Well-known for their tea and coffee pots, Bodum is entering the kid tableware market.
Bodum’s first collection comprises 5 sets of kid drawing theme printed porcelain dinnerware. Each set contains a breakfast bowl, a side plate and a mug.
You can add matching cups, placemats and aprons. I would leave the ghost for Halloween season. Which motif do you prefer: the cat, the crocodile, the boy print or the girl print?
I like the packaging too. For a gift, I would try to wrap the square so I can still carry it by the handle. I guess a few trials and errors session may be necessary to achieve style and function. Your suggestions are welcome.
First introduced in UK (I think), the line is now available in the United States.
+ Bodum Kids Set – price: $19.95 USD
+ Bodum Kit Placemat – price: $3.95 USD
PaulaAugust 25, 2008 at 00:00
Unfortunately I don’t think these are particularly special. My little one would probably think the ghost is “spooky” under his food! haha I think (having 3 kids) kids like more involved & colorful & eye catching “fun” plates they can connect to (like Nemo, Dora, Princesses, Cars, Batman, etc…from my experience…
At Home with Kim ValleeAugust 25, 2008 at 13:50
Paula: Young sisters and brothers are often influenced by each others. However, we cannot generalize since each kid has its own personality.
I know young kids that would prefer those sets. I believe that we have the responsibility to expose kids to many creative elements, not just what they requested. They must be able to appreciate other things than the latest big buster movies themes.
For the ghost set, you must verify how the kid reacts to happy ghosts. One thing for sure, the ghost pattern feels right as an Halloween theme dinnerware. It feels out of place as an everyday set.
RonAugust 25, 2008 at 14:44
Nice looking plates and bowls, the only problem being they’re made out of non-kid-proof breakable porcelain. Why not melamine?
For our kids, we’ve always purchased the Ikea plastic plates, bowls and cups. They’re cheap and unbreakable and recyclable. $19.95 is pretty steep for a fragile 3-piece set.
Actually, these plates seem to be more for adults than kids as the images aren’t really very engaging for young kids.
Target.com has a huge selection of reasonably-priced melamine plate sets with many contemporary designs (including all the Disney blockbuster themes for the kids).
LauraAugust 25, 2008 at 18:29
I kind of like that they are porcelain — I am a bit spent on all the throw-away-society stuff: plastic/disposable/temporary (and all potentially-leaching, I’d guess…). What ever happened to heirloom pieces, pieces that we treasured and valued and passed down to our children? I still have my bunnikins set from when I was a child, and even have my father’s bunnikins from his childhood, and a china set from my grandmother’s youth used when she was feeling under the weather. Not one piece from any of these sets was ever broken. Mind you, at our dinner table, the focus was on eating and conversing as a family, not on zinging our plates around. I honestly can’t recall anything ever breaking. And if it did, it was very rare, and completely unintentional.