11.05.2007

On a Serious Note



I'm not cautious person. I never have been. Things like exhaust fumes have never bothered me. I used to throw plastic into the campfire. I grew up never locking doors and usually leaving windows open. I have always trusted people and human decency. I have just gone with the flow of things allowing opinions and theories to roll off my shoulders. I have always tried to see both sides of an argument.

Then I became a wife and a mother. I no longer live for myself and have found myself becoming aware that the world isn't always so trusting. I have taken different "stands" for myself and my family. I am not so tolerant and I think that it is okay.

So, here is the latest stand: Baby Bottles



I have recently learned studies proving the dangers of plastics leeching chemicals. Especially in baby products.

The Man and I have decided to throw out the latex pacifiers, plastic bottles, (I used Avent and they are the worst) and unsafe teethers. We have decided not to go crazy with it, but if we can do a few little things that may prove to be more healthy for her in the long run, I am all about it. Until Mae isn't putting everything into her mouth we are going to give her wooden or stuffed toys, safe teethers, silicone binkies, and classic glass bottles.

If you would like a copy of the articles I have read I would love to email them to you.

10 comments:

Garrison Propaganda said...

ewww...yikes...im afraid to read it, but would love the information.

AHEM said...

becca, i only have your old email. will you send me your current one? thanks. here's mine: gardinerh@gmail.com

sheena said...

Thank you for this post. I read about these bottles too, and it really made me think. And I thought maybe I was being overly paranoid, but I'm glad I'm not the only one! And now I'm wondering if that's why Lucy was refusing to take her (Avent) bottle...she's known all along.

Lewieville said...

Hey I would love the article. And were on earth do you get glass bottles?

Lori said...

I guess you don't want to plastic sippy cup that Ava left here back! :)

Here is a great source for natural toys. I love this site.
http://www.mahardrygoods.com/

CChristianmomma said...

please email me the article too! I don't use my old bottle much but even then, i'd love to know the info. Thanks!

E said...

Does this mean you dont want the teething ring I made out of lead?

Mary Ann Carr said...

Hayley! I totally had to beg Jonathan to post that video. Riley loves the guitar and never can get enough of it... I like Eric's costume...aka pants! Tell him hi for us. We miss you guys! (remember when we went to carraba's on sunday with bonnie?!)

Taylor Tree said...

did you really throw plastic in the fire?
seriously though, i know what you mean about changing views now that we're mothers. email me the article.

banananutmeg said...

I read that the Playtex drop in bottles are ok to use.

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