We recently received a note asking why we don’t use “sustainable” spoons in our travel and dining packs. I’ll try to answer that question today.
During our research to find an appropriately sized spoon for young children to include in our travel and dining packs, we discovered many different types of “sustainable” or “green” spoons that are disposable. We bought samples of spoons made from bamboo, spoons made with plant starch, and we even thought of offering the BPA-free plastic spoons because they were the right kid-size. We decided against the plastic ones because they were too expensive and not meant to be disposable. We even briefly considered the little wooden paddles that we all remember from our own childhood but rejected that idea because even adults would find it hard to eat soup with a paddle.
Bamboo spoons are typically flatter than a regular spoon, and both the plant starch and bamboo have a distinct texture to them that we’re not sure children would be able to transition into using without some practice. In addition, they are not the right size for small hands, they are more suitable for adults. We decided that while you’re in a restaurant or on an airplane is not the time to introduce a new texture on a familiar item; for some kids it’s a sensory issue, so we stuck with what they know – metal spoons. We can’t expect kids to react to new things like adults, and just about everyone uses metal spoons at home so it's a familiar utensil.
The spoons we found are made of smooth, lightweight steel so they will breakdown in the landfills, and best of all, they look just like the spoons kids probably see at their own dinner tables, only sized perfectly for their small hands.
We think the spoons we’re using in our Travel, Deluxe Dining and Quick Dine packs are perfect for one-time use, or you can rinse them off and take it home with you to use again and again. Kids love the colorful packaging we use for our products; it’s like giving them a little present in a restaurant or on an airplane. The entertainment the Dining and Travel packs provide the kids gives sweet relief for parents while they talk or enjoy a meal. Try our Dining and Travel packs today!
GoDiaper has finally found kid-appropriate sunscreen available in packets and small bottles for use on short trips and outings. We're making the sunscreen available in small quantities so you can decide how much sunscreen you need. Our Deluxe Swim Pack includes one spf 30+ packet. You'll find Sunscreen in our store, available in sets of 3 bottles or packets. Made by Arizona Sun in the USA (not China!) Protect your children from the hot summer sun and use sunscreen!
GoDiaper has been trying to source sunscreen towelettes for several months. As of today, we regret to announce that sunscreen towelettes are not going to be available to be included in our Swim and Toddler packs. As a result, what we have decided to do is offer small sized tubes of sunscreen as a separate purchase on our website. This way, parents can decide if they need only a small tube or if they can carry the bottle of sunscreen they would normally use. We are in process of obtaining these small tubes that will be offered for sale; they will not be included in the Swim and Toddler packs but will be offered for sale separately.
GoDiaper has removed the sunscreen wipes from our packs in accordance with the FDA ruling of 2012 which stated that after June 2013, sunscreen wipes will not be allowed for sale unless they meet new standardized regulations. Unfortunately, our supplier has elected not to offer sunscreen wipes in their catalog; two other companies we were interested in have pulled the wipes from their catalogs as well. We have found one company who produces baby-safe sunscreen wipes in accordance with the new FDA regulations and are working on obtaining the wipes for use in our Deluxe Swim Packs. When we are able to again offer the Swim Packs for sale, the option to purchase will reappear in our GoDiaper store. We apologize for the inconvenience.
GoDiaper has a dilemma: what to do about the FDA finding that sunscreen wipes are possibly not fully effective in preventing sunburns.