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Ok so I'm in the process of getting rid of all things plastic. We don't have alot of money so I need cheap solutions here if possible. I'm looking at doing stainless steel for cups and bowls for my DS...Too little for glass. What do you all think, is this the best option and if so where can I get stuff cheap? Also I know this might sound silly but are all stainless steel bowls the same? I found some very cheep in the animal dept. and wanted to know if this is safe for my family? Any advice would be a BIG help....Thanks
 

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My son is younger than yours & uses glass just fine. I didn't think he was old enough, either, until he grabbed my glass off the counter, sat down, and drank from it. Now he drinks from an old baby food jar (just the right size!) and eats off regular plates. Of course, he's not one to drop/throw his dish ware. I'd start by looking at thrift stores for used dish ware. Small mixing bowls would be just the right size for a little guy, as would be the wooden ones sometimes there. AFAIK cat & dog bowls have to be foodsafe to the same level as human stuff, but I'd check with an animal authority (vet or similar) to be sure.
 

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I actually do let him drink from glass at home but need somthing for on the go....Unfortunatly he has been known to toss his bowl when done...Not all the time but I don't want to have it happen so I really want to find an alternative...Thanks for the help though I will go to the thrift store soon.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> THANKS
 

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I just bought my son a Sigg bottle. It was expensive (for us) but I just bought 1 and I'm very diligent about keeping it clean.<br><br>
We need help getting rid of all the plastics too. Doesnt stainless steel leach too? Or is that aluminum?
 

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hi, i am new at organic / green living and this site....why do you have to get ride of your plastic? i don’t get this really...how dangerous could it really be? our milk even comes in plastic...is there scientific data that shows hoe it is dangerous? please educate me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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hey guys check out this site and let me know what you think<br><br><a href="http://www.plasticsmythbuster.org/reusing.asp" target="_blank">http://www.plasticsmythbuster.org/reusing.asp</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just bought my son a Sigg bottle. It was expensive (for us) but I just bought 1 and I'm very diligent about keeping it clean.<br><br>
We need help getting rid of all the plastics too. Doesnt stainless steel leach too? Or is that aluminum?</div>
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I think aluminum...It's said to cause alzhimers (spelling??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> ) I'm trying to do glass but need a few things for DS untill he's a little bit older...
 

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I've found stainless dishes at some larger ethnic food shops around us (specifically asian or indian ones). Usually they're more for condiments, sometimes not, but they aren't too pricey and that kind of size works well for kids anyway. Might be another place to check out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've found stainless dishes at some larger ethnic food shops around us (specifically asian or indian ones). Usually they're more for condiments, sometimes not, but they aren't too pricey and that kind of size works well for kids anyway. Might be another place to check out.</div>
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THANKS thats a good suggestion...I'll go looking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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