December 10, 2013

Mealtimes are FUN with toddlers!


Mealtimes are a lot of fun when you have a toddler. Like many toddlers, Isabelle is very curious and likes to try to do everything we do, by herself. When it comes to mealtime, this means a big mess. We generally have tomato sauce splattered and slathered everywhere, a face full of food, dirty hands, and a dog who is a few pounds heavier than he was a year ago. Oh well, it's part of the process.

I was actually really excited when Isabelle started eating solid food and wanted to try feeding herself. It's very much like a right-of-passage. She saw us eating and she wanted to do it too.

Oogaa makes some great silicone mealtime sets that are perfect for moms who are just starting solids, right to toddlers who are self-feeding. The spoons (shaped like an airplane and train) are soft and pliable, meaning the kids won't get hurt using them, and they're soft on gums and teeth.

They are BPA free and dishwasher safe too. The placemat is also a bonus - it's easy to wipe down and clean, can roll up and is great for travelling to the mall, to a friend's house, to the park. It's very lightweight and portable.


I think this would make a cute stocking stuffer this holiday - it's practical, inexpensive and necessary! It's also a PTPA winner, and you know how important that is to me!

Simply Suppa is giving away one oogaa mealtime set and placemat (you can specify the colour). You just need to fill out the Rafflecopter below.

What are your best mealtime tips?



4 comments:

  1. Love that kiddos can try/practice eating themselves with these spoons!

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  2. What a nice little set. My son is just 12 months and he is still at the the throwing the spoon and food on the floor stage. It has been a struggle getting him to eat solids and he doesn't like sitting in his chair either. One thing I've found that helps is putting some food in a pouch. He likes to hold the pouch and suck the food out and it's a little less messy than a bowl full of yogurt or applesauce. It's been one of the only things that has worked for us.

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  3. be patient….really….really….really….patient.

    also I've noticed that our son hates having his own special meal. He wants to eat the same thing as us and at the same time. So meal plan for healthy, toddler friendly meals and sit down together to eat.

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  4. My tip is when they are ready to try to use a spoon let them, but try to get them to be ready or there may just be more messes than you are ready for. hahaha, but likely messes anyway. :-)

    SueSueper

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