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BPA Free Plates, Cups, and Utensils for Kids

by Tiffany in Healthy Eating

When I released my reports on BPA free sippy cups I had a large number of moms ask about regular cups (non sippy) as well as plates, bowls, and utensils. I can certainly understand why any parent would hesitate to give a toddler or young child a glass or ceramic cup and plate so of course it is important to highlight BPA free options for plates, cups, and utensils. Fortunately there are quite a few options! They are stylish and non-toxic. I have highlighted most of the ones I know of. If you have a lead on others…just let me know.

The ThinkBaby Feeding Set – This is a set of stainless steel feeding products covered in safe plastic. It contains a cup, two bowls, a bento box, lids, and utensils.  They are free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, and melamine. It is a big hit in our home! Read our personal review of it here.

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Pint Cups – These are super simple stainless tumblers and they look great. I have several of these for my kids (ages 6-12). Love them!

Boon Products – This company offers several BPA free products that parents will love. If you recall we just reviewed their Fluid Sippy Cup in our second report on safe sippy cups. It is a pretty snazzy looking cup. They also have plates, utensils, and feeding cups that are all equally snazzy.

The Catchbowl - Boon just can’t do anything ordinary it seems. This groovy shaped bowl works better than a bib and funnels runaway food back into the bowl rather than on the floor. A suction cup base keeps bowl securely in place. This is a good bowl for newbies to table food and the process of feeding themselves.

The Groovy – This is an interlocking plate and bowl set and a fun way to serve meals in a customizable configuration. This set includes a toddler-sized plate with two separate compartments plus two small bowls that attach to the edge of the plate in several different positions.

The Snackball- This is a sphere-shaped snack container. Sooo much better than a plastic baggy or a toxic plastic container. The rigid form protects snacks from being crushed, making the Snack Ball great for travel. The two halves unscrew for easy cleaning and the lid snaps in place to keep snacks inside. Dishwasher safe.

Modware – True to their orange and blue theme these utensils are pretty cool looking. These are for toddlers that have mastered the Benders (below) and are not ready to move on to adult tableware. They too are soft with no sharp edges and they have an ergonomic design. Dishwasher safe.

Benders – They help children transition to regular utensils and develop motor skills with their sharp angles and easy grip handles. They are dishwasher safe.

camden rose bowlCamden Rose Wooden Bowl and Spoon – Woot! Our top pick! What could be more natural than wood. This set is solid Cherrywood hand-rubbed with a non-toxic Beeswax polish. It inherits the natural markings of the parent tree’s grain pattern. They are handcrafted by an Amish Co-op and are perfectly functional and ready to serve. They should be handwashed.

Laptop Lunchboxes – I have mentioned this lunchbox system many times but never in reference to being being BPA free so there is yet another reason to buy this awesome lunchbox! Read my review of it here.

Mini-Me Bamboo Bowls from Bambu – Hand coiled bamboo bowls. The outsides of the bowls are painted in several lovely colors. They also have bamboo flatware and plates.

Silicone Bowls – Silicone is BPA free and kid friendly. These bowls are so squishable and compact you can take them anywhere too.

Ikea Rainbow Tumblers- These are some very pretty, simple, and affordable cups from Ikea. They are made of Polypropylene making them BPA free and they are stackable and dishwasher safe.

Baby Cie Tray Sets – Very cute! You can get a plain tray or one with cup, bowl, andutensils. There are many designs too like their Jungle set and their farm set. It has French words in the tray areas designed to keep food separate so baby can learn french while they eat, LOL. They are very durable and dishwasher safe.

Trebimbi Puppets Club 6-pc. Dining Set- This set includes knife, fork, spoon, egg cup/condiment holder, bowl and mug. It has a Stainless steel body with plastic handle for the best of both worlds. Set of 3 utensils snap together for easy storage; dishwasher safe. For ages 2–6 yrs. I have seen pink, blue, and orange. What is so fun about these is that they have little smiley faces like little puppet people….too adorable!

Sassy Baby – Sassy also has several BPA free options for tableware.

Sassy Stackable Feeding Plates - This set contains two divided plates, two standard plates and two snap-on lids in a rainbow of colors.

Sassy Insulated Feeding Pots with Spoon - This set has two insulated feeding pots that keep food cold or warm longer. Perfect for babies! They are dishwasher safe too.

Sassy Baby Less Mess Toddler Spoons – Cute spoons! The holes in spoon are to keep food on spoon longer and the soft grip handle allows child easier grip. They are dishwasher safe and come in multiple colors. See also the Toddler feeding spoons.

Sassy Baby Less Mess Toddler Bowl – Comes with a suction base and storage lid and a uniquely shaped bowl to make it easier to guide food onto spoon. Dishwasher safe and comes in multiple colors.

On the Go Feeding Set – This is a baby Bento! Ya’ll know how much I love these. It is a 9 piece set with a large sectioned bowl with lid, three removable dishes with lids, and a toddler feeding spoon.

Baby Bjorn Plate & Spoon Set -These really are adorable. The shape of the plate kind of reminds me of Mickey Mouse and the utensils have little eyes. Very cute. They are designed to help children eat by themselves at an early stage and the three-leaf clover shape makes it easier for the child to scoop up food with his or her spoon and hold on to the plate. A rubber base prevents the plate from sliding

Stainless Steel Dish Sets – I often prefer stainless steel for drink cups so I was happy to find a complete stainless steel alternative to plastic. You cannot microwave these or put them in the dishwasher though so they aren’t for everyone. Love this set from Untangled Living Anywhere

I hope you enjoy this information!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

132 Comments

  • Cheryl

    Thanks for this-I’ve been wondering what was safe for utensils, bowls & plates. I’d love to win something!

  • lovelilacs

    Thanks for the great info! I’d love to enter the contest :)

  • http://bizzybees.wordpress.com Mommy Bee

    Wonderful information! Thank you. And…a GREAT giveaway!

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  • http://bizzybees.wordpress.com Mommy Bee

    I posted about the giveaway here:
    http://bizzybees.wordpress.com/giveaways/bpa-free-cups-plates-utensils-for-kids-229/

    Mommy Bee’s last blog post..Bloggy Makeover

  • Laura

    I would be happy with either giveaway!

  • Alexandra

    thanks for the great post! I have been looking into buying my son his first eating utensils and this information is wonderful! I would love either giveaway!

  • http://wildnursling.blogspot.com Melissa

    Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this post – thanks so much for such a great list! Nice to know there are more choices than just IKEA. Funny, we have the roswood spoon. We used to have two but it was my daughter’s first favorite toy and she took it EVERYWHERE and lost it somewhere along the way. The place I ordered it from didn’t have the bowl though. It is beautiful!

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  • blythe

    I’m loving the Sassy on the go kit.

    My daughter already has the natural wood bowl and spoon and loves them. You can get them @ http://www.paluma.etsy.com along w/ some other neat natural toys.

  • Elisabeth

    Love it! http://www.paul-elisabeth.blogspot.com

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  • http://bartoy.blogspot.com Jenny

    I’m so glad you posted about this. I’ve been looking for safe utensils for my baby boy. Thank you!

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  • Lindsay

    Love the product recommendations they are so helpful.

  • Tiffany M

    Your blog is so informative. I would love to have either one.

  • http://wildnursling.blogspot.com Melissa
  • Kerensa

    I just bought a couple of bamboo utensil sets and have been searching for dishware. The Sassy Mealtime On the Go Set looks wonderful. I saw sets similar all over in Japan, but was too uncertain of their manufacture…Thank you!

  • http://lifelessonslearnedtogether.blogspot.com/ Jillian

    Your blog is so informative and really makes it easy to find good products and advice!

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  • http://sundaygrant.blogspot.com Sunday

    I would be happy with either. I just thank you for all the information!

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    i think that i trackbacked? i am not quite sure how to do it. check it out and see if i did it right.
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  • Julie

    Thanks for the info, and the wide selection with affordable choices….

  • Mackenzie

    I would love to win the Boon prize #1. I just love their stuff. Have you ever done research on safe hand sanitizers? I just bought some at Target called Clean Well Today. I thought that my be something interesting to learn about. Thanks.

  • courtney

    i am so glad you posted about this! i just bought some of the sippy cups you had written about and had just started to think about bowls and utensils! i would love either giveaway! thanks so much for the chance!!

  • http://blogversary.blogspot.com Sarah

    Enter in me please! What a generous offer.

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  • http://kidfeed.blogspot.com Kelly

    Wow, it’s great to know there are so many good options out there! Thanks for the info.

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  • Karen

    As always, you provide such great information. Thank you for all your time and effort to help other parents’ lives easier! I would love a chance to win the Sassy on the go set! :-)

  • Jen

    I love all these posts about safe products for little ones. Please keep them coming!

  • Pamela

    Thanks for doing all this research! I would love to win either set for my 15 month old. Thanks!

  • Marilyn

    Thank you for all the great information and the fun giveaway! I would be estatic to win either set.

  • Calley

    Wow…I guess I need to clean out my cupboards of all that bad plastic and replace it with the good stuff! These look awesome!

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  • Calley

    I also added you to my blogroll! I love the blog! Thanks for all the great content!

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  • Deborah

    Thanks for the fantastic post. I’ve been thinking quite often of replacing our plastic dishes, but had no idea of my options. and now I do! Hmm, if I had to pick, I’d probably choose the Sassy one.

  • http://thedowfamilyblog.blogspot.com Momto2Boys

    Love it! I have a 3.5 & 1.5 yr old so these would come in handy. Thanks!

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  • Beth Kulick

    I love your blog and look forward to it every day. I would love to win either of these prizes. Thanks again for all the great info.

  • julie

    Thanks again and again for all the great information! It’s a relief to know that more affordable companies are finally realizing how important it is to keep the nasty chemicals out of their products and especially out of our children’s bodies. I would love either giveaway, and thanks for having wonderful giveaways like this.

  • Beccijo

    It is almost scary how often I say to my husband “I wonder about ____” this or that and your blog always has the answers for me! We use the Ikea items and love them! That was a great list.
    Thanks for aways being on top of what information this mom need!

  • http://www.calligraphybykari.com Kari

    Thank you for providing info about plates, cups, utensils, etc.! This is incredibly helpful… and exciting for a chance to win. :) Keep up the great work.

  • Lisa

    Thanks again for all the great information. I’d love to win pack #2

  • Colleen

    Thanks. I’m trying to go bpa free with my 2nd child

  • Stacey

    count me in – great article. Was surprised about the IKEA cups – glad to read this as I was going to toss the ones I’d bought.

  • http://www.urechquads.com Misty

    I am so grateful for your info. I have quads and I don’t always have time to research, so this has been great!!!1 THank you

  • http://butterflijoy.blogspot.com Sarah

    Once again your site rocks. though my hubby is starting to get stressed that I am tossing and buying all new everything! So that’s why winning would make us both smile! ;) Thanks again for all you do!

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  • brittney

    Thanks for the chance to win! THey look and sound really fun! Have a great night!~Brit

  • christina

    pick me! we are getting rid of my daughters placeware and replacing with safer ones!

  • Maria

    Thanks for the Info. We have the Ikea utensils in the picture. They are great and CHEAP! i even take them in my lunch to work.

  • Lily

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found your website. I have been wanting to find safe plates, bowls and utensils for my son. I feel so much better knowing that I will be replacing all of my son’s plasticware with safer items. Thank you so much! I would love to try out any of your giveaways!

  • aimee

    your website is just a wealth of information that i am so extremely grateful for! thank you so much.

  • Jilleen

    I love your blogs and have purchased a few items like the Sassy products and sippy cups b/c of your recommendations in the past. I would love to win the Prize Pack #2 – Sassy Baby Mealtime On the Go Feeding Set & Sassy Baby Less Mess Toddler Spoon 2 Pack, because I am big of Sassy and they are inexpensive! Thanks!

  • Jilleen

    P.S. What about doing a blog on safe puzzles? I have been purchasing a few Melissa and Doug puzzles for my one year old, because they are supposed non-toxic, but it still makes me a bit scared because they are made in China. Also perhaps you could do a blog on crayons and markers too. Just a few more idea!

  • http://prairiedaze.com kristin

    oh my, what a treasure to land upon here in blogland.

    i will be back!

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  • http://helloidaho.blogspot.com Michelle

    I’m so glad I found this blog–lots of helpful information!

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  • Becky

    Once again…thanks for the research and info. It is truely helpful as I have been researching this myself. Love your blog. LOVE the suggestions! On another note…do you think we have to worry about any of these products if they are made in China? I know I contacted Thermos about the Foogo products and they ARE made in China.

  • Liz J

    sign me up for BPA free.

  • Milena

    I am a very naive person, and if I see something is “dishwasher safe”, I believe it is. I am not an
    environmentalist, nor I really follow what’s safe and what’s not out there. I just try to pick up healthly/organic food for my little one, check toys recalls, do my recycling, and that’s all. So I’ve been washing all of my daughter’s dishes in a dishwasher!!! Until now, of course. Fortunately, I was breastfeeding her for the longest time, so she wasn’t exposed to many plastics for the fist year. Then I got to like Avent Naturally sippy cups and we used them a lot (mother’s intuition?). Yet, I used some of the unsafe once too. My first reaction was to toss all of the cups we’ve got. So I did. I managed to order a couple of Klean Kanteen bottles but they are pretty expensive. I was really happy to come accross your website and the reviews you’ve written. Thank you Tiffany!

    PS. Prize #1 seems very attractive :)

  • Holli

    Hi Tiffany,
    I would love the Sassy Baby Mealtime On the Go Set
    Your blog is very informative, thanks for all of the info and reviews!

  • Bridget

    Cool! I am a new subscriber, and I just wanted to say that the blog (and giveaways) are awesome! Thanks! =)
    Either prize would be very cool…

  • Stacey Melis

    Loved this info! I used your sippy cup info too! Thanks for helping out other info-hungry moms! I’d love to win the Boon set :)

  • Stephanie

    I love your blog, and this is great information. I would love “Prize Pack #2″. I have also placed a link to your blog on my own: http://livingnaturallybodyandhome.blogspot.com/. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  • http://3of.blogspot.com/ Sheri

    I’d love to win either set!

    I have a 4 month old and a 4 year old :)

    Sheri’s last blog post..Foodie Fridays

  • Hillary

    These are awesome. We could use either one!

  • http://meeshimama.blogspot.com Michelle Lane

    Just found my way to this blog today and love it! My little Luna Blue could use package #1! :)

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  • Jessica

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog-i never knew that such great products existed. I would love to get package #1.
    thanks for alway providing great information on such earth friendly products

  • http://www.GreenPlanetBaby.com Erinn

    I love your blog and would love to enter the giveaway! I have been trying to find BPA free plates for my 15 month old baby girl! Thanks so much!!

  • http://www.GreenPlanetBaby.com Erinn

    I linked you in my own blog :-)
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  • http://expectinggreatthings.blogspot.com Erin

    Great post- thanks once again for keeping your blog readers informed!
    My little P is just starting solids so I’m reading up all I can. And btw- hook me up with the 2nd prize package!! :)

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  • Holly

    Thank you for this information! We are just starting to feed my son solids, and I will feel much better doing so in one of these safe choices. We’d be happy to try either prize package!

  • Brooke

    Wood utensils are also great for teething. You have never mentioned them, but aren’t take and toss products BPA free or at least a safer option? I read this online a year ago when I researched BPA free baby bottles and their products are BPA free because they are #5 plastic, so they are polyproline, which isn’t as good as a non-plastic option, but at least safer then most plastics?

  • Emily C

    I want I want I want! I’ve been dealing with this for a while now.

    The current solution is a cocktail fork (metal) and corelle bowls (which don’t break. mostly)

  • Michele

    Ooooh – enter me please! And thanks for the great information, too! :)

  • Nina

    Good article. I really like the Sassy Baby Mealtime On the Go Feeding Set. It’s very bento box like.

  • Melinda S

    Great post….as we are looking for more dishes for our boys…..they thought the Sassy set was really cool!!!
    I just wish our area carried more products like this….but its worth ordering online for something that is safe and the kids will like it!!! Eating their Organic foods on safer dishes!!

  • Joanne W.

    I am so happy to have found your website! I couldn’t believe all the unsafe bottles, sippy cups & utensils that I had at my house. Last night I put them all into a garbage bag and replaced them with Born Free products. By reading your website I was happy to discover some more options! The only products that I had that are BPA free in my household were the IKEA rainbow cups, plates & bowls :-) Either prize would be wonderful if I am the lucky winner!! Keep up the good work!

  • http://preschoolathome.typepad.com/ nina

    Thank you so much for the information about the Ikea tumblers. they are the last piece of plastic in our house and I have resisted discarding them because they are so useful. I feel much better about them now. :) Great blog!

  • http://www.mindfulmomma.typepad.com Mindful Momma

    I’d love to win the Boon set! I’ve had my eye on their products for quite some time!

  • http://www.mindfulmomma.typepad.com Mindful Momma

    Funny thing – I was planning to do a post about the Boon Snack Ball when I discovered your giveaway! So, I linked you!
    http://mindfulmomma.typepad.com/mindful_momma/2008/02/boon-snackball.html

  • James

    #1 sounds good to me.

  • Alison

    Thank you for such a complete list! The snackball is especially cool, we might need one for my husband to take his afternoon snack! My son is not yet feeding himself, so we still use little Arcuisine glass bowls. The set I have has lids, so they are perfect for storing and transporting food, and since they are tempered glass, they should hold up if dropped! We really like the Boon set, but either would be groovy!

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  • Sara L.

    These both sound great, but my favorite is the “On the go” set! Thanks for all the great feeding product info!

  • Tricia

    Thank you for posting this information. I have two toddlers and am always looking for “safe” products that I can bring into the home for them. Thank you! Thank you!

    As for which set, I would take either, but the Boon set sounds great for two toddlers. :-)

  • http://everydayhappeningsofafrugalmom.blogspot.com/ frugalmom

    Just linked to this from another blog. It is great. Would love to have the boon giveaway.

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  • http://mindfulindividual.wordpress.com autumn

    those are adorable. both sets are great to have!

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  • Katie

    I don’t know if mine are just an older version or what, but my Baby Bjorn plates had a plastic #7 on them, and I threw them out. FYI

  • http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/ aBookworm

    Groovy baby :-) Count me in for the prize pack 2. I’ll also be blogging this tomorrow. (Hopefully I’ll remember to come back and make a second comment.) Thanks!

  • Cindi Hoppes

    What a fantastic contest! The Boon Company makes wonderful products that are colorful and fun. Please enter me in your drawing.
    I appreciate it….Thanks,Cindi

  • Sylvia

    You sure saved me lots of time from web searching on a topic I care a lot about. Thank you for sharing your info!

  • http://simpleandgreen.net matt

    Great post – all good products! Our boys are of the age(s) where they’re using less plastic, but this is still an excellent resource.

    matt’s last blog post..Simple + Green Undergoing Changes part 2

  • Lara N.

    My girls (7months old) just started on solids, and after using glass bottles, you’d think I’d be a little more savvy when it came to utensils. Now I realize I’ve got to throw out all the “munchkin” brand bowls/spoons/cups and replace it. I wish these companies would get with it already and banish BPA and pthalates!

  • Tiffany Kuhl

    Thanks so much for posting this. We’ve been trying to find a replacement for the cups we use at my children’s nursery school, so it’s great to hear we can use the Ikea ones without worry! Great name, BTW! If I’m not too late, I’d love to put my name in the draw for the BOON pack :)

  • Jill

    I love your blog – beyond valuable information – thank you! I’d love a chance to win the give-aways!

    And – I have a question:
    Do you have an “safe” recommends for baby food storage containers that can be frozen? Looking to freeze baby food after I make it to save time.

    Thanks again!

  • Nell Taliercio

    I’d love to be entered and I’d be happy with either give-away.

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  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    Well, it is time to announce the winners (random.org) of the Boon and Sassy BPA free feeding gear packs. Congrats ladies!!

    Melissa of comment #9 wins Prize Pack #1 – A Boon Groovy – Interlocking Plate and Bowl Set & Boon ModWare – Toddler Utensils.

    Stephanie of comment #55 wins Prize Pack #2 – Sassy Baby Mealtime On the Go Feeding Set & Sassy Baby Less Mess Toddler Spoon 2 Pack.

    Enjoy!

  • http://www.graymattersmd.blogspot.com Alana

    Love all the Boon products. Thanks for all the great information!

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  • Sarah

    Do you know if vintage Melmac dishware is safe for children?
    Thanks.

  • Cindi Hoppes

    Hi, What a fantastic giveaway contest. Please enter me in your drawing. I would be a happy camper to win either of your prizes!
    Thank you, Cindi

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  • Molly

    Thanks for the great information. Another option is enamelware. I found an American company called GSI that manufactures their product in Mexico. You can find their plates, bowls, cups, etc either on line or at a sporting goods store like REI.

  • Barb

    WIth the enamelware, do you need to be concerned about lead content? We’ve switched to stainless steel and glass & currently looking for options for plates/bowls/cups so this site was a good find! THX

  • Barb

    One more thing, last night at Whole foods, I saw that they are starting to sell bamboo plates and silverware. They are advertised as disposable wear but can’t hurt to reuse them. To try them out, I picked up a package of 8 size small plates for $5.80. They seem pretty sturdy & we are just hand washing & reusing them.

  • Leanne

    These baby/child silverware progression sets from Oneida are very cute and a non-plastic alternative. A little pricey but again, something they can grow with and help transition to adult utensils.

  • dawn

    Are all the sassy products BPA free?

  • Kelly

    If you are looking for a BPA-free no spill snack cup for toddlers you HAVE to check out the Munchie Mug. It is a brand new product that is made in California…not China!! Thw whole thing is made of BPA-free polypropylene and only FDA Food-grade compliant materials. It really is nearly impossible to spill and goes right in the dishwasher. Not more squished snacks either with its rigid cup design. Also, if you have leftovers you out the additonal lid on it and put it in the cupboard and snacks stay fresh, no more waste! You can only buy the Munchie Mug online but it is well worth every penny. The back seat of your car will thank you!!!! It really provides their promise of “One Less Mess.”

  • http://www.sugarfishblog.blogspot.com Ruth

    Hello

    Thanks for the info. I know you posted it a while ago, but it’s still great stuff and I have shared your link on my blog :-)

    There are so few of these things actually available in Australia, so we have to get a lot of it shipped in if we want it.

    Ruth xx
    http://www.sugarfishblog.blogspot.com

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  • Anne Shmelkes

    Thanks so much for the baby utensils post! Great help! Someone above posted about safe hand sanitizers– our favorite is Clean George, its like a lotion. I tried Clean Well and found out they actually have alcohol in their product. Also found a company called Speeces for baby clothes, very cool. I’m a shopping fool tonight!

  • Selina

    Thanks so much for your article – very helpful!

    Just wondering if you had any idea if the take and toss range is BPA free (in particular the Take and toss 28 piece variety pack)? On various websites, it states that the item is BPA free, however, the packaging does not say this.

    Thanks again!

  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    Selina,

    I do not personally know about the First Year’s Take and Toss. The sites I saw did not mention the specific plastic type and # that is used. It would be helpful to know that… otherwise you are just taking their word.

  • aly

    Hi, Thanks for the great info. in your article. Could you recommend any BPA-free open cups for toddlers? Thanks.

  • laura

    the boon bowl you recommend is awful. my 10 month old was able to pull off the suction almost immediately. a total waste of $10.

  • elley

    Dear Friend,
    I am working with thousands of other parents and families to make children safer by eliminating the toxic chemical BPA in bottles and other containers children use. I thought you might be interested, too. BPA has been linked to many chronic diseases and disorders— and fetuses, babies, and children are especially vulnerable.
    Even though there’s been a lot of media attention about toxic chemicals in kids products over the last year, toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA) are still found in product that kids use every day like baby bottles, sports water bottles, the lining of formula cans, and sippy cups.
    This is a significant problem because more than 200 studies have linked BPA exposures at very low doses to breast and prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, altered development of the brain and immune systems, lowered sperm counts and early puberty. Growing children are also especially at risk from BPA because they have smaller bodies. In fact, BPA is so toxic that even very small amounts have been shown to cross the placenta and impact prenatal development.
    Together we can change this! Urge Congress to pass the Ban Poisonous Additives Act, which will prohibit the sale of food and beverage containers that contain BPA.
    Click here to learn more about this legislation.
    http://momsrisingaction.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27254
    Thank you!

  • elley

    dandelionforbaby.com

    Has plates, bowls, forks and spoons made of corn plastic! so cool. They have organic, earth friendly toys also.

  • ALI

    can you please advise how i can take all of things

  • Christi

    -did not mention the specific plastic type and # that is used. It would be helpful to know that… otherwise you are just taking their –

    what is the specific plastic type and # that we should all be looking for?

  • adriana shuman

    I Love your Blog! Thank you!
    Just wanted to say among all the other green =safe products I love think baby stainless steel set for my 2 year old…. especially the drinking cup. it is very lightweight and wont break so perfect cup to learn to drink from a cup.
    environmentally sound

    http://www.summerfrokids.com

    Organic and Safe for our Children!

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  • moira

    Love this site, wanted to add that Oneida makes beautiful and affordable baby/toddler flatware sets. My children like them because they look so similar to the ones the grownups and big kids use.
    Of all the sippy cups we have tried, we have found that the safe sippy works best, is easiest to clean and slowest to dent.

  • leesa

    I have to bring my daughter’s lunch to day care and they don’t allow glass containers. So, I am wondering about microwaving plastic containers. I bought some bpa free containers, but am worried that it is still harmful. Any thoughts?

    • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

      Leesa, microwaving plastic is the best way to ensure that whatever is in it, will leach… maybe not BPA but perhaps other chemicals. I refuse to even own a microwave. Can you get stainless steel containers and pack stuff that doesn’t need to be warmed?

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  • Bridgitt

    Do you know if all the Ikea Kalas products (plates, cups & bowls) are microwave and dishwasher safe? Their website says they are, but I don’t want to buy them unless I can safely use them there.

    • Cheryl

      Bridgitt,

      They are indeed dishwasher safe. We have some and love them. I would love to find some larger cups for the bigger kids, but I am not sure that they have them. So they will just need to make more frequent beverage runs. They also have flatware which is a great way to introduce preschoolers to cutting on their own safely.

  • Pammy

    Hi,

    You said the stainless steel cups are not dishwasher safe, but it says they are. Unless the “set” is different than the tumblers. Thought you might want to take note of that. Thanks for the site!

    Pammy

  • Janice

    I realize your recommendations are BPA free, but are they all made in the USA or Germany – well anywhere but China etc.?

    Janice

    • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

      Janice this list was compiled with BPA in mind only. You would have to check with the manufacturing companies to find out origin.

  • Liz

    I found some plastic bpa free cups at crate and barrel – they’re called double clear insulated cups. They aren’t specifically made for children, but they were the only plain cups (bpa free) that I found that a toddler could use.

  • Jennifer

    Time published an article indicating that “BPA free” plastics leach estrogenic chemicals, the same kinds of chemicals leached by BPA. I am starting to wonder if plastic is ever safe, and also to wonder if I can ever live in the modern world without worrying that I am either eating or using something that is carcinogenic!!!

    http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/08/study-even-bpa-free-plastics-leach-endrocrine-disrupting-chemicals/

  • Roxanne

    Great information, thank you!  I wouldn’t microwave any plastic though even if its BPA free…

    • Joanne Motton

      I won’t own a microwave,i cut that cord off mine five years ago its amazing how i don’t miss it. I thought, bet to be save than sorry.

  • Wannyt

    Great information ^-^ Thanks heaps !!

  • Giney69

    If a product says in the advertisment that it is BPA free but not on the actual packaging or the product is this safe or misleading

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      Companies are not required to tell you if it BPA free. It is best it learn which types of plastic (the #s) are considered safe and which are not. The plastic item has to be labeled with the number and then you will know.

  • Jeanette Wilson

    Can anyone help me? I am looking for a PBA Free Manurfactureing Co. that can make stencils for food prodects.