One in three toys tested was found to contain toxic chemicals such as lead, flame retardants and arsenic, according to a report issued Wednesday by an environmental group.
Researchers for the Michigan-based Ecology Center tested more than 1,500 popular toys for lead, cadmium, arsenic, PVC and other harmful chemicals. They said they found that one-third of the toys contain “medium” or “high” levels of chemicals of concern.
Unfortunately, many conventional teethers and pacifiers contain Bishpenol A or BPA which is a hormone disrupting chemical and is extremely harmful. Knowing a little bit about natural baby teethers and pacifiers will help in making a decision.
Today there are all kinds of alternatives that are non toxic and safe for baby. There is a variety of BPA Free teethers and pacifiers available in the market. One of our top picks is the Sophie the Giraffe natural teether. Sophie is handmade with all natural flexible rubber and non-toxic paint. No chemicals softener parabens, PVC, phtalates, BPA (bisphenol-A) and nitrosamines in Sophie Giraffe. Chan Pie Gnon is another great choice, made from natural rubber (phthalate-free) so that baby can chew them in complete safety.
Natursutten Pacifiers are the only all natural organic pacifier and are our top pick. They are made from pure natural rubber from the tree Hevea brasiliensi. These pacifiers are softer than silicone and extremely hygienic because they are molded in one piece, with no joints or cracks where dirt and bacteria can accumulate.
Parents should do their research on these items prior to purchasing one for their baby. No matter what teether or pacifier you choose, keep in mind that natural baby teethers and pacifiers are always the better option for your baby.