Wednesday, November 12, 2008

decisions decisions

So I had to make an emergency trip to the store for baby prunes. The organic brand we like (next best to making our own baby food) doesn't have prunes. The organic Gerber prunes were packaged in #7 plastic. The other option was a conventionally grown product packaged in glass baby food jars.

What to do?

So far we have given the baby only breast milk or organic foods (except for Motrin that one time and weird gas drops another).

I went with the glass. I'm just hoping that Beech Nut washed their plums really well before they dried them. What would you do?

1, 2, 4, and 5 are the only kinds of plastic coming into contact with foods in our house. Why are so many toys (that she is gnawing on constantly) not labeled? Why does my breast pump funnel contain BPA and why did it take that company months to come out with a non-toxic bottle? My brother just got diagnosed with cancer. He is younger than me. I'm just scared.

I feel like I should go live in a damn hole in the ground sometimes -- oh, and then I'll have to worry about a Vitamin-D deficiency.


Sarah said...
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Jennifer McNichols said...

The Gerber organic baby food containers are BPA-free. They are labeled as #7 (which does not always mean that they contain BPA) because they are a mix of plastic types #1 and #2 and are thus recyclable only as an "other" category. Many of the new BPA-free plastics are also labeled as #7 so it's rarely a good measure of BPA. This and more information can be found in our ZRecs Guide to Safer Children's Products. Hope that helps!

JessTrev said...

#5 has just been shown to leach other chemicals. I am with you - I would go glass + also want to bury my rickety head in the sand! Sorry about your brother. I also think if she's getting stopped up, skip the rice cereal. If she's nursing, she doesn't need anything else anyways. Feed her a fruit that starts with a p, my doc said those would help (pears, prunes). You know, of course, I bought organic prunes, soaked em in hot water, and pureed them (in my BPA laden food prcessor). Ack!

pantrypuff said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother :(

LemonCadet said...

thanks andrea, he's doing much better and should be back to normal in a couple of weeks.