Learning Your Way Around Bisphenol-a (BPA)

In breaking news, The Globe and Mail reported that Canada is expected to officially take a stance against the use of Bisphenol-a (BPA), making it the first regulatory body in the world to reach such a decision.

The conclusion by Health Canada that BPA is a possible threat, expected to be announced as early as tomorrow, will amount to one of the most important regulatory decisions regarding a single chemical in decades, and will put pressure on its counterparts at both the European Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reconsider their approval.

As concerned parents, we created The Soft Landing blog in response to the lack of information about toxic plastics in children’s products in 2007. Our goal is to take the frustration out of finding safer alternatives in feeding gear. We’ve been providing in-depth research and product guides to help parents make informed decisions ever since. We thought it would be helpful to gather our BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Guides together in one place to make your journey through the sea of toxic plastics a little easier.

CLICK HERE to browse our Safer Product Shopping Guides

Each of our Guides include research we obtained by contacting each and every manufacturer listed ourselves. They provided us with detailed lists of products that are free of BPA, PVC and Phthalates. We are adding to our research daily and continually update each of our guides to keep parents informed.

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  • http://mapsgirl.blogspot.com/ mapsgirl

    Awesome post! I love the links to all the different guides you’ve created.

    I’m giong to make sure everyone sees this!

    Thanks!

  • http://mapsgirl.blogspot.com mapsgirl

    Awesome post! I love the links to all the different guides you’ve created.

    I’m giong to make sure everyone sees this!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.godaycare.com Laura

    We have a small discussion on this very issue. The link is http://www.godaycare.com/daycareforum/index.php?topic=163.0

    From there you can find other links on the topic. Thanks

  • http://www.godaycare.com Laura

    We have a small discussion on this very issue. The link is http://www.godaycare.com/daycareforum/index.php?topic=163.0

    From there you can find other links on the topic. Thanks

  • Samantha

    I was just wondering if softlanding is doing any research on canned food?
    It was mentioned on the news that BPA is also found in cans, and so I started wondering about formula.
    My daughter was EBF until about a month ago, and then I started to wean her to formula, using BPA-free bottles. But, now I’m wondering if that even mattered since there’s probably BPA in the cans of formula!

    If there is any info, I would really appreciate it. And, thanks for this site! It is so great to have all this information in one place!

  • Samantha

    I was just wondering if softlanding is doing any research on canned food?
    It was mentioned on the news that BPA is also found in cans, and so I started wondering about formula.
    My daughter was EBF until about a month ago, and then I started to wean her to formula, using BPA-free bottles. But, now I’m wondering if that even mattered since there’s probably BPA in the cans of formula!

    If there is any info, I would really appreciate it. And, thanks for this site! It is so great to have all this information in one place!

  • soapchix

    Alicia…you are a lady ahead of your time, and I’m so glad you have this all researched already, now that the BPA is hitting the fan.
    :)

    Thanks for the Guides and your blog.

    Soapchix Tiff

  • simone

    Samantha – I don’t know about Soft Landing, but the Environmental Working Group has a good guide for formula here. http://www.ewg.org/reports/infantformula

  • simone

    Samantha – I don’t know about Soft Landing, but the Environmental Working Group has a good guide for formula here. http://www.ewg.org/reports/infantformula

  • soapchix

    Alicia…you are a lady ahead of your time, and I’m so glad you have this all researched already, now that the BPA is hitting the fan.
    :)

    Thanks for the Guides and your blog.

    Soapchix Tiff

  • softlanding

    Hi Samantha,

    We are not currently focusing on BPA in formula cans, although we it’s a very important topic of concern. Simone pointed you exactly where we would have – right to EWG.org. They’ve done some great research and I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.

    Thanks Simone!

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Dear Soaphchix Tiff,

    We love you too!! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment – it means a lot coming from you :)

    Thank YOU for the fantastic info on phthalates in children’s bath products!

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Samantha,

    We are not currently focusing on BPA in formula cans, although we it’s a very important topic of concern. Simone pointed you exactly where we would have – right to EWG.org. They’ve done some great research and I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.

    Thanks Simone!

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Dear Soaphchix Tiff,

    We love you too!! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment – it means a lot coming from you :)

    Thank YOU for the fantastic info on phthalates in children’s bath products!

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Katie,

    We do include the Playtex Drop-ins in our list on Squidoo. The Drop-ins are made from polyethylene, so they do not contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • Katie

    I’ve read about BPA free baby bottles and noticed that you do not include the Playtex Drop In nurser with the bag insert, why is that? Does the bag leach BPA or contain plasticizers? Is the bag harmful to babies even if the liquid is heated in glass botles and fed to babies in the Playtex nurser? Or is it because the bags are not good for the environment?

  • Katie

    I’ve read about BPA free baby bottles and noticed that you do not include the Playtex Drop In nurser with the bag insert, why is that? Does the bag leach BPA or contain plasticizers? Is the bag harmful to babies even if the liquid is heated in glass botles and fed to babies in the Playtex nurser? Or is it because the bags are not good for the environment?

  • softlanding

    Hi Katie,

    We do include the Playtex Drop-ins in our list on Squidoo. The Drop-ins are made from polyethylene, so they do not contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • Samantha

    Thanks Simone and Alicia! I appreciate getting the extra info re: cans!

    I’m so glad the government is taking action on this issue!

    Samantha

  • Samantha

    Thanks Simone and Alicia! I appreciate getting the extra info re: cans!

    I’m so glad the government is taking action on this issue!

    Samantha

  • Katie

    Thanks Alicia, for your quick response to my questions. This website is very informative and I like that you are constantly updating it to remain current.

  • Katie

    Thanks Alicia, for your quick response to my questions. This website is very informative and I like that you are constantly updating it to remain current.

  • carrie

    does anyone know if playtex avance bottles have BPA in them? i can find a list of BPA free bottles but not a BPA FULL list.

  • carrie

    does anyone know if playtex avance bottles have BPA in them? i can find a list of BPA free bottles but not a BPA FULL list.

  • carrie

    found the answer on zrecs sight – full of BPA’s. off to turn in my bottles for new ones.

  • carrie

    found the answer on zrecs sight – full of BPA’s. off to turn in my bottles for new ones.

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  • Maty

    Hi. I have some First Years spoons, not the Take N Toss, but the infant spoons with rubber on the end that change colors when hot. They are called The First Years 3-Stage Spoon Set. I can find no information on whether they are BPA free. Can someone help me?! Thanks!

  • Maty

    Hi. I have some First Years spoons, not the Take N Toss, but the infant spoons with rubber on the end that change colors when hot. They are called The First Years 3-Stage Spoon Set. I can find no information on whether they are BPA free. Can someone help me?! Thanks!

  • Jaye

    Hi! i read that u do not include MAM teethers in your BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free teethers list. Why is that so? And same to Philips Avent teether range. Are they not 100% toxin-free?
    How about TOLO TOYS? Do u research on this brand?

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