If you’re still trying to move away from single-use plastic in your home and make more eco-friendly choices, buying your little one some bamboo tableware is a great place to start. Bamboo has loads of brilliant benefits; it’s 100% biodegradable, can grow rapidly (making it highly sustainable) and is super strong too, which is why it’s a great alternative to plastic tableware.
But it’s not just picnics and outdoor events that bamboo tableware sets are becoming popular with, as many people are now buying them as part of their home crockery too. They are brilliant for kids, as many of the children's sets have suction plates that stick to their highchair or table and prevent them from being thrown around.
•Best for being educational: CirencesterChristmas Endangered Animals Bamboo Tableware Set
•Best for weaning: Bubba Bear Bamboo Weaning Set
•Best for gifting: eco rascals Baby Elephant Dinner Set
•Best for style: ShipShape Bamboo Baby Weaning Set
So whether you want to ditch the picnic plastic, find the perfect weaning kit or make more eco-friendly choices in your home we’ve got you covered with 10 of the best bamboo tableware sets currently on the market.
Best for a bowl
Say goodbye to messy mealtimes with this brilliant bowl. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner,
- Ergonomically designed spoon handle
- Packaged in a smart giftbox
- Recommended to add coconut oil to increase longevity
Best for being educational
Both educational and stylish, this endangered animal-themed set is brilliant at creating dinner
- Cutlery, plate, bowl and cup included
- Affordable price
- Must air-dry before storing
Best for weaning
Made with all-natural bamboo and food-grade silicone, this set is perfect for weaning your little
- Plate has three sections
- Spoon has silicone which is gentle on their gums
- Some parents found that it's better to hand-wash than put in the dishwasher
Best for simplicity
This magical plate is sure to impress any young unicorn super fan; once they see it, we doubt
- Rounded edges
- Proportioned sections
- Suction could be stronger
Best for gifting
A terrific trio like this would make a fantastic gift for any new parents. Available in both blue
- Cup comes with a silicone straw holder to prevent spillages
- Cool to the touch
- Not microwave safe
Best for style
When it's time to wean your baby, you'll want to reach for this ShipShape set. As you can see, the
- Suction cups are removable
- Free nutrition eBook included
- Not oven safe
Best for suction
Most kids go through a dinosaur-loving stage. So, if your little one is in the midst of this
- Reusable design
- Raised edges to prevent food spillages
- Not split into sections
Best for older children
This six-piece set is wonderful for slightly older children. It's made out of bamboo fibres and
- Neatly packaged
- Suctioned backs
- May get the occasional stain
Available in a variety of different colours, this bamboo feeding set is brilliant for weaning and
- Sustainably grown material
- BPA free
- Not the most exciting of designs for kids
Best for being handmade
Baby cutlery is small and easy to lose, but thankfully this Bubba Bear pack of five spoons is on
- Rounded tips
- Each spoon is a different colour
- Doesn't have a storage bag
How long does bamboo tableware last?
Generally speaking, if it's made well, bamboo tableware can last for around two years. To make the most out of it, it's recommended that you cover it in coconut oil every now and again to preserve the wood and prevent it from becoming brittle.
Is it safe to heat bamboo tableware?
No, you shouldn't heat your bamboo tableware (either in the oven or the microwave), as the natural fibres won't tolerate being cooked. However, it is still perfectly safe to serve both hot or cold foods in your bamboo tableware set.
Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who enjoys cooking and spending time with her many pets.