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Kid-Friendly Dishware

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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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.


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2:50AM PST on Jan 18, 2013

Thank you for posting.

9:30PM PDT on Mar 21, 2010

Sounds good

1:55PM PST on Mar 10, 2010


1:06AM PST on Mar 9, 2010

very usefull information, thank you :)

2:11PM PST on Mar 5, 2010

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.

1:34PM PST on Mar 4, 2010

Good to use real dishes, not plastic.

2:23AM PST on Feb 6, 2010

i've noted, thanks a lot :).

12:57PM PST on Feb 2, 2010


11:26AM PST on Jan 31, 2010

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).

4:32PM PST on Jan 30, 2010

Many thanks Im going to the website.

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