Kids Dishware & Placemats by Brinware

21 Mar

Who here has been on the search for the perfect kids plates and placemats? Me too! Who here hasn’t? Well, it doesn’t matter because you are about to see some that are a MUST HAVE! I’m not trying to sell you here … I’m just completely and utterly excited to finally have kids plates and placemats that make sense. Welcome, Brinware. (Read on … there’s a MAJOR GIVEAWAY and DISCOUNT to all my readers!)

As a Mom, I want to know what they look like, how safe they are, how easy are they to clean, how easy are they to throw in a bag on the go, what will they do for me and most of all how long will this stuff last me? Bottom line. So, let’s find out if we can get all those questions answered …

Here’s what they look like (you can also CLICK HERE to go directly to the website to see all the designs) they are all really cute!

One of the many designs. Glass covered with silicone.

The animal alphabet printed silicone placemats

The best looking plates out there!

SAFETY: How safe are they? Well, considering Dylan tested these products for the owner by THROWING them on the ground what seemed like 10 too many times … I realized these plates just DO NOT break! Here’s what Brinware says: “Brinware plates are made of the finest materials we could find.  They feature durable, strong tempered glass and come with a removable silicone sleeve for added protection and slip resistance.  They are safe, durable and fun.” Believe me, we tested and they are safe. And another HUGE safety factor with all the toxic yucky plastic materials we all buy in the Target $1 section all the time, this is the best stuff on earth to let our children eat from: “By nature, glass is free of BPA, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of numbers of different plastics to figure out whether they are safe or not. Silicon is (which occurs naturally in sand and rock), carbon, oxygen and hydrogen and therefore is not petroleum based. It is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and will not retain odors. Importantly it does not contain toxic chemicals like bishpenol-A, lead, PVC or phthalates.” Sound safe enough? IT DOES TO ME! :)

Tested, Tried and Thrown a Million Times!

CLEANING: I swear, it’s a joke. Please tell me there are others out there like me? Do you sometimes base the food you will make for dinner solely on how much clean up you will have after from time to time? Yeah … I hate to clean it is NO secret! So, how easy are these to clean?

Slap it all in the dishwasher!

Easy to rinse in sink!

For cleaning on the go: You can just take a napkin or wet wipe to the mat and wipe off any leftovers …. it won’t smell or anything. Roll it back up and stick it in your purse to take home. Easy as that! I’ve done it a lot!

ON THE GO: How easy are they to take on the go? Well as far as the plates, I typically don’t travel with plates LOL! But the placemats are the best yet! NO BULK WHATSOEVER. See for yourself:

That's how small they become upon rolling it up.

See the purple mat rolled up? Hard to find, huh?

WHAT DOES BRINWARE DO FOR ME: My kids love their Brinware plates and placemats so much! They each have their own colors and they like to trade off (my son can totally rock the pink!). Their friends like to use them too!  The kids recite the alphabet  and point to each letter on their mats. They tell me which animals are displayed in each square of the alphabet too! As far as the plates, we make a game out of it, like “do you see the fishies yet? If not, eat another broccoli and then we can see them!” I’m telling you, they are THE BEST! You will LOVE!

Because all kids eat off them!

Dylan's Cousin Paige and friend Bella recite the Alphabet!

Dylan and his friend Tommy eat happily off their Brinware!

And what does it do for me personally? Oh … just one of my favorite parts!

I cut food right on mat!

I easily dump all trash right off!

This is how it works:

The placemats actually stick to ANY surface. Your child won’t be able to slip it around all over the place or you won’t have to peel off some crazy sticker where the mat is made of gross plastic or you won’t have some other bulky rollup mat that doesn’t really stick! Just look:

See my reflection? It's the high gloss silicone on the back that makes it stick!

As for the plates, the silicone sleeve easily comes on and off. It’s not crazy tight so that it takes all your might to peel on and off. I swear! It’s designed to perfection.

Plate comes off sleeve easily for cleaning.

Also, you can heat your food right on these plates and/or placemats! The silicone does not get hot! And it’s always safe to heat food up on glass (think glass baby bottles)! No need to do what I have been doing for years now … heat my kids food on an adult glass plate and then transfer it to a plastic kids plate only leaving double the mess and time! These plates and mats make it so much easier! I promise you.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST ME: Forever! Duh! ;) Well, that part is obviously unknown since it hasn’t been around for 80 years. But, I can tell you that I have washed and washed and dishwasher washed the you know what out of this stuff along with dropping the glass plates a few times and it’s all still here and the colors have NEVER faded!


T W O   G I V E A W A Y S !

Here’s how you can win 2, yes 2, Plates or Placemats! Follow these easy steps to become a lucky participant:

1. Go HERE and “Like” Brinware’s Facebook Page

2. Go HERE and enter your email address to FOLLOW MY BLOG (it’s on the right hand side if you scroll just a tad) *If you are already subscribed to The Valley Mom, then forget this step.

3. Go on either your Facebook Page and/or your Twitter account and copy and paste this link to post as a status update:

4. Email me at and let me know you have completed all 3 steps!

~ I will randomly draw the participants names out of a hat with Brinware Owner, Alana Fields, on Friday, March 23, 2012. You will get an email to confirm that you won! And don’t be one of those silly people to think you never win anything! You have a HUGE chance of winning!


2 Placemats!

2 Plates!

M A J O R   D I S C O U N T   F O R   A L L   V A L L E Y M O M   R E A D E R S !

You heard me right! Just CLICK HERE to shop for Brinware at their online store and at checkout enter the code VMOM30 and receive a whopping 30% off your purchase! That’s huge! Especially since Brinware is EXTREMELY REASONABLY PRICED!

*this offer is good until at least May 1st 2012 or until Brinware keeps code active and while supplies last

I’m sure you have noticed by now that my son Dylan is part of the campaign and brochures of Brinware. Well, that’s because the Owner, Creator and Master Mind of Brinware is his wonderful, super creative and uber talented Auntie, Alana Fields. She has spent years developing these products for everyday families to enjoy and get use out of dish ware that is just not found in today’s marketplace. My hat goes off to Alana to making her dream a successful reality!

Ps, if you ever come to my house … you will for sure see me eating off these plates too! LOL!

Please let me know how much you love Brinware








Alicia G. and Jessica M. enjoy your new Brinware products! And if you were not chosen, don’t forget to buy your products online at and use the discount code: VMOM30 to receive 30% off your entire order!

xo TVM

One Response to “Kids Dishware & Placemats by Brinware”

  1. The Valley Mom March 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Yes, Brinware is sold in Boutiques! Please visit on more information if you would like to contact her directly.

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