We are every day more concerned about our health, and for this reason, we are careful about our environment, the food we eat, the clothes we wear or the air we breathe. But this concern becomes even more evident when we are parents and realize that our actions affect, and will affect for life, our baby.
You would be surprised to know the amount of harmful substances present in plastics, and a lot of them are in contact with our babies. Among them we can name bisphenol A and Phthalates.
In 2011, the EU banned bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, dummies and other children’s items that are in contact with food since BPA’s effects could be linked to: precocious puberty, brain disorders and behavioral problems, among others. However, the substitute being used, Bisphenol S, in products labeled with the “BPA-free” stamp can be even more harmful.
Therefore, we believe it is safer and healthier to avoid the use of plastic, not only the one in contact with food, but also the one in direct contact with our babies. Childhood is time to discover the world and babies do it with all their senses, especially with the touch through the mouth.
Now it is the time you go one step forward
In our fifth challenge, we suggest you to say No to plastic close to your baby, buying plastic-free baby product, choosing reusable nappies, using natural soaps and cosmetics, etc.
What is this challenge’s goal?
- Become aware that it is very important to protect our baby from plastic,
- reduce the plastic footprint of our babies thanks to little things and
- choose quality, healthy and plastic-free products,accessories and toys for your baby.
Take on and share the challenge
We invit you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and share our tips and blog posts using the hashtag #ILivePlasticFree. You can also send us an email at email@example.com with the subject #ILivePlasticFree in which you tell us how you manage to take on this challenge.
How to achieve it?
Here you can find 4 basic tips to reduce drastically your plastic.
You can also find some tips in our blog posts on this issue: