Chemical Free Dishware: 6 to Choose From

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When my firstborn came into the world, BPA-Free were relatively unheard of words. Thinking back on the number of times that I put one of his feeding bowls in the microwave or plastic sippy cups in the dishwasher makes me cringe. These days, everyone knows to look for chemical free dishware, and lucky for them, there are a ton of cute options on the market. These are some of my newest finds. . .

Smiling Planet

The designs on these dishes and bowls are just too cute. We have the one featured here, and my son (who all of a sudden is detesting pink) loves it. The great thing about the plate is that it has a little “lip” all the way around it, so the toddler can eat her mac ‘n cheese without spilling it all over the table. The plates are made out of 100%  recycled material, and they are 100% recyclable. What it’s free of: BPA – Phthalates – Lead – Toxic inks. Smiling Planet Pink Peace Plate, $14.00. Click here to order.

Lunchbots Stainless Steel Dish Set

This dish set reminds me of my youth–it’s what my brother and I always ate off when we were in the under-four-feet range. My mom still has them, and now MY kids are using them. Stainless steel lasts. This particular set is made from “the highest quality” 18/8 stainless steel, so you know you’ll be using them for your grand kids as well. And, since it’s not plastic, you know it’s free of chemicals. Lunchbots Stainless Steel Dish Set, $25.00. Click here to order.

Kotobuki Bunny Plate

Another option for kid’s dishes is to go the ceramic route. Yes, they may break, but how many times does your child ACTUALLY throw the dish down on the ground? Kotobuki is a Japanese company that makes plates, mugs, and rice bowls (so cute!) in designs for both boys and girls. EcoMom says, “Kotobuki Trading’s ceramics are produced in several different regions of Japan: Mino, Seto, Yokkaichi, Mashiko, Soma, Tokoname, Shigaraki, and Iga. Each area is represented by the traditions and innovations of select Japanese kilns, using raw materials, glazes, shapes and production methods which differ subtly and are often unique to these regions. Intertwined with Japan’s history and culture, these ceramics are produced by skilled craftsmen, many of whom have obtained their expertise and technique through years of training.” How cool is that? And, like stainless steel, no need to worry about any chemicals leaching out. Kotobuki Bunny Plate, $8.00. Click here to order.

Kinderville “Little Bites” Bowls

Made from silicone, these little bowls are perfect for feeding baby or giving your older child cereal and snacks in. The naturally bacteria resistant bowls stack for easy storage, have a wide base so there’s no tipping, and have low walls so it’s easy for kids of all ages to scoop up what’s inside. The bowls are also dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and microwave safe. What it’s free of: BPA – Phthalate – PVC – Lead. Kinderville “Little Bites” Bowls, $17.99. Click here to order.

Innobaby Din Din Plate

If sectional dishes are still being used in your house, then this is for you. The bus is perfect for a toddler’s fascination with things that go. Made from highest quality food grade type 304 stainless steel, this dish is also dishwasher safe. What it’s free of: BPA – Phthalate – PVC – Lead. Innobaby Din Din Plate, $17.95. Click here to order.

Green Toys BPA-Free Feeding Plate

I love Green Toy’s collection of toy vehicles, so when I discovered that the company made dinnerware as well, I was more than excited. Made in California from 100% post-consumer milk jugs, these plates pass the FDA standards for food contact. Dishwasher safe with no external coatings. What it’s free of: BPA – Phthalate – PVC. Green Toys BPA-Free Feeding Plate, $6.99 (for four!). Click here to order.

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  1. Thanks! This is great. I always worry when it comes to feeding my kids on some of our plastics that I have had since the dawn of time! Now I have some new safe options that are cute to boot!

  2. amorette says

    yes, i make sure my boy eats, drinks and gets food from containers that are BPA free. i do the same for myself. this chemical is very insidious, in that it affects your children through your ingestion. we used non coated stainless steel for a sippy cup and he eats from glass or ceramic. these options are great here- i love the line from green toys- esp. their tea set!

  3. I didn’t make sure I bought BPA free dishware (gasp) until I read this article. I will definitely be more conscientious now. Thank you for educating me!

  4. most of the time… but you know how it is… sometimes you are somewhere else where you can’t find that option, someone’s house, a restaurant or something… it’s gonna be great when everyone understand hoe importnat it is to make that change!:)

  5. I make sure my childrens’ dishware is BPA free when possible. I can’t control every eating situation they are in such as eating at a friend’s house. But, if they are eating chemical free most of the time then I am happy with that.

  6. Yes. They’re easy to find now, so it’s a no brainer. However, we do have some non-BPA-free dishes that we’ll use occassionally (with room temp, dry foods), but we’ve been phasing those out.

  7. Michelle says

    I do my best – but am not always positive. Thank you for the great list of chemical free dishware! It’s so cute too!! 🙂

  8. We are diligent about staying away from BPA in our house, so much so that we don’t have any plastic, even for storage. With normal exposure to so many harmful chemicals in the world, this household ban on BPA is the least we can do!

  9. I try to only use BPA-Free; actually I try to avoid plastic whenever possible; but then I need to worry about lead; it can all be very confusing

  10. we are huge fans of corelle. virtually break proof with four rowdy kids and concrete flooring!

  11. The sectional “bus” is doubly cute and practical. Luckily I’m about to be an aunt to a slew of new ones, so it’s great to hear about healthy dishware…and great things to shop for.


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