Plastic Free July is a global movement that has inspired over 120 million participants across 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic waste.
Weaning products that use less plastic, are made from biodegradable materials, or use less energy are becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst environmentally conscious parents and can provide a key factor in purchasing decisions. This is backed up by research from Globaldata.com a leading data and analytics company, that confirms two in five UK parents are environmentally-motivated to play their part in reducing plastic waste.
UK weaning brand, Béaba, has a portfolio of stylish and innovative essential weaning products, which factor in the health and environmental benefits of using materials such as glass and stainless steel. Below are some of Beaba’s eco-friendly, non-toxic and mostly plastic-free weaning products for babies and growing children.
Glass Meal Set
Beaba’s Glass Meal Set (RRP: £30) is an ideal solution for parents looking to reduce their use of plastics without compromising on health and hygiene. Crafted especially for young children, the eco-friendly tableware set is BPA free. The set includes a sturdy and stylish glass plate and bowl with a handy detachable supple suction base, plus glass beaker with a supple sleeve cover.
The premium glass is made by DURALEX, a historical French brand known for its iconic high quality and almost unbreakable glassware so parents can rest assured that these products are extremely robust and resistant to chipping, should one take a tumble from the table. They are also scratch-resistant, odourless and stain-free, making it the perfect safety and environmentally conscious choice for little ones who want to feel ‘grown up’.
Stainless Steel Straw Cup
Beaba’s 250ml Stainless Steel Cup stainless steel sippy cup is durable and elegant, making it the perfect training cup to help children from 8-months to learn to drink on their own. Due to its durable material it’s made to last and a great sustainable option, using minimal plastic.
This eco-friendly weaning cup is perfect for night time warm milk or refreshing cool water. Thanks to its stainless-steel body and double insulated wall, liquids remain at the right temperature for longer, whilst still being comfortable to hold, with or without the detachable handles. It’s also 100% watertight, even with the lid open, so parents can say goodbye to water leaks in their changing bag.
The Beaba Stainless Steel Cup will become a little one’s perfect companion for keeping them regularly hydrated at home, pre-school or on family adventures.
Glass Storage Jars
Beaba’s range of contemporary glass storage jars (RRP: £15-£25) are ideal for parents looking to find eco-friendly weaning products suitable for batch cooking, freezing, storing or transporting meals. The range can also be used with Beaba’s Babycook for defrosting and reheating of food.
Made from superior quality, highly resistant glass, the Glass Storage Jars are heat and thermal shock resistant, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe for complete peace of mind.
Manufactured in a range of gorgeous colours in single, duo and triple packs, the airtight supple lids preserve flavours and aromas. What’s more, each jar has a nifty measure scale for accurate portion sizes, so parents can make and transport meals in style.
Eucalyptus Babycook Neo
Literally ‘going green’ Beaba’s revolutionary Babycook Neo (RRP: £160) is now available in Eucalyptus.
This meal-making-machine is the perfect product to help make parents life easier when weaning their little ones. Proudly an eco-warrior, the Babycook Neo’s design means that it uses 48% less carbon dioxide and 50% less water than previous models. It’s also the only baby food maker on the market that comes with a large (1,250ml) glass bowl and increased capacity stainless steel steam basket, so parents can prepare 33% more ingredients in one go.
Simple, safe, stylish and convenient, its easy-to-use, four simple steps can steam cook, blend, defrost and reheat. Plus, the unique blend function means that parents can adjust the time of blending to gain the desired consistency for their child’s meals based on their age and stage. So as baby grows, chunkier purée and different textures can be created to suit their tastes.
Parents simply place the food into the steamer and the Neo cooks it in just 15 minutes, preserving flavours and vitamins, so parents have peace of mind that their little one is getting all the goodness they need. It also minimises energy-use and food waste, automatically turning itself off when the food is cooked, so a meal will never overheat or overcook.
BÉABA is known worldwide for its unique ability to create innovative products for the baby care industry, with a focus on design and technology.
Since 1989, the company’s mission has been to listen to what parents want, ensuring that safety, functionality and ergonomics are at the forefront of every baby item created. In 2012, BÉABA began acquiring other babycare brands and formed the Peek-A-Boo holding company. BÉABA UK is a subsidiary of the Peek-A-Boo Group.
BÉABA feeding products are easily recognised for their beautiful, colourful design and all BÉABA products are developed in France by a team of celebrated designers. To promote the healthiest eating habits in children, BÉABA has designed a range of cooking and feeding products with a full collection of complementary accessories.