We see tons of dishware here at SafeMama, and I get to the point where one dish is like any other dish and rarely am I impressed with a product. I mean, it’s dishware, right? You eat off of them, you drink out of them, end of story. As long as it’s free of toxic chemicals…..
Someone tipped me off to Kinderville’s dishware and I am in love. Kinderville is right on the money with their all silicone products. Everything is 100% silicone. There’s no lead, BPA or phthalates. Silicone is highly durable as well as resistant to bacteria due to its non porous nature. You can microwave it, boil it, and it’s dishwasher safe (although, I don’t recommend this, only because for some reason, anything silicone that I put in the dishwasher, takes on the taste of my detergent for some reason).
Kinderville makes three different products, dishes, cups and food storage jars (pictured above). The food storage jars are awesome because they are all silicone, so the lid forms a seal with the container when you put it on. There’s no snapping it in, or fumbling. To take it off, you simply pinch the handle on top and it’s open. These are great for little snacks on the go, or to put in a lunch box. The dishes are great for toddlers and babies just starting out. They’re shallow enough for them to scoop food out of, but high enough that you could use it for things like cereal for kids a little bit older, yet still too young to not spill a deeper plastic bowl. It’s also thick enough at the base and heavy, making it a little hard to tip over. From a mom with a toddler, it’s little things like this. Someone gets it. The cups are also great for kids just starting out with a “big kid cup” for the same reasons above. Not too deep, but not too shallow. The cups are thick making it a little harder to tip over. They’re also nice and thick for small hands. Their flexible nature also makes them fun for kids to drink out of. My husband gave my son the bright idea of making his cup “talk”, so now all we hear is a talking cup. At least he’s not dumping it on the floor, I suppose.
Get it: You can pick up Kinderville’s products directly online. They are a little bit more expensive, but they will last you forever, through multiple kids, thereby saving you money and creating less waste. And when you’re done with them, you can pass them on to someone else.