(Closed) Would you buy used bottles?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would probably buy new nipples but it also depends on the cost of the bottles new, you know?

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say go for the used bottle but get new nipples I sold bottles on craigslist that my set of bottles (18 in all) only 2 were used. Picky baby after Boyfriend or Best Friend… I would much rather buy used bottles and then just buy new nipples some bottles are not cheap…

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know if I would buy them from a stranger, but friends & family.. of course! I would just buy new nipples though!

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would definitely buy used bottles.  

I think it is sort of odd to believe that anything coming from a factory is clean.  Clearly if you open a package of new bottles, you are going to clean them prior to giving them to your baby.  So what’s the difference between cleaning bottles from a factory and bottles from another mom?

In addition (and not to sound preachy), I hate to think of all the used baby stuff going into landfills.  I want to leave my child a better and cleaner world and reusing and recycling is part of that.

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s a horrible wasteful thing to want to buy some new stuff for baby. It’s a new baby, you usually want some stuff that’s fresh and brand new. Even though I know logically it’s totally ok to buy used things (like bottles), sometimes it’s just a mental thing and you want new stuff. Who cares?

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper

You know, I’m cool with buying some stuff used. I’ve picked up a ton of used clothes so far. I wouldn’t mind books, toys, and other stuff… but bottles is a no go for me. I can’t really explain why, but the thought skeeves me out. No way would I get used bottles or pacifiers.

The packs of Gerber bottles are super cheap, so it’s not a huge expense to buy new. (Plus, the cheap Gerber bottles fit the Medela pumps, for anyone that didn’t know that.)

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tisty1982:

Awesome!!  Not only did it save you money, which is great – but you are personally responsible for 17 fewer plastic bottles sitting in a landfill for 500 years.   😀

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m always really cautious when it comes to germs, but something that is a hard surface (like plastic) can easily be santized. If it were me, I would just boil them in water, then wash them.

This is why we have such a problem going green in this society. People worry about things that are completely benign. What would possibly live on the plastic of a bottle after being completely santized, and then sitting in a cabinet for a few months until baby arrives?

I am proud of you for making a savings-conscious and green decision!

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsEdamame:  THIS

 

also – has anyone seen what conditions are like in most factories???  Why anyone would assume something direct from a factory and shipped in a filthy truck is any cleaner than something that has been used by one baby for a few months and run through the dishwasher weekly – baffles me.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it all comes down to a personal comfort level.

Personally I am not comfortable with it and nothing anyone say will ever change my mind. You don’t have to understand it. Just as I don’t understand why someone would buy used bottles. But I don’t need to understand it.

And really, if we want to talk about being green and sustainable (which btw are two very different things) I’m doing plenty to help the environment (like designing LEED Certified Buildings TYVM) that I don’t need to buy used bottles to be “green”.

I highly doubt any of us are doing everything we can to save the planet. We all fail somewhere, so I’m failing by buying new plastic bottles.

Post # 43
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Bumble Beekeeper

@mandypop: Good job trying to make the rest of us who are against it feel bad. : Baby bottles are able to be recycled, just an FYI. They don’t need to “sit in a landfill for 500 years”.

Post # 44
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@regberadaisy: there should be a “like” button for your post

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