The Canadian Goverment released this notice regarding toy safety that I tought would be good to share with everyone.
Also for those of you that want to keep up to date with recalls in Canada there is a great newsletter from the Canadian government that you can subscribe to.
On our part, a few of the things we are doing for baby to keep him safe from all the dangers of toxic chemicals out in the world are:
- Use only stainless steel, glass, silicon or wood for meals. I.E. Glass bottles, silicon trays to freeze milk or homemade food, metal sippy cups, wood cutlery (once he is there)... If you are wondering why we don't want to use plastic check out this information on Bisphenol A. You can also check out this great article on what plastics are safe.
- Keeping up to date with recalls both in Canada and in the US. The US often recalls things a few days before us.
- Choosing his toys wisely, this is probably the over cautious first time parent nerves kicking in but we are doing our best to select toys from manufacturers with none to minimum amounts of recalls. We will always have few exceptions to this rule as I know we have at lest one Fisher Price toy and we all know they had there shares or recalls. Some of the toy manufacturers that we like are: