Guide to Bisphenol-A Free Baby Products

If you’re concerned about exposing your baby to Bisphenol-A in milk bottles, sippy cups, eating utensils and such, you have two options.

One, take the easy approach by avoiding plastic. You may have to order online, but you can get glass baby bottles, stainless steel sippy cups and metal toddler utensils.

Seriously, why on Earth does a toddler spoon need to be plastic? The parent is holding the spoon, and by the time a kid is self feeding, he’ll only poke himself once before he learns. And really, how much does a spoon jab hurt? Impaled is impaled whether it’s plastic or metal. No companies make a "break away" safety spoon. Should they?

Oh, but who am I kidding? Most people will buy all the usual plastic junk at Target, K-Mart and Wal-mart.

So, two, you’d better enter the store informed. Z Recommends has its latest report out this month on BPA-free products. You can also look up information via text message while in the store, though I think a better option would be a PDF chart you could print and take to the store.

Z’s analysis contains self-reported information instead of lab test data, but what’s a blogger to do? So far, more than any advocacy group has done.

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2 Responses to “Guide to Bisphenol-A Free Baby Products”

  1. Mama Peach says:

    I am all over these for my next baby. I haven’t been able to find anything locally (not even the glass Evenflo bottles) so thank you for the list, it will make my online shopping much easier!

    March 5th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

  2. Joy says:

    I used the BornFree bottles for my son. He really took to the bottle nipple because it is bigger and replicates the breast well. I bought the bottles at Whole Foods. You can also find products online at http://www.newbornfree.com. They were $20 for 2 bottles when I purchased them a year ago. That didn’t include the different nipples you need after they turn six months old.

    March 10th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

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