What does "No PVC, no BPA" mean?


When it comes to providing your children with a natural start, it's essential to take a few steps to ensure that they are protected from harmful chemicals and materials. One of the most important things you can do is to research the products you purchase. This includes food, toys, and other products that your children may use or come into contact with. 

It is alarming to know that some manufacturers use three toxic substances in producing children's toys and teethers:

  • Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or 'Plastic Poison', is considered to be the most harmful plastic for both our health and the environment. 
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been in use since the 1960s to manufacture specific plastics and resins. 
  • Phthalates belong to a group of synthetic chemical compounds that are colorless, odorless, oily liquids. These compounds do not evaporate easily and do not chemically bond to the material they are added to.

These substances, namely phthalates, lead, and bisphenol A (BPA), are known to have adverse effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland of fetuses, infants, and children. Phthalates, which are used to soften plastics, can interfere with the production of testosterone and affect the reproductive system, particularly in boys. Lead, on the other hand, can cause irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system, resulting in developmental delays and behavioral problems. BPA, commonly found in plastic containers and bottles, can mimic the effects of estrogen and disrupt hormonal balance. Moreover, these substances are not eco-friendly and can cause long-term harm to the environment. 


When shopping for products, look for items that are labeled as PVC-free and BPA-free. To avoid these chemicals completely, look for products that are made with natural materials. 

To identify PVC, look for the recycling code 3 or the letters "PVC" on products. While some plastics marked with recycling codes 3 or 7 may also contain BPA, not all of them do. It's essential to read labels carefully and do your research when it comes to identifying which products contain these harmful chemicals. 

As responsible consumers, it is important to be mindful of the materials used in the products we purchase for our children's safety and the planet's well-being. Moreover, we can demand that companies provide PVC and BPA-free products. This can help to create a market for safer products and encourage manufacturers to change their practices.

By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your children have a natural start and are protected from harmful chemicals and materials.

At OAT Baby Club, we truly care about the safety of the products we offer. We ensure that every brand guarantees that their products have been tested and are PVC-free and BPA-free. We know that these harmful chemicals can pose potential risks, which is why we are committed to creating a secure and healthy environment for your family. 

When you buy from OAT Baby Club, you can rest assured that each product has undergone testing to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.

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