Healthy Children Series - What is BPA and how does it affect your baby – Mumspick

Healthy Children Series - What is BPA and how does it affect your baby?

BPA and how it affect us

Have you seen "BPA Free!" all over the place but just not sure what it actually is? Today, let us take a look at what BPA is and it actually affects us and our babies. 

BPA, short for bisphenol A, is a type of chemical used to harden plastics, keep bacteria from contaminating foods, and prevent cans from rusting.

Hey, but that's good right? Actually, no. 

Despite the benefits BPA brings us, it is found through scientific researches that it is an endocrine system disruptor. An endo- what? 

If your endocrine system isn't healthy, you might have problems developing during puberty, getting pregnant, or managing stress. You also might gain weight easily, have weak bones, or lack energy because too much sugar stays in your blood instead of moving into your cells where it's needed for energy.

Oh no. So what can we actually do? 

 

Parents can take the following precautionary measures to reduce babies’ exposure to BPA:

  • Avoid clear plastic baby bottles or containers with the recycling number 7 and the letters “PC” imprinted on them. Many contain BPA.
  • Use bottles made of opaque plastic. These bottles (made of polyethylene or polypropylene) do not contain BPA. You can also look for the recycle symbols with the number 2 or 5 in them.
  • Glass bottles can be an alternative, but be aware of the risk of injury to you or your baby if the bottle is dropped or broken.
  • Because heat may cause the release of BPA from plastic, consider the following:
    • Do not boil polycarbonate bottles
    • Do not heat polycarbonate bottles in the microwave
    • Do not wash polycarbonate bottles in the dishwasher
  • Consider using certified or identified BPA-free plastic bottles.

Because we are also deeply concerned with your little one's health, Mumspick's wide collection of baby products are all authentic and BPA-free.

Better safe than sorry!

 

Adapted from - https://bit.ly/2F9ZFUW & https://wb.md/2hr3Dye
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