Baby Cups La Grande 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.

Sweet Pickles
(503) 859-8555
25642 DeWitt Lane SE
Lyons, OR

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The Stroller Store
(800) 803-3685
2357 Wintergreen Ave
Salem , OR
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800-803-3685

Eco Baby Gear
(503) 233-4167
2122 SE Division St.
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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Earnest Efforts
(541) 679-4331
8460 Upper Olalla Rd.
Winston, OR

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Tender Tush Organics
(503) 325-1213
714 Harrison
Astoria, OR

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

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SwaddleKeeper Blanket with Newborn Head Support
(541) 380-1389
1835 Avalon Way
Hood River, OR

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

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

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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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