Baby Cups Beaverton OR

As concern about toxic chemicals leaching from plastic baby products mounts, parents are examining everything that goes into the mouths of their babes. Infants and young children, with their developing reproductive systems, are particularly susceptible to BPA exposure.

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(866) 55F-LUSH
P.O. Box 10106
Portland, OR

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Mother Nature's Earth Friendly Baby Products
(503) 230-7077
2627 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR

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Zoom Baby Gear
(503) 285-0690
2735 N. Lombard
Portland, OR

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Milagros Boutique
(503) 493-4141
5433 NE 30th Avenue
Portland, OR

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Eternal Maternal
(360) 606-7810
419 NW 68th Street
Vancouver, WA

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Card Rave
(888) 643-8232
10943 NW Zermatt Court
Portland, OR

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Eco Baby Gear
(503) 233-4167
2122 SE Division St.
Portland, OR

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Punkin Butt
(503) 486-5186
7845 SW Frobase Rd
Tualatin, OR

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Babybumz, LLC
(503) 997-3438
6788 Oakridge Dr.
Gladstone, OR

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(360) 885-2786
10910 ne 4th plain blvd.
Vancouver, WA

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In Search of the Safest Sippy

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As concern about toxic chemicals leaching from plastic baby products mounts, parents are examining everything that goes into the mouths of their babes. The reason for alarm: a recent report suggesting that significant (read dangerous) levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) can be found not only in baby bottles, but many other beverage containers. The report links BPA with genital abnormality, breast cancer, and obesity. Canada, in fact, just declared the chemical toxic.

Infants and young children, with their developing reproductive systems, are particularly susceptible to BPA exposure. “BPA does have an estrogenic influence, and it’s not wise to expose infants to chemicals that may alter their hormones,” says David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany in New York.

Why take the risk when you can sip pretty with a BPA-free cup? One tip: Avoid cups with a No. 7 recycling code. For more info go to www.chej.org/BPA_Website.htm.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite, BPA-free sippy cups:

Klean Kanteen: (12 oz, $17.95; kleankanteen.com ) Stainless steel and polypropylene cap. Excellent for purists. The Safe Sippy: (11 oz, $14.95; thesafesippy.com) Stainless steel; polypropylene cap. The rubber outer sleeve prevents denting and also provides insulation.

BornFree Training Cup: (7 oz, $9.99; newbornfree.com ) Made from polypropylene, this cup has a special spout to ease the transition from bottle to cup.

Thinkbaby trainer cup: (9 oz, $8.99; thinkbabybottles.com ) Made from polyether sulfone (PES), a high-quality, medical-grade plastic, the cup and packaging are specifically tested for phthalates, PVC, and lead, as well as BPA.

For four more safe sippy cups, go to www.naturalsolutionsmag.com .

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