Munchkin BPA Free Dinnerware Products Review

by Maria Moser on September 9, 2010

in BPA Free,Eco-Friendly/Green,Review

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bpa free munchkin

Since my kids are pretty far apart in age, all of the dishes and such we used when my daughter was little are nearly 5 years old now.  Not only did we not know about BPA then, but some of the stuff was looking a little worse for the wear.

munchkin bpa free cups bowls plates

I went hunting at the best place ever, Target, and these Munchkin products caught my eye.  I didn’t buy everything at once, but each time I looked for something new, my eyes seemed to go to Munchkin again.

snack cup

The first thing I bought was the 2-pack of snack catchers, which were $4.49 at Target.

bpa free snack catcher

They have a soft lid, which is secure and easy for little hands to reach through.  The handles make it easy to hold.  The only spills we’ve had were because my son shoved his fist in, then turned it upside down!

baby snack cup
It”s hard to see here, but there is a place on the bottom to write your child’s name!
snack catcher
It holds 9 ounces of snacks.  The first time I used it, I grossly underestimated the amount of snacks he would eat, LOL!
snack time
Next, I bought the plates, cups and bowls.
dishwasher safe
The cups and bowls were $2.99 for a pack of 5, and the plates were $3.79 for a pack of 5 (also at Target.)  They are again, BPA free and dishwasher safe.  While I’m not totally loving the pink & purple for my son, they have a gender neutral fishy pattern on them.
The curve of the bowls make it easy for little hands to hold it in place while scooping.  My son gets excited when he sees the bowls because he thinks it’s yogurt time!
thirsty baby
The cups are also perfectly shaped for little hands to hold. 
baby drinking from cup
They do leave a little red mark on his forehead though.  Tee-hee!
stainless sippy
So lastly, I was looking for a hard spout, BPA free sippy cup (preferably insulated) since until now, we’ve just been using Born Free soft spout cups.
munchkin sippy cup
I thought this Munchkin Sippy was a little spendy at $9.99 for a single 9 oz. cup, but it’s insulated, and it’s actually stainless!
9 oz sippy cup
I was a little disappointed to learn that it isn’t dishwasher safe, but the design is simple, and a quick wash in soapy water gets it clean & ready to use again.  Really, that’s good since I don’t need to have multiples to use while others are in the dishwasher.
spill proof cup
It doesn’t leak, if you remember to put the valve in (not naming names, ahem!)

Munchkin makes tons of products, and I’d definitely look to them next time I’m searching for something!

FTC Compliance: All items featured in this review were self purchased at normal retail prices.  All opinions are my own.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 cam March 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Hi,
Do you use those Munchkin bowls & plates in the microwave? They say microwave safe, but I’m just concerned about the plastic leaching. I’m hoping you know something about this particular plastic and whether or not it’s safe to heat.
Thanks!

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2 Maria March 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I am pretty sure they are NOT microwave safe!

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3 Maria March 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Oh wait, duh! For some reason I thought they weren’t.

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4 cam March 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Well, according to some Amazon discussion questions on the bowls, they didn’t say microwave safe in the past (I see this is an old post, so probably didn’t say it when you bought them), but people say they DO say it now. Which just kind of makes me wonder if they always were, or if they changed something, or what. I was just wondering what you do, since you seem pretty nicely read up on the safety issues with plastics. :)

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5 Maria March 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I am pretty sure they said not microwave safe when I bought them. I avoid microwaving plastic anytime I can :-)

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6 cam March 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I agree. :sigh: I was hoping perhaps this was the miracle product I’ve been searching for. haha!
Thanks for your help & for the helpful posts!

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7 Maria March 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

You’re welcome. :-) I hope you come back!

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