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Induction Certificate Number:   74020090921-359
Induction Date:   September 21, 2009
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle
MSRP:   $8.49 USD
Company URL:  http://coddleinc.com
Rating: 

Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man® - Product Evaluation Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/21/2009

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for your little one. It is also much lighter than traditional glass that is used for baby bottles.

Participating in our eco-Recognition™ Project to encourage greenBusiness™




Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass 2008 Consumer/Education 0-2 years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Cost Benefit Durability eco-Recognition™ Functionality Marketability Visual Appeal
5 5 4 5 5 4

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.


image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  SGS
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
(Not Applicable)  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
4897026710800 080Not Applicable



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
ChinaNot Applicable

 

Introducing The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

We are proud to introduce our latest inductee the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle. I am sure if you are a mother or mother to be, with the vast number of nursing bottles around to select from it may seem like an information overload. This section and the one to follow are designed to educate what makes the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle so special and assists you in determining if it is the bottle you need.


To make the experience of your infant with bottle feeding the closest thing to the real thing, you must select the right product to be using. Many mothers are not even aware of potential damage to facial muscles in an infant from selecting the wrong bottle, nipple, or both in combination.

Coddlelife has paid close attention to the need for nothing but the very best for an infant and not in just a single nursing bottle design. Some mothers prefer plastic bottles where others prefer glass. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the perfect solution created by Coddlelife for mothers who prefer glass nursing bottles.

What you have here is a nursing bottle. Rather, it is more than just a nursing bottle. It very well could be seen as one of the limited few nursing bottle solutions with a Peristaltic Nipple which is closest to being a perfect mimic of a mother's nipple for women who prefer glass bottles.

FYI: An infant is in a constant evolution of their body both in physical and mental form at an exponential rate. The progressive changes are influenced by a variety of factors, including the proper bottle and nipple being used as the infant is undergoing these changes. Just as the body of the infant is evolving, so can damage to a muscle or other part of their body evolve into long term damage if left unchecked.




Facts and Features


Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle


One of the primary features of the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is that it is created with Borosilicate Glass.

What is Borosilicate Glass? It is the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, giving it that added level of safety you are looking for with your infant. Borosilicate glass is also much lighter than traditional glass that is used for baby bottles. Any mother around knows the issue of heavy diaper bags from glass bottles; the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle with Peristalic Nipple relieves that concern dramatically.

Some very important facts/features about the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle with Peristalic Nipple are listed below;

  • Extremely resistant to high heat and breakage
  • Lightest glass baby bottle on the market
  • Anti-colic
  • Soft, wide and stretchy nipple mimics breastfeeding action, preventing nipple confusions
  • Non-toxic and meets all required CPSIA standards for BPA, PVC, Lead & Phthalates levels
  • Microwave, sterilizer, and dishwasher safe
  • Compatible with Coddlelife 100% food grade silicone bottle wrap which protects and allows for easy viewing of contents inside the bottle

Special Features
Extreme Stretch Capability

The Teat section of the nipple has a portion that enables it to stretch quite effectively in response to the peristaltic movement of the baby's tongue. In addition, it hosts small particles on the lower section of the teat which stimulate the infant to think it is the mother's actual breast.

It has been clearly established in an number of published case studies, that stretchability is the most important function of an artificial nipple. This encourages baby's natural suckling with least amount of confusion between the breast nipple and the nipple of the bottle itself.

Ultra-soft Silicone

This where the Peristaltic Nipple really struts its stuff! The nipple's surface is extremely soft in comparison to many other nipples on the market, yet it doesn't collapse easily. This is a vital factor that makes the Peristaltic Nipple so effective and comfortable for an infant
For men reading this product evaluation summary considering women have two more muscles than us, it is more difficult for us to conceptualize the anatomical design of a woman and the importance of the functionality. It is important to understand that a mother's actual breast has a strong level of elasticity. That same level of elasticity is present in the Coddlelife Peristaltic Nipple which is made of a thick, ultra-soft silicone material. The dome shape of the base of the nipple where it connects with the bottle itself, creates an impulse for the baby's mouth to open more naturally, supporting its mouth softly, and allows the baby to fit its lips with minimal pressure.

In-House Product Evaluation

In our in-house evaluation of the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle at a local medical center in comparison with standard glass baby bottles of same dimensions in size, we managed to develop some very productive as well as interesting results. We tested the various glass baby bottles for actual response levels with the infants participating in our study for a comparison of actual breast feeding weighed against use of the nursing bottles.

Over the two days to complete the study, we had 5 infants with the oldest being 7 months of age. The mothers were quite cooperative and of great assistance in our efforts. In the course of our study we made notation of how the five infants all had no issue with the transition from the mother's breast to the nursing bottle with three of the bottles, one of them being the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle and the other, the Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristalic Nipple. The name of the third bottle is not available for use in this evaluation summary due to privacy laws but also had a Peristalic Nipple.

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle and the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle had the smoothest response level of the three with no sign of confusion in any form.

The Drop Test

Our next step was to test the bottles to see how well they withstood shock from being dropped. A device was used which allowed us to make incremental adjustments in height for the wooden shelf upon which the bottles were resting upon.

Each bottle was pushed automatically with same measure of pressure once at each incremental level of height of the shelf, to drop onto a tiled floor with a concrete foundation. All of the other glass baby bottles broke and shattered or were cracked except for four of the nursing bottles. After the last glass nursing bottle broke, we continued putting the four remaining nursing bottles through more drop tests, increasing the height of the surface it was resting upon three more times.

What we all found most interesting was that even with the last drop, there were no cracks or any signs of damage whatsoever to the remaining nursing bottles.

Although our testing was not in a lab environment, the results still showed an unquestionably substantial reduction of risk in regard to safety over the other glass infant nursing bottles which are all produced by well recognized companies.



Independent Evaluator Reports

Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

In this section we will cover the "Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle" from the perspectives of qualified individuals" in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two top level industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials" to prove it.

Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth product evaluation reports connected with their study and evaluation of the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle.


PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in developing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.



OB/GYN Doctor - Pre-natal Evaluation Specialist


"First and foremost I would like to point out that the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle was an outstanding product to evaluate, especially with the Peristaltic Nipple, but a mother should remember to use 4oz bottles, not 8oz for the first four months with an infant as a general rule. I will admit though that the rate of flow of the milk with this bottle was well beyond what was expected. The infants I monitored during your hands-on evaluation were quite comfortable with the Peristaltic Nipple and the mothers enjoyed the larger bottle.

Considering the fact of the bottle being made of glass, I has expected a greater degree of weight, but to my own surprise as well as that of the mothers of the infants, the bottle was quite lightweight and easy to work with. An added comfort in my evaluation was the fact of the bottle appearing to be nearly shatterproof after reading your test results and completion of my own as well.

After running the bottle through a variety of tests which simulate use of the bottle with an infant and making a comparison with actual live application with infants at the medical center, I was overtaken with excitement. This was more than just an average nursing bottle, the properties of the bottle are of the highest quality with the level of risk nearly brought to zero.

In my testing heat levels from varying temperatures of milk in the bottle, the properties of the bottle allows for maintaining a very slow cooling of the contents and assurance of a more soothing experience for the infant. An even more important fact is the excellent venting structure of the bottle and nipple.

For mothers some of their biggest concerns are colic, spit-up from the infant, and potential ear infection. The venting design of bottle helps to reduce the potential of these issues to a minimal level of concern. The wide neck of the bottle provides the most perfect platform for simulation of the Peristaltic Nipple to being as that of a mother's breast thus avoiding any risk of confusion.

A very strong issue with mothers is how the traditional 'artificial' nipples cause an infant to squeeze on the nipple to access the milk. This puts added strain on facial muscles which can lead to future health concerns for the infant. I noticed that with the Coddlelife Peristaltic Nipple, it elongates easily as an infant is sucking and literally molds itself to fit the inside of the infant’s mouth, just as in actual breastfeeding.

When you consider the fact of the bottle and Peristaltic Nipple being non-toxic, measuring well within the acceptable margins for lead, BPA, and Phthalates, the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is an excellent choice for any mother to consider."




Infant Product Safety & Health Evaluator / Behavioral Psychologist


""The Coddlelife PP Bottle is absolutely the very best a mother could be looking for in a glass nursing bottle. The reasoning behind this is that it is made of Borosilicate Glass. Borosilicate Glass is well beyond the traditional glass bottles of the past with the fact of it is the same kind of glass used in laboratories today due to its superior strength and durability.

While it is also recognized for its ability to resist thermal shock, Borosilicate glass is also much lighter than traditional glass that is generally used for baby bottles. It is only obvious at this point, what a difference this will make for mothers with an added level of safety not found in traditional glass baby bottles. making it extra safe for your little one.

As expected these days, buyers are looking more for glass than plastic bottles not only because of the greater ease in sterilizing glass bottles over plastic, for the visual appeal which glass bottle convey. As I have stated in the past, it is an established fact that glass baby products look better, and even feel better in their glass packages. This being even more so now with the Borosilicate glass.

In many global cultures, glass reflects purity and quality. This can add a moderate level of improvement in regard to marketability for a product. Best of all, glass serves as an endlessly recyclable product. With today's ecology concerns, this product has its place well established and respected. Did you know that once glass is sorted, it remains the most easily processed and most readily recycled material. Even when recycled again and again, the quality, purity and clarity of glass does not deteriorate.


The Unexpected Wonders Of Glass

Glass comes in all shapes and forms imaginable, but what most consumers are not aware of is that the variety of types of glass that are used for baby bottles are not all the same. Just because glass may be clear, does not guarantee the component compounds of the glass are safe and will not leech toxic chemicals into the content within the glass container. This is where the CPSIA regulations have come into play to help reduce the level of risk with proper regulation.

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is designed with clear, Borosilicate Glass, not frosted or other variations, remaining consistent in style with what would be seen as a standard by consumers today. components of the bottle other than the glass contain no polycarbonates of any form, and are 'food grade', FDA approved and recyclable.

"The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle should be introduced to an infant three to four months after birth due to the size, weight, volume of content and risk to the infant. By three to four months of age, the motor skills of an infant have evolved to a point of a tendency to grasp objects. This includes the baby bottle which now can serve as an excellent skill development tool with dual purpose and functionality.
"




Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

PRODUCT: Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle
PRODUCT USE: Hybrid - Home and Educational Environments
Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a spontaneous hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle" was seen with consumers?

In this case of consumer hands-on evaluation we had a more unique scenario to deal with. It is clear to see that trying to do our regular spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation would not be possible with the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle so we used a local medical center that assists us on occasion with unique situations such as this.

As stated earlier in the first half of this product evaluation summary, the mothers who participated in our event were more than delighted as they saw their infants having no confusion issues in the transition from breast to bottle with the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle.

Upon reviewing our videotapes of all phases of the product evaluation, including the time in the OB/GYN doctor's office at the medical center, and the consumer hands-on evaluation feedback forms, we discovered that all of the mothers expressed great satisfaction with their experience in using the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle.

This was the first time in the history of our company that we had a 100% no issue transition from breast to bottle with a nursing bottle product we are evaluating. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle has all of the right elements to not only impress the mothers from the use of the bottle but go well beyond that. Several of the mothers shared how they could see a very clear indication of how the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle provides a substantial contribution to the betterment of an infant and development of critical skills.

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle pulled through this challenging segment of our evaluation without the slightest of an error.




A Sampling Of Category Ratings



A small sampling of the individual category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product are featured here. The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why that specific rating score was reached.

  • If a product is inducted, a product evaluation summary of the complete review is published for public view.
  • When a score has been assigned to a category rating, it has been through a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy and no inflection of bias.
  • If a product scores an overall category evaluation rating average of [2] Two Stars or lower from the complete review results, it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
  • Information for products which do not pass our evaluation is confidential and is shared only with the company submitting the product.



The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation Summary are listed below.




COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5]

The level of quality in the design of the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle was nothing short of the greatest. What you have here is a product with the right combination of essential elements to make the cost benefit scoring a perfect score in this category.

You really get what you are paying for with the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle. Despite the high level of workmanship, the cost benefit in this category remains in balance in regard to quality, materials, contribution to skill development, retail price point, and functionality. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle gets a perfect score in the evaluation category of Cost Benefit with a score of [5] stars.


DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5]

Determining the level of durability for the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle was simple. We put the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle through a vast variety of non-lab testing procedures in addition to those performed by our independent evaluators. Realistically it was of no surprise to see the Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristalic Nipple doing so well. After reading the reports of our independent evaluators, reviewing our videotapes & feedback forms it was all to obvious how the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle would hold a perfect score of [5] Stars in the category of Durability


ECO-RECOGNITION™: Rating Level - [4]

eco-Recognition™ is of course a subject which is high on the list of judging value of products today and the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle scored well in this category. With the fact of once glass is sorted, it remains the most easily processed and most readily recycled material in addition to the materials used being primarily Borosilicate Glass, there is no question as to the value in regard to eco-Recognition™.

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle has shown it is a valuable asset to eco-Recognition™, yet falls short by a small margin due to the material used for the Peristalic Nipple which cannot be avoided. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle pulls a score of [4] Stars in the category for eco-Recognition™.


FUNCTIONALITY: Rating Level - [5]

The category of Functionality was not a perplexing category to determine an accurate score in the slightest. With such focus in detail in design with the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle, I would expect nothing less than the very best.

What you have here is a state of the art nursing bottle and nipple design that is probably one of the most perfect mimics of breast feeding for an infant. The Peristalic Nipple is on the dot for proper level of flow and functionality with no strain in any manner for an infant. The bottle/nipple combination as a whole serves as a major contribution to an infant's proper development in feeding, sense of security much as an infant feels when breastfeeding, and critical skill development. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle pulls a perfect score of [5] Stars in the category for Functionality.


MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5]

The category of Marketability for the The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle was so simple to assess. It was of no surprise when you consider all of the details outlined prior to this entry. This is an award winning product that has the proper elements to ensure good sales whether online of in a retail store. Combining all of the elements within our evaluation process, the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle pulled a perfect score of [5] Stars in this in this category of Marketability.


VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4]

Visual Appeal proved quite challenging to determine a qualified and accurate score in this category. We tried to look at the Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle from every possible perspective. From the packaging to the bottle itself, we performed studies of the product, even including the consumer hands-on evaluation feedback forms. These forms were instrumental in our making our final decision.

The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle and the packaging in which it is contained is well above average yet just not enough WOWFactor™ was present to push it to the top in this category for Visual Appeal. The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle came in the gates of the Visual Appeal category with a evaluation score of [4] Stars in this category.






EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



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