PVC Free Bath Mat and Shower Curtain

Living Accents PVC Free Bath Mat –

When our son transitioned to the ‘big boy’ bathtub (without the Primo Eurobath) at 18 months, we purchased a non-slip bath tub mat.  I wanted a non-rubber mat with suction cups to adhere to the tub that was latex, phthalate and PVC free.  After much research I found the Living Accents Bath Mat which was available at our local Ace Hardware store.  It is made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomers).  For more information on TPE, I found an article by wirkomm.de that provides an overview.

Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover

We also purchased the Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover to protect against any falls.  It is made of rubber and made in China but is BPA, phthalate and PVC free. Check out the Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover on Amazon.com!

 

PVC Free Shower Curtains

Shower curtains can often be forgotten when trying to keep a child’s bath environment PVC and Latex free.  Check out VitaFutura’s list of PVC free shower curtains!


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6 comments


  1. Lisa O.

    Thanks for your blog. I’ve had trouble finding a non PVC bath mat that is non antibacterial or antimicrobial. I’ve heard that whatever they use to make it antibacterial may not be good for children either.

  2. happytotmom

    I had also looked at the Skip Hop Moby Non-Slip Bath Mat which is BPA and Phthalate-free with no antibacterial coating but after contacting their customer service dept. they confirmed that it does contain PVC. I had to choose between PVC and/or an antibacterial coating if I wanted a bath mat and that is why I ultimately ended up with the one PVC free option that I found. Would love to hear from others if a PVC-free and antibacterial-free bath mat exists as I haven’t been able to find one!

  3. Kate

    Hi there
    Why did you want a non-rubber mat? What about the IKEA rubber mat? http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10138163/
    I thought that might be a good safe option…
    Kate

  4. happytotmom

    Hi Kate!

    Thanks for passing along the information on the IKEA mat. I have noticed that I at times get a slight reaction to natural rubber so although I don’t have a latex allergy, just wanted to avoid a rubber mat in the bathtub. I do agree with you that a 100% natural rubber mat can be a great option and I confirmed with IKEA that their mat is in fact 100% natural/real rubber – no other materials present so you are correct that it is a safe choice! IKEA indicated that their Patrull products are made in the following countries: Netherlands, Sweden, China, Taiwan and Denmark but they didn’t indicate specifically where this particular mat is manufactured and it’s not listed online.

    In addition to the IKEA mat, there are a couple of other all natural rubber options I’ve found:

    http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Natural-Rubber-High-Suction/dp/B005S6EEAS – The origin on this mat indicates “Imported” on Amazon but one of the reviewers indicated that it is in fact made in China. I did read mixed reviews on this one – a few reviews stated that the top edges start to peel off after some use and the cute picture on the top layer of the rubber came off. Others indicated that it was still going strong after a year of use…

    http://www.vitafutura.com/mats/details.asp?fam=00301 – This mat is made in Germany but it is quite expensive compared to the others!

  5. Vivian Jacques

    Green Sprouts has a baby bath mat PVC free and 100% Rubber

  6. happytotmom

    Thank you for sharing!

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