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Silicone bottles: the latest in BPA-free bottles

I had heard about a silicone baby bottle and thought, what in the world is that? So I Googled it (like I do everything!) and it sounds very interesting! The Innobaby Silicone bottle is derived from safe, natural ingredients like pebbles and sand and grow with your baby. This bottle will be available January 2009.

In poking around, I saw on The Soft Landing blog that Momo is also coming out with a silicone baby bottle in October, so just a few short weeks. And Nuby is coming out with a silicone bottle in January 2009 as well.

Check back and I will post when these are available and where to buy.

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Which Sassy products are BPA-free?

Sassy recently cleared up which of their products were BPA-free and which were not. Previously they had claimed certain products did not contain BPA and turns out some of them did. So which ones really are safe?

Unfortunately, Sassy does not have a great list on their website like other companies do. Hopefully they will step it up and add this soon. However, The Soft Landing has created a list of safe, BPA-free Sassy products and posted it here.

Sassy products can be found at most discount retail stores or shop online for the best selection.

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Are Brita water pitchers BPA-free?

A lot of people are concerned about Brita’s water pictures in light of the BPA issue. After all, the containers are all hard, clear plastic, so it fits the description of typical polycarbonate containers. But, never fear, the folks at The Green Guide have done the research for us and found the containers are made of styrene methylmethacrylate copolymer, a safe material that does not contain BPA. 

Now, I can’t even pronounce all that, but Brita told The Green Guide they chose this material because it does not leach. The Green Guide also confirmed this claim with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), which performs extensive material safety tests. “The NSF states that Brita pitchers have been tested for material safety while in contact with “very aggressive water” (i.e. exposure to water with low total of dissolved solids and .5 ppm of available chlorine for three successive 24-hour periods) and have found no evidence of leaching.

Rick Andrews, the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Unit Certification Program at the NSF, explains that when a company is seeking NSF certification for new container/filter system, NSF requires information about the constituents of the plastic and then tests for leachates they know are associated with those ingredients. Using acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) as an example, they would look for styrene and acrylonitrile leaching into the water. We asked about styrene leaching from the methylmethacrylate copolymer, and he assured us that any polymer that includes a styrene component would be tested for styrene leaching.“

They also got a second opinion from the FDA and got the same response.

You can read the entire article here.

Brita water pitchers can be found at many retail stores and online (my favorite way to shop).

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What Nuby products are BPA-free?

The Soft Landing has created a cheat sheet that sorts out the BPA chaos over Nuby’s products. I know trying to figure out which of their products are BPA-free or not has been a headache for many parents, including myself. I called them regarding which were BPA-free and which were not, and I swear the lady seemed just as confused as anyone. Thanks to the Soft Landing for helping sort this out! You can check it out here.

Nuby products are easy to find at most discount retail stores, baby stores and can be purchased online for the best selection.

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Which Munchkin products are BPA-free?

It’s difficult as a parent to just go to the store and buy a sippy cup, bottle, or other feeding device these days due to the potential the product contains BPA. Fortunately manufacturers are becoming wise and creating lists clarifying which products contain BPA and which do not. Munchkin has such a list on their website which can be found here.

Munchkin products are great in my opinion. I have never had a problem with any of their products I own. And they can easily be found in most discount retail stores (Target, Wal-Mart, Babies R Us, etc) or you can stay home and shop online and get them sent right to your door!

 

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Which Rubbermaid products are BPA free?

I have (well had) a few Rubbermaid containers and like many others, was concerned whether or not they contained BPA. I knew without researching anything, the stain shield containers did contain it, so I tossed that months ago.

And then I came across a page on Rubbermaid’s website that clearly defines which products contain BPA and which do not. Major kudos to Rubbermaid on creating this easy-to-read, and very comprehensive guide. You can review it here.

Rubbermaid is sold in most traditional discount stores, grocery stores or online.

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Which Tupperware products are BPA free?

I had a rep tell me that all Tupperware products were BPA-free, but this is not true! The good folks at Z Rec’s went through 15 hours of research, phone calls, emails, etc. and finally brought in a PR mediator before Tupperware would release the list of BPA-free and BPA-containing products. Seems a little suicidal of Tupperware to be that difficult about the sitaution.

Tupperware’s whole children’s line is BPA free, but there are some products that are not. You can read the whoe report here.

Tupperware is traditionally sold through a representative, but you can also purchase it online.

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