Introduction (for those new to this website):
Tamara Rubin is a federal-award-winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children, her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005. Since 2009 Tamara has been using XRF testing (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals), including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic. All test results reported on this website are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Items are tested multiple times, to confirm the test results for each component. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
This is NOT a paid or sponsored post; there are just a handful of items that I absolutely LOVE to gift to the babies in my life – and this is one of them!
This is one of my favorite products out there and, if you have been reading my website for a while you know I don’t give this kind of praise lightly. The quality and design of this baby flatware set are excellent, and I trust this brand 100%. (Full XRF test results are below if you are interested!) When I first learned of Kleynimals’ products I approached them (not the other way around) and asked them to sponsor my website — because I thought their products and their company were amazing, and something I could wholly endorse!
Kirsten, the owner of Kleynimals, was able to support my advocacy work and website by becoming a sponsor in May 2019. (Sadly, Kleynimals is currently no longer able to financially support my advocacy work [in large part due to the impacts of the pandemic] — but I STILL LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS!) Now, during these wild times, we are all in – I want to return the favor and make sure to share with my readers how much I love these products and hopefully encourage y’all to purchase one or two, or five!!!! – one for each of the babies in your life! (I just sent the flatware pictured here to my favorite cousin in Germany who has a baby – I am excited to see what he [he baby!] thinks of them!)
Did you know that many antique silver baby spoons may have unsafe levels of Lead?
The Kleynimals baby flatware set is a must-have alternative to some of the antique silver baby spoons you may have in your life — because a lot of those antique silver baby spoons actually have unsafe levels of Lead! You can read more about that here at this link:
If you do buy one of Kirsten’s products (and the baby flatware is just one of the very thoughtful, non-toxic, stainless steel baby things she makes and sells), you are not only buying something safer for the babies in your life, but you are also supporting a small, woman-owned business during a very difficult time – a business that is also committed to making products right here at home in the United States. If you are a mom, or an auntie with a bunch of older kids in your life (like me!) and expect to be a grandma or great-aunt soon – please consider helping to keep Kleynimals in business in 2021 by buying multiple sets of their baby flatware (and rattles too!), so you can set them aside and have them on hand to give to each of the new babies when they are born into your family!
I love their products because, not only are they high-quality stainless steel, they are very well made, sturdy, and truly heirloom quality products (and let’s not forget cute, super cute!). If you buy them for your grandkids now, I expect they will be handed down for generations.
FYI: My photographs are not that great — for some reason, they have a noticeable yellow cast! – so here is one from their website; these are silver colored (stainless steel) — not at all yellow – lol. Continue reading below the image.
From Kleynimals’s website:
The 3 piece baby flatware set includes 1 feeder spoon, 1 baby spoon and 1 baby fork featuring our Kleynimals Arctic Friends – Pippi the Polar Bear, Scout the Snowshoe Hare, and Otto the Snowy Owl.
Like Kleynimals toy keys, our flatware is proudly Made in the USA of 100% food-grade stainless steel. Kleynimals flatware is packaged in our signature muslin bag.
Our flatware is the perfect size for baby’s hands as fine motor skills develop for self-feeding. Since our utensils are 100% stainless steel, they also make little ones feel just like the grown-ups at the table, and we all know how important that is!
- Made in the USA
- All utensils are made of 18/10 stainless steel
- Baby Spoon length: 5 inches
- Baby Fork length: 5 inches
- Baby Feeder Spoon length: 5.5 inches
Full XRF Test results for the flatware are pictured here:
- Chromium (Cr): 150,500 +/- 2,300 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo): 3,803 +/- 145 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 153 +/- 44 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 5,322 +/- 486 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 81,100 +/- 1,500 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 2,881 +/- 1,312 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 735,200 +/- 2,700 ppm
- Manganese (Mn): 18,100 +/- 1,200 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 1,422 +/- 602 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 157,400 +/- 2,300 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo): 3,653 +/- 128 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 141 +/- 38 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 4,819 +/- 424 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 78,900 +/- 1,400 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 3,737 +/- 1,199
- Iron (Fe): 731,200 +/- 2,500 ppm
- Manganese (Mn): 18,400 +/- 1,100 ppm
Similar readings were found on all components for each item.
As always, Thank You for reading and for sharing my posts. I will likely update this post soon with more links and information, however in the meantime please check out the following links if you have questions:
- The testing methodology for all tests reported on this site.
- A video showing you how to search the website most efficiently, given there are over 2,700 posts and pages here.
- My documentary feature film on childhood Lead-poisoning.
Please let me know if you have any questions. With over a million unique readers in 2020 alone, I am not always able to answer each and every question personally, but I do try!