This was a post that I had not intended to write for at least a few more months, but, oddly enough, I could have written it long ago. My intention throughout my pregnancy with Camden and even after her birth was to nurse. I didn’t think we’d have a constant stream of bottles, nipples and all the attachments parading through our sink, dishwasher and drainer. And, I didn’t think I’d be filling our freezer with ample supplies of milk because the supply far exceeds demand at this point. But, since I did spend most of my pregnancy operating in a maniacal state of “Just in case” we were stocked and ready for almost any situation.
Green Sprouts is a company that I have featured on the blog before because they embody so many of the characteristics I look for in products. Their products are made of safe, non-toxic materials, tend to be recyclable or compostable and put the safety and well being of the child first and foremost. In addition to that, the products are affordable and readily available locally and on the internet.
I have been fortunate enough with both my children to have an abundant milk supply. So much so that I am able to stock our freezer, deep freeze and even look into milk donation – all after feeding my baby. My storage vessel of choice with Beckett were the plastic bags that made extra milk easy to manage. The downside was the bags were difficult to deal with because they couldn’t be reused, were plastic and took up a great deal of freezer real estate for being a small plastic bag. Green Sprouts has come up with a excellent solution: milk storage bags that are compostable. The Oxo-Biodegradable Milk Storage Bags hold 6-ounces of milk, are BPA-free and compostable under the right conditions. I drop these into our curbside compost pick-up that works its magic in a high-temperature, industrial composter.
We have switched completely to glass bottles and now that we are going through upwards of eight or nine a day – I am picky about what we use. In my quest to find a great glass bottle, I have fallen in love the Wide-Mouth Glass Bottle from Green Sprouts. It comes in three sizes: 2 ounce premie, 4 ounce and 9 ounce. The silicone nipples have an awesome milk flow that doesn’t choke Camden and are easy to clean. And, wide mouth is really the only way to go if you are looking for effective, hassle-free cleaning. I like the green accessories (collar and cap) because they are unique and don’t absorb the annoying food stains that sometimes distribute in the dishwasher. The glass bottle has a sweet shape and fits just right in your hand. All in all, it’s a great product and has a price-point that’s comparable to any wide-mouth, glass bottle on the market.
Green Sprouts and its partner company, i play, make products that an eco-mama can rely on for quality and safety. And, as long as they keep up that promise, you’ll be seeing a lot of them on this blog!
During the month of January, get 20% off all Green Sprouts bottles using the code: IPJA12
Where to buy? Check out Green Sprouts website to purchase and for locations. Their products are available locally at our Community Food Co-op and Haggen grocery stores. Get socially connected: Become a fan on Facebook and Twitter!
Two lucky Sacred Bee Blog readers will win one of the following Green Sprouts products:
- One 4-ounce Wide-Mouth Glass Bottle
- One 25-pack of Oxo-Biodegradable Milk Storage Bags
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Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 8:00pm PST.