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Kitchen Product Recommendations

MADE SAFE® Certified Products:

Bioserie for teethers
Pura Stainless for baby bottles, kids bottles, and sports bottles, and interchangeable lids. Use the code “HealthyBaby15” for 15% off site-wide. Expires 12/31.

Recommended Products, not MADE SAFE Certified:

Abeego – reuseable beeswax wrap that breathes
Bambu Home for eating, drinking, teething
Bee’s Wrap – natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage
Hydroflask Food Flasks – reusable containers that keep food hot or cold
Kleen Kanteen – drink and food reusable containers
Lunch Bots – leak-proof insulated reusable containers
Our Green House for natural teethers, food storage and serving options
Parenting by Nature for teething toys
Steely’s Drinkware – resusable stainless steel drinkware
UKonserve – reusable stainless steel containers with leak-proof lids


Tips:
  • Beware the burgeoning organic baby food market packaged in plastic squeezable pouches. While they seem convenient, they are a disaster for the environment and they contain BPA. The layers of liners and coatings make them difficult to recycle.
  • Try making your own organic baby food whenever possible and store in glass jars. Bananas, avocados, and papaya don’t even need to be cooked! Simply mash with a fork.
  • Cooked food can be frozen in metal or silicone ice cube trays, which make the perfect portion for babies starting on solid food.
  • Give your baby natural teethers, like frozen washcloths, cucumber slices, or natural, uncoated wood.
  • Do not heat food or liquids in plastic or pouches. High heat allows plastic to leach chemicals faster. Try glass bowls or steel pots instead.
  • Use glass bottles or stainless steel bottles.
  • Opt for clear silicone nipples for baby bottles and pacifiers. The evidence indicates that clear bottle nipples and pacifiers can likely be used without worry. (Siloxane migration concerns appear to be linked to a combination of heat exposure and food fat content). To be safe, keep yours out of the dishwasher and discard any that are excessively cloudy or worn. Nipples should be replaced every 6 to 8 weeks regardless of appearance. [1],[2]
  • You may be able to completely skip the “sippy” cup. Babies learn to drink quite easily from regular cups. Give it a try!
  • Buy – or better yet, make – non-vinyl bibs; you can reuse a scarf or just tuck in a cotton cloth for this.

[1] Guide to Baby Safe Bottles, EWG
[2] From Bottle Nipples to Baked Goods: Is Silicone Safe? Healthy Child Healthy World.

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