Category: polypropylene

SafeMama Review: Munchie Mug

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008

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    I’ve been on the hunt for a BPA free snack cup for awhile now.  Having two dogs, and a child that likes to dump stuff on the floor, isn’t really conducive to having an open bowl, and I’ve been hard pressed to find something for my son, that isn’t polycarbonate. When I found the Munchie […]

    Gerber Packaging BPA Free

    Posted on: May 30, 2008

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      As we’ve established already, we have gotten mixed information regarding the plastic used in the Gerber baby food packs. But in general, all of the info we’ve received has still maintained that Gerber baby food packs are BPA Free. The tumultuous nature of this issue, coupled with the fact that the plastic numbers change each […]

      FAQ: Are Bottle Sterilizers and Warmers Safe?

      Posted on: May 23, 2008

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        We’ve been asked a bazillion times whether bottle sterilizers and bottle warmers are safe, and the questions surrounding them are usually layered. Do they contain BPA? If so can using them on my BPA Free bottles do any harm? Not many, but some bottle sterilizers and warmers do contain polycarbonate plastic. Our friends at Z […]

        Dr. Brown’s matching bottles.

        Posted on: May 9, 2008

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          Last week a Safe Mama reader emailed us to let us know that the company that manufacturers Dr. Brown’s bottles, Handi-Craft, is matching up to 3 bottles per household. All you have to do is send in your UPC codes to the company and they’ll send you back new polypropylene bottles. I spoke with a […]

            As the mother of a 2 year old who does occasionally chew on his toothbrush, I wondered of its safety.   Apparently, I’m not alone in this and I’ve gotten a dozen emails from parents asking this very question. Do toothbrushes have Bisphenol-A in them? Are they safe? SafeMama Jaime, our resident researcher, took on […]

            FAQ: BPA in High Chair Trays

            Posted on: Apr 30, 2008

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              Dear Safe Mama, What about my child’s high chair trays? He eats off of it… does it have BPA? Phthalates? The plague? Help! We’ve been asked a few times what materials high chairs are made of. The focus of all the BPA attention in the news and online has been on bottles and formula. Now […]

                Summer is going to be here before we know it and for those of us in the south, nice weather and even some heat has reared it’s head. Warm weather means ice pops. This isn’t high on the reduce, reuse, recycle list but… I need some ice pop molds and I just can’t bring myself […]

                  I was tipped off by a reader (thanks Annilee!) about new developments from Handi-Craft, the makers of Dr. Brown’s bottles. I confirmed with the company too and then later noticed it posted on their website. Before catching wind of this BPA business, I used Dr. Browns polycarbonate bottles for months. I wish I would have […]

                    Many of us try our best to reduce the amount of unneeded plastic in our homes. But sometimes you just have to use it and in that case you want plastic that is free of Bisphenol-a (BPA), phthalates and any other potentially yucky things that can leech into your child’s food. A Safe Mama reader […]

                      This is a list of BPA Free (also PVC and Phthalate Free) bottles, BPA Free sippy cups and food/milk storage items that I’ve made into a quick reference for those looking for a short list to have on hand when shopping for items for yourself or someone elses kids. If a product you are using […]

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