Pourquoi choisir un biberon en silicone pour votre bébé ? - Élhée

Why choose a silicone bottle for your baby?

Bottle-feeding mother or breastfeeding mother, mothers all ask themselves the same question: that of the choice of best bottle for their baby . Milk silicone baby bottle, round fruity bottle or simple fresh water bottle, it accompanies young and old babies at every meal and on their biggest adventures. For this reason, manufacturers – including Elhée – compete in inventiveness.

Glass, plastic, silicone and even stainless steel baby bottles, unbreakable, flexible or anti-scald, how to make the right choice? Why choose the silicone baby bottle and why combine it with a physiological teat made from the same material? Because everything is a story of trust , especially when it comes to children's health , Elhée tells you everything, virtues of the silicone baby bottle .

The round silicone baby bottle, a gentle (r)evolution

It was starting from a simple observation that the bibRond Elhée ; since babies naturally turn to the breast when they are born, why not try to restore this miracle of curves and generosity that is the female breast?

For Elhée the motivation was sufficient. Revolutionize the too narrow world of the bottle so that it definitely lives up to its name. That the baby bottle transcends its origin as a “ mud spout ” to finally flourish, as a soft and generous container: the bib (from the Latin biber[e] “drink”), round, in homage to feminine curves . But, if the Elhée bottle is also round, it is also to be easier to grab, more fun to use and more stylish to look at.

Semi-rigid, it is almost entirely made of medical grade silicone. This new texture, delicate and soft under the fingers, lets you imagine the contact of the skin, the breast, the mother.

Adopt the silicone baby bottle for safety

In the baby bottle aisle, nothing is easier than getting lost in contemplation of the stalls. First pitfall, that of the material. Historically, baby bottles were made of glass. Not that the material is indisputable, but at the time, it was the only one used.

However, although durable and aesthetic, the glass is heavy, breaks and heats up . Even today, even unbreakable glass baby bottles can break or be served too hot and therefore pose a danger to babies.

Soft silicone for a risk-free meal

For his part, the silicone baby bottle is not likely to break , quite the contrary. If it falls from your hands, or is thrown by baby, the round silicone baby bottle , rolls. Enough flexible, its body can also be pressed to help baby in his first feedings and later by the little child himself, without ever becoming deformed.

For little gourmands who prefer to drink their milk lukewarm, the material, dense and protective, does not heat up . You and your child can get the hang of it quickly.

Whatever bottle you use, always remember to check the temperature of the milk if you heat it. To do this, place a few drops on your wrist, before offering it to baby. A bottle that appears to be at the right temperature can contain liquid that is too hot and can cause serious burns. From now on, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety ( ANSES ) like Health Insurance recommends bottles at room temperature.

Choose the silicone baby bottle to avoid microplastics

For several years, the plastic baby bottles containing Bisphenol A (BPA) are prohibited for sale In France. Classified as category 3 reprotoxic , the effects of BPA would be “concerning for human fertility”.

But, beyond the risks presented by the chemicals contained in certain plastics, microplastics present an even more serious problem. Ingested daily, especially during meals, their quantity in the human body continues to increase.

In 2019, in a report commissioned from the University of Newcastle in Australia, the WWF quantifies the problem approximately 5 grams of microplastics per person per week . The following year, it was up to the journal Nature Food to relay a study from Trinity College Dublin, pointing out a another important source of ingestion of these famous microplastics: infants’ plastic bottles . Depending on the bottles, plastic and water temperature, the Babies aged 12 months could ingest an average of 1.5 million microplastic particles per day .

What effects on the health of babies?

If the authors of the study “ Microplastic release from the degradation of polypropylene feeding bottles during infant formula preparation ” temper their conclusions by specifying that they lack information concerning the effects of microplastics on the health of babies (all of them could be expelled by the body) , UFC Que Choisir , reports research carried out on animals, suggesting a real and negative impact on the intestinal microbiota, metabolism, and even the brain .

You can also choose to abandon the classic plastic bottle. Replace it with a more natural bottle, without danger and harmful effects on your baby's health.

Silicone baby bottle: a healthy material for feeding

Glass is often cited as an alternative to plastic baby bottles. However, it also has weaknesses such as its weight and fragility.

With the medical grade silicone baby bottle , Elhée pushes the limits of innovation and offers parents and children a bibRond healthy, unbreakable and suitable for food .
Medical silicone is non-allergenic , does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol S (BPS) , or no other chemical substances with proven or suspected adverse health effects. He does not come from the petrochemical industry .

Composed of silicon and oxygen, it is stable even under heat and comes in different forms such as the soft and semi-rigid silicone used for Elhée bibRonds.

The breastfeeding bottle made in France Elhée

What about the bottle teat then?

If the composition of the bottle is essential, that of the teat which covers it is no less important. In direct contact with mouth and lips of the child, she is also chewed, chewed and even torn when the first teeth arrive. It must therefore be resistant and safe , pleasant and comfortable – we speak of a physiological pacifier – and even efficient . This is the case with anti-colic pacifiers.

To make your choice, several criteria must be considered:

  • has wide or narrow neck , particularly depending on the design of the bottle,
  • slow, medium or fast flow suitable for breast milk, infant milk or thick liquids,
  • physiological pacifier (asymmetrical and designed to resemble the nipple) or not (round and symmetrical nipple),
  • anti-colic pacifier with valve system to avoid air absorption during feeding, or not,
  • made of latex, rubber or silicone .

You may need to try several pacifiers to find the one your newborn likes best. Also, the choice is particularly important if you practice mixed breastfeeding , at the time of breast – bottle transition or if your newborn is premature . In these cases, prefer the physiological pacifier, adapted to babies' palates and a slow flow.

Rubber, latex or silicone pacifier, how to choose?

As with baby pacifiers, you may buy several before finding the right one.

  • The pacifier natural rubber is brown in color. It is recommended for babies who have difficulty breastfeeding for its flexibility and softness . Conversely, it remains quite fragile facing the small teeth of older children.
  • The pacifier Latex is also natural , since it comes from rubber tree sap. Flexible and soft , it is also suitable for newborns, but can cause allergic reactions in some children.
  • There silicone pacifier gains the advantage of neutrality . Without taste or smell , it is appreciated by babies and parents who can easy to clean thanks to its transparency . At Elhée, the pacifier and the bibRond are designed from medical silicone , to protect children's health.

The Elhée baby bottle, for the happiness of babies

You've followed us this far, thank you! So you have enough information to answer the question “Why choose the silicone baby bottle?” ".

Because innovation is also part of the baby bottle, Elhée has chosen to optimize its round silicone baby bottle, using medical grade silicone. The BibROND can thus be reheated, sterilized, washed by hand or in the dishwasher, placed in the microwave or freezer. Baby can also squeeze it, throw it, chew its extra-soft pacifier... It resists all activities without losing any of its qualities , nor its beauty and always, without impact on health .

Designed in France, in Rhône-Alpes and in a short supply chain, the BibROND silicone is therefore as responsible as you are, when you choose it for baby!

  • What are the advantages of the silicone baby bottle?

    Flexible and soft to the touch, the silicone bottle can easily be handled even by small hands. It does not break and does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol S (BPS), or any other chemical substance.

  • Why choose medical grade silicone?

    Coming from natural elements, silicone is formed from silica and oxygen. The silicone baby bottle therefore does not come from the petrochemical industry (unlike plastic). Its material, in addition to being highly resistant to heat and cold, has no impact on health. Medical grade silicone is also non-allergenic and suitable for food contact.

  • Why choose a medical silicone baby bottle nipple?

    Without Bisphenol A (BPA) or Bisphenol S (BPS), the silicone pacifier is both flexible and resistant. It has no odor or color and can be cleaned effectively thanks to the transparency of its material.

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