead of ready-to-feed. I know it’s a lot messier and not as quick especially when you have a screaming baby on your hands, but remember…Studies show that more BPA leeches into the liquid than into the powder. Plus powdered formula is packaged in larger volumes so it creates less household waste.
Ways to reuse Baby Formula Containers
* Keep nipples and bottle rings
* Art supplies for an older sibling
* Make drums for an older baby or older sibling
* If you are making your own wipes you can use the container for storage
* Nails, screws, bolts and other small handyman items
The list could go on and on….
1. If you use Formula what kind do you use?
2. What have you reused your formula containers for?
Thanks for sharing!
This post was given to us by Trina O’Boyle founder of O’Boy! Organic. O’Boy! Organic offers services and classes for parents and children. For more information, tips and recipes from Trina please visit her at www.oboyorganic.com