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Straight A’s in…
Suction power. The bamboo bowls and plates come with a removable suction cup that stays in place once pressed onto a clean, hard surface (it’s worked on my high chair, wooden table, and granite kitchen island). Out of all the baby dishes I’ve bought, these have the best suction by far.
Quality. I’ve been using Avanchy products almost daily for a year and a half, and they’re still in excellent condition. The wood has minimal signs of normal use, but hasn’t deteriorated. The silicone on the spoons looks brand new.
Environmentally friendly. The wooden dishes are made from organic bamboo that’s 100% biodegradable and nontoxic. All Avanchy products are free of BPA, BPS, PVC, plastic, lead, and phthalates.
Detachable suction ring. You can remove the suction feature and continue to use just the wooden plates and bowls as your kid grows.
Room for growth…
Not dishwasher safe. You have to hand-wash the bamboo plates, bowls, and spoons. Pro tip: Don’t leave the bamboo soaking in water for too long, or it can cause the wood to swell and crack.
Works well for…
Families looking for environmentally friendly dishware.
Kids who are constantly trying to tip over their plates or unstick their bowls (and make a mess).
Parents who want to invest in dishware that can be used past the baby and toddler years.
Gets extra credit for…
Value. Avanchy products are more expensive than some of the other baby dishware brands, but it’s worth the investment if you want a well-made plate or bowl that really sticks and will last.
Durability. My son has dropped (or thrown) plates, bowls, and spoons dozens of times, and they don’t have any major cracks or damage.
How I did my homework…
I’m a parenting writer (and a parent) here at theSkimm and have been using Avanchy’s plates, bowls, and spoons since my son was born two years ago. I’ve even bought sets to keep at his grandparent’s home for when we visit. They’re that good.
Avanchy baby dishware, available at Amazon
The brand also sells stainless steel suction plates, silicon bibs, and cups
Makes for a great registry gift (sets available)
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