It’s been said that a determined mother can conduct better research than a government agency when she sets her mind to it. If you’re questioning whether or not you should buy your children bamboo tableware, then look no further. As mothers ourselves, we’re here to quell your concerns, dispel the myths, and introduce you to the wonderful world of bamboo!
The benefits of bamboo
There’s a reason why the bamboo market is rapidly growing – more and more people are opting for this durable material as a plastic alternative. Gone are the days of bamboo being limited to off-the-grid families living zero-waste lives; bamboo products can now be found in all kinds of households around the world.
Why? Well, amongst other things, 100% natural bamboo is durable, sustainable, safe and also stylish! Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of this super plant:
Many parents will know the surprising strength of a toddler mid-meltdown, with plates often ending up on the floor. Your child needs tableware that can keep up with toddler table manners. With its popularity in the building industry, it should come as no surprise that bamboo is incredibly durable. In fact, it’s three times stronger than wood and enjoys a higher tensile strength than steel!
Don’t worry mums and dads – while the bamboo won’t break by your child’s hand, it’s also lightweight enough that it won’t damage your kitchen tiles when it inevitably lands on the floor.
While high quality bamboo tableware will last for years and years if properly cared for, this doesn’t mean it will end up sat in landfill at the end of its life. Bamboo is biodegradable, and will soon return to the earth without harming it, making it a great eco-conscious choice.
Did you know? Bamboo is the fastest growing grass in the world! With no pesticides required in the farming of it, it’s the perfect material for sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly products.
Natural bamboo doesn’t require the same harmful chemical additives that plastic products do during manufacturing. Hardeners such as BPA and BPS, found in some plastic baby bottles and drinking containers, have been linked to a number of negative effects and health risks. 100% natural bamboo is free from these chemicals.
Make sure that it is 100% natural, however, as some products contain bamboo fibre and/or melamine. Originally thought to be safe, melamine has been used to make dinnerware and household products for years. However, more research has shown that melamine and bamboo fibre contain too much formaldehyde, which can cause health problems such as stomach ulcers.
100% natural bamboo is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, making it a safe choice for your child,
With the important health facts clearly noted, we’d like to highlight another benefit which is not a ‘need’, but is certainly a ‘want’.
Bamboo dinnerware is simply beautiful. With its light wood grain and softly rounded edges, it delivers a classic style to your home, even as ‘kiddieware’.
See for yourself…
We offer a wide range of bamboo tableware products and designs at eco rascals. From dinosaurs to ducks, plates to bowls, spoons, cups, straws, snack pots and more. Visit our shop to see if we can convert you to a bamboo believer!