May 7, 2009
So one morning last week my sweet husband took Kenya to the park and brought along Kenya's breakfast. We've been trying to weed out all the plastic food storage in our house, so my husband brought Kenya's oatmeal in one of our small, glass Frigoverre containers (which, by the way, I love for home storage). Suffice to say things got busy fast at the park. My husband dropped Kenya's breakfast while running around and he was late getting home because he was cleaning glass shards up off the playground.
So, what to do? It's easy to buy inexpensive plastic containers -- they will certainly stand up to most drops -- but I worry about our family's food sitting in plastic given the numerous studies on the leaching of toxic chemicals from plastic to food. This could just be my post-pregnancy brain on crazy woman over drive, but I'd rather be safe then sorry. Plus, eventually Zip Lock bags and plastic containers get thrown away and live forever in landfills.
Yesterday, I was at The Little Seed, an eco-friendly baby store in Los Angeles, and saw this adorable, new Think Baby Feeding Set. Each one comes with a bento box, a soup bowl, a baby bowl, a cup, a fork and a knife. The containers are the perfect size for kids who need their lunch or snacks to be packed up for the day, and the lids fit snugly so whatever is inside won't get out. The best part is they're free of bisphenol-A, phytalates, pvc, lead and melamine (just the words themselves sound scary).
The set isn't cheap ($39.95), but when I think about the cost of all the Zip Lock bags that I go through in a year's worth of snacks, this durable product seems like a bargain. Plus, they're husband-proof.