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BPA and Phthalate Free Teethers

After compiling a list of BPA pacifiers, I took the next step and moved on to teethers. I’ve done a little digging and these are what I found. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, just the ones I have found. New BPA and phthalate-free products are coming out all the time and it’s getting hard to keep up, which is a good thing! If you are aware of another teether that is BPA and phthalate free and not listed here, please let me know and I will certainly add it!

BPA & Phthalate Free Teethers

Bright Starts: (note, their teethers may contain PVC and/or BPA, see The Soft Landing update)

Camden Rose: Waldorf Maple Teether and Waldorf Cheery Rattle/Teether

Combi Teethers like this one

Comfort + Joy Teether (not yet available)

First Years/Learning Curve: Cool Triangle Teether, Floating Friends, Soft teething beads, First Keys

Fisher Price: Laugh & Learn Learning Keys, Rainforest Monkey Teether, Rainforest Giraffe Rainstick Rattle, Miracles & Milestones Musical Zebra, Miracles & Milestones Sunshine Activity Ring, Miracles & Milestones Penguin Water Teether, Lil’ Laugh & Learn 1-2-3 Puppy Rattle (because of the large number of FP recalls due to lead paint, I personally do not recommend them until they get their act together. I am sure the new law passed by Pres. Bush will help this effort)

Gerber: Cooling Gum Soother, Cool Fish Soother, Cool Ring Soother, OrbiTeether

Haba wooden toys: Kringelring, Ramba Zamba, Rosa and Lisa teether ring, Bella teething ring, Minka teething ring, Nanni teething ring, Duck Duck clutching toy 

Je Je Vibrating Teether (rubber) 

Kushies Teethers: such as Zolo Links

Leapfrog Gentle Vibes teether

miYim: Knitted Teether Bear

Natursutten: fish teether, apple teether

Nuby/Luv n’ Care: Nuby Jiggle Giggle Teethers, Nuby Nibbler, Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys on a Ring, Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether, Nuby Icy Bite Teether Rings, Nuby Kool Soothers, Nuby Pur Icy Bite Teethers, Nuby Fun Teethers, Cool-Sicles Hard & Soft Teether, Nuby Fun Links and Fun Links on a Ring

Raz-Berry Silicone Teether (note: RazBaby’s regular pacifiers are NOT BPA-free)

Sassy: Sassy Jelly Fish Teethers, Sassy Coolin’ Teether, Sassy Chilly Dilly Daisy, Sassy Teething Feeder, Sassy Teach Me Toothbrush Set, Sassy Teething Tunes , Sassy Gummy Guppy, Sassy Earth Brites Natural Wooden Toys, Sassy Buzz n’ Bites teether

Under the Nile (are also Fair Trade, and all organic cotton): Organic Egyptian Cotton Teething Cat, Bumble Bee Teething Ring, Organic Egyptian Cotton Veggie Green Bean Toy, Organic Cotton Corn Toy, Teething Carrot,  Organic Cotton Teddy Teething Ring, Organic Cotton Banana Toy, Organic Cotton Broccoli Toy, Organic Cotton Veggie Crate (4 veggies), Organic Cotton Centipede, Organic Cotton Asparagus Teether, Organic Cotton Elephant, Flat Mouse, Snowman 

Vulli: Sophie the Giraffe TeetherVulli Chan Pie Gnon TeethersVulli Vanilla Flavored Chan Pie Gnon, Vulli Cool It Soother Chan Pie Gnon, Vulli Vulli Musical Fruit Keys, Vulli Rattle Key Chain

Wonderworld: Twisty Moby, Twist and Roll, Rolling Raindrop Rolling Wooden Cylinder, Twistable Stuffed Animal, Little Wonder Doll, Rolling Butterfly Soft Rattle Toy, New Stacking Rings Toy, Dudy Shake Rattle Toy 

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Today Show on Bishenol A (BPA)

Praise for the Today Show for discussion the use of plastics, particularly BPA. Sadly many parents have no idea that BPA is not safe at any level, yet it is found everywhere in children’s products — namely baby bottles and sippy cups.  

See the report.

During the segment, Matt Lauer interviewed Dr. Leo Trasande from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, who urged viewers to not to use PVC (#3 phthalates), polystyrene (#6 which is styrofoam) or polycarbonate containers (#7 which contains BPA).

PVC or Phthalates are commonly found in children’s toys — it gives the toys flexibility. BPA is also commonly found in the lining of canned foods. So it is not always as easy as just looking at the bottom of a container for a recycling symbol, however, it is a great start.

I have several other articles on BPA, please click on the Bisphenol-A category to the right to read more on how to avoid BPA.

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