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 then...be happy!

4 comments:

Jackson SuperForest said...

yay!

Go Niki!

Andrew said...

we want more!!!

Andrew said...

keep em comin

Anonymous said...

heres more...
http://www.metaefficient.com/baby-kids