I was so proud of myself recently for buying a new set of bowls for my little one that have big suction cups, but guess what? The suction cups are absolutely non-functional! At least on his tray. They don’t stick AT ALL. To top it all off, the bowls are really kind of obnoxious colors that clash with our other dishes.
Plates and bowls for kids don’t need to be ugly plastic. You can have lovely dishes for kids that spark joy for you and feed them easily and well. From the beautiful, natural bamboo options to the super functional, easy to clean silicone mats, you’re sure to find something here that will look great in your home and get the job done well.
It might be time for me to ditch my ugly, unsuctioning bowls with one of these beauties!
Toddler Dishes You’ll Love
Look at this beautiful, wooden mushroom bowl. I think I love it because it reminds me of those little fairy garden and fairy houses that people have. That is on my list of frivolous, fun details to put in my yard. I might try to make my own fairy house like Carly of Mommy on Purpose did here. But in the meantime, I can have a mushroom bowl for my toddler to spark a little joy at mealtime.
On the more practical side is this flat, silicone mat that is a plate and placemat in one. Silicone is easy care which is always a mom win. This lays flat which makes it tough for a little one to pick up easily. Especially perfect for those who sit at the table with the big people.
Another good sustainable yet practical option are these adorable bamboo bowls. Yes! Bamboo! And even though they are all natural bamboo, they are completely dishwasher safe. Plus, you can get matching plates, cups, and forks, spoons, and such (like this 5 piece set). I love this option.
Now, if your toddler likes to toss his or her bowl on the floor, this is the dish for you. It has one, super strong suction cup on the bottom that can only be released by flipping a tab on the back side of the bowl. If you don’t believe me, look at the 4.9 out of 5 stars it’s getting on Amazon! It’s BPA free silicone and can go from microwave to baby to dishwasher and back again. A workhorse, this one. Definitely worth a try!
Back to bamboo. I can’t help it! It’s so sustainable and beautiful. This fox plate with 3 sections to separate food is so fun. It has a strong single suction cup on the bottom, too. Handwash only, but worth it to look at that little fox face every day! Just give it a quick wash while you’re washing your little one’s silicone bibs (my favorite!) and you’re ready to go for the next meal.
These win the award for most practical eco-friendly option. These double-walled stainless steel bowls are perfect for almost any food your child will eat, from berries to cereal to soup or ice cream. The lids make these so useful as a safe food storage option as well. And you don’t really have to worry about your steel bowl breaking! I think these are a necessity for any family trying to stay away from plastic who also don’t want the worry about breaking glass or other softer materials that might not last long.
There you go. A great roundup of some eco-friendly and seriously cute toddler dishes for your babies and young kids that are safe, healthy, and practical. Let me know if you have suggestion of other dishes you love that fit into this list.