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Fab Finds: Sustainable storage for all ages

By Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer and a mom of four young children. Fab Finds appears every other week.
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    - Lifefactory
    Glass bottle with sleeve
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    - Kids Konserve
    The Nesting Trio ($21.95) by Kids Konserve offers three sizes of leak-proof containers.
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    - Innobaby
    Packin’ SMART Keepa

Smart solutions for small ones

Kids Konserve offers waste-free and reusable food storage for little ones on the go. The Nesting Trio ($21.95) offers three sizes of leak-proof containers suitable for storing snacks, sauces and even sandwiches. The Food Food Kozy Snack Bag ($3.95) is a reusable, stylish alternative to sandwich baggies. And drink up the fun without the waste using stainless steel straws (2/$7.95).

The Baby Grocery Store, 10225 Park Road. 704-543-863. thebabygrocerystore.com. Also available at kidskonserve.com

Go glass

Pitch the plastic and go with Lifefactory glass bottles wrapped in silicone sleeves – suitable for even the smallest hands. The glass bottles are produced in France and sleeves are U.S.-made. Dishwasher-friendly and BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free. From bottles to sippies, straw and sport styles, there’s an option for everyone. One of my favorite fab finds ever. Prices start at $14.99.

Earth Fare (4 locations), earthfare.com

Think inside the box

Sick of the spills? Give your little one a hand by sticking his drink inside a Packin’ SMART Keepa, a multiuse drink/juice box holder with handles. Teach your toddler to sip smart with the BPA-, phthalate-, PVC- and lead-free holders. Comes in three colors. $5.99.

The Baby Grocery Store

Got a Fab Find? We’d love to hear from specialty retailers with cool stuff. Or maybe you’re a power shopper with an eye for the eclectic. Email your nomination to kdodeja@me.com.
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