- Safe. Simple. Smart. Glass from Lifefactory - Giveaway - September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

Being prepared for this baby, as much as I can, is one thing I know I had to do.  Whether your breastfeeding, pumping or using formula, we all need to feed our babies.  I know from my previous children, I am going to need bottles.  Knowing that I wanted to get some that will last and possibly be usable for more then just a baby bottle, I searched for some glass bottles.

LifeFactory does have more then just baby bottles but let me just tell you about those first.  Years ago, I bought a glass water bottle from life factory and just love it.  I still use it every day.  Their baby bottles are made of the highest quality, thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass. This allows the bottles to transition safely from freezer to boiling water. The silicone sleeves provide a good gripping surface for little hands and help protect against the occasional drop. The silicone sleeves and plastic caps are made in the U.S. All components are BPA-free and phthalate-free. While the glass bottles and silicone nipples are made in France.

Read Full Post - Featuring 2 Cup Glass Food Storage - September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

Take your brown bag lunch to the next level with top-of-the-line tupperware, containers, boxes, and utensils for a healthy—and eco-friendly—midday meal...

Lifefactory 2 Cup Glass Food Storage: Because this container is made from glass, you can stick it straight in the microwave and you don't have to worry about stains. Plus, the removable silicon wrap is perfect for traveling.

Read Full Post - Featuring Glass Bottle with Straw Cap - September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

Plastic water bottles are the pinnacle of everything wrong with our plastic love affair. Many leach harmful chemicals into our body, such as BPA, BPS, and phthalates; they pollute our planet; and producing them uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually.

The solution: Use plastic-free, reusable bottles. (Just know that all are not created equally.) Good choices of materials to look for are:

• Glass (some are even made from recycled glass)
• Food-grade stainless steel (18/8, 18/10, aka 304 grade)
• Silicone (particularly for sleeves and caps).

Read Full Post - Featuring Glass Baby Bottles - September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015

I have been thinking about this particular post for a few months now.  We are weeks away from welcoming another little baby into our home and the excitement and anticipation around here is contagious. There is nothing quite as magical as having a newborn in your home.  It forces you to simply slow down, to embrace every precious moment and of course, to enjoy the warm snuggles and to breathe in that soft, sweet smell of a new little life.

Below are a few suggestions I have come up with that I believe will help us incorporate our new little one into our zero waste lifestyle.

Whether your choice is breastfeeding or formula feeding, a bottle will inevitably be required at some point.  We have the brand, Lifefactory from when our son was a baby.  They are a glass bottle with a silicone sleeve. Although not 100 percent waste free, we would like to use these instead of purchasing new ones...

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