Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Loss:1, Win:1

As I have mentioned, we have about 4 television channels. NBC seems to come in the best, so when I'm feeding the babies early in the morning I often watch the Today Show. Last week they were discussing those controversial plastics - like sippy cups. Those that have the triangle on the bottom with either a 3, 6, or 7 are bad, but the 7 is the worst because it definitely contains bisphenol, whatever that is - it's just bad. I don't feel like getting scientific, so I'll just leave it at that. I knew this a while ago and happened to look at whatever sippy cup was around me and there was no number on the bottom. So this time I looked again at other sippy cups - our favorite ones, actually. Of course - there's a 7 on the bottom. Ugh. These are the ones we've used for over a year. These are the ones Cash goes to sleep with. These are the worst offenders. Since I haven't had time to go get new ones I feel so bad everytime I hand them to Cash. "Here Cash, enjoy your chemical-leaching sippy cup." "Would you like some milk with that bisphenol?"

But, to redeem myself, they also had something on a while back about autoimmune diseases and how our germ-phobic society may be partly to blame for them. They say one theory says that when our immune system isn't kept busy, it starts attacking itself. So the lady on the show said that we should be a little less germophobic. She even said it's good to let our kids eat food off the floor sometimes. Yea! See? I am a good mom!

7 comments:

Spar-Mar Girl said...

OOO, now I'm gonna have to go check ours. I don't think I've bought new sippy cups since before Tyson came along. I love the food thing-that's law at our house. Does that make it okay that I've taught them the 10-second rule?

Jenilee said...

We just read about the bad plastic. It is amazing how many things we use have a 7 on the bottom. NO Good.

sarah starr said...

Dang! My favorite Nalgene water bottle has a 7. ARGGHHH.

Shannon said...

I have gotten rid of as many plastics as I possibly can over the last year. I used to be a germ o' phobe I got rid of that fear years ago after being married to no germ fears whatsoever man. My kids eat off of Costco's floor.

Darcy "bow makin mamma" said...

The gerber baby food that is in the plastic container has a 7 on the bottom too. Seems like everything cause cancer these days!

Rachel said...

I hadn't heard about that. I need to go and check all our sippies. And I am so not a germ freak. I always tell myself I am helping my kids build strong immune systems.

Lu Lu said...

Well...I believe the FDA says there isn't enough to hurt you, but I did get caught up in the hype and spent $15 on a stainless steel sippy cup...which will never leave the house because we lose bottles like pennies. I just throw them out after they look dingy...that's when they are supposed to release more BPQRE or whatever it is.