Marketing, Sweet Marketing

Seems like these days, everybody's going green. We are all for it! But like any trend, there a scores of companies marketing "eco products" to new moms. We're not exactly crying conspiracy theory. This is a good trend, and some people like the slick packaging and hip vibe of these new products. But in case your budget is a consideration, be aware that a little research may yield similar results for less dough. For example:


Born Free Bottles

  • nontoxic
  • free of BPA
  • free of phthalates
  • no PVC
  • no lead
  • no nitrosamines
  • made of Polypropylene
  • silicone nipple
Price per bottle: $9.99



Evenflo Classic Bottles

  • nontoxic
  • free of BPA
  • free of phthalates
  • no PVC
  • no lead
  • no nitrosamines
  • made of Polypropylene (# 5)
  • silicone nipple

Price per bottle: $1.66


Suddenly, the wisdom of Payless is ringing in my ears. You could pay more, but WHY?

5 comments:

  1. ooooh! I love it! I am all for paying less when it is the same quality. Thanks, Kristen!

    Ali

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  2. This is just one more reason I love etsy. :)

    Eco friendly, great prices, helping SAHM's (many of the sellers are, anyway), supporting artists, unique items... I could go on forever but the price one is a big point!

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  3. Great info and would love to read more, especially in the sippy cup arena. I was shopping for these and one brand did not have any info on "what it didn't have in it"...the sales person promised it was free of everything and she was right - found it on the internet. It's easy to gravitate towards "born free" when the info is right there in your face.

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  4. Hayden-

    I found a great munchkin sippy at Target last week that is BPA free and was really cheap.

    You can also check out our post about BPA under the "Going Granola" category.

    Good luck!

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