Since I’ve been doing a series of posts on BPA, I figured it was time to include a list of products you can use that don’t contain it. Glass, obviously, but many plastics also don’t have it, and can sometimes be the simplest solution… so long as you mean to keep it for a very long time, and perhaps give to someone else when you’re done with it.
That’s the chronic problem I have with plastics. You do better by reusing them, but eventually they’re still a problem. How I look forward to good plastic recycling, not the picky sort of plastic recycling many places have now!
I use a water bottle daily myself. It’s Nalgene, which means I’m going to have to replace it one of these days now that I know it has BPA in it. That wasn’t something I’d heard about at the time of purchase, so it seemed to be a good decision at the time. Live and learn. Thank goodness they’re dropping the BPA now.
Sigg and Klean Kanteen look to be good options. I’ve heard there’s some question about what Sigg’s liners are made of, as they won’t share the details. That means it will most likely be Klean Kanteen.
I pack my daughter’s lunch for school pretty much every day. My goal for next year is to get her a Laptop Lunches lunch box. I love the number of containers it has to make it easier to separate the various parts of my daughter’s lunches.
The Henry’s by me carries something along those same lines, so I may investigate and buy it on one of my regular shopping trips there. The packaging has a little cuter styling, which may be more appealing to my daughter. Just have to see if I can check on the BPA and/or lead thing.
Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and More
There are a few options for if you want to get supplies for your baby that are BPA-free. One is to shop around your area to find glass bottles and silicone nipples and pacifiers.
But I also found that a general search on Amazon.com for BPA turns up all kinds of supplies that do not have BPA in them. After all, who’s going to describe their merchandise as having BPA? You can also search the Baby section for terms such as silicone to get silicone nipples and pacifiers.
Even if you don’t buy online it’s one way to find out what brands you want to shop for locally, and that can be a real time saver.
I have the laptop lunch box thing I LOVE it. The only thing is its difficult for my 4 yr old to take the top off of the small container inside that has a top. It sticks on there good! Have you seen this blog her bento box lunches for kids is AWESOME.
I’ve seen at least a site like that one. I love the many ideas.
If what your Henry’s carries is the Lunchopolis product, it is made from polycarbonate and so has BPA. Laptop Lunches also sells stainless steel drink bottles.
Thanks, Nancy. I haven’t memorized the brand yet, but that gives me one to check off the list if that’s the case.
Finding drinking bottles has been my mission of late, too! I’ve been reusing the same plastic water bottle for *years* and my husband pointed out that I might be leaching all sorts of nasties into my body, so he ceremoniously threw it away I’ve been looking for an alternative.
I live in the UK and Kleen kanteen are not available over here. The postage would be $20 for one small bottle – yikes! SIGG I’m concerned about because they do not reveal their lining and they have had their own ‘independent research’ done, of which I’m just not sure I feel comfortable with.
I managed to get a 250ml glass bottle now, which, although heavy, I can put up with that in the knowledge that at least it is ‘safe’ in terms of not leaching anything. it’s just a regular bottle that you buy bottled water in. So, in effect was ‘free’
Maybe we need to go back to the old days of wood and leather 😀
Mrs Green x