Sunday, May 23, 2010

Green to Grow Glass Bottle (4-pack) Review & Giveaway

Because I breastfeed Lydia and for the first 8 months of her life I either worked from home or brought her to work with me, I rarely used bottles. In fact, I only had about 5 of them. She used bottles maybe a dozen or so times, always with pumped milk, so I didn't think too much about it. When Lydia was about 4 months old, every time I went to drink from a regular glass, she'd grab my glass to take a sip (and expressed very little interest in using a bottle). I'm a big water drinker, so no real harm in her trying some of my water, even if she spilled a bit.

HOWEVER, I recently (and temporarily) returned to work full-time, and I didn't want to pump milk only to have it spill everywhere in an open cup. So, I had to find some bottles to use. Luckily, during a trip to Whole Foods, I came across the Green to Grow glass bottles. I contacted the company, and they sent me 4 bottles to review: two 4 oz. bottles and two 8 oz. bottles (pictured below).

Here are a few facts about Green to Grow bottles:
1. The bottles are made in the U.S.A. Why is this important? This means that they wasted less fuel transporting these bottles from abroad, making them ecologically-friendly and economically-friendly.
2. They are BPA-free and phthalate-free.
3. The bottle-opening is a standard size, so the nipples can be used on other bottles.
4. The nipples are made of a medical grade silicone. They are slow flow nipples, which are recommended for young babies (esp. if you are breastfeeding).
5. The packaging itself is made from 100% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. If your bottle accidentally breaks, it is also recyclable.

These bottles have been helpful to store pumped milk in the refrigerator and are safely transported using a small insulated cooler bag with an ice pack! I feel great knowing that my child is drinking from something that is safe when she is away from me. Besides, who wouldn't love those cool, funky designs on the bottle? Did I mention that green is my favorite color?

BUY IT! You can purchase Green to Grow bottles online or at your local Whole Foods Market. Green to Grow also sells reusable totes, cloths, and BPA-free plastic bottles.

WIN IT! Would you like to win four eco-friendly glass bottles for your little one (RV $31)?  Mandatory entry: Visit Green to Grow, click on the 'learn' link, and tell me something you learned!


For additional entries - leave one comment per entry:
1. 'Like' Green to Grow on Facebook.
2. 'Like' Huppie Mama on Facebook.
3. Follow Green to Grow on Twitter.
4. Follow Huppie Mama on Twitter.
5. Become a public follower of Huppie Mama.
6. 'Like' Abi's Place (the non-profit where I work) on Facebook.
(*If you are already a follower of my blog, twitter, or Facebook, leave a comment telling me that - one for each)
 

Be sure to include your email address with each entry so that I know how to find you. This giveaway ends on 6/7 at 11:59 pm. If you are the winner, you will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner. Good luck! 

**Congratulations to Rachel! Thank you to all who participated.

55 comments:

Rachel C said...

I learned that the site has a great list of books and websites that are resources on breastfeeding.
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Rachel C said...

blog follower
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socmama said...

I learned that they have a (very helpful) list of resources for learning about the potentially toxic effects of chemicals on babies and children.

Anonymous said...

I learned that according to The Toxic Baby Bottles Scientific Study Finds Leaching Chemicals In Clear Plastic Baby Bottles. Environment California Research & Policy Center, 2007 that "The presence of bisphenol A at any level in baby bottles is cause for concern, as there is no safe level”

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skgaff said...

I learend that in many instances, indoor air pollution has been found to be more harmful than outdoor air pollution
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skgaff said...

follow greentogrow on twitter @skgaff
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skgaff said...

follow huppiemama on twitter @skgaff
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skgaff said...

public follower of huppie mama
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Jessica said...

I learned that there is even BPA in large bodies of water. Lovely.
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Jessica said...

liked green to grow on facebook
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Jessica said...

like huppie mama on facebook
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Jessica said...

following green to grow on twitter
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Jessica said...

following huppie mama on twitter
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Jessica said...

following in GFC
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CricketSaunders said...

it all began with their commitment, as parents, to the gathering of information that would allow them to provide the best possible care for their son!

CricketSaunders said...

'Liked' Green to Grow on Facebook

CricketSaunders said...

'Liked' Huppie Mama on Facebook

CricketSaunders said...

Following Green to Grow on Twitter

CricketSaunders said...

following you publicly!

CricketSaunders said...

Already 'Like' Abi's Place on facebook

CricketSaunders said...

Following Huppie Mama on Twitter

The Vermilya Family said...

I learned that with the proper nutrition, babies and children can eat the same foods as adults. And there are lots of great books and websites available to learn the proper nutrition.

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Dawn said...

the company started by them trying to find the perfect bottle for their son.

Dawn said...

Liked Green to Grow on Facebook

Dawn said...

Liked Huppie Mama on Facebook.

Dawn said...

Following Green to Grow on Twitter.

Dawn said...

Following Huppie Mama on Twitter.

Dawn said...

public follower of Huppie Mama.

Dawn said...

Liked Abi's Place on Facebook.

Janel said...

bpa stands for bisphenol A
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Janel said...

fb green to grow (a mom's take)
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Janel said...

fb huppie
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Janel said...

twitter green to grow (amomstake)
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Janel said...

twitter huppie
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Janel said...

follower
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Janel said...

fb abi's place (a mom's take)
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Waiting... said...

I learned that the site has a ton of great breastfeeding resources and links!

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Waiting... said...

Following Green to Grow on Twitter (@callthewind)

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Waiting... said...

Following Huppie Mama on Twitter! (@callthewind)

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Waiting... said...

Publig blog follower!

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Anonymous said...

I learned they donated 40,000 worth of bottles and nipples to Haiti

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Angie said...

I learned all about the benefits of whole foods instead of refined food filled with chemicals.

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Angie said...

I like Green to Grow on facebook

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Angie said...

I like Huppy Mama on facebook

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Angie said...

I like Abi's Place on Facebook

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Smarti said...

OMG. Inside air pollution can sometimes be worse than outside air
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Smarti said...

Liked on Fb
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Smarti said...

Liked Huppie Mama on FB as well

♥Heather♥ said...

I learned that a lot of people don't know about BPA and they are buying products with it still!

♥Heather♥ said...

I follow Green to Grow on twitter

@hell_0kitty

♥Heather♥ said...

I follow you on twitter!

@hell_0kitty

Tina said...

i learned that they are great believers in the power of knowledge and the necessity of direct action. thanks for the chance tina28mommyto3@gmail.com

Tina said...

i follow your blog

Tina said...

i am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds)

Tina said...

i like green to grow on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

 
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