Thinkbaby is the first company to develop a 100% BPA free baby bottle and now offers other feeding products. One of Thinkbaby’s newer offerings is body care products as well as safe yoga mats. The health of you and your child is paramount at Thinkbaby.
Thinkbaby will be at the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families comes to Chicagoland. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about Thinkbaby, we spoke with Kevin Brodwick, the company’s founder and CEO.
For someone unfamiliar with Thinkbaby, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Thinkbaby was created over 10 years ago to address the growing concern of harmful chemicals leaching from consumer products. Through work with leading scientists, Thinkbaby launched the first 100% BPA free baby bottle line. While the company focuses first on producing safe products, we also work to make everything as functional and sustainable as possible. To this end, the bottle line was designed to convert into a sippy cup and then on to a straw bottle. This not only saved parents money, but decreases needless waste from disposal of baby bottles, sippy cups, and straw bottles. The company went on to pioneer the most award-winning sun care line and the first to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements. Outside of the company’s complete line-up of feeding products, Thinksport was created with the focus on making safer products from insulated BPA free sports bottles, safe yoga mats and a complete line of sun and body care products.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
The Founder worked for a lab funded by the National Institutes of Health focused on endocrine disruptors leaching from consumer products. After unsuccessfully getting major consumer product companies to move off of BPA, Kevin Brodwick went on to launch Thinkbaby to take the problem head on. The company utilizes the Precautionary principle in everything that it builds. Just because an ingredient is free of one potentially harmful ingredient doesn’t mean that it goes into the products. Everything is scrutinized for safety, performance, and function. The company continually targets products on the market to bring about safer alternatives. The company stays close to emerging science and has well over 150 products in their line up, making it the largest provider of safe products.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Thinkbaby?
Thinkbaby has recently launched our new ThinkSaucer. The ThinkSaucer is a suction plate. Outside of the materials being used in most suction plates of concern, we noticed that they had a rather short lifespan. We designed our suction plate to have a removable plate. So they not only work great for early feeders but can easily live on for use for all ages. The two most popular products for Thinkbaby are our Sippy Cups and Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen.
What sets Thinkbaby apart in the baby marketplace?
Our focus on bringing to market safer alternatives across a vast array of products is what sets us apart. The company was specifically born to deal with harmful chemicals; it is what keeps us up at night. And while a lot of companies have emerged now, we have been at the forefront of this mission from our outset. We will continue to launch new products and through our non-profit social giving arm called Thinksocial, we will continue to give back to causes that are focused on making the world safer and healthier.
What can parents expect from Thinkbaby at the Chicago Baby Show?
While we have a large number of products, we will be showcasing a smaller set of our products from our sippy cups to our sunscreen. We are bringing our BPA free insulated sports bottles as well! Looking forward to sharing information on our products and to provide some really great show specials along the way!!
To learn more about Thinkbaby, check out gothinkbaby.com.