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Mom’s Best 10 Mealtime Essentials

Tired of chasing down your toddler come mealtime? Eating doesn’t have to be a constant battle with these fun additions to your kitchen! Toddlerhood is a time of constant movement- they have finally learned to walk and talk and they won’t let anything stop them!  Keeping your toddler interested is an essential way to avoid meltdowns during mealtimes. It IS possible to get your toddler excited about eating! Food fights can be a thing of the past. Toddler mealtime can be easy, relaxed and happy when you have the right tools at your disposal. No tricks necessary! Here are Mom’s Best 10 Feeding Tools for Toddlers.


ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate

Some kids just can’t handle the responsibility of a full plate of food in front of them! For those “accident” prone kids, this happy mat is the answer. New moms and veterans alike swear by this one-piece placemat/plate combo. The food grade silicone material adheres to tables to prevent kids from knocking over their plates..works against even the toughest of tantrums! Three separate compartments guarantee plenty of options for your little to choose from. Molded plates can handle soup, cereal and much more. No more fussy mealtimes- the fun, happy design will bring a smile your child’s face! No more pitched plates or propelled bowls- this great plate will stick around. Challenging for your child to remove but EZPZ for you!

Several sizes and styles ensure that you buy the one perfect for your kiddo. The mini works great for highchairs, traveling and restaurants. They even have an arts and crafts version! You will love this great, versatile mat just as much as your child. Durably constructed, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. 100% food grade silicone and BPA, BPS, PVC, lead and phthalate free ensures peace of mind. No more nutritious meals down the drain (or all over the floor)- these popular mats will keep your child’s plate in place for all of dinner time. 


Fred SNACK & STACK Kids’ Interlocking Brick Utensils

This set of stainless steel utensils is sure to be a hit for your lego-loving lads. An easy to grip, silicone base is comfortable for little hands while the lego shape is entertaining and attractive. The fork, spoon and knife set can be interlocked for storage or on-the-go. This set will fit perfectly in your little’s lunch bag! Children will surely have more adventurous palates with their new favorite food utensils. No more frustration for kids  unable to pierce away with their plastic forks!

Snack & Stack Utensils are dishwasher safe. Durable and easy to clean, these well-designed utensils will be your go-to set. Fred has a variety of home products meant to amuse while making your life easier!


Bumkins Waterproof Junior Bib

Think that your kids messy mealtimes is no match for a bib? Think again with Bumkins Waterproof Bibs! With several options starting with standard starter bibs all the way to their super-sized Super Bib, Bumkins is intent on keeping your child clean! Their large Junior Bib is the perfect match for the messiest of toddler mealtimes. With lightweight, wipe clean, waterproof fabric and a crumb catching pocket, your child is completely covered. Stain and odor resistant and machine washable- meaning you won’t waste any precious time scrubbing away.

Bumkins make a great variety of full coverage bibs and smocks for every age and stage ensuring your child is comfortable! These durable bibs have strong Velcro closures, making sure your child’s cute outfit stays protected. Your child will enjoy picking out which bib to wear with the large variety of patterns to choose from! Easily folds to fit into your diaper bag or car for on-the-go use. These high coverage bibs will keep your child fresh and looking his best while keeping you out of the laundry room! BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead free.


Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair

Nothing is a bigger deterrent to a healthy and happy mealtime than a squirmy kid! Here at Mom’s Best 10, we firmly believe that kids should be strapped into a high chair for as long as possible- for our sake as much as theirs! The Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair is a modern, sturdy and easy-to-clean high chair that is perfect for your growing child! Keep your child securely in place with the 5-point harness and non-skid feet. They are sure to be comfortable with the cushioned seat pad and footrest. Easily transforms into a toddler chair when your child is ready!

Beautiful beechwood makes this sleek, modern chair perfect match for your home. The seat pad is reversible when you want a new look. The simple design makes it easy to keep clean with a quick wipe down. The removable tray also has an insert that is dishwasher safe. Skip Hop is known for their quality kids feeding products and this new 2-in-1 chair is functional, stylish and sure to make mealtime easy.


Bumkins Melamine Divided Plate

Is your child tired of the same, boring plates? Bumkins Melamine Divided Plates are sure to please all with the variety of designs and styles! Mealtime suddenly became a whole lot simpler with these stackable plates. Picky eater? Give that kid some options! Offer your child a myriad of separate options with the divided sections. No more tantrums over touching foods! This will surely be your child’s special plate.

With these plates there are no worries with chipping, staining, discolored or cracked plates! Bumkins is a trusted brand in the feeding arena and these high quality melamine plates will stand the test of time, without losing any of its original glory. Top rack dishwasher safe to make your life a little bit easier!


Crusty’s All-Stars Sandwich Cutters

No more boring sandwich lunches with this set of high quality sandwich and cookie cutters! With 7 great shapes sure to intrigue even the most picky of eaters. Get your child excited for their lunch by choosing one of these fun shapes to use. Your child will look forward to seeing which shape they have each day.

With options from dolphin, butterfly, dinosaur, elephant, heart, puzzle and star shapes, your child will never get bored! Kids can even help with these easy to use, safe cutters!  The easy to clean, versatile shape cutters can even be used for cookies and pancakes. Your child will eagerly scarf down their fun-shaped foods! Fun, creative foods are right around the corner with these sturdy, durable and delightful addition to your kitchen! 


YUMBOX Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container

Make sure your little is getting their healthy fix at school, daycare or on the go. This bento-style lunchbox is kid-friendly with easy to use clips, perfect for little hands to open and close. No better way to encourage independent eating! Yumbox is leakproof, so no worries packing your child’s favorite lunches! Removable tray means easy to pack and clean. Illustrations of your choice keep kids interested! 5 compartments labeled with each food group is a great reminder to pack plenty of healthy portions! Kids can even help choose foods from each group!

Makes lunch packing easy and fun for you and makes lunch look appetizing so kids dig right in! Durable, keeps food fresh and separate. BPA-free and phthalates-free and top rack dishwasher safe. Invest in this quality set that will last through the years!


Guidecraft Kitchen Helper

Getting kids hands-on in the kitchen is a great way to encourage healthy eating! The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper is the perfect tool to get your kid involved in mealtime preparation and thus encouraging a healthy interest in new foods! You child will be part of all the action while still remaining at a safe distance. Perfect for letting your little mix away with you or even just observe. Whether you have a picky eater on your hands, your child is stuck in a food rut or your child is needy during dinnertime prep, this great item can help solve your mealtime or kitchen issues! Let your child feel that he or she is your special helper during your much needed time in the kitchen.

Being side-by-side at counter height in the kitchen will surely win your child’s attention and make mealtime so much easier! Whether its picking out which new foods to eat, mixing away at an old favorite or watching you assemble dinner, this kitchen helper will assist in so many ways. This lightweight but sturdy product has adjustable heights and comes fully assembled! It can even be folded for storage. Make memories in the kitchen instead of fights! The kitchen helper even has a chalkboard and a dry erase board on each side. Kids can easily climb in and out themselves and will love the fun cut-out shapes on the sides. This new favorite will be in demand daily. Your child (and you!) will look forward to prep and mealtimes!


Sesame Street Let’s Cook!

What better way to get your child interested in new foods then with a cookbook! Flip through this colorful book filled with your child’s favorite characters and pick from a multitude of healthy recipes together. Whether they’re ready to cook alongside you or complete a few simple steps, this book will help your child broaden their horizons and try new things. With 50 recipes to choose from, you will appreciate the variety while your child will surely find a recipe they love. Enjoy special one-on-one time with your child preparing meals together!

This book will make new foods appealing and interesting to your child. Every page features bright images, photos of the recipe and fun sidebar activities to draw your child in. There is even nutrition information to help teach them about healthful eating! Each simple recipe is designed for kids to help out and to keep prep time quick and painless for mom. No fish sauce here! Only kid-friendly, easy to find ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. A healthy, balanced meal and a willing child are only a few simple steps away!


Camelbak Eddy Kids

Staying hydrated is an essential part of mealtime! Your child will continue to reach for more with this colorful cup. This sporty cup is perfect for soccer practice, an active afternoon at the playground or even everyday. The medical grade silicone valve is very durable and bite-resistant. The slightly wider straw produces a faster flow of liquid, perfect for quick breaks in between the action.Available in over a dozen awesome designs including karate, soccer, biking and snowboarding, kids will surely love this easy-to-use cup. The BPA-free cup features a spill-resistant design, and they carry up to 12 ounces of hydrating goodness. So you’ll spend less time refilling and more time cheering.

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