We're sure, like any other parent, you are concerned with what your baby puts in his mouth and here's a little helpful guide as to the reasons why:
You'll definitely want to avoid any plastic teethers that contain BPA, PVC or phthlates:
BPA or bisphenol-A is a plastics chemical that mimics estrogen and disrupts the body's hormonal systems. Many companies also simply replace BPA with BPS (bisphenol-S, which is just as toxic, if not more than BPA!) so just because a product is marked as BPA-free doesn't mean it's safe
PVC or polyvinyl chloride is the third most common plastic in the world and also the most toxic!
Phthalates are chemicals added to plastics to make them soft and supple. They don't bond to plastic though, so over time they leach out - a big no no!
Why Wood Teethers?
Natural wood avoids all risk of allergy and toxicity
Wood is thicker and more durable than plastics
Easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth and leave to air dry
Our November Bean of the Month comes from Toronto, Canada! We have a soft spot for Canadians because that's where we're from! It turns out that @theipfamily are also originally from Vancouver, but moved to Toronto before the arrival of Baby Elaina!
Our October Bean of the Month comes from Manila, Philippines! We've been getting tons of pictures of Baby Samy from her mommy Bong (@bdrchua) and we couldn't help but share this cutie with our community. Baby Sammy just turned 7 months old and looks like a little fashionista in our bibs.
Our September Bean of the Month comes all the way from sunny California! Baby K is almost 8 months old and already learning about a healthy and active lifestyle from his mommy Shannon (@caligirlgetsfit). Read on to find out more about how they like to spend their time in beautiful Northern California!