Toddler Dishes & Utensils Buying Guide
To buy the safest dishes and utensils possible, it is best to purchase stainless steel. Stainless steel is made from all-natural elements such as iron, chromium and small amounts of carbon and nickel. Chromium stops corrosion. The two other elements in stainless steel are molybdenum and titanium for heat and corrosion resistance. These are all elements on the periodic table and inherently safe for a child.
According to Summer For Kids, stainless steel is free of "PVC, phthalates, BPA, lead, nitrosamine and melamine." Compared with plastics, the toxicity level in stainless steel is virtually nonexistent. Here is a list of stainless steel dishes and utensils for your toddler:
NoPlastic.Ca makes stainless steel dishes for toddlers. They are BPA free, healthier than any plastic and more durable than glass, which is great for kids who drop things a lot. They are dishwasher safe for easy use and made in Thailand. The 3-piece dish set costs $23.99.
NUK Gerber BPA Free Graduates Kitty Cutlery Set
The NUK cutlery set comes with a knife, fork and spoon. All the utensils have stainless steel tips and are BPA free. The colors of the utensils vary--in other words, you cannot choose the colors. The entire set costs $3.95 on Amazon.com.
Untangled Living Anyware Collection Children's Stainless Steel Dish Set
The Untangled set comes with 5 pieces: dish, bowl, cup, fork and spoon. It is eco-friendly and BPA free. It is also free of phthalate and plastic. It is dishwasher safe and has a cute gecko design on each piece. The set costs $39.99 on Amazon.com.
Now that you know how and where to buy non-toxic toddler dishes and utensils, you can ensure a safe and healthy experience every time your child eats.