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General Questions

What’s the difference between Miniware and similar products on the market?

Miniware is a complete system for new self-feeders that grows with your child. The unique modern designs and clever accessories are long-lasting and eco-friendly – a win-win both for you and the environment! We’ve added many features to Miniware to make learning self-feeding easy, creating parent-approved designs for healthy childhood development. Miniware is also durable, able to stand up to enthusiastic eaters, and suitable for indoor/outdoor use. The sturdy suction foot helps children safely learn to feed themselves, reduces spills, and comes off easily when they are ready to advance. All our dishware products are either 100% plant-based or food-grade silicone and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

The only true stacking feeding set available, Miniware’s modern designs and pleasing color palette make it the perfect addition to a beautiful and organized kitchen.

How earth-friendly is Miniware?

We start with renewable, fast-growing, and low-impact plants such as cassava as our main materials along with other natural, non-toxic resources such as silicone and stainless steel. Most importantly, Miniware products are composed of a single material, not a mixture allowing for easy end-of-life disposal.

Our production process does not add chemicals or heavy metals, allowing our products to easily and safely break down naturally without contamination. Safe, non-toxic products create a microwave- and dishwasher-safe surface for healthy parents and children. We place healthy families and healthy earth first!

Why are Miniware dishes larger than other children’s feeding systems?

The extra space provided by Miniware gives new self-feeders plenty of room to maneuver with small fingers or eating utensils. The unique “easy-scoop” design of both bowls and accessories helps small children master the dexterity needed to develop proper eating skills. Small bowls create more mess and children quickly outgrow them. Miniware is appropriately sized for all ages from baby to adult. Perfect for the whole family!

Which Miniware products should I pick for my Mini?

We recommend considering the age of your child when choosing the best Miniware pieces to start with.

For infants: we recommend the First Bites set which is perfect for puree and other soft starter foods. The included soft silicone spoon is a feeding utensil with an ergonomic shape and material designed to help practice bringing bites from the table to the mouth. It’s the perfect starter set for introducing very young children to the concepts and tools of self-feeding.

For children: who have already started with solid foods, we suggest our Little Foodie Sets which contain a sandwich plate, cereal bowl, suction foot, spoon and fork, and 1-2-3 Sip! cup; all the essentials for self-feeding with a generous price discount. Add-ons and accessories are available to add as your child or family grows.

When your child is ready to graduate to warmer and cooked foods, try the Sip & Snack set. The unique “easy-scoop” design and the wide opening of the snack bowl make it easy for small fingers to spear and scoop while first learning to handle utensils. It also helps cool hot foods quickly. The included sippy cup is perfect for helping babies and older children learn both basic and complex skills such as sucking, sipping, tipping, and balance.

Older children (18 months to 3+): will love the Healthy Meal set, especially picky eaters who don’t like their foods touching! The set comes with a sandwich plate and removable silicone plate divider which makes composing balanced meals easy. The divider keeps even messy foods in their place, helping your child focus on the task of self-feeding. 


What is Miniware made of?

At Miniware, it is important that we are as kind to the earth as we are to our kids. Non-toxic materials, smart design, and earth-friendly practices are the principles we follow when it comes to crafting our premium baby tableware line. We take great care in using materials with a low-impact to the environment and that are safe and healthy for the little ones to use every day, and this with no exception.

Cassava PLA

Food Grade Silicone

304 Stainless steels

We use non-toxic, plant-based, all-natural materials to create our Miniware. Materials include: 100% food-grade silicone/ all plant-based PLA/ 304 Stainless Steel.

Our suppliers meet both FDA (U.S. Federal Department of Agriculture) and LFGB [German food contact grade testing] standards. All finished products are tested to ensure the production process doesn’t contain any heavy metals or chemical additives.

Why are Miniware PLA dishes slightly heavier than plastic or bowls made from other materials?

Our Miniware line is designed to be durable for long-wear and to stand up to curious and enthusiastic children. The slightly heavier weight of our dishware adds stability and reduces spills while little ones self-feed, even without the suction-foot base. The thickness of Miniware reduces the likelihood of cracks and allows our products to endure repeated cycles of heating and cooling over its lifetime without becoming brittle!

Is Miniware stain-resistant? Will Miniware discolor with vibrantly-colored foods?

Miniware is composed of plant-based fibers and starches so if used frequently with strongly colored food staining could occur. However, in our tests with curry and spaghetti sauce, the products did not show significant color changes so don’t worry!

What is PLA?

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a plant-based plastic substitute that is very durable yet eco-friendly. The PLA used to create Miniware is derived from Cassava, a low-impact, renewable resource. No chemicals are used in the manufacturing of our PLA, making them 100% plant-based, food-safe and non-toxic even when breaking down after disposal.

What are the advantages of our PLA for Eco-Friendly Baby Products?

1. Renewability: PLA is not only reusable but most importantly it’s made from renewable materials. By replacing “fossil carbon” with “renewable carbon” we can help mitigate climate change by minimising the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle. Early PLA was created from industrial corn, but the new generation of PLA products can be made with a wide array of crops. We’ve selected cassava as the primary material for our Miniware line because of its lower environmental impact, quick growing time, and ability to grow in a wide range of conditions.

2. No Toxins Required: All our products are natural and free of harmful chemicals as our products meet the standards of leading safety organizations including the FDA and Germany’s LFGB. 

3. Decomposable and No End-of-Life Secondary Pollution: Bioplastic earth friendliness surpasses petroleum plastic as it’s not only created from renewable materials but is also biodegradable when exposed to direct sunlight and high humidity, such as landfill conditions. While PLA can be recycled, there are no current programs in place here in the US or abroad. The sad truth is that many plastic products cannot or will not be recycled. With China’s recent restrictions on accepting mixed recycling waste from the USA, many recycling programs have ground to a halt. In our effort to create products with minimum impact on the environment from creation through its end-of-life, it’s important not to solely rely on recycling measures, but to create products with a healthier afterlife overall.  Although PLA can take up to 12 months to decompose, it’s still a better solution than traditional plastic which can take 100 years or longer to fully break down.  Additionally, PLA does not leach heavy metals or harmful toxins into the environment when burning or naturally decomposing.  

4. Improved Durability with Plant-Based Materials: One downside of natural materials in modern life is the low durability of the product. Traditional plant-based products such as carved wood and bamboo products are neither non-dishwasher friendly nor shatterproof with crush impact. While earlier generations of PLA suffered from heat susceptibility and lack of durability, the newest bioplastics have made great improvements in these areas. Our strengthened PLA is very suitable for modern families as it is dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and much less brittle compared to most of the plant-based materials. 

5. Efficient Production Methods Reduce Cost: PLA is one of the very few plant-based materials that can be produced on a large scale. The injecting time is longer than petroleum plastic but is faster than other plant-based products. It doesn’t require labor-intensive work like wood carving nor does it require incredibly long machine times like bamboo fiber heat press molding. In addition to saving both human and machine labor, the production process reduces the defect rate compared to bamboo fiber molding which means less waste in production.

Are Miniware’s products free from Melamine?

Non-toxic materials, smart design, and earth-friendly practices are the principles we follow when it comes to crafting our premium baby tableware line. Miniware is truly 100% Plant-Based, 100% Melamine-free  and formaldehyde-free, 100% non-toxic products that you can count on. We take great care in using materials with a low-impact on the environment and that are safe and healthy for the little ones to use every day, and this with no exception. Compared to some other plant-based products, our advanced PLA is not infused with plastic. 

Is the surface glossy due to an added surface coating?

The glossy surface and soft sheen are due to the heat-based manufacturing process. No additional coating has been added. Miniware has the hard smoothness of beautiful, traditional ceramic without the risk of chips and shattering. Parents do not need to worry about bacteria or germs hiding in the all-natural material.

Is it normal for the glossy surface to dull over time? How long will it take to notice a change?

Yes, it is perfectly normal. The shiny surface is a product of heat during manufacturing and will reduce over time. With regular use, your Miniware will develop normal irregularities on the surface creating a unique, natural look over time.

After extended use, the natural fibers will slowly begin to appear. This is normal and Miniware is still safe to use. This normally occurs after 2 to 4 years of average use. Once the product is worn and ready for replacement, it can be easily disposed of, burned, or placed in a landfill without fear of contamination.

Miniware's Features

Why should I use the detachable suction foot?

There are 3 big reasons to use our popular suction foot:

1. Miniware can grow with your family. The suction foot creates a safe and stable environment for your little one to develop proper eating techniques, then can be removed for a “grown-up” experience as skills improve.

2. The suction foot is designed to create a safe surface for new self-feeders and reduce the occurrence of spills and mess. No more knocked-over cups and bowls!

3. Our 100% silicone base is eco-friendly and easily composted or recycled at the end of its lifespan.

What type of surfaces does the Miniware suction foot stick to?

The Miniware suction foot works on coated wood, laminate, plastic, marble, glass, or any smooth surface that will allow a strong seal between the silicone foot and table, tray, or counter. For the best suction results rinse the suction foot before first use.

Please note: the suction foot works as a security measure to reduce mess and spills during the self-feeding learning process. Curious children may try to unlock the seal. Allow them to explore the base and they will eventually grow bored and begin to focus on the food.

What are Miniware’s “easy-scoop” features?

Miniware is designed with a 90°-degree angle feature that provides a surface that makes scooping much easier for novice eaters! This subtle feature works great to help self-feeders develop adult eating techniques. Your little one will be able to seamlessly transition to adult dishware when the time comes.

We suggest that you start new feeders off with the Miniware Teething Spoon (link). The soft surface works great with a 90°-degree edge so your baby can begin practicing scooping with soft puree and use the spoon as a natural teether at the same time!

Is Miniware microwave-safe?

Yes, according to these instructions: make sure to fill the cup/bowl, etc, at least 3/4 or more, set to medium heat or lower, and heat for no longer than a minute. Usage at higher temperatures and/or longer than a minute may cause permanent damage to your Miniware!

We recommend microwaving food in another container before using Miniware to feed young children, this helps ensure food is cooled and avoids burning a child’s mouth.

Our food-grade silicone products are perfect for use in the microwave.

Stainless steel products are not microwave-safe.

How do I care for my Miniware?

Miniware is safe to clean in the dishwasher. Avoid using the heated dry feature if your dishwasher has one to extend the life of your product. We recommend wiping after washing and then drying in the open air. If washing by hand, a regular soft sponge is best as the product surface can become scratched with a rough scrub sponge. Steel wool is not recommended.

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