And now, you can consider it granted, thanks to these brilliant toddler feeding gear picks. (As for that first wish, see more about raising healthy eaters here.)
The OXO Tot Divided Plate makes it simple to divvy up perfect portions of veggies, grains and proteins for a balanced meal. This plate is also great for early self-feeders because it’s specially designed to help them scoop food onto their forks and spoons. And dipping food is even more fun thanks to a center spot for sauces. Ages 6 months and up, oxo.com.
With a little help from the Mutsy Grow-Up Booster, your toddler can join the rest of the family at the dinner table. This easy-to-clean, cushy seat will secure your little one comfortably in an adult-size chair, whether you’re dining at home or out. Pick from a rainbow of colors from bright lime and mandarin to subtle blueberry and nut. Ages 1–4 years, at mutsy.com.
Stop buying disposable plastic sandwich bags once and for all to save the planet and your pocketbook. Instead, start reusing Lunchskins Sandwich & Snack Bags. Made from thick cotton fabric that’s grease- and moisture-proof, they close securely with Velcro. Available in three sizes, they’re perfect for packing healthy meals and snacks. Simply toss them in the dishwasher after use, at lunchskins.com.
Take finger-food favorites along in the Boon Munch Snack Container. Toddlers will love rotating the lid open and closed to help themselves, and you’ll love that it’s brilliantly designed to fit in your car or stroller cup holder, at booninc.com.
The Munchkin 9-ounce Click Lock Flip Straw Cup seals in beverages and heads off dribbles with a top that clicks so you can hear that it’s fully closed, munchkin.com.
On the menu? No-mess meals.
By Julie Seguss
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