In my experience, kids, especially toddlers, tend to eat with their eyes first. Meaning, if the meal doesn’t look appetizing, they’re a lot less likely to eat it. In fact, I’d say this might be true for all of us. I know I’m guilty of judging a meal by its cover! My son is much more likely to try a new food or even retry something he doesn’t really like if it’s presented in a new or fun way. Innobaby offers many products that feature not only adorable design your kids will love but also great function.
I’m sure my son will eat up all his veggies when they are served to him in this Din Din Smart bus platter. The platter is stainless steel, so you know it’s BPA-free, and it’s dishwasher safe. The divided compartments are a must for kids who don’t like to mix their food together; plus it’s a nice reminder to get all five food groups into a meal.
I love the functionality of the Packin’ Smart canisters, which are also BPA-free. Each tier snaps apart easily, so you can take as many or as few as you need. There’s a removable spout for each tier, which makes storing and pouring formula powder or rice cereal a snap. I know I’ll be using mine to carry my never-leave-home-without-it supply of cheerios, goldfish and raisins in my diaper bag. You won’t have to feel wasteful using plastic zip bags to tote your snacks because you can wash and reuse your Packin’ Smart. And because the container is made of hard, durable plastic, you don’t have to worry about the snacks getting crushed in your bag and becoming a crumby mess.
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Wednesday 12th of October 2011
The DinDin Smart plate looks really nice, and I love that it comes in stainless steel. I checked the link and too bad, they don't have any other design aside from the bus. They should come up with something more girly for little girls =)
Tuesday 11th of October 2011
I found that this presentation (using a silicon half dozen muffin tin rather than the awesome din din platter) totally works for my extreamly finiky almost two year old. It is less overwhelming to him than a plate of food with everything melding together. I often put dipping sauces and toppings in the top cups and the main foods in front of him in the bottom cups, that way he can "sprinkle" and dip his food as he likes, but the toppings do not all get eaten first. Muffin Tin Mom would love this Platter though, I will link it to her!
Friday 7th of October 2011
Oh yes, you are so right about kids eating with their eyes first. I oftentimes find myself running out of ideas for creative or fun-looking food presentation. And sometimes, the idea is there, but it takes too much effort, especially if you are doing so many things at home!
Thursday 6th of October 2011
Totally want that din din platter. In fact, it would have helped me out tonight at dinner time. Thanks for the find Beth.