Baby Cups Portland ME

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.

Tiny Totland
(207) 774-2229
284 Western Avenue
South Portland, ME
 
Toys R Us
303 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME
 
Schellers
(859) 233-1764
212 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY
 
The Clarion Portland Hotel
(207) 553-9544
1230 Congress Avenue
Portland , ME
 
Belle Pearl
(207) 671-1132
41 Pierce Ave
Portland, ME
 
Babies R Us
200 Running Hill Road
South Portland, ME
 
Babies R Us 6430 - South Portland
(207) 773-4861
200 Running Hill Road Suite 6
South Portland, ME
 
Schellers
(502) 969-4100
8323 Preston Hwy.
Louisville, KY
 
MS Lulu's
(207) 780-1200
425 Fore St Ste B
Portland, ME
 
Butterfly Baby
(207) 553-9255
543 Congress St
Portland, ME
 

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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