Styles and trends come and go. Some catch on and become classics, others are a flash in the pan. When it comes to baby world, there’s products, services, and general lifestyles that have seen a surge of popularity in 2008. There have been changes in how parents choose their children’s names, and parents who have lobbied to bring their children to work. Presents given to moms for pushing, and vacations for couples to get their groove on in private.
It has just been announced that U.S. regulators are planning more research into a controversial chemical found in many plastic products, including baby bottles, indicating they have no immediate plans to curb bisphenol A. A letter signed by a Food and Drug Administration official stated that the agency planned “a large research effort,” with studies lasting years that will assess the effects of the chemical, also called BPA, in laboratory animals including rodents and monkeys.
Consumer advocates condemned the regulatory agency’s refusal to take steps now to curb the use of bisphenol A, a chemical used for decades to harden plastic products. “FDA is planning to conduct these studies in its laboratories using representative dose ranges and multiple animal models,” according to the letter signed by Norris Alderson, the FDA’s associate commissioner for science. This indicates that the issue of what to do regarding BPA will fall to the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama to decide.
With a little extra work you can create a Christmas tree that is safe for your baby and beautiful for the holidays. With a few simple safety precautions, you don’t need to have a bare-bottomed tree and you can make sure your baby is safe.
If you’re a new parent, you’ll want to include a photograph of your baby to wish family and friends happy holidays. If ordering a hundred cards has you worried about how many trees that adds up to, Tiny Prints has launched eco-friendly cards.