Yes, you read the title of the blog right. I’m talking about dishes for kids that are glass. Yes, glass. Just typing the words sends a shudder down my back.
Over the course of the past year, we have been working attempting struggling to clear out as many of our plastic containers and dishes as possible. But, in an unimaginably heavy petroleum-byproduct based world, we are losing the battle. A couple of months ago, I was resigned to the keeping the cupboard of toddler dishes packed with brightly colored, plastic (albeit BPA-free) dishes from our favorite blue-and-yellow-Swedish store.
Beckett resembles a pachinko ball in most of her daily activities. In a constant state of motion she tends to ricochet, bounce, boink, plop, twirl, spin and fling her way through life. Mealtimes are no exception. The idea of using a vessel for food and drink that couldn’t withstand this whirlwind and the ensuing falls that are inevitable was unthinkable.
A six-year old child wearing irresistibly adorable swimming goggles drops a bowl of cereal from chest height onto hardwood floor and it doesn’t break. It doesn’t crack. It doesn’t shatter. It makes a thud and takes a little hop. This image got me thinking. Miracle dishes had just appeared. They could withstand the tornado that is my daughter’s daily life, were safe for taking from microwave to tabletop (no leaching chemicals!) and resembled the highly-coveted “breakable” dishes that Mommy and Daddy use at the dinner table. I was sold.
I got my hands on a set that includes a bowl, tumbler, plate and square bowl with a BPA-free lid. The starter set was perfect because it is usable throughout the day for multiple meals and just enough pieces that it wasn’t a wasted investment if it flopped shattered. Well, bring on the second, third and fourth set, because I am sold. The glass dishes have eliminated the double washings required for her eating bowl and her microwave-leftover-warming bowl. And, the simple fact that they look like our breakable dishes has defused the predictable toddler-power struggle that arises when Beckett’s stuff looks different than our stuff.
Using my better judgment and the advice of Zoë b Organic, I restrained my husband from attempting to reenact the internet commercial. Beckett, however, did not have the same restraint and in one meal took out both her cup with an elbow and flipped her plate with a long-cross-table stretch for the butter. The only cleanup needed was a wipe with the towel and nobody was left crying over spilled milk or shattered glass.
Where to buy? Check out Zoë b Organic’s website for ordering information and locations.
Happy New Year!
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- A kidishes set including a plate, bowl and tumbler
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