Alternative to plastic baby bottles

pacific-babyfles-babytrendwatcher 5 maartAfter various countries decided to ban the hormone-disrupting substance BPA (Bisphenol A) from the baby bottle industry, I see an increasing amount of alternatives. First of all, the glass bottle has reappeared. Glass is a natural product, it can sustain high temperatures and apparently, fluids stay hot for a longer time in a glass bottle. Moreover, a glass bottle is more hygienic and no scratches will appear on it. However…it can be broken, obviously. New alternatives are made of stainless steel, just like this Pacific Babybottle. It is a thermal baby bottle made of high-quality isolated stainless steel, that causes a ‘clean taste’. After all, stainless steel has already been used in many restaurant kitchens! These extraordinary bottles can keep fluids hot or cold for up to ten hours. The bottles have a wide neck and a convenient calibration on the inside. These bottles are perfectly suited for expressing, storing and feeding breast milk. And another good thing to know: it is strong and lightweight and will last at least five years, so it is durable! When your children get older, you can simply put a drinking cap or sports cap on it! The jury for the Baby Innovation Award thought it was worth a nomination.

’Self-thinking’ baby bottle communicates with smartphone

babystuf bebo zelfdenkend flesjeIntroduce a group of ambitious students to a team of entrepreneurs and see what happens. ‘Innovation in a week’ transforms advanced technology to a tangible product design in a very short period of time. Their latest innovation: the Bebo, a ‘self-thinking’ baby bottle. As a starting point, the team focused on mothers with a busy career and an extensive social life, who are especially in need of time-saving products that do offer comfort and quality for both mother and child.

The Bebo is a bottle that can heat up and clean itself automatically! Besides that, it also indicates how much milk the baby has drunk, which will come in handy when the amounts a baby drinks have to be monitored. This information is directed to the mother’s smartphone. The bottle works on a battery, so that it can be heated and used everywhere and at any time. The new firm Bebo Company has patented both the nutrition measuring system with sensors and the heating element, and will be actually manufacturing the bottle in the future. Bebo Company aims to introduce the bottle on the market in just several months, so it would be nice if we could already see the Bebo on the international Kind + Jugend-trade fair in September!