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blesdfish 10-02-2012 08:12 AM

Non-plastic kid friendly dishes
I want to start un-plasticing my kitchen and the thing I'm worried the most about is bowls. My kids have the older ikea bowls and use them for cereal and snacks, they sometimes carry them all over the house :blush:. I obviously don't want them using my heavy stoneware. I'm thinking reusable snack bags for around the house, but what about in the kitchen? What about for cereal and soups? In fact, my kids eat most meals out of their bowls! Help! I need cute kids bowls they can use in the kitchen that are not plastic.

jbug_4 10-02-2012 08:24 AM

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corelle are usually pretty good. Sturdy, but not real kiddy designs unless you want to spend a lot of money and order a set. Just saw these . Still not very kiddy though. I have some stonewear that holds up really well. Had them for about 10 years and have only broken one. The get dropped at lot, but they are also heavy. DD can carry one, but not more then that. DS can't carry a full size plate upright.

babycat42 10-02-2012 08:31 AM

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What about getting Stainless Steel bowls
If they drop them they are not going to break and I'm sure you could find some with kids designs

babycat42 10-02-2012 08:34 AM

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Found Some!!!!
wood is an option too

sisu 10-02-2012 08:39 AM

We use little stainless steel prep bowls from IKEA for the kids' dishes. Lightweight, unbreakable, perfect size and they were only a couple bucks each. :)

lizgrace07 10-02-2012 08:42 AM

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We have "Kidishes". They are plain clear glass and have been dropped zillions of times w/o breaking!

rumblepurr 10-02-2012 09:06 AM

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Corelle for plates and bowls. Duralex for glasses. For snacks and stuff we have a variety of wooden and stainless steel bowls.
We have broke one plate from the corelle set in 3 years and that was DH's fault. They are light weight and are super tough. Duralex glass is what kidishes use and you can find them cheaper if you look around. Ours have withstood quite a bit of abuse. We have had 1 cup break in 3 years, because a cup was dropped into another cup from a height of 2 feet (still not sure how that happened) and never had one break from a regular fall.
Compare that to going through sets of dishes in 6 months!

dancnfool 10-02-2012 09:06 AM

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I used stainless steel - I even have 2 that have built in plates under them. I actually want to sell them. And then I think there might be one with no plate under. My kids are getting older and I've outlawed eating outside the kitchen so its much less of a problem anymore.

swrlgrl105 10-03-2012 03:39 AM

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i vote wood or stainless steel too. stainless would probably be easier to keep clean and sanitized though

somo_chickenlady 10-03-2012 11:51 AM

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We bought Corelle dishes when we moved here b/c we have tile floors. We used to have a nice set from Crate and Barrel, and we broke two pieces within a month of living here. Since we bought the Corelle, only two of the small plates have broken, and that was my MIL's fault. LOL She was helping put the dishes away, and she spun around and hit me in the back and dropped them from shoulder height (she's almost 6 feet tall). We have since dropped a few plates and bowls, and none have broke.

I also used small Corelle bowls in my home daycare (bought at Walmart, you can get individual pieces there), and never once had one break. They were nice b/c they were thicker than the regular Corelle dishes, and were deeper also. Even the infants used them. :) I just had plain white, and none of them ever complained that they didn't have kiddie prints on them. ;)

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