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#1 of 9 Old 03-20-2012, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How many dishes do you have for your kids? I'm struggling with wanting to buy a new set of plastic cups, plates and bowls for my two kids. It's sitting in my cart online and I'm trying not to buy it. redface.gif

Currently I have....two large Green Eats (GE) plates, two GE divided plates, two GE bowls, four GE snack bowls, 2 GE cups, a Royal Doulton bunny dish and cup, a very worn 5-pack of the Munchkin fish plates, and various take n' toss containers and lids (that I never actually toss)



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I think I have about 4-5 bowls per kid. they are usually scattered about the house because they like to play with them....so I just use reg. plates. 


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I have one 2.5 yo. He has 4 divided plates that we use for lunch and dinner; 6 take and toss plates for breakfast and snacks; 3 tupperware tumblers for water; 5 take and toss straw cups for juice; 4 spoons and 1 fork (the plastic handles keep breaking off); and really no designated bowls. He has some travel containers that we tend to use for things like dry cereal, but generally he uses our ceramic bowls if he's having something like soup. I think we have more than we need for one child, but if I'm feeling lazy/busy/sick we can go about 2.5 days without washing dishes before he'll run out. He's at the point where we are transitioning to "real" dishes and silverware so I don't plan on buying anything else.


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My kids use the same dishes and silverware we do, though they usually prefer to eat with the dessert-size forks and teaspoons instead of the larger spoons and forks. They use a sippy cup until they're about three, then just a regular glass. We've had a few chipped or broken dishes, but the savings in hassle is worth it to me. Plus, glasses and real dishes don't get knocked over amd spilled as easily as flimsy plastic stuff.

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I have two boys, ages 6 and almost 4 and they have a 12 set of plastic bowls, plates, and cups ( 4 each) and 2 mater cups. That's it. 


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I wanted to note that if I'm able to find some smaller drinking glasses for them to use, I'll probably get rid of all the plastic stuff. But our glasses are pretty big and heavy for them.


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green_momma2007, have you seen the website For Small Hands? They carry a ton of smaller sized items that are perfect for kids! We were able to find a set of 6 glass drinking cups for my 18 month old that are a perfect size for him. Even though they're glass, they're thick and sturdy - it would take a lot for them to break. I think they also carry a larger size which may work for your boys?

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green_momma2007, have you seen the website For Small Hands? They carry a ton of smaller sized items that are perfect for kids! We were able to find a set of 6 glass drinking cups for my 18 month old that are a perfect size for him. Even though they're glass, they're thick and sturdy - it would take a lot for them to break. I think they also carry a larger size which may work for your boys?



Thanks for the link. I'm gonna go check it out.


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Hi OP,

 

It sounds to me like you have enough for your kids already.

 

When my kids were very small, I think we had 2 or 3 plastic bowls,one plastic plate and one plastic divided plate. I think we also had about 4 or 5 sippy cups.

 

When they got to be about 3, we started using regular rice bowls and plates for their meals.

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