Best Materials For Kids Dinnerware
Silicone: Look for food-grade silicone. Unlike plastic, silicone is a non-reactive, non-toxic material. Silicone is unbreakable and oven safe (up to 350°F), microwave, dishwasher, & freezer-safe. Silicone is mainly made up of oxygen and silicon (present in sand and glass).
Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is unbreakable and will not leach harmful chemicals into your food. Stainless steel cannot be microwaved, and the material can get dents in it, but is otherwise indestructible.
Plant-Based: Made of renewable plant materials like bamboo, corn or sweet potatoes. Look for plant-based dinnerware without melamine-based binders and lead-based colorants.
Glass: Tempered glass is very sturdy, but not entirely unbreakable. It’s a great non-toxic dishware option for older kids. Tempered glass can be microwaved and is oven (check with manufacturer), dishwasher and freezer safe.
Enameled Dishware: Made from porcelain-coated steel. Check that the glaze meets regulations for lead and cadmium. Stovetop, dishwasher and freezer safe. Very sturdy, but not entirely unbreakable.
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