Bamboo baby plates are environmentally friendly and safe for babies. The plates are predominantly made from bamboo plants and do not contain artificial chemicals as plastic products do.
The bamboo plates are durable, reusable and biodegradable. They are made from bamboo plants which are fast-growing and sustainable.
Let’s dive in and find out why these eco-friendly plates are essential for babies and how to take care of them.
How to avoid cracks and splits in bamboo baby plates
Bamboo baby plates are durable, they can last for 2 years or more. However, the two common concerns of using bamboo products are the
- breakability factor and
- cracks and splits.
The latest designs have taken the ‘breakability factor’ into consideration as seen in the use of bamboo silicone suctions. They stop the plates from getting knocked off the table.
Bamboo cracks and splits often happen when the bamboo products are washed with boiling hot water or soaked for too long. So, taking care of bamboo products is to the parents and caregivers. The hints will help you to look after the bamboo baby products.
Buy bamboo baby plates with suctions
The suctions are a great feature of the bamboo plates because the ‘cute little hands’ will not remove them from the table. They are firm on flat surfaces and can withstand the forces exerted on them.
You can buy eco-friendly baby plates online or in-store. Here are some UK leading sustainable product shops. The plates are fitted with silicone suction rings. Perfect for babies.
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How to wash bamboo baby plates?
Handwashing the bamboo plates in warm soapy water is the best way to clean them. Some parents tend to use vinegar or lemon instead of dishwashing liquid which is perfectly fine.
Before washing, remove the silicone ring suctions and soak all the parts in warm soapy (lemon or vinegar) water.
Wash and dry immediately as water will find its way through the bamboo fibres if left to soak for hours. This can cause cracks and splits.
Ensure that the storage area is dry and free of dust and dampness.
Buyer’s note: Some bamboo-based products are clearly indicated to be hand-wash only and not suitable for the dishwasher or microwave. Please read the item description prior to buying it.
Bamboo plates do not like hot water
The bamboo products are generally tough, but they will not last long if washed in hot water.
In fact, hot water can cause the bamboo plates to expand, crack and eventually split, damaging the plates completely.
Therefore, it is better to always wash the plates in lukewarm water. (See below for more info on how to safely wash the plates)
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Baby bamboo plates vs dishwasher vs microwave
Generally, not all but some baby bamboo plates and other bamboo-based products can tolerate dishwasher and microwave temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius.
We advocate for handwashing bamboo baby products because it is the best way to care for them and ensure that they last longer.
The best thing to do is to wash the baby bamboo plates and bamboo sets in warm soapy water, even though some bamboo-based products are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Also, please avoid putting the baby plates in boiling water, oven and microwave oven. This will keep the plates in an immaculate condition and will also last longer.
How to clean bamboo baby plates?
Most bamboo baby plates are not dishwasher friendly. So wash immediately after use. Here are the steps for cleaning the baby plates.
- Remove the silicone suctions.
- Soak in soapy warm water for 5 minutes (use lemon juice or vinegar).
- Wash with the soft side of the sponge or cloth
- Rinse in warm water.
- Drain and dry immediately with a clean cloth.
- Keep in dry and well-aerated storage.
5 Kids friendly features of bamboo plate sets
Bamboos are tough plants:
Bamboo products are becoming an essential part of families with young kids. These plates are made of a special type of large bamboo plant called the Timber Bamboo, tough, hardy and tolerant to pests and bugs.
The bamboo products are tough and are tolerant to bugs that can spoil the products.
Strong and durable:
Technically, bamboo plants are grass. The plants have fibres (cellular walls) with no weak points like the trees. The baby plates and sets made of bamboo are actually tough and durable.
These baby plates are reusable for up to 2 years or even longer. (Read about How to Take Care of Bamboo Plates below).
Bamboo plates suction:
One of the great features of the bamboo baby plates is the silicone suctions underneath, made to attach the plates securely onto flat surfaces.
In some baby plates, the suctions are also found on the sides to secure baby cups and water bottles. (Look out for this special suction when buying bamboo baby sets)
In fact, the bamboo plate’s suction is a great feature of the bamboo plate because it makes it harder for the ‘cute little hands’ to knock it off the table or high chair.
Unlike baby plastic plates, the bamboo baby plate sets are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. These natural bamboo products will break down and turn into soil in less than 5 years.
Bamboo products come from Bamboo plants which are much more sustainable than plastic, including the other plant-based baby sets.
The bamboo plants are fast-growing, renewable, and environmentally friendly.
These plants are also known to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide gas and produce more oxygen per square kilometre than the other plants.
Suusco UK has a wide range of baby and toddler eco-products made of bamboos, from toothbrushes to baby bamboo plates and bowls.
All in all, bamboo baby plates and bamboo cutlery sets are safe for kids. The suctions are an incredible feature for securing the plates in place.
The plates should always be washed in warm soapy water.
They are durable natural products, long-lasting, sustainable and above all better for the environment.