- BPA, Phthalate and Lead free!
- Hygienic, hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria
- Made from high-grade Silicone
- Dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and microwave safe
- Highly portable and very durable
Please beware, these are supposed to be non-toxic but they are made in China. I don’t buy anything from China at all, regardless of how “responsibly” it has been made. I wish to protect my family as well as American jobs.
Useful, colorful, but …
These bowls are perfect for feeding that little one, right? The portion is just right, the colors are fun, and they clean up easily. Not to mention that silicone is safe for the munchkins.However, the one major flaw, and it is a MAJOR flaw, is that smells cling to these bowls. Silicone is supposed to help and prevent this, but we can tell you, strong smells you cook with will in fact be absorbed by the material. Once this happens, it is very difficult to get the smell out – particularly onion.Some solutions – don’t keep these in the kitchen (perhaps impractical);or, store them in an airtight location/container. This is unfortunate.
These Things are Great (but kinda small)!
Silicone is the way to go and these little storage containers are great. The suction on the lids is fantastic, they’re unbelievably easy to seal, our toddler LOVES playing with the tops, and we don’t have to worry about any of the bad things you might get from plastic or other storage containers.However, they ARE expensive and they’re a bit small to hold all that much. If we fill ’em with blueberries or raspberries to take to the park, they don’t hold a full serving and our child ends up wanting more.They’re probably really great for an infant, but a bit small for a toddler. Instead of buying more of these, we’re going to look around for a slightly larger size.UPDATE 10/4/2010: This is kind of B.S. because Amazon will only allow a review for “one product per customer”. The above review is for the storage jars. We’ve just ordered and begun using the Kinderville silicone drinking cups and this update is for that product:These silicone cups were bought for our toddler whose is weaning from sippy cups to big girl cups. They’re great! Perfect size for little hands and non-toxic, unbreakable silicone.The two 1 star reviews for this product are: 1. “The plates taste like plastic.” Pull-ease. There’s no plastic, so they don’t/can’t taste like plastic. However, I think if you don’t clean them promptly the silicone can retain some of the “taste” or odor from the food. Still not plastic, though. 2. The second 1 star review is that they are made in China and take away American jobs. Fair enough, but what do you want to bet the computer that was used to type that review was made in China too? NOT RELEVANT.We liked the storage jars and we LOVE these cups.Highly recommend.
They would be great if they were just a bit taller.
When you serve a toddler in an open cup, you leave a lot of room on the top to help them control their spills. These cups are really cute, but they are just too small. If I leave a little extra room on the top for spill control, then I only put like three ounces, which is not enough for my 2 and a half year old. However, I may invest in a small child size pitcher which may help with this problem.
Best cups for first time users!
My daughter learned how to drink from a “REAL” cup at 5 months. These cups are great (Amy Coe makes similar cups that do come with lids also) but they are great for little hands and are very light and flexible. I highly recommend these cups to parents who would rather teach their children how to drink from a regular cup than a sippy. Easy to wash- the only thing that stinks is you can’t see through them to see how much liquid your child is getting..Oh well.
Bad Plastic taste after some use
We had these for about a month and loved them until I tasted my toddlers food. It tastes strongly like plastic when ever we put in any type of food that has fat it it. Like milk, butter, meat etc. Too bad….very disappointed. I did put them in the dishwasher…not sure if that changed them.
Perfect bowls for toddler!
These bowls are great for feeding my toddler. They can be put in the micro o problem and come out of the dishwasher intact. Highly recommend these!
Easy to clean, won’t melt in the dishwasher or microwave and my kids can’t break it. What could possibly be more perfect? You must get these.
So Glad I Chose These Cups!
My son at 6 months started to reject all bottles and sippy cups so it made it really hard for my mom to watch him without him going hungry… then I found these cups online and I wasn’t sure if he would like them or if they would be the right size but I’m so glad I went ahead and tried them! He drinks from a cup like a pro now and these cups are just the right size for him to hold. I don’t fill it very much or else he spills but with a little help he manages very well
Dream Come True
Love these things! I have a six month old and have been looking for a non-plastic food storage option. You can freeze in these (they create a seal), warm food up, light for travel, and throw in the dishwasher. The serving size is perfect for a baby. And, I don’t have to worry about them breaking like other glass containers.
I don’t exactly know why, but I have an inordinate hate of sippy cups. You know how some people hate spiders? I hate sippy cups. So, I bought these for my then 5 month old to have as his own cups. He doesn’t really drink anything yet, but he loves taking the cup in his hands and ‘drinking’ like mama and papa do 🙂 With a little bit of water down in the bottom, he can ‘drink’ teeny sips now at 6 months old. The light texture on the outside makes it easy for him to hold, and the smooth inside is super-easy to clean. I was surprised by the heft of the cups – I thought they would be lighter. But, the size and textured outside are still easy for my little one to use/play with.
Multi-Purpose Cups for Your Little Ones…
Kinderville Little Bites Cups are multi-purpose cups – little ones may learn to drink from them, play with, or they may also use them for teething, as my grandson does. These flexible cups are large enough for little hands, belonging to those with developing dexterity, to hold comfortably. The size allows the cup to be only partially filled while still providing more than just a sip of liquid. Beware filling these cups too full – because they are flexible, little explorers will want to see what happens if they push their hands together while holding the cup!These cups can be used to demonstrate “in” and “out” as one drops a ball in the cup and encourages the child to remove the ball. The balls from the Haba Wooden Turtles work very well for this activity.As an added bonus for those with teething infants, these cups have a large enough opening so that the child can gnaw on the lip of the cup. Our grandson liked these much better than his teething rings.These cups are useful; the four star rating is because of the squashability and the resulting “mess.”
love love love and worth the $$
I looked long and hard for something like this. We love them. Sturdy, nicely designed, weighted well on the bottom. Perfect size for toddler (16 months) and nice colors too. So much better than other BPA-free plastic cups I’ve tried. Hurrah! They’re a little pricier but worth it.
Jars size is 100 ml or 3.5 oz
Couldn’t find info about size of the jars before buying, so there it is: Jars size is 100 ml or 3.5 oz.The jars are nice and sturdy, seem to close well. I wish they were more stackable.
These are absolutely terrific – safe, sturdy, fun, dishwasher safe. The only possible problem is that my son loves them so much he wants to play with them as well as eat out of them!! Really awesome product.
I bought these bowls for my seven-month-old daughter and am very happy with the purchase. I bought them after realizing the cheap plastic bowls I bought for cereal and baby food may have harmful chemicals in them, found these, and am glad I bought them! They are so much better than plastic because they heat well in the microwave, are easy to clean and don’t stain, even with baby food carrots. Although they are flexible, they seem to be sturdy and unlikely to slip on a high chair tray. The most important thing is that I don’t have to worry about chemicals getting into her food. I plan on purchasing more silicone products in the future in an effort to get away from plastic!
Great for baby food, toxic free. Had it for almost a year and they hold up really good. You can freeze them and dish washer safe.
Nice toddler bowls, but not 100% silicone
These work very well for my toddler son. They stay in place while he’s eating from them. These are NOT 100% silicone, however. If you bend the sides between 2 fingers, you do see white. I would not put these in the dishwasher or in the microwave because of that. Otherwise, these are working out well for us.
The best transition cup!
I have been using these cups for my children for almost three years, usually washing them in the dishwasher (top rack). Except for the small cut in one that my toddler made with scissors, they are like new. These are easy to pick up because they are soft, hold just enough liquid to get through a meal without too much tragedy if a spill happens, and are very easy to use as first cups. Children can hold them easily and feel like one of the big people at the table with a real cup.I also bought the small bowls with lids. Both great products that I recommend to my other mom friends.
We have the bowls and the storage jars. We bought this set because we wanted a setting for our son made out of a “safer” material. Plastic was out, so was anything breakable, stainless looked like it was made for prison, so we settled on these. They are great. They are microwave and dishwasher safe, with the latter being a must for us. Colors are nice and they feel pleasant to the touch. The lids on the jars work very well for covering food placed in the fridge, but would not be appropriate for travel. So far, we used these for sweet potatoes, rice cereal, chicken, apples, and bananas. There is no noticeable smell or plastic taste that some of the other reviewers are mentioning. I have no explanation of why experiences are different, maybe it has to do with hand vs dishwasher washing…or not.
It’s ike a Super Bowl
The Petite Consumer reviews the Little Bites Bowls:Little Bites Bowls by Kinder-ville are stack-able silicone bowls designed for little ones.CoosDishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and microwave safe (they REALLY are that safe and functional).Testing showed they can go straight from microwave to freezer (Amber loves this for making and cooling instant oatmeal for the kids).Can be washed on lower or top rack of dishwasher (one less thing to remember).Low profile and wide base for no tipping (oh yes, we tested this too…it is true).BpA, Phthalate, and Lead Free.Bacteria resistant and hypoallergenic.No worries about accidentally microwaving these (unlike some plastics and melamine).Non-toxic food grade silicone.Durable (have been washed again and again, kicked, and chewed…don’t ask).Hold an ample amount of food (2-3 kid size servings).Virtually indestructible (no worries about dropping it or cracking in extreme conditions).Come in a set of 4 different colors (choices are never a bad thing).BoosDesigns are simple but do not really appeal to younger population (something cute would be nice).Colors are simple.May stain with heavy sauces (like pasta sauces)Some strong odors, like onion and garlic, can permeate silicone (but boiling can help reduce smells).Imported (hey it isn’t really that bad).Not easily found in stores (we got ours online).The Petite Consumer Says: We love it because it is a “no brainer.” No worries about harmful chemicals, breaking, or it being accidentally microwaved, frozen, or put in the dishwasher. It is like the “holy grail” of kid dishes.
Strong odor, Made in China
Not sure why, as silicone is supposed to be non-toxic–but these have a terribly pungent, unpleasant, chemical odor. So strong that when I first got them, I had to place them outside in the sun for a week, and they still smelled. So I soaked them overnight and ran them through the dishwasher twice–still smelled. Too late to return and don’t feel safe having my daughter use them. Anything that smells that way can’t be good. The nose knows. Made in China, and you can smell it!(There is no regulation on imports into the US–meaning the products do not get checked for quality control and can circumvent the requirements–so, you are basically trusting the company to tell you the truth about their product/s.)
Good but dishwasher detergent clings to them
According to the manufacturer, these are dishwasher safe. However, when I’ve washed them in the dishwasher and served food in them, there was a lingering taste of detergent in the food.Hand dishwash soap seems to be fine.Another thing is that the cups can be squeezed together easily, much like a paper cup can. And they can be slippery when messy hands hold them.I liked the divided plates and bowls but don’t like the problem with absorbing the smell and taste of detergent, so I’m getting rid of them and would not purchase again. If you don’t mind handwashing these, maybe they would work well for you.
Perfect for kids.
Love that I can pop these in the dishwasher, microwave, whatever. I once left one accidentally on a hot stove top – no problem. These rock. If a kid drops them, they just bounce (of course, they then fling food all over, but whatever).