Chemicals in Baby Products and How to Avoid Them

It’s a concerning fact that baby products out there still contain BPA, phthalates, and lead; that’s why it’s very important to make informed decisions when buying any product for our children. You might ask: why is it important to buy non-toxic baby products? Take for example, research done by the Environmental Working Group that found that newborn’s umbilical cord blood has an average of 287 different chemicals, in which: 
- 180 cause cancer in humans or animals
- 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system
- 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. A few years ago when fire retardant chemicals where being added to pajamas, we had to go and prove that it caused more harm than good. Now we must prove that many other toxic chemicals should also stay away from our furniture, linens, paint and any other products that we come in contact with daily.

Some things to look for are BPA, phthalates, and lead; stainless steel dinnerware is a great way to ensure that you are keeping your child’s food free from these leaching toxins that could be present in plastic dinnerware. Ecobold believes that if consumers take a stance against harmful and toxic products and demand safe alternatives with their buying power, these products can become the norm. So, thank goodness we have companies who share the same concerns and are able to produce better products!

There are some great companies that make it very easy to be a parent; these companies are committed to providing parents with safe, worry-free solutions to real-life challenges. When you buy these non-toxic products you are not only declaring your consideration for your children’s environment, you are also saving them from future health problems. Even if you’re not a parent, when you’re invited to a baby shower, make sure to introduce the mom to be to safe products.

You can find many non-toxic and stylish baby products that customers are raving about at Find tableware “must haves” for children, that are of excellent quality and that will not contain any toxic chemicals that can harm your child. One to love is the stainless steel Kid Kanteen baby bottle by Klean Kanteen, the contoured hourglass shape of this bottle is designed to be easy to hold by little hands and the nipple shape promotes proper oral development and healthy teeth. Furthermore, this stainless steel bottle is reusable and 100% recyclable, but most importantly it is non-toxic, which means you won’t expose your child to BPA, phthalate, or lead.

The ECOlunchtray also comes highly recommended! A stainless steel plate divided in three sections, this tray makes it easy to feed toddlers a snack, lunch, or dinner. This plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, and phthalate-free tray is a non-toxic alternative that is completely safe for your little one. This tray is recyclable, unbreakable, and dishwasher safe. And what to use for flatware? The Spoons & Forks for infants is a safe option that is BPA-free, phthalate-free and PVC-free that is made from recycled materials and completely recyclable.