It’s time for back-to-school scrambling which usually includes shopping for brand new school supplies. But which school supplies are safe for your kids? Last year, a report was released by Environmental Defense and the US-Based Center for Health, Environment and Justice outlining guidelines for purchasing safe back-to-school products. Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC is found in many common school supplies and other children’s products and is of key concern in the report.
Phthalates are a common industrial chemical used in PVC plastics, solvents, and synthetic fragrances. They’ve been around since the 1930’s, and now they’re pretty ubiquitous; when they tested 289 people in 2000, the CDC found phthalates in all of the subjects’ blood at surprisingly high levels.
Babylife has taken it back a notch with the reintroduction of glass baby bottles. Wee Go bottles are old school glass bottles with a new design and a cool safety twist. The bottle is covered with a modern 100% non- toxic “plastic free” sleeve that will help protect the bottle from being broken and is great to grip during feeding.