"Silicone is safer than plastic, right?"
If you've heard that question from concerned parents more than once, you're not alone. In the ever-growing world of and child-safe products, consumers face a barrage of options however, seem to sing in unison on this one: for children's dishware, it's glass or stainless steel all the way.
The Doctor's Orders: Stainless Steel and Glass Only"
Using stainless steel or glass to feed your children minimizes the risk of toxic chemicals leaching into their food," says Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a practicing pediatrician and Ahimsa Founder. She's not alone in her recommendation. A group of 67,000 pediatricians agree that the only healthy option for dishes are stainless steel or glass.
"Look, materials like silicone or bamboo might be trending right now, but they have not been studied in the depth and for as long as glass and stainless steel have been for their safety profile in human health and environmental impact," Dr. Mantravadi adds. But let's be honest, giving a toddler a glass plate is akin to handing them a ticking time bomb. So, what are we left with? Good ol' stainless steel.