Baby Cups Detroit Lakes MN

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.

Babies R Us 6545 - Roseville
(651) 367-2165
2401 N. Fairview Ave.
Roseville, MN
 
Babies R Us
12750 Elm Creek Bouleva
Maple Grove, MN
 
Totally Kids
(952) 881-2425
7876 Portland Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
 
Peapods Inc
(651) 695-5559
2290 Como Ave
SAINT PAUL, MN
 
Creative Kidstuff
(612) 876-3963
3939 East 46th Street
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
 
Toys R Us
170 89th Ave N.E.
Blaine, MN
 
Baby On Grand - St. Paul
(952) 912-1010
1137 Grand Ave.
SAINT PAUL, MN
 
Baby Grand Mainstreet
(952) 912-1010
1010 Main Street
Hopkins, MN
 
Toys R Us
7839 Southtown Mall
Bloomington, MN
 
North Memorial Health Care
(763) 520-1545
P.O. Box 22190
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
 

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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