thinkbaby - Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set Orange - 1 Set(s)
thinkbaby Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set Orange is free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET, Melamine and biologically harmful chemicals. The Complete BPA Free set contains:
It started with a baby bottle
Bento box, soup bowl, baby bowl, kids cup. Made from highly sustainable materials.
Bento box with air tight lid. The container does not leak even with water placed inside it. Great for baby bags or lunch boxes.
Baby Bowl - Low profile baby feeding bowl with orange lid. Designed for early feeding. Orange lid will be easy to locate amongst other clear lids commonly found in household drawers...
Soup Bowl - High profile baby soup bowl. Perfect for soup or cereal. Also comes with orange lid.
Kids cup Perfect first cup and comes with handle that can clip onto bag straps.
The bento box, baby bowls, and Kids cup are made from food grade stainless steel and then wrapped in polypropylene.
When they introduced the thinkbaby over 4 years ago 95% of the baby bottles on the market were made of polycarbonate which contains BPA. Initially, they attempted to convince the major companies to move off of polycarbonate, but after being unsuccessful they launched thinkbaby and thinksport to address the concern of chemicals leaching from consumer products. They started with the baby bottle because polycarbonate was ubiquitous across the industry. As little ones systems are still in a state of development they have very little defense against foreign chemicals.
While many companies have emerged to offer BPA Free baby bottles, many bottles not only still contain BPA despite saying BPA Free (see Health Canada study), but many companies have also landed on untested materials just because the material claims to be free of BPA. thinkbaby utilizes the precautionary principle in the creation of all of their products. They dont jump to new materials without doing the requisite testing to ensure that they havent landed on another BPA-like material. When they target a product segment that concerns us, they ask the question, How can they make the product line Safe. Functional. Sustainable. thinkbaby and thinksports focus has led us to be the first company to span safe consumer products ranging from baby to adults. How is the thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set different?
thinkbabys Feeding set furthers their mission by providing safe, sustainable, functional and elegant products for little ones. In the development of their BPA Free Feeding system, thinkbaby continues the mission by providing a feeding set free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, and PVC.
Their Feeding set is also free of Melamine. Early laboratory research has shown melamine based tableware to leach melamine at various temperatures and when combined with other chemicals (such as formaldehyde and cyanuric) have the potential to pose a risk. As they expect the debate to begin on the safety of this chemical, the research they reviewed caused us ask a simple question. Does the product have to have melamine? Nope. So they built their set to be completely free of it.
The Feeding Set was designed for a wide range of feeding ages. The set becomes useful from the moment that your doctor green lights solid food feeding to school days and beyond. Parents find the set is perfect for feeding and food storage. For traveling in the baby bag or in lunch boxes the Bento box is the ideal, no leak solution. They also included the Kids cup for when your child grows out of the Sippy cup range. And there is no reason for the set to be only useful for your toddlers. They receive emails and calls from parents all the time that are using the set for food storage and transport. How do I care for my thinkbaby Feeding Set?
When washing the set in the dishwasher, they recommend using a detergent that is free of chlorine. Most of the natural detergents on the market from Eco Lever to Seventh Generation should be free of toxic chemicals. If hand-washing, the American Pediatrics Association suggests using warm soapy water, but only if you live in an area with treated water systems. What else you might want to know....
Do they conduct animal testing?
They do not conduct animal testing on any of their products. All of their testing is either chemical testing or biological testing (on cells) They utilize third-party globally certified laboratories to conduct their testing. Learn
Research has linked many chemicals in common use to cancer and hormone disruption. The effects of hormone disruptors have been linked to a myriad of problems in laboratory studies. The effects range from breast cancer, Type II diabetes, obesity, changes in sexual maturation, infertility to developmental disorders. And while many governments are beginning to take action there remains a strong resistance from big industry to take precautionary steps in introductin products and chemicals into the environment and destined for consumer usage.
Prior to launching thinkbaby and thinksport the founder worked for a lab funded by the national institutes of health to explore the possibility of designing an effective testing protocol using non-animal studies to identify the amount of endocrine disrupting chemicals leaching from common materials. It was this knowledge that led the founder to create a company with the sole purpose of creating alternatives to products commonly available. There is a lot o media attention on chemicals like BPA in the news. Below is a two part overview into how these chemicals work. The first is a high level view for those in a hurry, The second is a bit more in depth...Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are foreign chemicals which have the ability to mimic hormones in the body. These foreign chemicals, known as xeno compounds, have ability to bind to receptors, both on the external membrane of cells or on receptors on the nucleus. In some instances the xeno compounds block your body's natural hormones from doing their job. In other instances, they cause they cell to initiate the hormonal receptor's particular function. What troubles scientists is not only the increased rate at which cells are being triggered, but the timing, as the processes that take place in the body are highly sensitive.
Recent scientific research is changing previously held notions that the "Dose Makes the Poison". The earlier held thought was that if a little is bad, alot is much worse. Instead, laboratory studies show hormone disrupting chemicals.exhibit the opposite phenomenon. Whereby, minute quantities of these chemicals cause adverse effects in laboratory animals, and large amounts can have smaller effect. Industry has completed roughly 15 studies attempting to discredit worldwide research (over 100 studies) which show alarming effects on laboratory animals. Conducting conclusive studies would require testing on pregnant mothers and infants which would be unethical. instead of waiting for more science, parents are switching to alternative products.About thinkbaby
With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest chemical and biological science, thinkbaby and thinksport continue to lead in the usage of safe materials for consumer products. Their efforts are further energized by working to with their leading child advocacy partners and like-minded individuals who seek alternative products.
It became clear during his work within a biological testing lab (non-animal) that products on the market were fraught with issues. it didn't matter if the product was made in china, the US or Switzerland, there were chemicals leaching that had the potential to cause endocrine disruption, cancer, and reproductive harm. It also became quickly clear that governmental regulation was not on the near horizon. So thinkbaby and thinksport set off to create alternatives. The company first identified baby bottles, as 95% of the bottles on the market were composed of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that is suspected to disrupt the endocrine system. They then proceeded to target other products within the baby feeding realm and where led by parents to design a sports bottle. thinkbaby and thinksport approaches each product category with the same criteria. Safe. Functional. Sustainable.
The first line in the sand that they draw surrounds material safety. They don't jump new materials just because they are free of one chemical. The reason for that is the potential for landing on some other potentially harmful chemical exists. instead they stay keenly focused on the latest emerging studies. They should ass that they understand the difference from valid science and industry-funded science. they won't work with scientists or doctors that endorse specific products. You can buy doctors like that anywhere, and its bad medicine in their opinion.
They then ask is the product functional? They don't want to create the same old tired thing in the market place. For example, they looked are the surplus of single-walled sports bottles in the market. While they have the potential to be safe, you can't cold fill them or hot fill them. They could create a really safe metal box, but why? So they look at the problems within a category and look to improve upon the category. They also put economical into the functional category. The goal is to have product that is pocket book friendly, it doesn't make sense for us to produce product that only a few affluent individuals can afford. if they are going to help the world, they need to make sure that the world can obtain safe solutions.
Finally they look to make their products sustainable, and they do this in two ways. Either the product needs to have an extremely long use life or it needs to be recyclable. The truth is that they try to do both. Their baby bottle line can be transformed in to their award wining sippy cup. This ability alone allows a parent to save their 8-10 bottle and use them for at least another year. This saves both parents money, but more it saves the environment from excess waste. All of the baby bottles are made from No. 5 plastic and can be recycled. When they built their complete BPA Free feeding set, they lined the products with stainless steel. they not only last the first child's use, but the second as well. They always hear from parents about how much they like using them.
Their mission as a company is to provide safe consumer products. They don't wait for a material to make headline news in order to make a change. They will continue to expand their products suite to offer alternatives to existing products on the market. They hear more and more folks refer to them as a lifestyle brand focused on safe products and that is truly the goal