Toxic or unsafe baby products seem to get recalled a lot these days and that is very unsettling for loving parents who want the best start in life for their little munchkins. A frequent review of baby products and what is in them can help you to chose the best products for your child.
Many baby mattresses and mattress pads are made with toxic polyurethane foam, covered with vinyl and sprayed with chemical fire retardants. Babies spend most of their early life sleeping on these substances and breathing it in. Healthy, organic cotton, wool and rubber alternatives are available and becoming more and more popular.
BPA is a polycarbonate plastic that is known to emit toxins. Phalate is a chemical softener used in plastic. Sippy cups, bottles and teething devices can all contain BPA and phthalates that disrupt hormones and create other health risks. Canada has outlawed BPA in all children's feeding products. Alternatives like glass bottles and BPA/phthalate-free products are now being offered.
Baby washes,lotions and diaper rash ointments have had known toxic chemicals in them for years. Methylparaben, propylene glycol and petroleum are just a few of the carcinogenic chemicals in baby products. Many safe, organic alternatives exist today.
Processed baby foods contain harmful preservatives, pesticides, food dyes and corn syrup that cause a host of health problems. Again, organic or homemade is the best and healthiest choice for baby.
Disposable diapers for baby and toddlers contain harmful chemicals and toxins as well as fill up the landfills with these toxins. Multiple types of safe, cloth diapers exist on the market today. There are also a handful of less-toxic disposable diapers to chose from.
great list - alot of helpful info. for parents
Thanks all! I hope it helps some parents, that would bless me as I love kids. :)
Great list for new parents or grandparents! Lots to think about when you have a baby around.H5
I made my daughters' baby food myself, was cheaper and healthier than buying that crap in a jar. Wonderful list - I'm passing it on to a pregnant friend.
Homemade baby food is best! It's fun to make, and unlike with processed baby food, you can control exactly what you add. And it's way cheaper :) Great list!
This is a very good list, some of us were unaware of what's toxic, especially regarding items for babies .. thanks for sharing.
I am certainly going to past this along to my niece. Thanks for the heads up! High5
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