Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Guest Blogger!

Hey Everyone!

My name is Niki and I am a proud member of the SuperForest team! I just had a baby boy 9 months ago and he is my motivation and inspiration for almost everything I do. As I learn to be a mother, I am constantly thinking about alternative methods I can use to raise my son in a better way. I am endlessly amazed at how many great things are being done to make our world a healthy and happier place for the next generation.

I thought I would share one idea today regarding plastic. I used to do design and product development for a company that manufactured vinyl fabric. During that experience, my eyes were opened to the toxic world of plastics. Yes, they do serve a purpose, and some plastics are better than others, but there are great alternatives. Here are just a few suggestions I have chosen to adopt:
1. Instead of storing or freezing your baby food in Tupperware or Ziploc Bags, why not use glass containers? I personally like these ones from Frigoverre, since they come in a variety of sizes.

Yes, they still have plastic lids, but I haven't figured a way around that. I do like all the size options, and it does need to be airtight. I suppose you can also use mason jars or hermetic jars.

2. As for baby bottles, it’s easy! A great SuperForest cheer goes out to companies like ThinkBaby, for tackling the toxic plastic issue. Their bottles are free from Bisphenol-A, Nitrosamines, phthalates, lead and PVC. You can even get these wonderful glass baby bottles from Born Free.

The plastic issue has gotten a lot press recently and it’s great that the baby world is on board with coming up with safe alternatives.

Thanks to Jackson for all his wonderful posts! I am so excited that I got to share some thoughts on SuperForest. Can’t wait for the next time. Until happy!


Jackson SuperForest said...


Go Niki!

Andrew said...

we want more!!!

Andrew said...

keep em comin

Anonymous said...

heres more...