We here at Safe Mama, get TONS of emails regarding Avent products. More than we can handle. Avent is one of the most popular brands on the market, so it stands to reason that we would get lots of inquiries on their products.
This information was posted here previously, but in light of the inquiries, I thought it warranted being posted again, as this information is helpful to parents. A lot of companies are completely willing to disclose what materials are in their products. Sometimes it’s a quick call to the manufacturer. Other times, it’s as simple as going to their website and doing a search. In the case of Avent, they have a complete materials chart, as a pdf, right on their website. Which is why we can’t stress enough to our readers to please, PLEASE, do a complete search of the archives (on the left hand side) and FAQ before hitting the contact form. We love to hear from you. It makes our hearts feel all tingly and bubbly inside when we know we’re able to answer a question for you, but we get so many Avent questions, we can’t keep up with them. Hopefully having this chart posted a couple of times will help you out. You can cross reference the recycling codes on Avent’s chart with our BPA crash course post to give you the quick and dirty.
And now for some other Avent related news:
We had passed along some information, somewhat recently, that Avent was launching a BPA free bottle this summer. Avent has released a new bottle, which is similar to Playtex’s drop in nurser system. The outer shell of the bottle, is still polycarbonate, but the liner is polyethylene, which is a safe plastic, and keeps the liquid from touching any part of the bottle. With this information in hand, it’s up to you to make that decision on whether or not you want to use this product. But it looks as if the nipples are the same as the conventional Avent bottle, which may be of help to Safe Mama readers. You can purchase this bottle right on their website, if you can’t find it in your local stores yet.
I thought I would also make mention of Evoprene, a material that’s used for the spout of the Avent Magic Sippy Cups. Evoprene is a safe plastic that is free of PVC, BPA and Phthalates.