BPA-Free Kids' Gear
BPA, a chemical in many plastics, has gotten quite the bad rap recently. But while the jury is still out on exactly what damage the toxin (full name: bisphenol-A) can cause, it's probably better to be safer than sorrier. Plastic is everywhere—especially when it comes to kid stuff. Fortunately, not all plastic products contain BPA. So read labels carefully. And if you want give BPA the big heave-ho from your life, check out these cool kid products that are completely BPA-free.
Some worry that BPA can leak out of plastic baby bottles and into you child's milk or formula so instead opt for the BPA-free Born Free bottles
or go old school and get
As you know, kids don't graduate straight from bottles to glass tumblers, so that means using plastic sippy cups—and more potential for leaching. Keep your in-betweener safe with Born Free
Many kid's toys are made of plastic so it's easy to freak out every time your kid jams Dora in her mouth (which is all the time), but breathe easy because kid's toy companies have been on the BPA-free bandwagon for awhile now. Most of the toys your kids want (and have) are already BPA-free. When shopping for new toys, read labels carefully and do your research-- there are lots of BPA-free options out there. Check out brands like Lamaze
and Skip Hop
that sell tons of BPA-free toys.
Kids wipes are stored in plastic
containers, which means (you guessed it!), they're also vulnerable to BPA leakage. Try the BPA-free swipe wipes holder
which also happens to be super cute, compact and
Have cupboards full of plastic food containers? You might consider tossing them, and opt for BPA-free Funtainers
, a safer way to store your kid's lunch and leftovers
Brighten your kid's room (and protect your white shag carpet from purple crayon) with adorable and functional BPA-free Playspot floor tiles
Worried that your baby's comb may somehow make its way into his mouth (like um, everything he can get his hands on)? You can even get a BPA-free Hare
comb and brush set.
Most pacifiers are made from BPA-free latex or silicone, but read the labels to be sure. Need some new ones? Avent just released a line of BPA-Free Pacis
and Zoe Pacis
are all BPA-free. Also, check out this cool BPA-free Paci Pod
for safe (and stylish) paci storage. The things you never knew you needed until you had a baby, huh?