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Best Baby Bowls and Plates of 2024
January 4, 2024

Best Baby Bowls and Plates of 2024

By Babylist Team
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These bowls and plates can stand up to whatever your toddler can throw.Best Baby Bowls and Plates of 2024

Your baby may be royalty in your house, but that doesn’t mean you want to serve their meals on your best china.

Little ones need dishware that can stand up to their feeding learning curve, like being knocked to the ground. Bonus points for bowls and plates that are designed to stay in place! And when they’re cute and stylish? Even better.

Here are some of our top picks for bowls and plates for babies and toddlers.

Sleek Suction

Suction bowls and plates are all the rage when it comes to baby and toddler eating tools, and for good reason. Silicone suction bases like the one on this Lalo bowl (and on many others on this list) keep the bowl secured to the table or high chair tray, meaning food stays where it’s supposed to—not all over the floor. The sleek look and neutral color of this Lalo bowl fits in with just about any decor, and since it’s made entirely of FDA-approved silicone, it should stay stain-free and looking beautiful through all your little one’s eating stages.

A Stylish Eating Set

This beautifully designed bamboo set is so cool, you’ll want to eat from it. The organic material is resistant to mold and mildew, and it’s environmentally friendly. The bowl also suctions to surfaces, providing a stable base for little ones learning to feed themselves. And the airtight lock mechanism lets you know for sure that it’s stuck in place. Note: these are hand-wash only and can’t be used in the microwave.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 5” W x 3” H

All-in-One Eating Arrangement

This is essentially all you need for mealtime! A BPA-free silicone placemat with an attached bowl, it suctions directly to the table. You can even use it in the microwave to warm food, and throw it in the dishwasher for cleanup. It’s also available with compartments…you know, so your little one can avoid the dreaded food-touching.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 10.2” x 8.8” x 1.5”

A Popular Pick

Munchkin’s popular stay-put bowls have gotten a makeover, with a new, modern look and a redesigned suction base for better hold. The large base sticks to surfaces, while quick release tabs allow adults to remove bowls easily. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe bowls come in a set of three graduated sizes, each a different color.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 3 different sizes

Great for Leftovers

Baby didn’t finish their meal? No need to bring out the Tupperware (or worse, throw the food away)—this Babylist-exclusive bowl from AEIOU comes with a handy lid, so it’s easy to store and reheat leftovers. The bowl and lid are microwave, fridge and dishwasher (top rack) safe. And just like most silicone bowls and plates these days, this bowl has a suction ring on the bottom to keep it firmly in place on the table or baby’s high chair tray.

Budget Friendly

If your little one isn’t much of a mess maker (at least at mealtimes) and you can forgo the more expensive suctioning tableware, these basic yet sturdy plates from IKEA will get the job done for less. Available in colorful six-piece sets, these no-fuss plates and bowls are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Don’t let the low cost make you think they’re not safe—these products are also BPA free.

Additional Specs
Dimensions Diameter: 7.5”

Great for Snacks + Dips

Made of 100% food-grade silicone, this plate from Oxo Tot features a secure-suction base that sticks firmly to flat surfaces. It’s easy for grown-ups to remove, but tricky for tots to toss or tip. Designed like a snack tray at a party, the perfect-portion sections surround a small cup in the center that’s great for dipping sauce (or apple sauce). When mealtime’s over, the plate twists apart from the suction base for thorough cleaning and goes right in the dishwasher. And you can add a matching bowl to the place setting, too!

If you like the look of the sections on this plate, check out Oxo Tot’s weighted sectioned plate, which stays in place via a heavy bottom rather than a suction cup.

Mealtime Fun

Want to add a dash of personality to your little one’s mealtime? With compartments to keep the different foods from touching and a bottom that suctions to tables and high chair trays, these cheeky mealtime companions are functional and fun. And they’re made from 100% FDA-approved, food-grade silicone that’s microwave and dishwasher safe. We also love their equally cheeky bowls.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 8” x 8” x 2”

Ultra Sustainable

Here’s another set to consider if you’re not too worried about your little one grabbing or flipping their dishes. These plates and bowls are made in the US from recycled milk jugs, so you can feel good about reducing waste. They’re also BPA, Phthalate, PVC and Melamine free. And even though they don’t have super suction ability or a non-slip backing, they’re unbelievably sturdy, so in the event your toddler does knock it to the floor, you don’t have to worry about it cracking or breaking. Seriously, these dishes will last for years.

Best for Travel

Need to take kiddo’s food on the go? This handy bowl, complete with spoon and spill-proof lid, is the perfect take-along for running errands or longer travels. The spoon stores inside the lid so it’s kept clean (and there’s less of a chance of losing it somewhere on the sidewalk or under the seats of your car). And there are even measurement markings on the inside of the bowl to help you keep track of how much you’re serving your little one.

The Heat-It-and-Eat-It Bowl

Made from BPA- and phthalate-free, food-grade silicone, this bowl can be placed in a saucepan or steamer to safely warm up baby puree or steam veggies without killing off the nutrients. Plus the bowl doesn’t get hot as it steams, so it won’t be too warm for baby. It’s dishwasher safe and can be used in the microwave, as well.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 4.5” x 4.5” x 2.8 “

The Prep-and-Feed Bowl

With a baby on board, it’s all about simplifying your life. This handy bowl comes with a mashing tool, so you can smoosh up soft fruits and steamed veggies in the bowl and put it right in front of your little one. Just one bowl to clean! It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe (and BPA free), and it has a non-skid base.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 5.5” x 5” x 8.5”
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