Duralex Dishware from Mighty Nest

As I write about often, I really hate plastic.  Not only is it horrible for the planet, but I believe plastic containers leach chemicals into the foods and drinks we consume. Quite simply, I avoid plastic whenever possible.

Lately, fears about the health effects of BPA have deterred many consumers from plastic.  Manufacturers now proudly label products as “BPA free”.  And, that’s great.  But, I can’t help but wonder: what plastic ingredient will be next to strike fear among parents? BPA today – what’s tomorrow?

Our kids used BPA-free plastic cups and plates until very recently. Chris and I were feeling nervous about plastic, so when I learned about Duralex dishware from Mighty Nest I knew it was the right product for our family.  Made in France, Duralex tempered glass is 2.5 times stronger than ordinary glass so it is chip-resistant and very kid-friendly.  It is dishwasher safe, too.

Another bonus to switching to glass?  It teaches kids from a very young age how to properly hold and care for their plates and cups.  I notice that they are a bit more slow and careful when I serve them meals on Duralex plates.  Little Vivian confidently brings a tiny Duralex cup to her mouth, smiling with pride.  It makes her feel like a big girl!

We have two kid’s dishware sets (for Evie and Mack): http://mightynest.com/shop/healthy-kitchen/dishware/kids-dishware/glass-kids-dishware-set

And a toddler set (for Vivian): http://mightynest.com/shop/healthy-kitchen/dishware/kids-dishware/glass-toddler-dishware-set

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  1. Marilee says:

    I love Duralex! We use their glass cups with our toddler and skipped bottles/sippy cups entirely. They are really sturdy although when chucked directly at a ceramic tile floor, they will break! 🙂 Only one has broken, though, since she started using them about 6-8 months old. I am resisting the urge to tell Vivian in the last picture, “Two hands!”

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