What is food grade silicone? Is it safe for my baby?

As a parent it can be scary to think you may be giving your child something to chew or suck on that is dangerous or toxic to their health. 

Here at Baby + Me we strive to create and provide SAFE baby products that are easy to use and functional for parents.

Baby + Me is powered by a fearless Mother, Wife, and Female Entrepreneur, that decided to take a risk and start her own company with the help of her 7 year old daughter, whom handles almost all of the product designing. She is a pro at picking out the best color combos! 

This company was started because of one common parenting dilemma, TEETHING! All babies teeth and it can be a very frustrating and an uncomfortable time for both baby and parents. How can you help soothe your baby and toddler during this time? Remember teething lasts well into toddler hood. What can you give your child that is safe and non-toxic? 

 

WHAT IS SILICONE AND WHY IS IT USED IN BABY PRODUCTS?

Food grade silicone is odorless, Non- toxic, and Non- hazardous in nature. This means that it does not contain BPA, latex, lead, or any other harmful byproducts that we do not want around our little ones.

Food grade silicone is highly resistant to high temperatures, meaning it will not harden, crack, peel, crumble, dry out, rot or become brittle overtime. 

BPA or Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical used to make two common synthentics; Polycarbonate and Epoxy resins! It is a synthentic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system, even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of illnesses that effect growth, cell repair, fetal development, energy levels, and even reproduction.

I think its safe to say parents do not want BPA in their children's teething toys! I know I don't! That is why I created Baby + Me, so I can help provide families with safe BPA FREE non-toxic teething toys for their precious babies. 

 

IS SILICONE SAFE TO BE USED IN BABY PRODUCTS?

FDA approved food grade silicone is a non- toxic type of silicone that does not contain any chemical byproducts making it completely safe to use with food for babies or for babies to put directly in their mouths, like in the form of teethers. It is safe to be used in microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, freezers, and is also safe for food- storage. A product needs to pass several rigorous phases to be FDA approved. 

 

Shop our store today to find a wide variety of Food grade silicone based products that are not only safe, but super cute!

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