The Soft Landing

Posted by: , May 1, 2010 in 4:13 pm

Green Sprouts Baby Dish GiftIf you are anything like me, and the parents I know, you may never have heard of BPA, PVC or phthalates until you had your first baby.  Suddenly I was checking every plastic bottle and food container in my house to see if there were any toxic chemicals lurking there.  To take some of the guessing out of the game there is a fantastic website called The Soft Landing that sells only eating gear and storage containers that are environmentally friendly and nontoxic.

It is not always easy to find safe, BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free products but more and more parents are making it a priority.  The Soft Landing was started by a registered nurse who became alarmed when she began to notice a pattern of chemicals leaching from plastic that caused endocrine disruption – especially in children.  As she poured over more and more studies Alicia Voorhies only found the evidence against the chemicals mounting and she began to search for safer alternatives.

The Soft Landing Store offers over 45 brands of 100% BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free products in one convenient place.  I started off with a plate and some utensils made by Green Sprouts and my daughter and I both loved them.  The plate is sweet looking and nicely divided so you can serve several courses without anything “touching”.  Green Sprouts makes their products using EcolGreen biopolymer, a cornstarch-based eco-friendly plastic.  It cannot be put in the microwave or dishwasher but that has not been a problem.  It is a great product – safe, comfortable to use and adorable.

The Soft Landing also has a blog which is a great way for them to share their research with other concerned parents.  The website has lots of information about all sorts of endocrine disrupting chemicals (BPA, PVC and Phthalates) as well as information on ways to avoid them.  It is an amazing resource for vigilant parents on the lookout for safe, nontoxic food gear.

FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY: We are giving away one set of Green Sprouts plate and utensils on facebook this week! Visit our honestbaby fan page to enter! ($24.00 Value).


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