?Some products are made from premium, healthy, non toxic materials and others are not. How do you know which products will do the least harm to your baby? Teethers and soft toys PVC or Vinyl gets its soft texture from "plasticizing" chemicals. PVC is used for a range of soft toys and other items for infants, but the greatest concern is with teethers. As much as six of seven teethers were contain PVC. A second chemical to look out for is DEHP which is used for food packaging. It can migrate from the plastic into the food and while levels in food are quite low, many experts are concerned about the health risks, particularly for infants and young children. An investigation into 25 food products sealed with a PVC gasket, twelve contained DEHP or other phthalates at levels above the limit set by the EU. Baby bottles The question here focuses on baby bottles made from polycarbonate, a clear and rigid plastic. The chemical that is of concern is bisphenol-A or BPA, which in lab animals has produced physiological effects similar to those produced by estrogen. In terms of health risks, the evidence is growing that chemicals leached from plastics used in cooking and food/drink storage are harmful to human health. Safe Products As with all products you should exercise the maximum caution when purchasing products that are either heater, or that will come into contact with you or your babies food. Check the labels, find out where the product was made, and find out what the product was made of. All manufacturers should display the type of plastic that the products are made of. They should also display where the product was made. Baby Cubes and Brother Max Two ranges of products that are made for the freezer and the microwave are Baby Cubes and Brother Max. All test reports for the Baby Cubes in 2009 came back 'Not Detected' in the result section for any BPA or Phthalates.That means you can be safe in the knowledge that heating baby cubes will not result in the leaching of harmful toxins into your baby's food. Baby cubes are available for purchase in Australia from all good baby stores. Baby Cubes and Brother Max products are available, along with a range of other baby and homeware products at Australia's safest online shop, Baby and Home. Baby and Home stocks a range of baby products and homewares so that you can find all of your baby products at one store. They ship all over Australia within 10 days and guarantee delivery. As well as baby feeding products, they also stock, outdoor products, accessories, bath toys, bedding and feeding products.
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