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    Children's dinnerware suggestions

    I've been using the Ikea childrens plates, bowls, cups and flatware for my kids for a few years now and really like it. Unfortunately my 2 sets have dwindled down to not much of anything at all. I'm not near an Ikea and will not be going to one anytime soon. I may be able to order from Ebay, but I would like suggestions if anyone has used something similar.

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    I'd be interested in toddler suggestions that are "safe" and stackable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonfirmath
    I'd be interested in toddler suggestions that are "safe" and stackable.
    Safe meaning not plastic?
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Safe meaning not plastic?
    Not plastic, not melamine, lead free.

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Subbing for ideas too. Our Ikea stuff (what has survived) has had it and I need to restock.

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    CPS Technician amyd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonfirmath

    Not plastic, not melamine, lead free.
    Does Corelle have lead? I never know what to believe about those. What about stainless steel?
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by vonfirmath View Post
    Not plastic, not melamine, lead free.
    After a quick google search I found this -
    http://www.greentoys.com/greeneats/index.html


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    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by clmchrissy View Post
    After a quick google search I found this -
    http://www.greentoys.com/greeneats/index.html
    We have these and love them. I got mine at Target, but they clearanced them out. They very nice.
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    I think the Corelle STONEWARE glazes contain lead, though Corelle claims they are safe. We use Corelle GLASS dinnerware, which I cannot imagine could possibly contain lead. We love it for the kids.
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    I don't know about Corelle's newer stoneware lines (never got the point of them selling that stuff, but I digress ).

    However, my understanding is that their actual Corelle dishware (the stuff they've been making from glass for decades and what one would call "Corelle") is very safe. That is what we have been using for years and we haven't broken one yet, including when dropped on the hard floor. (looking for some wood to knock on now ... )

    It may still be made in the US too. I'm not certain. I think at least some if not most of the Corelle/Corning/Pyrex is still made here, but that may have changed. I'll have to google it sometime ... like on a day when more websites are available.

    As for the plastic, we have also used some first years take and toss stuff. You can re-use it for a long time and then recycle it when it gets worn out. It is supposedly free of Phthalates and BPA.

    We love the Green Toys products and their dish and kitchen sets are great for play, but we have not used them for real so cannot comment on their durability, etc. They do seem that they would be one of the safer plastics though and love that they're made from recycled bottles and in the US.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Hrms. The greentoys stuff is interesting. We have some of their toys.

    I hadn't seen children's stuff put out by Corella but had heard complaints about other similar stuff that it had lead in it. I haven't quite thought through if I'm okay with using breakable stuff for toddlers. My son currently uses IKEA and I'm starting to look at replacing that after seeing that plastic always leaches, not just in the microwave!

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Also, once they are out of the toddler stage, they use the Fiesta that then grown ups use and only one plate has ever broken. We have a rainbow and they love that they have their own colors.
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by vonfirmath View Post
    I hadn't seen children's stuff put out by Corella but had heard complaints about other similar stuff that it had lead in it.
    No it's not children's stuff; we all use the same dishes. FYI: I did research it at the time and could not find any evidence of lead in their real Corelle glassware.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    I'd love to have some of these if they weren't so expensive
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-6-Compartment-Mess-Tray/dp/B000UBBBEI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ba_1"]Amazon.com: Stainless Steel 6-Compartment Mess Tray - Style B: Kitchen & Dining[/ame]
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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by keri1292 View Post
    Also, once they are out of the toddler stage, they use the Fiesta that then grown ups use and only one plate has ever broken. We have a rainbow and they love that they have their own colors.
    Fiesta sounds interesting.
    My son loves his colorful plates. I'd rather not change that yet.
    Does Fiestaware go in the microwave?

    How well do the bowls stack? Our Pfaltzgraff bowls don't stack at ALL.

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    We have some Ikea stuff, but DS1 has been using regular plates for a few years at least now, possibly since he was 2. We have this stuff from Crate and Barrel and are super happy with it. The high sides help contain some of the spills and liquids from food, and provide a large flat surface for food.

    http://www.crateandbarrel.com/outlet...nnerware/f1664

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    This post has just about inspired me to get rid of all our plastic dishes. Working on getting DH on board right now. Figure start with dishes and glasses then move on to storage containers later. I am wondering, what about acrylic? Good or bad? Kids are not really wanting to get rid of all their cute stuff, but I haven't found any glass glasses that are cute.

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BunniesMommy View Post
    This post has just about inspired me to get rid of all our plastic dishes. Working on getting DH on board right now. Figure start with dishes and glasses then move on to storage containers later. I am wondering, what about acrylic? Good or bad? Kids are not really wanting to get rid of all their cute stuff, but I haven't found any glass glasses that are cute.
    We did not get rid of everything plastic and kept some of the cute stuff. We did reduce it a lot and investigated which were BPA and Phthalate free. Just an idea for a compromise with the kids.

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    Re: Children's dinnerware suggestions

    My kids start eating off our corelle dishes starting around 1.5 or 2. Whenever they graduate from the high chair to the table. We usually start with the small 5 inch plates and then graduate to the 8 inch plates. In the 15 years I've had my set, I think we've broken 2-3 plates or bowls. And this included college!

    My kids also start drinking out of regular glasses around age 2 at the dinner table.


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