As a relatively new mom, one of the things I kept noticing on baby products (particularly when I was registering for our baby showers) was the “BPA free” label on some of the bottles and pacifiers that were in stores. I did not know much about BPA so I looked into it and decided to play it safe and only register for things that were BPA free. Turns out, baby bottles and pacifiers are not the only products with BPA that we should be worried about. Check out this interesting article on BPA and how to avoid it:
Have you taken any steps to avoid having BPA in your home? We already avoid processed, canned food (for other reasons besides BPA levels) and soda (again, for other reasons not just BPA). We’ve also made sure (sometimes by calling and/or emailing companies directly) as much as we could that our daughter’s toys and eating equipment (bottles, pacifiers, spoons, dishes, etc.) are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. We’ve only got one child. I can’t imagine the headache it would be, if we had more than one child, to make sure that everything he or she plays with or enters his or her mouth is non-toxic. At some point, we’ve got to let go and, as one reader pointed out several posts ago, understand that we live in a fallen and cursed world and trust God with the safety our children and ourselves. I’m reminded yet again of Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord.” We should be prepared and equipped, but, ultimately our safety rests in hands of the Lord.