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Between the two, I much prefer the HoneySuckle bags. Why? They are better. How are they better, you ask?
1. This bag is actually tamper resistant, while the Lansinoh bag is not. The HoneySuckle bags have the entire top sealed to prevent tampering. You cannot tamper with the bag without opening one of the three sides of the perforated top. You remove the perforated portion to open the bag. The Lansinoh bags have a perforated top, but not the sides of that upper area, so you could actually still open the bag without undoing the perforations. Poor design IMO.
2. The sides and bottom of the HoneySuckle bags are reinforced, the Lansinoh bags are not. I pump exclusively, and even at 6 mos, my son is not eating all the milk I produce, so I freeze easily 2-4 bags of milk a day. I can produce between 8 to as much as 14oz during a pumping session, and have been able to overfill these bags without them bursting open when they are frozen. The reinforced sides and bottom have alot to do with that.
3. The information to write at the top is much more useful, and is rightside up. The Lansinoh bags have the info updside down. That has always bothered me. Even when you stand the bags up in the freezer, they are upside down. It's stupid. HoneySuckle bags have the labeling rightside up. Plus it asks for baby's name and the date, not the volume. I don't find the volume info helpful at all, and when my baby was in the NICU, or when donating breastmilk, the name is much more useful information.
4. Best quality - THEY ARE BIODEGRADABLE!!Read more ›
1. These have a reinforced bottom, lansinol do not.
2. The side seams are a lot thicker than the lansinol ones, so would presumably be stronger.
3. The biodragradable factor, this can only be a good thing right? While researching oxo plastics I discovered that oxo plastics are FDA approved and are safe for food storage and do not contain any BPA (lansinol bags are also BPA free). Oxo plastics can be manufactured to degrade quicker or slower depending on the manufacturers needs, therefore if you wish to compost them I would suggest contacting the manufacturer to find out the degradation time. That oxo plastics need oxygen to degrade so they would not degrade well in landfills as most landfills currently inoperation do not have an atmosphere conducive to biodegrading as they are so deep and compacted that there is not enough oxygen. But surely any amount of degradation is better than the alternative bags?
After receiving the bags I conducted a few experiments with these bags and a few of the lansinol ones I had received in a couple of boxes of the lansinol disposable breastpads.
1. Apon examining the two different bags I noticed that the lansinol ones are marked with the reccyling symbol and the number 4. If you have access to recycling and are diligent in sorting your recyclables it would actually be better for the environment to use the lansinol ones.
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Now that we are in full swing using these bags to defrost milk for Daycare I can give a better review. I have had 3 leaky bags out of about 100 which have been defrosted so far... there were no holes when I put the milk in but the 3 that have leaked seem to have come apart at the seems when frozen. I have about a months worth of milk frozen in them right now and I sure hope that there aren't more leaks... as a 3% failure rate isn't great. I will update again in another month as that will be another 140 bags we have defrosted.
* Update 2* I freeze 8 bags a day - 6 oz of milk in each. I defrost 5 a day. Today 3 of my 5 which were left to thaw overnight were leaking. All were from different batches and all were leaking along the seams. I cannot even put into words the anxiety I have about the fate of my entire freezer full of milk stored in these bags.... To lose 18 oz today was heartbreaking.
I think they feel a little bit thicker/sturdier than some other bags I've tried but are still flexible & don't feel brittle at all. Like most other bags, it's hard to get it to show the right measurement because you have to get the bottom unfolded & sitting just right, but I use the measurements on my pumping bottles anyway--not a problem for me. The price is right, too! I wish I could buy these in stores around me because I have to notice how many bags I have left and reorder while I still have at least 20 left because I store smaller amounts and go through a lot of them (I try to do 2 ounce bags but get a lot of 1-1.75 oz bags). I'm really excited about the new Baby Food Bags this company is making that come in 4 oz because I won't feel quite so bad about using so much plastic, and I think those are biodegradeable as well. I'm curious about the adapter that allows you to pump directly into the bag, but like I said about the measurement quirks, I am hesitant to try it because I like to know how much is really in the bag.Read more ›
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