Between the crib, the toys, the clothing and the diapers, it's easy to spend thousands of dollars preparing for your little bundle's arrival. And when that bundle arrives?
You'll need more diapers, more clothing, food, sunscreen, shampoo. The list can go on for pages.
Unless you won that mega-million lottery, you may find it difficult to afford the organic mattress, the organic clothing, the chemical-free lotions and shampoos and the chemical-free furniture.
And just like the dirty dozen for fruits and veggies, we decided that there should be a dirty dozen for baby products. These are the items that pediatricians and other experts suggest you splurge on if you can. The stuff not on this list? Not so bad for your baby.You might also like:
BPA can get leeched out of the bottles and into the milk. This happens especially at higher temperatures or when the bottle or cup is getting older, says Anjali Rao, a pediatrician with Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group.
We love Sigg's water bottles for their fantastic kid-friendly designs added to their BPA-free, phthalate-free, VOC-free interior. And we adore the Klean Kanteen line of stainless steel baby bottles, sippy cups and water bottles. They're also free of BPA, lead, phthalates and toxins.