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Giving your baby an organic diet doesn’t stop with food. Remember, everything your baby’s mouth is exposed to can ultimately impact their health. For safe, eco-friendly meal times, stock up on these six organic baby feeding products:
Even if you’re breastfeeding, there may be times when you’ll need to let someone else handle meal time. Glass bottles provide a safer, more eco-friendly option than plastic ones for several reasons:
Up until 2012, bisphenol-A (BPA) was a common component in plastic baby bottles and sippy cups. Since BPA has now been banned in baby products, manufacturers have turned to other forms of plastic, including bisphenol S (BPS). But it’s been discovered that BPA-free products may be just as harmful as those containing the chemical. Using glass baby bottles can help reduce your baby’s exposure to any potential toxins from plastic.
Opting for bamboo utensils over plastic ones helps you avoid similar risks as those in using plastic baby bottles. In addition, bamboo is easily grown without using harmful pesticides and is highly renewable and eco-friendly.
Bamboo baby utensils are also
Aside from feeling soft against your baby’s delicate skin, organic burp cloths and bibs tend to be more absorbent than non-organic ones, which can help save your clothing in the event of a spill or accident. They’re also hypoallergenic to reduce your baby’s exposure to potentially harmful allergens, plus they wash easily and resist stains.
If you’re making your own organic baby food at home or you need a safe place to store their snacks, consider investing in a set of glass or silicone storage containers. Silicone is inert, even when heated, which means there is zero chance of it leaching chemicals into your baby’s food.
Alternatively, beeswax wraps are an up-and-coming trend in organic circles and are 100% safe for baby. These wraps come in sheets of varying size and make wrapping up your baby’s leftovers a cinch.
You can order stainless steel food trays in a variety of shapes and designs, like this bus platter. Not only are stainless steel dishes safe for your baby, they can also provide mealtime entertainment (especially if your baby likes to tap their plate with their bamboo utensils!).
If you’re making your own baby food, it’s also a good idea to invest in a stainless steel ice cube tray. This ensures your baby’s food is kept fresh and chemical-free in the freezer, plus it makes it easy to remove portions when he or she is ready to eat.
If you’re using nursing pads, opt for ones that don’t contain any chemicals that could transfer onto your skin and, eventually, into your baby’s mouth. You can find eco-friendly reusable pads made from organic cotton or bamboo online or in mainstream baby stores.
Organic baby feeding products go well beyond healthy food choices. Consider everything your baby uses for a meal, then see how you can make each of those products safer.