It's absolutely inevitable that as soon as kids enter the picture, so does an avalanche of plastics. Bottles, toys, snack containers, sippy cups...it's a plastic jungle out there!

With concerns about bisphenol-A (BPA) and its estrogenic effects on the body, not to mention fears over lead paint and just general environmental worries, it's hard to figure out how to keep your kids safe from harmful plastics and know which ones are OK.

Enter Mom-Ed: Green Living on CafeMom Studios YouTube channel to break it down for you.

The good news is, you don't need to throw out all your plastic stuff. Look in the recycling arrow on the bottom of the container. If there's a 2, 4, or 5, you're good...as long as you don't heat it up, which lets chemicals leach into your food.

Even better, there are great alternatives to plastic out there and they are getting easier to find all the time. We now have glass baby bottles (shatterproof!), stainless steel water bottles, cloth bags to replace the endless amount of zipper bags we all seem to have around, and more.

For the lowdown on safe plastics, plastic alternatives, and questions from your fellow CafeMoms, check out this episode of Mom-Ed: Green Living on CafeMom Studios.

 

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Are you concerned about dangerous plastics in your house? Have you done anything to get them out?


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