Thursday, January 26, 2012

No More Plastic Spoons and Forks

I was reading a report in the latest issue issue of Consumer Reports magazine about chemicals, including BPA (a controversial toxin that has been linked to cancer, obesity, neurological issues, thyroid issues and a host of other ailments that are particularly detrimental to fetus' infants and toddlers), being pulled from plastics when they are washed in warm or hot water, microwaved, or contain warm/hot foods.  So, just about anytime you use them.

I've known this.  But here's what really got my attention, the article featured a photo of the exact brand of dishes and plastic-ware our kids had been using.  Needless to say, we stopped using that stuff pronto!

We already had white Corelle dishes that are virtually indestructible, so our kids immediately started eating from our dishes.

We replaced their plastic-ware with OXO spoon and fork sets that feature a steel eating surface.  The fork is also somewhat spoon-shaped (we call it a spork) that works really well with young kids.

For cups, we recycled the old plastic stuff and replaced it with a set of Preserve Products brand green and red BPA-free cups made from recycled plastic.  They have a great story and take extra precautions to ensure product safety.

If you haven't already, it may be a great time to re-evaluate what plastics you use for your baby or kids (or even yourself) and replace them with something other than plastic or certainly something that is guaranteed to be BPA-free.

1 comment:

  1. Even the white plastic forks & Spoons contain BPA? and also metal spoons&forks are bad as well because it goes into our systems that's why I stopped using them and just started using plastics & Chopsticks~My twitter is @13thSunStar reply there please & thanks for the info