I received an email yesterday from a mom looking for information about safe teethers and utensils. So far we’ve only come across one teether that’s not even on sale yet and I have yet to find better information on what teethers and utensils already on the market are BPA and Phthalates free. However, we’re still looking and hopefully we can add that info here soon. In the meantime, I made a call to Boon, Inc, the makers of the Boon Fluid Sippy, which is on the approved BPA free list. I spoke with them briefly to ask about what of their other products are BPA free. She (I can’t recall her name… my toddler was hanging on my leg and then my husband picked up in the middle of the call) assured me that all but 2 of their products were BPA free. The Squirt Spoon and the Catch Bowl are both made with polycarbonate plastic, and for this reason is not considered BPA free.
Update: All Boon feeding products are BPA, PVC and Phthalate free now.
Boon makes some great products, although I have yet to try any of them. I ordered the Fluid Sippy to try it out and haven’t yet received it. I will say that I have high hopes for it since it looks cool and was way more affordable that some of the other safer sippies on the market.
I’ll keep digging for information on teethers and safe alternatives to those and eating utensils. Update: Since the posting of this article we have compiled a list of safer teethers, pacifiers and other items into shopping cheat sheets. See the left hand column of this site for links to our BPA Free Teether Sheet and our BPA Free Bottles and Sippy Cups Sheets.