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Ahimsa: Stainless Steel Dinnerware for Kids!

 
In ancient Sanskrit, Ahimsa means to “avoid harm” and “universal love.” Using these meanings, Dr. Manasa Mantravadi (a board-certified pediatrician and mom) launched Ahimsa, a business that makes stainless steel dishes ideal for children. 
 
“When my children were born, my mother replaced the plastic dinnerware I mistakenly bought for my children with traditional steel dinnerware that I myself used as a child,” she explains. “She was concerned with leaching of chemicals in the plastic with heat.”
 
And her mother’s concern wasn’t unfounded. In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics released report on how families can limit their children’s exposure to harmful chemicals, and recommended using glass and stainless steel when possible. 
 
“This made for the biggest ‘I told you so’ moment in the history of motherhood,” laughs Mantravadi. 
 
Since the report was released, Mantravadi was inspired to create Ahimsa, and develop the line of dinnerware she now uses with her own family. Ahimsa is now the world’s first line of colorful stainless steel dinnerware for children. 
 
She not only wanted to reduce the chemical exposure for her children, she also wanted to make meal time more fun and do her part in making the world a better place. “I was also concerned about the effect on the environment as I watched my friends constantly discard and replace stained, melted, and frayed plastic dinnerware,” she adds. “By sharing something tried-and-true from my own roots in India, we aim to redefine mealtime by putting safe, durable, and beautiful steel on the American dining table.”
 
Mantravadi says her personal and professional experiences led to making Ahimsa what it is today. “Our entire company is based on health and science because that is what I know. However, it is the real-life experience as a parent that drives our mission to be a practical, simple, and lasting solutions,” she explains. “From product development to lab testing, every detail is intentional and meticulous as we want parents to be able to focus on the good stuff, like happy, healthy family dinners.”
 
Ahimsa is currently wrapping up the pre-launch phase of the business and says they’ve seen great customer feedback. “We’ve listened and so will be releasing separates this month,” says Mantradavi. “We will soon be offering round dinner plates and a cereal bowl with nesting spoon for our older kids.”
 
To learn more about Ahimsa, visit ahimsahome.com, or follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Watch the video below for our Editor-in-Chic’s product review.

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