Kid-Friendly Dishware

When I first learned of the health hazards associated with plastic, I immediately wanted my children to no longer use the handy, cute plastic cups or snack bowls that made feeding them easy and safe, or so I thought.† My husband, however, was uncomfortable with the notion of letting a four year old handle glass dishware. Understandable. So we ended up letting our kids drink out of cups with handles which they seemed able to manage.

Iíve just discovered a great option to plastic and traditional glass dishware. Kidishes are tempered glass plates, bowls and glasses manufactured by the French company Duralex. Tempered glass is much stronger than standard glass, capable of enduring many a fall. When it does break, it doesnít break into sharp shards, but rather into smaller pieces, decreasing the risk of being cut.

Kidishes are 100% recyclable, dishwasher safe and reasonably priced (e.g., six bowls for around $30.)† More importantly, these dishes are free of bisphenol-A (BPA), that synthetic estrogen commonly found in plastics and linked to cancer, reproductive problems and heart disease.

At last, a real glass for kids.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thank you for posting.

Judith Crofts
Judith C.5 years ago

Sounds good

Linda J.
Linda J.5 years ago


Sabina K.
Sabina K.5 years ago

very usefull information, thank you :)

Mary Beth McDonald
MaryBeth M.5 years ago

Thanks for the tip. I hate plastic dishes for so many reasons, especially health concerns, but worries about glass breaking is a big concern in a house with 4 children.

Judith Crofts
Judith C.5 years ago

Good to use real dishes, not plastic.

Angel Sch
Past Member 5 years ago

i've noted, thanks a lot :).

Diana Casoliba
Diana Casoliba5 years ago


Anne F.
Anne F.5 years ago

tempered glass or silverplate are useful. Also, four year olds can learn to handle fragile stuff and learn how to clean up (isn't coping with a broken glass a wonderful teaching opportunity for explaining why we try not to make messes, from our kitchen to the park to the power plant).

Beverly R.
Beverly R.5 years ago

Many thanks Im going to the website.