Klean Kanteen offers BPA-free stainless steel baby bottles.
3. Avoid Chemicals
Last, it’s vital to avoid putting potentially harmful chemicals into your baby’s body. Plastic bottles often contain BPA (bisphenol-A), a potent hormone-mimicking chemical that can disrupt a child’s developing reproductive system, potentially increase risk of obesity and cause other health problems. BPA is rampant in baby bottles, the lining of baby formula cans and children’s sippy cups. I wrote an extensive blog on avoiding BPA on Care2 recently. Studies have also found that BPA-free plastics can release hormone-disrupting chemicals. Fortunately, you can find alternatives such as bottles and sippy cups made from glass and stainless steel, and powdered infant formula. Many skin-care products also contain potentially hazardous chemicals. For babies’ sensitive systems, choose organic products that don’t contain chemicals such as those from EarthMamaAngelBaby.