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Why choose a silicone bottle for your baby?


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

Bottle in glass, plastic, silicone and even stainless steel, unbreakable, flexible or anti-scalding, how to make the right choice? Why choose the silicone 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 bottle.

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

It is from a simple observation that the bibRond Elhée ; since babies naturally turn to the nursing breast at birth, why not try to restore this miracle of roundness and generosity that is the female breast?

For Elhée the motivation was enough. Revolutionize the too narrow world of the bottle so that it definitely lives up to its name. That the bottle transcends its origin from "vase bulb to finally flourish, as a sweet and generous container: the round bib (from the Latin biber [e] " drink "), in tribute to feminine curves. But, if the Elhée bottle is so 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 imagine the contact of the skin, the breast, the mother.

Adopt the silicone bottle for safety

In the bottle department, nothing is easier than getting lost in the 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.

Yet, although durable and aesthetic, the glass is heavy, breaks and heats up. Even today, even unbreakable glass 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 bottle won't break, quite the contrary. If it falls from your hands, or is thrown by baby, the biberon and silicone round, roll. Enough flexible, its body can also be squeezed to help baby in his first feedings and later by the little child himself, without ever deforming.

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

Whatever the bottle used, always think if you heat it, to check the temperature of the milk. For this, put a few drops on your wrist, before offering it to baby. A bottle that seems to be at the right temperature can contain liquid that is too hot and can sometimes cause serious burns. Henceforth, theNational Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) as'Health Insurance recommend bottles at room temperature.

Choose the silicone bottle to avoid microplastics

For several years, the plastic baby bottles containing Bisphenol A (BPA) are prohibited for sale in France. Classified as reprotoxic category 3, the effects of BPA would be "of concern 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 at mealtimes, their quantity in the human body continues to grow.

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

What effects on babies' health?

If the authors of the study Microplastic release from the degradation of polypropylene feeding bottles during infant formula preparation ” temper their conclusions by specifying lack of information concerning the effects of microplastics on the health of babies (all could be expelled by the body), theUFC What To Choose, reports animal research suggesting a real and negative impact on the intestinal microbiota, the metabolism, or even the brain.

You can also choose to ditch the classic plastic bottle. Replace it with a more natural bottle that is safe and has harmful effects on your baby's health.

Silicone baby bottle: a healthy material for feeding 


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

With the medical grade silicone bottle, Elhée pushes the boundaries of innovation and offers parents and children a bibRond healthy, unbreakable and suitable for food.
Medical silicone is non allergenic, contains neither Bisphenol A (BPA) nor Bisphenol S (BPS), ni no other chemicals with proven or suspected adverse health effects. He does not come from the petrochemical industry.

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

  Le biberon d'allaitement fabriqué en France Elhée

What about the bottle nipple then?

If the composition of the bottle is essential, that of the teat that caps it is no less important. In direct contact with mouth and lips of the child, she is also chewed, bitten 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 performing. This is the case with anti-colic teats.

To make your choice, several criteria must be considered:


  • at wide or narrow collar, in particular depending on the design of the bottle,
  • slow, medium or fast flow suitable for breast milk, infant milk or thick liquids,
  • physiological teat (asymmetrical and designed to look like the nipple) or not (round and symmetrical teat),
  • anti-colic teat with valve system to avoid air absorption during feeding, or not,
  • latex, rubber or silicone.


You may need to try several pacifiers to find the one your newborn prefers. Also, the choice is particularly important if you practicemixed breastfeeding, at the time of to be in transition – biberon or if your newborn is premature. In these cases, prefer the physiological teat, adapted to the palate of babies and a slow flow.

Rubber, latex or silicone teat, how to choose?

As with the baby pacifier, 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 suckling for their suppleness and softness. Conversely, it remains quite fragile against the small teeth of older children.
  • The pacifier latex is also natural, since it comes from rubber tree sap. Supple and soft, it is also suitable for newborns, but can cause allergic reactions in some children.
  • The silicone pacifier gain 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 bibRond are made from medical silicone, to protect children's health.

The Elhée bottle, for the happiness of babies

You have followed us so far, thank you! So you have enough information to answer the question "Why choose the silicone bottle?" ".

Because innovation is also part of the bottle, Elhée has chosen to optimize its round silicone bottle, using medical grade silicone. The BibROND can thus be reheated, sterilized, washed by hand or in the dishwasher, placed in the microwave or in the freezer. Baby can also squeeze it, throw it, chew on its extra-soft teat... It withstands all activities without losing any of its qualities, neither of its beauty and always, without impact on health.

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


  • What are the advantages of the silicone 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 a medical grade silicone?

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

  • Why choose a medical silicone bottle teat?

    Without Bisphenol A (BPA) or Bisphenol S (BPS), the silicone teat 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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