Have you been reading the news stories about bad plastics? This story in The New York Times raised red flags in our house a few weeks ago. It reports that Canada is banning baby bottles made with polycarbonate or BPA, which looks like glass but is lightweight and shatter resistant. You’ll find it things like Nalgene bottles and lots of baby bottles. Reseplace has found that animals exposed demonstrated “behavioral and neural symptoms” later in life, and it’s believed that children are most at risk. Suddenly I’m looking at everything plastic in our life and wondering if it’s okay — from those cute tumblers we just bought at Target to the plastic water cooler we set up our country place. Luckily, I have a chic aluminum Sigg water bottle. And I’ve already ordered some pacifiers and bottles from this site, BPA Free Kids, and can’t wait till they arrive. I’m feeling pangs of guilt each time I put that Soothie in Isadora’s mouth. I wonder what else contains the toxin — does melamine? I don’t know… What about you? Are you freaked out by this, too? — Angela M.