Wheezing Infants Linked to Mothers' BPA Exposure

Ninety percent of Americans are exposed to Bisphenol A. Credit: Getty Images
If your infant is wheezing a lot, it could be because you were exposed to a certain kind of plastic early in your pregnancy.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemica...
Researchers warn would-be moms to avoid products with BPA.

BPA-Free Bottles, Sippy Cups Still Release Hormone-Like Chemicals, Study Says

Many bottles and other plastics release estrogen-like chemicals, a new study finds. Credit: Getty
Are hormonal imbalances running rampant in your family? Blame it on bottles and sippy cups.
New research reveals most plastic products...
Most plastic products are releasing chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen.

Sippy Cups: Is Your Child Ready?

There are lots of options when it comes to sippy cups. Credit: Getty Images
Sippy cups can be a sanity-saving bridge between the bottle and a cup, and they can give your child a bit of independence at a tender age.
Sometime befo...
Sippy cups come in all different shapes and sizes, here's what you need to know for a good one.

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Canned Foods, Study Says

If you're pregnant, kick the cans. Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Pregnant women should avoid or limit their intake of canned foods, which can expose them to a potentially dangerous chemical, a new report says. More than 90 percent of ca...

Choosing Straws

Sip safely. Credit: BornFree
Lots of moms count on BornFree for baby products -- including bottles, pacifiers, teethers, and sippy cups -- that are free of BPA, pthalates, and PVC. Happily, this month the company introduces the 14-oz. Twist 'n ...

FDA Cautions Use of Children's Products Containing BPA

Parents may want to take a closer look at the sippy cups and baby bottles they have in the house following a statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressing concern over the effects of the chemical BPA when it comes to children. Bi...

Klean Kanteen BPA-Free Bottles - Ben and Jen Love Them!

Like so many other concerned parents, you tossed your kids' Nalgene bottles when you heard about potentially dangerous BPA in the plastic. But now summer is coming, with its long hot days, and you're still scrambling for a replacement. Plastics with ...

Big Sibling Gifts, BPA-Free Bottles, and Watchmen - Links We Love

A new baby is pretty exciting for mom and dad, but big siblings may have mixed feelings about their family's new addition. Make them feel special with a big brother or big sister gift. -- MomFinds Got a little boy obsessed with that body part that...

Parents sue baby bottle makers

Remember how it came out that the bisphenol-A found in many baby bottles was, according to one study, was dangerous and linked to cancer, obesity, diabetes? Now a group of parents in Ohio have sued five companies, claiming that the manufacturers knew...

FDA takes on BPA

The Federal Drug Administration has officially made a statement concerning their slant on BPA, the chemical found in much plastic and a lot of baby bottles. BPA, full name bisphenol A has been under fire for some time as being dangerous to young chi...

How to tell if your plastic bottle is safe

Earlier this week, the Today Show did a segment on a topic that is beginning to get a lot of attention: the safety of reusable plastic bottles. Concerns about the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in many plastic bottles, has led the governm...

Glass is back, baby

My younger daughter was just weaning from the bottle when the news about bisphenol-A broke. I had been using a brand that was known to contain BPA (unbeknown to me, however) and that's just one more thing I have to add to my mama-guilt list. I quit u...

Baby bottles toxic?

Before I even thought about what feeding apparatus other than the breast I might offer my son I started hearing about possible toxins in baby bottles. Glass bottles I heard, once a thing of the past found mostly in antique stores, were making a come...


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