Untangled Living

As a new(ish) mom, it’s really hard to know what you’re going to actually need for your kid. And when. And once you figure out that you need something, there’s usually about 15 different versions of that thing, and you don’t know what’s really good until you get the chance to try it out, and then you end up with a bunch of said item that you don’t like and one you do, so the one gets used and the rest get piled somewhere. (Much to the chagrin of my husband.)

So, I’m here to tell you, that here’s one item you will love.

Untangled Living creates stainless steel children’s dishware. They very kindly sent me a set to test way too long ago, ha. But at the time I received it, my kid wasn’t interested in using cups or bowls or plates or utensils; only now at 13 months is she starting to show some indication that she gets the concept that things like food go inside other things like bowls as opposed to just flinging it across the room. Now that she can be trusted within some level of reasonableness to not just tip her cheerios out of the bowl the second I give it to her, we’re able to use it. Hooray!

The set comes with a kid-sized square plate, little bowl, little cup and a knife and fork.  They’re very simply decorated with either a little gecko or a little butterfly (score big points for tasteful kids’ stuff!) and are perfectly sized for little hands. The plate I particularly love, because it isn’t just a flat plate: it has a nice wide lip all around the edge to keep things from falling off (at least, not falling off *easily*). They’re lightweight, dishwasher safe, totally non-breakable (hear that, glass?) and almost 100% perfect. The only downside: when they do hit the floor they’re kind of loud. But my daughter sees that as an upside, actually, so.

The set retails for $44 CDN. You can order the butterfly or the gecko set (or both!) from their online store, or from one of their fantastic retailers.

But you know what? I have one to give you. Aww. Just go to the Untangled Living website and come back here and tell me in the comments what your favourite part of Untangled Living is by Wednesday, August 25. Make sure you leave me an email address (if you put it in the format name AT domain DOT com it can’t be scraped by a spammer) or another way to contact you. Good luck!

5 Comments on Untangled Living

  1. Andrea
    August 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm (8 years ago)

    I love the Gecko set – it’d be so fun for my son! And I love that they are stainless steel and SAFE!!

  2. Terri
    August 19, 2010 at 12:48 am (8 years ago)

    I like that the design is subtle, not “in your face” with bright colours! Love the butterfly set!

  3. Shelley
    August 19, 2010 at 2:45 am (8 years ago)

    I always like personal comments from small company owners; hearing their personal story about why they started the company and why it’s important to them.

    shelley AT axonsoft DOT com

  4. Chelle (hanwayink)
    August 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm (8 years ago)

    I like that the stainless steel will stand up to kids – either their play or their feeding! Plus, the gecko set is super cute.

  5. Terra
    August 22, 2010 at 4:02 am (8 years ago)

    These dishes are wonderful. I didn’t even know that stainless steel was an option but they look much more durable than other children’s dishes. It doesn’t hurt that the butterfly and gecko designs are also adorable.


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