The newborn range also includes soft toys, teething rings
and other gift items.
Phthalate ester, widely used to soften vinyl chloride and as a plasticizer, has been found in babies' pacifiers and teething rings
Phthalate ester, widely used as a plasticizer of vinyl chloride, was found to be included in pacifiers and teething rings
If your child already has a tooth showing, avoid using fluid-filled teething rings
For the time being, therefore, throw Out the baby's teething rings
and bath toys--and stay tuned.
The Poop on Koop: An American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) study has concluded that plastic bottles, toys and teething rings
containing phthalates pose no danger to children.
Must-haves for teething babies are sterile, non-toxic teething rings
that have been chilled (but not frozen) or special chew toys that are great for playing and gnawing.
The 20/20 broadcast publicized the findings of a May 1999 Consumer Reports article that urged parents of infants to dispose of any soft vinyl toys, teething rings
, and polycarbonate baby bottles, even though Consumer Reports acknowledged that no conclusive evidence exists at present to support claims that the products are harmful to humans.
Phthalates have become notorious for their use in teething rings
and other toys sucked by small children [see "Out of the Mouths of Babes," Multinational Monitor, June 1998].
Mothers gave them to their babies as nutritious teething rings
I wish that I could boast that our home is latex free, but all I can say is that we have been careful, and buy latex-free diapers, pacifiers and teething rings