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BPA Free Pacifiers and Teethers

by Tiffany in Birth & Baby

Pacifiers – also known as a paci, a nuk, a binky, a dummy. They are use all over the world to “pacify” babies, help them sleep, keep them relatively quiet, comfort them, and provide an outlet for the instinctive sucking that babies crave. They can be a mom’s best friend (allowing for a good night’s sleep) or her worst enemy (when her 5 year old won’t leave the house without one). Some moms think giving a baby an artificial nipple is not a good idea and some moms never give it any thought. But do either of them think about whether or not that pacifier is safe for baby’s physical health? They might be concerned about pacifiers as a potential choking hazard but until recently many moms never thought about a hidden danger lurking in a baby’s pacifier. The same is true of teethers. There are tons of them on the market to comfort and soothe babies, perhaps making teething a bit easier to handle for mom and baby. But are they safe?

Unfortunately, many conventional teethers and pacifiers contain Bishpenol A or BPA. I have addressed the problems associated with this synthetic hormone used to make plastic on several other occasions. I love to provide parents with information about alternatives that are non toxic and safe for baby. There is just no need to buy toxic baby products anymore. For reference you should check out these complimentary articles by yours truly:

BPA Free Sippy Cups Part OneBPA Free Sippy Cups Part Two

Glass Baby Bottles |   BPA Free Baby Bottles

Unlike some of the articles above I really do not have much personal experience with the teethers and pacifiers mentioned below because I do not have a child that uses them. I have gotten to see and feel most of them but that is quite different from giving them a road test. BUT unlike baby bottles and sippy cups there is not much to say in way of reviews so here goes. This is a list of safe (bpa free) pacifiers and teethers. This list only represents the ones I know about…there could be others, and if you know of one make sure to leave a comment below!

Pacifiers:

Natursutten Pacifiers – The only all natural organic pacifier and my top pick! They are made from pure natursutten binkynatural rubber from the tree Hevea brasiliensi. These pacifiers are softer than silicone and extremely hygienic, molded in one piece, and there are no joints or cracks where dirt and bacteria can accumulate. And of course they are free of all the nasty stuff you would never consciously want to put into your baby’s mouth, ie artificial colors, chemical softeners, BPA, parabens, PVC and phthalates. They are pretty cute too. :) See below for Natursutten teethers.

Hevea Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifier – This is another natural rubber, latex pacifier option. The Hevea pacifier is made of 100% pure natural rubber from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis. The hygienic one piece design leaves no joints, cracks or edges. Also the soft material and ergonomic shape is soft and gentle against baby’s face. Sustainably produced and packaged in recycled and biodegradable materials.

Raz-Berry Pacifier – 100% medical grade silicone and VERY cute. They are shaped like a raspberry. The bumpy texture sooths baby’s gums. This one seems to be quite popular among parents.

Born Free is a BPA free company that offers baby bottle and sippy cups and just recently introduced a new line of BPA free orthodontic pacifiers for day time and night time use.

Playtex Baby Binky Most Like Mother One-Piece Silicone Pacifier- This is a durable one-piece, medical grade silicone pacifier. It features a nipple designed to simulate the shape of mother’s breast during breastfeeding, to satisfy baby’s sucking reflex. One thing I found a bit bizarre though about these pacifiers is the fact that they are “scented”.

Cornstarch Teethers from Green Sprouts – Biodegradable! Made from Cornstarch Green Sprouts is a company committed to providing non-toxic products for your baby and toddler. The Green Sprouts Feeding line contains no BPA, PVC, Lead, or Phthalates. Check out their hand teether and their candy teether.

First Years Soothie Silicone Pacifier – Sized and shaped for baby’s developing mouth, made of latex-free, wubbanub froghospital grade silicone, and they have a durable, one-piece construction. You can get them in pink or a pretty teal color. These are also the pacifiers you get on the adorable Wubbanubs, which are basically small stuffed animals attached to the pacifier so that the pacifier is less likely to fall out or be spit out accidentally.

Teethers:

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Sophie the Giraffe Teether- This is the new rage in teethers…Sophie the Giraffe….and our top pick! It is hand made in the French Alps with natural rubber and non-toxic paint. Born in 1961, her success is legendary in France as the # 1 toy for baby. Sophie stands 7″ tall, and is sure to become your baby’s favorite toy. It is absolutely adorable and I have heard it is especially good for plane rides since there is no liquid in it.

Chan Pie Gnon – I also really like this teether too! It is made by the same company that makes Sophie. Chan Pie Gnon comes from the French word champignon, which means mushroom. Chan (blue), Pie (pink), and Gnon (green) are adorably mushroom-shaped soft chew toys. They are proudly handmade in the French Alps with the finest rubber (phthalate-free) and food quality paints.

Natursutten BPA Free Fish Teether – These teething rings are filled with purified sterilized water, free of any chemicals. The rings themselves are made from EVAtane, a material also used for medical products, free of BPA, phthalates and any chemical softeners.

Hevea Panda Teether – The same company that makes the rubber latex pacy above also makes a 100% Natural Rubber (free from phthalates, colours, PVC & EVAtane, silicone & BPA ).

See also Amber Teething Necklaces for a 100% natural, non-plastic option.

leapfrog teetherLeapFrog Baby Lilypad Vibrating Teether- This teether is pretty attractive I think. It is a vibrating teether with a colorful lilypad filled with water and character images inside along with colorful characters. I am 30 and I want it. :)

Sassy Buzz n’ Bites teether- This little butterfly is such a fun and colorful way to soothe baby’s sore gums AND to promote the development of the senses. This teether offers a variety of textures for your baby to explore, creating an increased awareness of the lips or fingers. Plus, one of the butterfly’s wings vibrates gently as baby chews on it. Can be chilled in refrigerator for a cooling sensation.

Sassy Coolin’ Teether- Cool’in teethers inspire the sense of taste. Babies will have fun exploring the various textures, and shapes while teething. They can also be put in the refrigerator. So far I have seen a several animal shapes too…a turtle, a snail, and a bear.

Sassy Chilly Dilly Daisy-  This teether helps develop your baby’s communication skills by creating an awareness of lips and tongue. Water-filled petals can be refrigerated to help soothe aching gums while gripping and textured petals entertain fingers and hands. Performs double duty with a rattle in the center section. This is one cute teether.

Luv n’ Care Icy Bite Teether- The IcyBite teether/soother provides a cool textured surface for baby to bite and teethe on during teething periods. It soothes and stimulates sore gums safely. Colorful shapes are easy for baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether and soother. This teether is filled with non-toxic purICE, can be placed in the freezer and will remain soft to safely soothe baby’s sore gums.

You may notice some big brand names aboveSassy, Nuby, Gerber, etc. While they do offer some safe alternatives like the one I mention above they also have teethers and pacifiers in their lineup that are NOT safe so do your homework and make sure only buy the ones that have no BPA or other harmful chemicals and byproducts.

Monday, February 11th, 2008

140 Comments

  • Tara

    This would be a great addition to a baby basket I’m working on for a friend who is expecting.

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  • Lisa

    I think I’m the first to comment :)
    I appreciate all these posts on PBA/natural products. I’m expecting baby #2 in May and would love to win a prize.
    Thanks again for all your research and time.

  • Karen

    Thanks so much for all the great info! It is so helpful to have a list of BPA-free products all in one place. :-)

  • Nicole Mc

    I LOVE your blog. I’d LOVE to win also!!! :)

  • http://lovingandserving.blogspot.com Frances

    I’ve been anticipating this post, after your excellent lists/reviews of other BPA-free products. Thanks for the post – and for the giveaway!

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    I really appreciate your blog. I am currently working on going more and more natural, and sites like yours help me. :) Thanks for doing what you are doing!

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    You are so awesome! Love all the research you do! It saves
    me a lot of time because I know I can trust what you have to say.
    Great giveaways! My baby is 6 months old and teething right now. Would love some new safe teethers. Oh and that giraffe is so cute!

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  • Heather Clark

    Thanks so much!! I love this blog and having a 7 month old who is teething I am extremely happy to know about these topics. I’d love to be able to win something safe for my little princess that is also safe for her.

  • Liz J

    My baby is due in a few weeks and he would love some free stuff. Thanks.

  • Patricia

    Thanks SO much for this info – I was happy to see that one of the teethers I already have for my baby is on your list. She also likes to chew on the feet of her Under the Nile organic cotton frog :) Would love to win one of your prize packs!

  • http://elizavalentine.blogspot.com/ heather h

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve got a pacifier lover at my home, and I have been so excited to try the Natursutten. Thank you for hosting such neat giveaways! I’m especially thankful for the neat info on using recycled materials for seedlings. We are planning on our first garden this year, all your info helps!

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    I’m not generally a contest enterer but my newborn needs something and won’t take any of the soothers I’ve tried so maybe one of these will work!

  • Sandy

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  • Joyce

    Tiffany,

    Thanks for the informative post! I have been looking around for a list of BPA teethers!

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    Thanks for all of your awesome research – love your blog!

    Thanks, Tina :)

  • Jilleen

    Love, love, love your blogs. I have been “going natural” for almost over a year now and your blog is so great because it is so concise. I used your research on BPA free sippy cups to find a sippy cup that worked perfect for us. And as everyone else says, it would be nice to win a prize too! So thanks for all your hard work and research. Readers really do appreciate it.

    Jilleen

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  • Lindsay

    I’m a first time mom and am so grateful for posts like these. Thanks.

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  • Stacey

    Hi,
    I found your blog when Googling PBA free bottles – and am I ever glad I did. I appreciate the time and effort you put into your research and am glad that you share it with all who are interested.
    Thank you kindly from a Mom to be (May 2008).
    Stacey

  • Beth Kulick

    I love your blog and appreciate all the information!! Thanks!!!

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    Congratulations on a wonderful and informative blog.

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    BPA free is the best!!

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    great giveaway!! we would love to win!! thanks for sharing the great info!!

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  • Mackenzie

    Thanks for keeping me updated on the stuff I care so much about. I would love to win prize #1!!! Thanks.

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  • Jenny M

    Wow- Thank you for the list- Im definitely bookmarking it- a lot of packaging does not tell you- and now that Im aware- Id like to get all free bisphenol a products for son #2

  • sara l.

    Thanks for all the great info…I’m always looking for safe products for my little man! I’m bookmarking this for future reference! Thanks for the great giveaway…It would be a treat to win some of these safe products!

  • Pamela

    I absolutely love reading your blog. I am envious of all your time to do such thorough research on so many topics and to read so many books. I would love to win one of these packs for my soon to be born niece. Thanks!

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    Wow! Your site is so great! Filled with wonderful information, all in one place. Hope I win!

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    would love to win and give to my pregnant sister!

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  • http://www.envivant.com Neelam

    Hi,
    I was just introduced to your blog! It is very thoughtful and well researched. I wanted to share with you an article about folate and how it protects against the effects of Bisphenol A that I recently posted at http://www.envivant.com. I think it is profoundly important for expecting women.

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  • Blythe

    Hi! I enjoy reading the eco-friendly and healthy alternatives listed in this post and in the rest of your blog. My daughter loves her pacifier and it would be wonderful to have an all natural one. We’ve also been using Seventh Generation wipes, but I’d like to try the Elsie’s wipes. Thanks for the useful info!

  • Lisa

    Thank you!! This is such a great comprehensive listing and I appreciate it very much. I will be using the teethers list for my 8-month old. Also, thank you for your great blog — I love reading it and I cannot wait to get new messages!

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  • Danielle S

    FAntastic Items! Love BPA free! I have the Leap frog teether for my little one and can’t figure out how to work it! LOL! It only vibrates if I bend it COMPLETELY in half right under the Lilypad. Any suggestions?! I threw away the packaging too quickly! LOL
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    Enter me please! (I’m very happy to learn the pacifiers we used on both our previous kids were BPA free…if only the same were true of the teethers.)

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  • lisa

    Hi,

    I submitted 2 comments–but it is telling me they cannot go through? did yuo receive??
    thanks

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    I just found your blog today and LOVE it! I have already left a link to it on my “Mom’s Group” website. They all will love it too! We have started recently trying to go green-green cleaners (love the Shaklee stuff), reusable grocery bags, keeping electricity to a minimum, and we are researching Hybrid cars. I am recently learning about these BPA free products and I find it very scary. My oldest is 5 and I’m sure his bottles and sippy’s were BPA full! Thanks for your site and all your hard work! ~Becky

  • Deborah

    Wow! Thank you for the information. We do give our youngest a soother (have had teeth problems with the first two thumb-sucking kids), but I have had issues about her sucking on plastic. I’m keeping my fingers crossed as I’d love to try out the soother up for grabs! :)

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    thank you for all the wonderful information and a chance to win some cool things!

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    I love your blog!! All the posts are very handy and useful….I support anything thats nature friendly and green :)

  • Cheryl

    Always looking for more safe products to try out-would love to give these a go!

  • Elisabeth

    Thanks for all the BPA-free research and info. You are linked in our blog, http://www.paul-elisabeth.blogspot.com. I am just looking up info on BPA vs Phthalates. I see, BPA refers to the chemical in soft plastic and Phthalates refers to the chemical from hard plastic. Perhaps you would consider discussing the differences or referencing Phthalates in your blog too. Thanks!

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  • jen

    I’m a bit of a newbie in the world of natural and toxic-free products. I have a newborn and would certainly appreciate the BFA free products that are safe for him!

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    I posted a link on my blog.. http://alligatorfood.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Ryan

    Thanks for the good information and chance to win.

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    Wow, I’d love to win. Great green prizes!!

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    THanks so much for doing all of the research. I have passed much of this on to alot of other MOMs of multiples.
    Misty

  • julie

    I love getting your blogs in my email every day. It is so nice to have people like you doing all this research that takes a lot of work. I am also very happy that some of the non-toxic products that you have wrote about are not too expensive. I would love to be entered into the drawing, and have my son enjoy something that he can chew on without it being toxic, thanks!

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    I’m a first time mom and have loved reading your blog. I feel it saves me HOURS of research that I would have to do on my own. Instead, I get to spend more time with baby Morris! Thank you!

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  • http://soulsofmyfeet.blogspot.com/ Emily Childers

    I’ve always had a link to your blog…was I supposed to post this to get a 2nd chance at winning?

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  • Holly

    Thanks for all this info. I’m expecting baby #4 nd would love to win something. Holly

  • cindy

    Great information! I have been searching for some teethers for my 3 month old.

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    this would be wonderful!

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  • Stacey

    I am in for this contest – would love to try out the Natursutten.
    Thanks,

    Stacey

  • Lara Negami

    Thank you for this article, the wooden teethers are just not well received by my girls.

  • Ashey S

    Enter me as well! Thanks.

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    Good information, thanks.

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  • Elena

    Thank you so much for compiling all this info to help keep chemicals away from our babies! I’m very interested in some of the binkies and teethers…you saved me so much time by doing the grunt work yourself. As a working soon-to-be mom, I need all the time I can get! Thanks!

  • Karen

    I recently found your blog and its been a great resource for trying to raise a new baby in a conscientious and healthy way. Thank you!

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    Love your blog. Just recently found and it is wonderful. Thanks for the infomation!

  • Heather

    I would love to try these products out! Thanks for the chance!

  • Alexandra

    this is great. I had never thought of pacifiers as having bpa in them.

  • Rebecca

    This is an excellent and well-researched list of safe teethers and pacifiers. I will add a link to this article from our “Teething Solutions” blog on http://www.greenbabyguide.com. We discuss some alternatives to plastic teethers, such as smooth stones and chilled celery sticks, but don’t provide such a great resource for parents who want to buy safer products. Thanks!

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  • Candice

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    Hi! I found your blog while searching for green living blogs…and then saw this little contest!! How cool! Thanks for the info!!
    Christie

  • rachel

    I’ve been following your coverage of BPA-free products. So far, I’ve bought glass bottles with silicone nipples, but haven’t decided on teethers, pacifiers, or sippy cups. It may seem to some that there aren’t many options available (compared to all the regular plastic stuff out there), but I’ve actually been encouraged by the variety and am thrilled that there are a number of companies coming out with these great products. And I wouldn’t know about several of them if it weren’t for you and this blog! So thank you.

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  • jen tansey

    Thanks for all the great information…please enter me in the contest, would love to win some great stuff!

  • courtney

    thanks so much for all the great info!!! your blog is the best!

  • max’s mama 2007

    Your site has been very helpful with the choices that i make for my 3 month old son.. great site! Thank you.

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  • michelle y

    I have no clue how you find the time to do this research but THANK YOU! Now if only my local stores would carry some of these things…:)

  • Margaret

    Thanks for all the info. Its nice to find a list of all the products that are BPA free (with picture) in one place.

  • Erica

    Thank you for making it easy to see what products are safe for babies and toddlers. i have a toddler and now know her sippy cups are not safe. now with baby #2 coming on the 19th, i will know what products to buy. Thank You so much for doing the leg work :)

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  • Maria

    Thanks for all the great info!

  • Lindsay

    My two obsessive things with baby are BPA and propylene glycol. This has been unimaginably helpful :) Thanks!

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    I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blog.
    I have added a link to it to my blog (even before I knew I could get 2 chances of winning, lol!).
    Thank you for all this wonderful information!

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  • Yogini P

    Thank you for the information on the BPA free products. My little one is 8 months and teething, every little bit of information helps. Would be really nice to win!!!

  • amy rose

    I want to know if Munchkin teethers have BPA and/or PVC. They are made in China. I can not find any information about them being safe or not. Please advise.
    Amy

  • http://enviromama.blogspot.com Jennifer Kim

    Thanks for posting these safe teethers. My son used mainly cold spoons as he didn’t like any of the wooden teethers I bought. I’m glad to see there are some safe options that might work for a future baby if (s)he doesn’t like the wooden ones either. And the amber teething necklaces are awesome!

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    great new website i’ve found!!!!!!!!

  • Kimberly

    My daughter and I thank you very much for all your research. This is all very helpful and I will post your link on my baby girl’s blog. Thanks for putting us in the running for one of those amazing prize packs. You can email me to get our blog address. Since it is our baby’s blog we like to keep it private, just friends and family, so I don’t want to post the address on your site.

  • Alecia

    Just discovered your site while doing researching on BPA free baby products. We are expecting our first in August. We try to limit plastics in our house, and are are finding it a daunting task in preparing for the baby! Thanks for pulling this info together!

  • Julie

    I LOVE this site! Thank you so much for your hard work and diligence! My husband, baby boy, and I appreciate all the information.

  • Cathy

    This would be a great gift for my daughter who is expecting her first baby in April.

  • http://mngranola.blogspot.com/ Sheryl

    Thanks for all this great information. We’re expecting #3 and all this stuff about plastic has come out since our last baby so we’re hoping to switch out a bunch of stuff – wish it didn’t add up so quickly. Thanks again!

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  • Amy

    Thank you so much for this information! I am expecting my first baby and doing lots of research, and your blog has been very helpful. I’ve used some of your information in my “baby supplies to buy” spreadsheet. :)

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    This would be great for my new baby arriving this summer.

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  • Julie

    I am expecting Baby #2 in June. Thanks for the great info. I feel like things have changed so much from my first baby born only 18 mos ago !

  • Tish

    Was sent this link by a friend and am trying to figure out if my new baby’s mouth rash is binky related.
    I like the sound of the natural binky you posted about and am also glad to know there are some safe “big name” products out there so if I am in quick need I can grab something from the store instead of having to order.

  • Leah

    I have just ordered all new BPA free bottles and soothers after researching many brands. Thanks for putting together a BPA-free at a glance reference.

  • Laura

    Thank You so much fort this review of teethers and Pacifiers. I scoured the web to find info like this and ended up buying one of the products. I also signed up for You newsletter :-) Good to know others share my interest in natural living!

  • Alison Lindsey

    I just found your site today and love all the wonderful information! Thanks for taking the time to do so much research :-) I am expecting my 4th child in September and just discovered the BPA problem when my 3rd child, who is now 9 months old, was just a few weeks old. There is so much I didn’t know with my 2 older children! I am grateful for all the information I am able to find now!!

  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    Congrats ladies!!! The winners (random.org) of the two prize packs are:

    Lisa #42 – Prize Pack One – ThinkBaby BPA free sippy trainer. A Jiggle Giggle Cow Vibrating Teether from The Safe Landing and from Generation Orangea Natursutten pacifier and samples of Gripe Water and Elsie’s All Natural Cleansing Wipes.

    Emily #58 – Prize Pack Two – Two Sassy Cool’in Teethers from The Safe Landing and from Generation Orange a Natursutten pacifier and samples of Gripe Water and Elsie’s All Natural Cleansing Wipes.

    Thanks for playing ladies! For everyone else I have more giveaways coming soon!

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  • Angela

    Thanks for all the great info. I’m glad Sophie is BPA friendly. DS loves his giraffe :)

  • Candice

    I started to research BPA free baby items not long ago for my 7 months old. This site gave me a lot of ideas and save me a lot of time to research. Thank you.

  • Kay

    I have a question. Can I assume that if the bottle is not heated then there is not issue? I am about to deliver baby #2 and am wondering if I should switch bottles.

  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    Kay,

    I would switch. BPA can leach into the food or drink even without heating hence the fact that baby formula in cans has BPA traces in it. I think heating just make sit more likely but why even chance it?

  • Kim

    Thank you for this information as it has been very helpful! I’m expecting baby #2 and wish I had this info with #1.

  • http://www.yourfamilywellnessblog.blogspot.com Jennifer Wheeler

    So many comments!! I don’t doubt it though, it’s a serious matter. I wanted to Thank you for this great post, it has helped me get familiar with some great produts, it seems that I have to get them online as they aren’t available any where locally to me – so thank you!

  • Jane

    Just wanted to say “Three Cheers for Sophie!” Glad to see you mention our son’s favourite teething toy. Sophie is a great products and I’d recommend her to anyone :)

  • Angela

    Thank you so much for this information! I didn’t use pacifiers with my first two but my third seems to get full of milk and wants to keep nursing but it makes her uncomfortable. I was thinking she might like a pacifier but was worried about the safety issue. I knew you’d have the answer. Bonus that you also talked about Sophie — we got that teether as a gift and I was going to return it! Now I’ll be happy to keep it.

  • Kathy

    Discovery Toys has BPA-free teethers too, and a couple moms have come up with an awesome idea – teething jewelry that moms wear. http://www.smartmomjewelry.com/

  • Kelly Guenther

    Thanks for this great post. It gets confusing-this helps a lot. I have three babies on the way in my family! Kelly Guenther

  • elvy

    Thank you so much, I cannot tell you how relieved I am. I was literally in a panic, it’s so confusing, I actually started crying (consider the hormones too) and didn’t know what to buy etc. I am 7 months pregnant and this is my first child so I really don’t know much, but I knew I needed BPA free pacifiers and bottles, the only problem is that not all packaging explains if they have or not BPA. So, thank you again, God bless you, I feel so much better now.

  • Olivia’s Mom

    Thanks for taking the time to make this website and for all your info. I am always looking for eco-friendly products for my daughter. I have tried a few of the products mentioned above. The Born Free BPA free pacifiers are really cute and I like that the handle does not move but they seem to have a little hole in them where water and soap get in when I wash them and its hard to get it all out. Also, they make a little wheezing noise when my daughter sucks on them and its distracting to her. Also, I have the Sassy Buzz n Bites Butterfly teether. It stopped buzzing after 2 washes and although she still uses it and loves it, it was rather disappointing that it stopped buzzing.
    I am looking forward to trying the Natursutten Pacifiers but just wanted to pass along this info since it seems like not many people have tried them.

  • paige

    Hi, I wanted to recommend adding a fabulous local vendor on your list of safe pacifiers and teethers. Amy at http://doobleh-vay.blogspot.com/ makes beautiful wooden teethers and rattles. You may want to take a gander–they are fabulous. She sells them in several shops, on ETSY and generously through my non-profit’s webstore. Please check her out–she’s amazing!

  • http://abunchofgreens.blogspot.com/ Lucia

    Hi Tiffany, you have a great blog; it is very informative! I have a question though about the Gerber NUK pacifiers. How do you know that they are free of BPA? On Gerber website (http://www.gerber.com/About/Press_Room_Detail.aspx?PressId=
    5050364c-cc99-488b-9839-1d8354b50a86) does not say anything about it; they say that by the end of 2008 all their products will be BPA free and they list their current products that are BPA free. I could not find the pacifiers. My hubby got them without much search and now I wonder if it is the right thing to use. Probably I should get different ones just to make sure. It sounds like the first one on your list may be the safest? Thanks a lot!

  • Sylt Ferienwohnung

    I was once an avid “fan” of pacifiers when my children were still babies. But I only found out the hazards when they were grown ups already. wheeewww..thanks God.

  • Anabella

    Hi Tiffany,

    Found your blog last night and am lovin’ it! Your info on paci’s is great but I learnt the hard way that the most important thing about paci’s are the way they’re shaped. My daughter was born with weak suck muscles in her cheeks and only the paci’s with nipples which are round like a mother’s nipple stimulate those muscles. The ones with the flat bottoms are no good. I mention this because there’s a research study showing that 20% of babies are being born with this problem and have to be given special exercises once detected. We were advised by the occupational therapist to use only the Soothie or Gum drop paci.
    http://www.soothie-pacifier.com/
    http://www.gumdroppacifier.com/?gclid=CMOrtfi7nZgCFQKfnAodbSYbmQ
    OK, am off to make your veggie pops for my son.

  • http://naturmoms MoonMarie

    Do you know anyone who puts together BPA & PVC baby gift baskets? Bottle, sippy cup, passy, teether, utinsels, and more? MoonMarie

  • Kristen

    Thanks Tiffany, always on the lookkout for healthy stuff for my three boys. In my shop I carry these safe, BPA free stainless steel water bottles with non toxic graphics and BPA free tops. Mt two little ones take them to school and nursery school everyday! Very popular :-)
    http://www.shopkirdevries.com/earthlust-stainless-steel-bottles.html
    Kristen

  • http://www.affordablemedicaldental.com Sarah

    I love the idea of stainless steel water bottles for babies, but I am still not fond of plastic, even if it is BPA free. I just don’t like plastic. We try to avoid using it at all costs. Thankfully I breastfed my babies so I never dealt with plastic bottles.

  • Jess

    Note on the Natursutten Pacifier: The company recommends you replace them with new ones every 4-5 weeks. That’s great, but it can really add up. Love this blog! Thanks!

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    Thank You for the information. I think this will help my family a lot. I have a grand baby and it is great to get new information, since things have changed since my kids were small.

  • Little_mustard

    A natural teething remedy that I use is the Amber Teething necklace. When worn next to the skin (not for shewing – for wearing!) it releases a natural analgesic anti-inflamatory which helps with the teething symptoms. It worked AMAZING for my son, and nothing else really did work – at least not long term.

  • http://www.myamberteethingnecklace.com David

    Amber teething necklaces are great if you want to avoid filling your
    child with manmade pain relievers everyday during the teething process.
    We have used it on both our children and they are fantastic! We left
    their necklaces off by mistake after their baths one night and they
    drooled like crazy and ended up with rashes on their chin. On other
    occasions when we’ve forgotten to put them back on after washing, the
    same has happened so they definitely work.

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  • Plastic Rubber

    I think natural organic pacifier is very effective for baby’s teeth. I must purchase it for my child.

  • Dkelleher84

    I agree with David. My wife and I just started using a natural amber teething anklet for our son and it works wonders. Beware of people selling “fake” amber. Here is an article about the amber teethers. 
    http://diaryofanaturalmom.com/

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  • http://twitter.com/MrsHamel Misty Hamel

    Our son’s paci is called a chupi (pronounced Chewpie) and we LOVED the Natursutten pacifiers.

  • Birdscotsong

    Hi Tiffany

    I am a fan of your blog and was really into buying Sophie la Giraffe for my DD when I read your review on this teether. However, I came across this news http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/sophie-la-girafe-serait-cancerogene-01-12-2011-1402660_23.php and I now am very very upset. I do not know how strong your French is (I translated it in google) but I urge you to read it. Here says that Sophie can be carcinogenic!!! 
    I am waiting for your thoughts on this. 

    Thanks for your time :)