Non-Toxic Fun Plates to Get Your Picky Toddler to Eat

They’re plastic-free, too!

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March 20, 2020

Plates Your Child Can Safely Use

If you have a picky eater, your goal is for your child to try new foods. There are simple ways to make food more appealing, and one of them is using fun dishware that gets kids excited about mealtime.

The problem with dishware for children is that a lot of it is made with plastic. Most plastics contain endocrine disruptors, which are chemicals that mimic the hormones in our body. Consuming these disruptors could potentially affect your child’s health in the long term. The easiest way to avoid potentially harmful plasticware is by switching to stainless steel or glass, but that doesn’t mean your child’s meal has to look boring. Here are options that are safe and make eating fun!

Brinware Dish Set

This adorable set is made of tempered glass and silicone. The silicone cushions the dishes in case they fall, and it comes off easily so that you can wash the glass.

The glass part comes in different designs that are very appealing to children and, if you’re looking for a bowl, they have the same system with glass and silicone. The plus of getting the bowl is that the bottom part sticks to your table, so your baby won’t be able to throw it on the ground.

BUY IT: Amazon, $19

Brinware Silicone Plate

If you’re not a fan of glass plates for kids, you can get a dish made entirely out of food-grade silicone. What I love about these plates is that they come in fun shapes like butterflies, fish and owls, and they have dividers so you can keep the food separated.

BUY IT: Amazon, $13

EZPZ Dishware

EZPZ has an extensive line of silicone plates, bowls, utensils and cups. Our favorites are the sectioned plates, which come in all shapes and sizes and attach to any surface. It’s perfect for little ones who love to pick up their plates and move them around. This was our go-to plate when my children were small because they stick so well to most surfaces.

BUY IT: EZPZ, $15-$20

Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid

This stainless-steel plate is perfect for kids who love cars and buses. The dividers make it easy to keep food separated and it comes with a lid so you can easily grab your child’s food to go. These are also great for outdoor picnics.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

Stainless Steel Section Plate

This cute stainless-steel plate is shaped like a tiny house or castle. It comes with five compartments, two of which are perfect for sauces. If you have multiple children, these are ideal for everyday use because they stack without taking up too much space.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

Stainless Steel Divided Plate with Sectional Lid

This plate is similar to the previous ones but it is shaped like a smiley face, and what kiddo doesn’t like a happy plate? This plate comes with three dividers, one larger and two smaller, and a lid.

BUY IT: Amazon, $18

Kids Bamboo Dinnerware Set

If you’re looking for a more traditional looking plate set that’s plastic-free, bamboo plates are a great alternative. This set comes with a plate, bowl, cup and utensils, and it’s offered in eight different animal designs. The only downside to bamboo plates is that they aren’t as durable as glass or stainless steel, and generally shouldn’t be used in the microwave or dishwasher.

BUY IT: Amazon, $17

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