Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Current Toddler Favorites | Meal Time Essentials

meal time essentials | Bennett

Meal time is something we take pretty seriously around here since our little guy is pretty much obsessed with eating. He is constantly asking for "nacks" throughout the day, even after eating a big meal ; ) Like most moms, I am obsessed with finding products that make every day tasks, like meal time, a bit easier. I have rounded up our current meal time essentials and I hope they are useful suggestions for you + your littles!

1. EZPZ Happy Mat
I bought this mat on a whim when Bennett was less than a year old and I am SO glad I did. It has made meal time so much easier with less plates, bowls, etc., to wash. Since it's made from silicone it's easy to wash and is dishwasher safe (I usually rinse it off after every meal and throw it in the dishwasher every other night or not so). It also sticks to the table pretty well which prevents him from pulling it up and spilling food every where. These mats come in several different versions and different colors. They also have a smaller version made for high chairs if your littles aren't eating at the table!

2. Re-Play Utensils
I cannot say enough good things about this brand. We have tried a lot of their products and really love them all! The utensils are definitely my favorite. I bought a set of forks and spoons in different colors and they have been great for helping BT learn how to eat food with utensils. I have been giving him a fork/spoon at every meal since before he was one and now he is pretty much a professional ; ) These utensils are comfortable and easy to use and the pretty colors don't hurt either!

3. Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup
Before Bennett started using a sippy cup I had seen/heard a lot of talk about this "miracle cup." After BT had been using a sippy cup for a little while I decided to give this one a try. At first he didn't understand how to drink out of it but once I showed him a few times he got the hang of it and it quickly became one of his favorite cups! I want to do another post soon specifically dedicated to sippy cups because I have pretty much tried every single kind on the market.. just ask my husband ; )

4. Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair
Since our kitchen area is on the smaller side I knew I didn't want to clutter the space with a large high chair. Since Bennett was about 5 months old and eating solids we have used some sort of space saver high chair. We got this particular one when he was around 10 months old and I will never look back! I wish I would have gotten it sooner because it is the perfect chair!! It has a recline position for infants and slowly leans up for toddlers to sit at the table. Bennett is really into sitting at his small table to eat his meals now but we still use this high chair for family meals or when we need him to be contained for a minute ; ) Since it sits at our kitchen table I don't have the tray attached but occasionally I will add the tray and move his chair into the living room so he can enjoy a snack and watch a tv show while I clean up or something. I am definitely excited about having this seat from the get-go with Shep!


  1. We were literally just looking at the happy mats so I love hearing that you like it!

  2. Yes, please do a separate blog post on sippy cups! We are almost at that stage for our daughter and it would be good to get your perspective.

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